Illustrator Jed Henry combines traditional Japanese art with modern popular culture icons to create these beautiful prints. His series of video game characters as traditional Japanese woodblock prints has been extremely successful, and now the artist is also working on combining popular anime with traditional Japanese woodblock art.
Quantum Mechanix and DC Comics have partnered for a series of stunning art prints that present ladies of DC Comics in a retro style. The prints are the work of Ant Lucia and feature the retro pin-up look that had its heyday in the ’50s. The Bombshell prints are available for $14.95 each.
Meerkats show their power of adorable in these photographs by Will Burrard-Lucas. The UK based photographer spent six days in the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana photographing meerkats. We just have to assume his job got a wee bit easier with the tiny mammals clamoring over the photographic equipment.
Ours is a world of wonders. Among these are several ancient organisms, that have existed for thousands of years. However, several of these are now endangered as human settlement and climate change put pressure on their ecosystems. Of course, serious attempts are also being made to preserve these wonderful organisms.
Zhumao KeLe is a Chinese cat who has her humans dress her up in all kinds of superhero costumes. Based in Beijing, the kitty cosplays Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, amongst others, and if you piss her off you might just be on the business end of the Dracula Cat.
Flipbooks by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, not only are the animations beautiful, but the underlying mechanism is pretty darn sweet. The artist makes these mechanisms by recycling and repurposing parts from old bicycles and clocks. Then comes along the process of hand drawing, painting, and screen printing the images. Several of these display birds and insects in flight, a subject that goes extremely well with the sound made by the flipbook as pages shuttle.
With great power come inexplicably large names. The latest special edition Bugatti Veyron is the Black Bess. Belonging to the Bugatti Legends series, the new supercar pays homage to the Type 18 Black Bess. One of the fastest street legal cars of its age, the Type 18 made quite a mark in the pre World War I era.
People have very interesting job titles, mainly because nobody likes the lame ones, and we like to sound someone important. Here is what would happen if all the creativity in job names went away, and people were addressed by the plain characteristics of their job. It is overall a humorous set, and some of them really are “brutally honest” in their description.
Marutaro is the adorable pygmy hedgehog brimming with style and swag. Just see this guy, he looks like a winner and he knows it.