Adventure Time, c’mon grab your friends, we’ll go to an awesome Adventure Time art show!

Gallery1988 and Cartoon Network are hosting an Adventure Time-themed group art show from April 3rd through April 6, 2014 at Gallery1988 (West) featuring work by over 65 different artists.

Pictured here are pieces by Stephen Andrade, Nicole Gustafsson, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Audrey Pongracz and Brad Hill respectively.

This exhibit is RSVP only. Email the gallery at rsvpgallery1988@gmail.com to attend.

[via Gallery1988]

When October Jones rides the train he amuses himself by privately selecting fellow passengers, determining what fictional character best matches their clothing and posture, and then drawing new heads for them on Post-it notes. He photographs his impromptu commuter makeovers and shares then on his Twitter feed, which might look familiar to you if you’re a fan of one of this other awesome projects, Texts from Dog.

Follow October Jones on twitter for more delightful sticky note traveler transformations.

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Storyboard artist and scribbler Marty Cooper uses sharpies and white out to draw mischievous cartoon characters on transparent film, which enables him to pose and photograph them interacting with the real world in all sorts of unexpected ways. By playing with perspective Cooper’s drawings sometimes appear to be both giant - like the polar bear scratching his back on the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco - and tiny - like an anthropomorphic banana hitching a ride on a llama.

Check out lots more of Marty Cooper’s playful creations by following him here on Tumblr or over on Instagram.

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Vietnamese artist C3nmt created this awesome smiling portrait of the amazing Hayao Miyazaki using elements from his various Studio Ghibli works. From the Princess Mononoke characters that make up his hair, to the My Neighbor Totoro characters in his cheeks, down to the Susuwatari (wandering soot) from Spirited Away that make up his tie, the longer you look at it, the more parts you’ll recognize. It’s a wonderful reminder of the many amazing worlds that Miyazaki has created over the years.
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Vietnamese artist C3nmt created this awesome smiling portrait of the amazing Hayao Miyazaki using elements from his various Studio Ghibli works. From the Princess Mononoke characters that make up his hair, to the My Neighbor Totoro characters in his cheeks, down to the Susuwatari (wandering soot) from Spirited Away that make up his tie, the longer you look at it, the more parts you’ll recognize. It’s a wonderful reminder of the many amazing worlds that Miyazaki has created over the years.

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San Francisco-based design professor and illustrator Miguel Cardona transforms ordinary paper coffee cups into bold works of art. Because of the curved surface of his canvas of choice, each piece is rendered freehand and he thoroughly enjoys the challenges that this presents:

"You have this three-dimensional object that is in your hands, you can pull the cup in a different direction and hold the pen still. You can also hide a lot of flawed perspective. You don’t need a desk, it can be done anywhere, and to protect it, you can stack it in another blank cup. The cup itself can hold your art supplies and is itself, a display stand, it’s quite the perfect design."

Cardona’s subjects vary from pop culture character and icons to robots, monsters, and even bodily organs. But these beautiful illustrations aren’t quite as awesome as what he does with them. Miguel sells each finished piece for $20 and donates 100% of the proceeds to Project Night Night, which donates baby blankets, children’s books, and toys to children in homeless shelters.

Visit Miguel Cardona’s website to check out more of his fantastic illustrated coffee cups.

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Chinese sculptor Zheng Lu uses Chinese characters, over 20,000 of them, to create beautiful and awesomely intricate stainless steel sculptures. They’re works of calligraphy that’s been lifted from the page and used to form three dimensional objects.

"The characters used are all chosen from Chinese texts and poems. For example, the sculpture that looks like a splash of water is cunningly crafted from the lines of the poem Wan Zhi Shui ("Playing With Water") written by the Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi. This playfulness with details can be seen throughout Lu’s work."

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more of Zheng Lu’s stunning metal sculptures.

Every year the beautiful city of Bruges, located in northwestern Belgium, hosts an amazing Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival with a different theme. The Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival Bruges 2013 featured an enchanting exhibition of characters and scenes from Disney’s latest animated film Frozen. 28 skilled artists from around the world used 250 tons of ice to create 55 awesome ice sculptures. The festival opened on November 22, 2013 and concluded on January, 5, 2014.

Photos by Julien Warnand

[via Boston.com and Independent.co.uk]

It’s Fantastically Frozen Day on Geyser of Awesome!

Where impossible cuteness meets indescribable evil you’ll find this tentacular creature. Her name is Little Maddie and she’s an awesome combination of Cthulhu and My Little Pony designed by Asheville, NC-based company Bigshot Toyworks.

These are concept images for a project currently in development for a series of animation shorts and toys with the tagline “Friendship is madness”. Little Maddie may not be real yet, but we’re already making room for her on our toy shelf.

[via Laughing Squid]