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04/09/2014: Minimalist pop culture icons

Barcelona-based design studio Hey create these instantly recognizable illustrations of pop culture icons on their Instagram account EveryHey. No one is off limits – movie stars (Bill Murray), painters (Pablo Picasso), fairy tale heros (Snow White) and fictional teenage werewolves …

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04/03/2014: James Harden illustrations

James Harden, the charismatic guard for the Houston Rockets, has the personality and look to inspire rampant fandom, but none have been more creative in expressing it than designer/illustrator Filip Peraić. His series, The Illustrated James Harden, renders the bearded wonder’s …

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02/20/2014: R-rated movie illustrations

In the category “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” we have these hilariously charming children’s book-style illustrations that accompany notorious scenes from cinematic history, created by Pixar storyboard artist Josh Cooley. Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, Jaws, The Big Lebowski (below) …

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Chwast’s Quote: Words of Wisdom from Marty Neumeier

A notable quote from Marty Neumeier, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 104 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out …

The Cutting Humor of Art Director Michael Gross

Designer kids these days. They’ll never experience the toxic aroma of rubber-cement fumes. Or feel the intense drama of an X-Acto knife slicing into their thumb or plunging head-first into their knee. But Michael Gross remembers. In fact, Gross and …

Stan Mack’s Occupy-the-Fourth-of-July Funnies

It’s 1776 in Philadelphia. Congressional delegates “sweat, swat flies, and argue independence.” They retreat to a tavern and casually dump Jefferson with the job of composing a declaration: “Tom, write us something dignified, yet magical.” Once he’s finished, all the …

From A to B

Malcolm Sutherland’s made an awesome little animated journey from point A to point B, laboriously performed by a cacaphony of idiotic little creatures and contraptions who are having a really hard time dealing with it. It’s an adorable exploration of …

Today's Obsession: Web Meme, He is Risen

You know, the distance from art to the internet’s cornball sense of humor is really not that far. Today, someone plopped Guido Jesus in my Twitter stream, and what’s weird is: he seems derived from Dogma’s Buddy Christ via Jersey …

Today's Obsession: Your Little Cold Heart

Are you, like my boyfriend, horrible? If you are, and are also terminally tardy, then you’ll find some use of this assortment of Valentine’s Day gifts made especially for horrible people. First, shown at top, a hand-cast concrete heart with—appropriately—a …