For an ongoing series entitled The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, English artist Ben Long uses his bare hands to create elaborate drawings in the grime that accumulates on the rear shutters of haulage trucks. As the trucks transport their goods across town and country, Long’s artwork is shared with the public. That is, until time or the inevitable powerwasher obscures the image.

"The ongoing project aims to bring art to the public through these moving canvases, away from restricted space of museums and art institution—his artworks focus on subjects relatable to many, such as animal portraits, human and their pets."

Visit Ben Long’s website to check out more of his artwork.

[via Whudat and Design Taxi]

California-based artist Isaac Goodhart created this awesomely heartwarming pop culture mashup illustration that combines Shel Silverstein’s classic story The Giving Tree with Marvel Comics' Guardians of the Galaxy.
“The Giving Groot" replaces the selfless apple tree with Groot and the boy she loved with Rocket Raccoon and we desperately wish it was a real book.
[via Nerd Approved and Isaac Goodhart]

California-based artist Isaac Goodhart created this awesomely heartwarming pop culture mashup illustration that combines Shel Silverstein’s classic story The Giving Tree with Marvel Comics' Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Giving Groot" replaces the selfless apple tree with Groot and the boy she loved with Rocket Raccoon and we desperately wish it was a real book.

[via Nerd Approved and Isaac Goodhart]

Coloring Contest!

Want to win a Bigfoot Prize Pack that includes a Dress-Up Bigfoot, a Bigfoot Action Figure and Bigfoot Air Freshener? Just color (or Photoshop or finger paint or whatever) the picture above so that we can figure out what Bigfoot is dreaming about and post it to your tumblr with the hashtag #bigfootdream and a link to the Super Awesome Coloring Book! Let your imagination run wild! 

We will be reblogging our favorites throughout the week and will constantly be searching for that hashtag, so don’t forget it! #bigfootdream

Prize must be sent to a US address. Contest will end 9AM PST on Friday, August 8th. If you enter, please make sure there is some way to contact you!

Rosemary Mosco, field naturalist and artist responsible for the creator of the webcomic bird and moon (previously featured here) just shared this delightful illustration that we love because it’s a terrific reminder of everyday awesomeness that’s all around us.

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

Rosemary Mosco, field naturalist and artist responsible for the creator of the webcomic bird and moon (previously featured here) just shared this delightful illustration that we love because it’s a terrific reminder of everyday awesomeness that’s all around us.

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

Reblogged from birdandmoon

Super Awesome Coloring Book - Sometimes being an adult feels a little black and white. The weight of responsibility can make you lose sight of how amazing the world is and you need a charge of colorful SUPER AWESOME! That’s where the Super Awesome Coloring Book comes in. This is just like the coloring books you remember from when you were a kid… except super awesome! Featured pictures include Bigfoot, hypnotism, Abraham Lincoln and many more.

Buy it here!

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Artist and illustrator Joey Spiotto, aka Joebot (previously featured here and here), has a solo exhibition of over 50 of his awesome pop culture properties reimagined as children’s book covers, entitled Storytime, opening this Friday, August 1st at Gallery 1988 (East) in Los Angeles.

Visit Joey Spiotto’s website and Facebook page to check out more of his artwork. Prints are available via his Etsy shop.

[via io9 and /Film]

The Existential Coloring Book is packed to the gills with animal-people paired with dark quotes from philosophers and other people worried about the essential dark unknowability of the universe. Also, activities! From an existential connect-the-dots to a page where you can draw what Kierkegaard is thinking about, you’ll being sighing with joy as you work on them. This looks like a coloring book for kids, but it’s probably not a good idea to give it to one. This twenty-four page, 8” x 10-1/4” book is a great gift for philosophy majors or anyone else overwhelmed with a feeling of hopelessness. Features quotes from existential thinkers, mysterious pictures to color and mildly depressing activities.

Buy one here

Source mcphee.com

Comic book artist and illustrator Benjamin Dewey (previously featured here) created this wonderful cut-out craft project to help instantly transform any scene you encounter into something awesome.
Dewey is the mastermind behind the wonderfuly tragic and tragically wonderful Tragedy Series webcomic. If you’re unfamiliar with it we highly recommend checking out.
via tragedyseries:

It was nice to meet some of you at SDCC. This craft-project would have bee useful at times during that humid span of days. I recommend printing out on sturdy stock!

Comic book artist and illustrator Benjamin Dewey (previously featured here) created this wonderful cut-out craft project to help instantly transform any scene you encounter into something awesome.

Dewey is the mastermind behind the wonderfuly tragic and tragically wonderful Tragedy Series webcomic. If you’re unfamiliar with it we highly recommend checking out.

via tragedyseries:

It was nice to meet some of you at SDCC. This craft-project would have bee useful at times during that humid span of days. I recommend printing out on sturdy stock!

Reblogged from tragedyseries

Today the Department of Awesome Parenting checks in on the work of Nina Levy (previously featured here), the Brooklyn-based artist and mother of two lucky sons who’ve been receiving beautifully illustrated napkins with their boxed lunches every day since 2006. Nina used waterproof markers and paint pens to transform plain white napkins into vibrant works of art and notes of affection and encouragement for her sons.

Nina recently won the TUACA Liqueur Company’s napkin art competition for her entry featuring two lions enjoying a drink at a bar.

Visit the Daily Napkins blog or Facebook page to check out more of Nina’s amazing illustrated napkins.

[via Lost At E Minor and Bored Panda]

We’ve just learned about another talented artist who uses the humble disposable coffee cup as their canvas. Jimmy T. enhances his morning coffee cups with striking pop culture-inspired drawings and then leaves them behind for other people to discover. Brightening the days of random strangers with unexpected and thoroughly marvelous artwork is awesome.

You can follow Jimmy’s ongoing series of geektastically illustrated coffee cups right here on Tumblr at morningcoffeecupart or on the Morning Coffee Cup Art on Facebook page

[via Geeks are Sexy]