60 posts tagged Superhero
60 posts tagged Superhero
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.
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]
This awesome photograph, which makes a humble ladybug look like an insect superhero in the middle of a daring rescue, was taken by photographer Linden Gledhill in his garden in Pennsylvania.
Meet Jeff Wright, a gifted balloon artist and (clearly) a huge fan of the Toy Story series. Jeff created this awesome Buzz Lightyear costume using nothing but an untold number of carefully interwoven balloons.
Jeff and his wife Rachel are moving to Bolivia to serve as volunteers at the Life Center Orphanage in the city of Cochabamba, where they’ll no doubt be entertain the children with awesome balloon creations like this. Visit their website to learn more about their charitable efforts.
[via Oddity Central]
The Department of Awesome Parenting has been fantastically busy lately. We recently posted about an awesome dad named David LaFerriere who has been illustrating his kids’ sandwich bags since 2008. Now it’s time to meet an equally awesome mom!
Nina Levy is an artist and mom living in Brooklyn, NY and she has been creating awesome illustrations on her sons’ lunch napkins every day since 2007. Waterproof markers and a skilled hand transform humble white paper napkins into awesome scenes featuring superheroes (sometimes even canine superheroes), animals, silly cartoons, fantastic creatures, and sometimes even Nina’s sons themselves dressed as costumed crime fighters.
Nina has over 2,000 illustrated napkins to her name thus far and she’s still going strong. She documents these wonderful pieces over on her Daily Napkins blog.
[via Design Taxi]
Photos by Sacha Goldberger.
These movie stills and film posters all have one amusing thing in common: hands that were originally holding guns are now giving the thumbs-up gesture. These manipulated images are from a crowdsourced photoblog called Thumbs & Ammo, which operates on a simple and rather awesome principle:
“Real tough guys don’t need guns, they just need a positive, can-do attitude.”
This incredibly awesome Spider-Man beard belongs to Chad Roberts, who recently won at the 2nd Annual Garden State Beard & ‘Stache Competition held by The Garden State Beard & Mustache Society at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
[via Obvious Winner]