We know Pokemon as cute and cuddly animal-like characters. However, animal-like that they are, they would probably look drastically different in real world adaptations. Japanese artist Yuuki Morita has a few illustrations of Pokemon, created not as cute beings, but terrifyingly realistic monsters who would probably take pleasure in biting Ash Ketchum’s head off rather than play cuddly with him.
Making gingerbread houses is great, making gingerbread houses that take the shape of modern complex architectural structures is even better. Food stylist Caitlin Levin worked with photographer Henry Hargreaves in the creation of these delicious replicas of famous buildings.
Had Star Wars taken place on our Earth rather than in a galaxy far, far away, we could imagine several of the characters as being personalities from Earth. Artist Michael Leavitt mashed up Star Wars characters with famous people of earth to create a series of wooden sculptures that seems to be pretty spot on, for the most part. The sculptures are currently on display at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City.
The studio of Korean artist Jee Young Lee is a wonderland of colors and settings. The artist transforms her studio into different settings that have a great variety, ranging from picturesque landscapes, fairy tale settings, to places that could be considered weird and scary.
The photographs show some of the best known cars in the world disintegrating and exploding into their component pieces. Yet, there has been no explosion and the cars did not undergo a violence of any sort. What they did go through was the meticulousness and ingenuity of Fabien Oefner. Exploding cars would perhaps yield this scene for a fraction of a second, but they suspended the laws of nature for months, hanging in balance and allowing the photographer to take the images we see here.
Papercraft builder Taras Lesko (previously) has cooked up a detailed Ferrari F1 racecar papercraft build. The 3 feet long racecar includes a wearable team hat, plus the added detail of a papercraft driver happily seated in the racecar.
Moments of proximity of couples, that would generally appear quite warm and love-filled take an entirely different tone in portraits by Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi. The X-Ray portraits might not show the same love and warmth, but they are undeniably intriguing, to say the least. For the photographs, the artists used four couples as models, capturing the images through CT Scan and X-Ray machines. The series was a prize winner at the Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award.
California based illustrator Sasha Vinogradova created this project as a way to illustrate the different styles in Russian folk painting. Skulls were added apparently just to spice up things a bit. In any case, the style and execution look wonderful. The styles represented are called Gorodets, Gzhel, North-Dvina, Zhostovo, Mezen and Khokhloma. Prints available on Society6.
Since it’s time for Santa to shine, the old dude’s taking the glory and scenic route of classical art. American artist Ed Wheeler created a series of humorous self-portraits where the dude dresses up like Santa and places himself in classic art paintings. Called “Santa Classics” the series shows of classical paintings that, according to Wheeler, needed Santa Intervention. What is interesting is that this is no mere photoshop manipulation, but a carful procedure that integrates Santa into the images without making him appear like an invading species.
A warehouse on the demolition list in Brisbane gets its blaze of glory before it goes down, in the video titled Limitless. Filmmaker Selina Miles worked with street artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench, who were given an unlimited amount of Ironlak paint and asked to unleash their talents on the warehouse.