306 posts tagged Pop Culture
306 posts tagged Pop Culture
Cthulhu fhtagn and oh boy, that sure is some swell cosmic dread!
This dreadfully awesome mash-up of Mickey Mouse and our embodiment of ancient cosmic evil, aka Mickthulhu Mouse, is the work of BeastPop, Hickory, NC-based freelance artist and conduit of ancient evil (previously featured here).
"Hiya, folks! In a clever scheme to better equip humanity to embrace and serve the Elder Gods, an adorable mascot was created to represent the great cosmic entity Cthulhu and sell heaps of merchandise."
Oh yeah! Duffman is here to refill your beer and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Spring Hill, FL-based artist Mallory Mae of ButterWinks created this awesomely elaborate Duffman iced butter cooke in the style of Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha. All of that glorious icing illustration was done by hand.
The cookie was created for Simpsononymous, a collaborative, Simpsons-themed edible art project celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons.
[via Between the Pages]
Today the Departments of Awesome Parenting and Impossible Cuteness met to squee in delight at the outrageously adorable and elaborate charaben (character bento) lunches created by Li Ming, Singapore-based mother of two lucky sons. Ming began making these exceptional midday meals when her eldest son, 10-year-old Ivan Tey, was having a hard time adjusting to starting school:
'He refused to go to school and cried everyday - he was not used to the longer hours and missed me. I packed him charabens with written messages to make him feel more secure.”
It wasn’t long before her youngest son, Lucas Tey, started asking for special lunches too:
"Lucas saw one of them and asked for one to take to kindergarten and he really enjoyed the attention he got from his teachers and friends. I ended up decorating either their lunch or dinner instead and they eat those at home. They still enjoy looking at what I make and will give comments at times on how I can position certain parts."
Li Ming has now made over 100 delightful charaben meals for her sons. Sometimes her inspiration comes from everyday life and other times share uses ideas suggested by her kids.
Visit Li Ming’s Flickr stream to check out many more of her amazing bento creations.
Artist Lara Hawker lives in Auckland, New Zealand where she’s taught herself how to paint faces and bodies with awesome results that range from delightful to outright terrifying. That cute little kitty clearly isn’t a fan of Attack on Titan. Hawker recently participated in the Body Art Rocks Convention in Wellington, NZ where she won the Advanced Face Art category with this amazing animorph piece.
Last week we featured a selection of exquisite works of cut paper art by a Japanese Kirie artist named Akira Nagaya. Today we learned that Nagaya also creates awesome cut-out depictions of beloved Anime, manga, cartoon and comic book characters using individual Post-it notes.
Visit Akira Nagaya’s Facebook page to view more of his playful pop culture Post-it cut-outs.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
"What did I do?"
“You killed the car.”
Swedish Lego Users Group Swebrick just held their annual “AFOL vs AFOL” building contest. AFOL stands for “Adult Fan of LEGO” and this year’s building theme was “Any scene from an ’80s movie or TV show featuring a vehicle.” Builder Etzel87 won first place with this awesome recreation of the unforgettable scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when Cameron vents his long pent-up anger at his dad by kicking his father’s precious Ferrari until it ultimately pops off its jack and crashes through the window of his (now famous) house.
We love the expressions on the minifigs’ faces as they helplessly watch the car plunge toward its doom as well as the use of flat, clear 1x1 pieces for flying shards of glass.
[via The Brothers Brick]
Alright, I’ll put an ad in the papers, “Wanted: kind home for enormous savage rodent! Answers to the name of Sybil.”
This awesome LEGO model of the Fawlty Towers hotel foyer was created by 21-year-old Cornell University student and LEGO builder Nathan Feist. It’s full of delightful details from the hysterical 1970s British sitcom about a dysfunctional little hotel in the seaside town of Torquay (on the ‘English Riviera’), written by and starring the inimitable John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth. Note the fire extinguisher, fire alarm, and the infamous moose head that hangs above the lobby desk (for now), complete with its broken antler.
Feist showed off his creation at BrickFair Virginia, but he says the model is actually still a work in progress:
'I plan to modify this and post another set of photos once I get some parts I don't yet own and will maybe even build the upstairs or exterior.'
Whatever you do, don’t go in there asking for a Waldorf salad.
London-based freelance illustrator and graphic artist Martin Tomsky creates awesomely detailed laser-cut plywood illustrations. Each beautiful piece is comprised of many layers, assembled one at a time, to form lyrical scenes, some of which are inspired by TV shows such as Adventure Time and Game of Thrones.
Visit Martin Tomsky’s website and DeviantArt page to check out many more of his stunning creations (and get a better look at the larger pieces pictured here). He also has an Etsy shop where he offers original pieces for sale, both big and small.
[via Visual News]
Grab your favorite hex key, screw driver, a rubber mallet and, well, probably some heavy weaponry too. Seriously, a good flame thrower is about to come in very handy. Illustrator Ed Harrington created an ongoing series of illustrations, modeled after IKEA furniture assembly instructions, that provide simple guidelines for creating different movie monsters. Here you see DIY instructions for building your very own Brundlefly from The Fly, a Xenomorph, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Edward Scissorhands and Pinhead, the Cenobite leader from Hellraiser.
With the exception of Edward, you’ll almost certainly regret successfully completing any of these guides. Thankfully Harrington sometimes also includes warnings about what one shouldn’t do with their newly-created monster. Don’t forget that flamethrower.