This is perfect: the most banal lyrics from rap tunes, superimposed against beautifully lit, inspirational pictures. Not sure who’s behind this brilliant Tumblr, but he or she sure has the mordant mission of ‘celebrating the poetic beauty of rap lyrics’ down pat.
Now this is slightly morbid. Simone Rovellini — who created his first Exploding Actresses creation with Julie Andrews from The Sound of Music because ‘the paradox of such a sweet character exploding was comic‘ — has since gone on to make scores of animated GIFs with other actresses exploding with the help of After Effects. […]
If you’re like the rest of us, you’re still mourning the end of the sixth season of Mad Men. Lucky for you (and me), there’s a new Tumblr that gives hilarious and witty captions to screenshots of Mad Men episodes. Because really, what’s better than making fun of Don Draper? Now you can satisfy your […]
Do you love candy? Do you study it, dissect it carefully, and generally find it to be worthy of close inspection? Then join all your friends Scandybars, the Tumblr dedicated to scrumptious cross-sections of every kind of candy bar. Scrolling through the photos is like getting a world tour of sweet shops.
When your digital camera brakes and, instead of holiday snaps begins producing glorious lines of incomprehensible colour, do you discard the camera or celebrate its imperfection? Year of the Glitch, by Phillip Stearns, provides 365 days of fractured images exploring glitch art through a broad range of techniques, from the manipulation of code to the […]
‘Go home, evolution, you are drunk’. WTF Evolution is a Tumblr dedicated to all the weirdest, grimmest, most backwards results of natural selection known to science. Take for example Amazonian frogs. They can mate even when the female is dead. And that’s kind of disgusting.
Thanks to the crazy colours that iOS 7 is fast becoming unmistakably synonymous with, people are taking this to the extreme and out of context by imposing hyper colors on everything under the sun and blaming it on Apple’s SVP of Design Jonathan Ive. Yup, anything goes, really.
Perhaps you recall Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols from back in the 70s. The song placed 56 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. So there’s that. And here’s what’s happened all these 40 years later with the rise of the Tumblr generation. I found this hilarious illustration. […]
It seems the only people embracing Google Glass are white males. So someone started a Tumblr with a steady stream of images of all the nerdy, white men wearing them. As the page itself states, ‘… if Google Glass didn’t exist, all these Silicon Valley guys would be having affairs or buying unsuitable motorbikes’.
Obama checks a lot of email, and he’s looking at everybody’s email. That is the premise of this amusing Tumblr, which started as a dig at the NSA surveillance scandal that is currently gaining a lot of attention for intruding on the personal privacy of individuals. It’s basically picture after picture showing, well, the President […]
Think your job is tough? Well, check this out. Lapham’s Quarterly has dug out and organised the world’s worst jobs according to how treacherous, difficult, disgusting and tedious they are. Being a wool fuller in the 12th century seems to be the pits in occupational suffering — imagine being immersed in clay, urine and lime […]
Jeremy Barr started Local People With Their Arms Crossed when he noticed just how keen small-town newspapers seemed to be on printing news photos of people with their arms crossed. It is exactly just what it is — ‘I wasn’t trying to make a statement about photography, I just thought it was fun‘ — and […]
If you’re spent any amount of time surfing online on your mobile device, you must have come face-to-face to at least one of these pesky pop-up alerts that demand you install an app for the website. Curated by mobile enthusiast and blogger Terence Eden, I Don’t Want Your Fucking App compiles screenshots of these notifications, […]
In the latest Tumblr instalment of whatever-will-they-think-of-next, we’ve spied Beyonce Art History, which mashes up lyrics from the pop diva’s tunes, meme-style, with timeless paintings and artworks from humanity’s illustrious art history. The blog was started by Leigh Silver, an arts and culture intern at Huffington Post. It’s rather clever.