Interview with Brazilian pop culture artist Butcher Billy

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 17 January 2014

Brazilian visual artist Butcher Billy took his passion for pop culture and mixed and matched it in his series about post-punk and new wave music stars as superheroes. We interviewed him recently about his roots and influences in pop culture, as well as his views on art and superheroes. Also, he tells us if he’s a DC or a Marvel guy.

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Ditology: the remarkable finger portraits of Dito Von Tease

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By Kuan Huang in New Trends on Saturday 9 February 2013

Finger painting is popular among children. But artist Dito Von Tease has transformed it into an art style and named it Ditology. He took pictures of his index finger and turned them into immediately recognizable famous faces. His portraits include depictions of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Hello Kitty, Micky Mouse and others

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Portraits of pop icons made from barcodes by Scott Blake

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 20 April 2012

American artist Scott Blake takes barcodes and makes them into portraits of pop icons. He has already amassed a handy collection of over 30 large-scale digital portraits. You can even scan the barcodes to unfold their personal stories. For instance, Barcode Oprah is assembled with ISBN barcodes from her book club. Now we wait for the QR code versions.

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