99 posts tagged Cat
99 posts tagged Cat
New York-based art director Kaisa Haupt creates awesome sandwiches that look like all sorts of different creatures, animals, monsters, and other oddities. Kaisa then photographs and shares these delicious creations for an ongoing series entitled Sandwich Monsters.
Here you see “Captain Hamerica” (Marvel Comics), “Punxsutawney Phil’ly Cheeseteak”, the “Lox-ness Monster”, an “Unidenti-fried Flying Obj-egg”, a tantalizingly cute “Purrr-ito”, and the “Salami’ese Twins”.
[via Laughing Squid]
From the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids come Octopussy and Seahorse 2, two more wonderfully weird and tentacular paintings created by San Francisco-based artist Robert Bowen (previously featured here).
Both are currently available here as signed, limited edition prints.
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Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft recently posted an amazing collection of awesome real life versions of the Catbus from the wonderful anime film My Neighbor Totoro, created by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.
If you aren’t familiar with the movie (in which case we highly recommend you seek it out), the Catbus is “a large creature, depicted as a grinning male cat with a hollow body that serves as a bus, complete with windows and seats coated with fur, and a large bushy tail.”
These homemade versions were photographed all over Japan and these are just a few of our favourites. Head over to Kotaku to view them all.
We love the awesome artwork of pop surrealist painter Marion Peck (previously featured here), so we were delighted to learn that she has a new solo exhibition, entitled Animals, opening on Saturday March 30th at Michael Kohn Projects in Los Angeles, CA.
“More subtle than some of her previous work, the stylized woodland creatures in Peck’s recent paintings appear in the grips of enchantment with their twinkling eyes and anthropomorphic expressions. Each with its own distinct personality, the animals invite the viewer to piece together their individual stories.”
The Animals show will run from March 30th to April 27th. We wish we could see it in person.
Long before the internet was brimming with photoshopped images, actually long before there were any computers at all, artists were manipulating photos using a variety of manual techniques. The awesome image you see here, entitled Io + gatto (Cat + I), was created back in 1932 by Italian experimental photographer Wanda Wulz.
“The urge to modify camera images is as old as photography itself—only the methods have changed. Nearly every type of manipulation we now associate with digital photography was also part of the medium’s pre-digital repertoire: smoothing away wrinkles, slimming waistlines, adding people to a scene (or removing them)—even fabricating events that never took place.”
Io + gatto is part of an exhibition entitled Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, “that takes a look at manipulated photography from the 1840s until the 1990s, when digital photo editing largely replaced manual techniques. The exhibition includes some 200 works, from quaint Victorian trick photography to misleading propaganda images. Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the exhibition is currently on display at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through May 5, 2013.”
[via Laughing Squid]
Redditor jaaba232 typed “Majestic Creatures” into Google’s image search and found this awesome hybrid of a tuxedo cat and an orca. The orca cat looks like a formidable predator.
Kaiju + Cats = Monster Kitty = Awesome
We love this awesome Kaiju Negora painting by Konatsu.
It’s going to be part of Monsters from the Island, a group neo-kaiju & sofubi show at The Clutter Gallery in New York. The show is being guest-curated by Monster Island NYC, opens on Saturday, March 9th and runs through April 6th, 2013.
[via Spanky Stokes]