62 posts tagged Characters
62 posts tagged Characters
Not content with decorative 2D images, under Kazuki’s skilled hands frothy milk rises out of the mugs to resemble any number of pop culture characters that are sure to put a smile on your face.
Order two drinks and your beverages might be served up appearing to interact with each other. Coffee is already a great pick-me-up, but these kawaii beverages might be verging on over-the-counter anti-depressant territory.
Follow Kazuki Yamamoto on twitter to keep up with his delightful, drinkable artwork.
You don’t need to have followed the Geyser of Awesome for very long to know that we’re great fans of Adventure Time. Twinzik Cosplay created these beautiful and impressively detailed costumes for Marceline and the Ice King flashing back to their days spent together as Marcy and Simon Petrikov. They’ve even included Marceline’s beloved Hambo toy (now available for us humans via Scope’s Item Shop).
Between the costumes, makeup, touching poses, and wonderful photography by Chou-wa Photography and Cosplay and Mineralblu, everyone involved has created a beautifully bittersweet and particularly awesome example of Adventure Time cosplay.
And now, even though it all happened 996 years ago, please excuse us while we go grab a hanky.
These awesome photos are from the 2013 Weston Sand Sculpture Festival on the sandy shores of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Each year the festival has a different theme and this year’s theme is Hollywood.
“Since the festival started in 2006, themes have included Fairy Tales, The Continents of the World, Under the Ocean, Great Britain, and The Jungle. What began with two Dutch sand sculptors building a giant King Kong from 30 tonnes of sand has now turned into a world famous get-together of some of the niftiest hands in sand sculpting.
More than 20 of the world’s greatest sculptors from nine different countries are working away using 4,000 tonnes of sand from the beach.”
The festival opened on Good Friday and runs through the end of September.
Nowtoo Sugi lives in Japan and likes to relax by creating awesome and unusually colourful works of latte art. It’s a truly delicious and delightful hobby.
Starting this past February, Sugi began using colored bartender syrups to, as the hobby artist says, “paint” on coffee. Sugi isn’t the only one to create colorful lattes, but is certainly one of the best.
So, for example, Sugi uses Blue Hawaii syrup for, well, blue and strawberry syrup for red or pink. The colors are mixed with steamed milk for variation.
Diem Chau, Seattle-based crayon-carver extraordinaire (previously featured here), just completed an awesome new series of Alphabet crayons. She carved 26 pairs of crayons, each pair made up of one letter and one figure representing that letter. They’re almost impossibly cute.
All 26 sets of crayons as well as new carved pencils will be exhibited in an upcoming solo show, A-Z: New Carved Pencils and Crayons, at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, IL from April 5th to May 18th.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Redditor SquishyMcPhee recently made an awesome discovery while visiting his car dealership in Norman, Oklahoma for an oil change. He found a styrofoam cup left behind by another customer who had covered the entire cup, inside and out, with intricate ballpoint pen doodles. Look closely and you might recognize Dilbert, one of The Smurfs, Beetle Bailey, and the entire Simpsons family.
There are also a couple messages inscribed on the outer ad inner rim of the cup:
On the outside rim of the cup, it reads: “Each of us has choices to make each day. What you choose determines your future and the person you become.” On the inner rim: “If you look deep within a piece of art you will find a piece of its creator.” And, on the bottom, inside the cup: “Smile - It’s easy ‘N’ it’s free”
SquishyMcPhee immediately set about trying to learn the identity of the artist responsible for this amazing cup. Eventually his efforts paid off and he is now trying to persuade the artist, identified only as “Mister Hershey”, to agree to a Q&A session on Reddit:
“Come to find out he’s done OVER A THOUSAND OF THESE CUPS IN THE PAST 5 YEARS… Some of the others he’s done put this one to shame. This guy’s a freaking Master…”
For now we a description provided by the cashier at the car dealership:
…SquishyMcPhee was able to learn a bit about him from the cashier who described him as a young man that had come in to get work done on his car. The job would take about three hours and so the anonymous artist resolved to doodle on a nearby coffee cup. Astonished by the skilled handiwork, especially taken aback by the impressive amount of detail administered inside the cup, the Redditor questioned the cashier further and says, “She said that he didn’t even seem that intent on it, just had his feet up most of the time. He’d doodle, pitch it down and go get a drink, doodle some more, walk around the showroom for a while…”
It’s clear that Mister Hershey has a gift for killing time. We hope we get to see more of his decorated cups soon.
OaKoAk (previously featured here) has struck again, using his keen eye for location to create another whimsical piece of street art that blends into its surroundings. This time he featured two of our favourite comic strip characters, Bill Watterson’s awesome Calvin and Hobbes, playing along an ivy vine.
Visit Anna’s blog to view more photos and read about how this wonderfully geeky meal was made.
Redditor justicefreedomlogic shared these amazing photos of two guys, dressed from head to toe as video game characters Mario and Luigi, cruising down a Japanese freeway in actual (matching) go-carts.
Yep, it’s real life Mario Kart, because Japan might actually cease to exist if something awesomely weird doesn’t happen there at least a few times a day…
[via Nerd Approved]