Tag: Humor

Art

Humorous mash-ups of classical painting subjects and modern day settings

We've seen mash-ups of classical works with contemporary settings before and they never cease to amaze. Ukranian artist and designer Alexey Kondakov is out with a series of staged classical paintings set in modern-day Naples, Italy. "Art History in Contemporary Life," perfectly merges the solemn expressions of each painting's subject with environments ranging from an old book store to a subway train. Each collage is digitally created and enhanced. Check out some of them below and find more on Kondakov's Instagram and Facebook. ...
Art

Classical paintings get a dose of humor with these meme-like captions

Medieval Reactions is taking the Internet on a rollercoaster ride of laughs and memes. We're used to seeing memes about celebrities, even politicians and athletes. But this Twitter account is taking the comedy up a notch - by using photos of medieval and classical paintings and adding a modernistic and humorous twist. This collection of photos definitely isn't for those who can't take a good joke and roll with it. Some will argue that it's not "proper" to make a laughing stock of such exceptional pieces of art, especially those created by renowned artists and icons, but we all need to relax and chill every so often. Thanks to whoever is responsible for this Twitter handle, we're seeing a modern glimpse of these centuries-old art pieces. It's not an easy task, too - imagine having to come up with constantly funny and new content for all your audiences! Kudos, Medieval Reactions! ...
Art

Jean Jullien is back with new book, illustrates modern life in the funniest ways possible

If you get your hands on Jean Jullien's new book, Modern Life, you will absolutely catch yourself laughing out loud more than a few times. It's not hard to relate to his illustrations, because - as always - his humor is spot-on for the modern man or woman. What most people don't consider a big deal, he is able to observe intently. He is so keen on the tiniest details that he is able to create art and comedy out of these. This will be the artist's fifth book, and it carries the signature grumpiness and humor that the French illustrator has been known for. Hollywood actor Jesse Eisenberg was commissioned to write the book's introduction, and he exclaims that Jullien is one of a kind; and that his drawings are "difficult to describe because he is funnier without words than most are with." Jean Jullien's Modern Life is available on teNeues. ...
Creativity

Humorous road art in Montreal urges drivers to get out of their cars

Roadsworth took to the road to create some hilarious artworks aimed at drivers and pedestrians. The Montreal-based artist and activist, aka Peter Gibson, has been busy creating tongue-in-cheek works that poke fun at drivers. Drawing inspiration from lines and signs already present on asphalt, Gibson does such things as turning parking stripes into dandelions. His portfolio is incredibly vast with a variety of medium to large scale installations. Check out some of his road-works below and find more on his website. And make you follow Roadsworth on Instagram for regular doses of artistic humor.  ...
Art

Floral beards and crowns liven up statues in Brussels

Flower crowns make everything come alive - even otherwise lifeless busts and statues. Florist Geoffroy Mottart has created a variety of elaborate arrangements of flowers in forms of crowns and beards. The pieces can be found installed on public monuments throughout Brussels. The artist interventions, called "Fleurissements," are eventually removed after a couple of days with photos surfacing on Instagram. Some busts keep bringing Mottart back for new designs, such as the one depicting Leopold II of Belgium. Check out some of the floral beards below! ...
Art

Photography series known as #Combophotos feature hilarious mashups of things, animals, and places

Stephen McMennamy has been at the photography game for a while and there seems to be no end in sight for his hilarious digital manipulations. The Atlanta-based photographer and art director has released a series of split-image juxtapositions that he likes to call "#combophotos." McMennamy uses his own photographs and sifts through them to find ones that'd make for funny mashups. Creating humorous scenes by overlapping objects, animals and more, McMennamy delivers some unexpected compositions such as the guitar bridge one seen below. Check out some of the mashups below and find more on his Instagram. ...
Art

Clever graphic designer imagines daily objects in a “pop” world full of candies

Perhaps one of the most imaginative and clever graphic designers today, Paul Fuentes gives another offering of his signature colorful and humorous collections of photos. He focuses on turning daily life items into something more interesting, clever, and funny by twisting certain elements with candies. Wouldn't it be fun to live in a candy world? This isn't his first rodeo, either. Previously, he worked on projects which involved junk food, healthy food, ice cream, a lot of projects involving animals and bizarre characters, and many others. Anybody who is looking for designs that are definitely out of the ordinary will appreciate his work. In addition to his graphic design and mashups, he also is a great lettering artist and a digital photographer. You can catch more of this Mexico City-based artist as he stages daily objects into colorful and surreal mashups on Instagram, Facebook, Behance, and LinkedIn. ...
Digital

The saddest places in the world as shown on Google Maps

Yes, there are some truly sad places around the world and some of them have been identified thanks to Google Maps. Australian artist Damien Rudd’s Instagram is filled with screenshots taken from Google Maps. Doing quite the opposite of showing striking travel photos, Rudd highlights the most depressing places. The hilarious series has brought to light some great (and morbid) examples such as "Nasty Pond" and "Devastation Island." His 64,000 followers can't seem to get enough of Rudd's quirky finds. They make you wonder how exactly these places were named. Check out some of the LOL-worthy locations below and find more on Instagram. ...
Art

Wild animals dress up in fancy costumes in hilarious illustrations

If dogs in sweaters look cute, wild animals in exquisite clothes should look majestic as ever! And they do! At least in India-based artist Rohan Sharad Dahotre's digital works. The photo edits are part of a funny illustration series which dons wild animals in photographs with fancy costumes. My favorite one is perhaps the raven below. His expression is just awesome. Check out some of his hilarious works below and find more over on his Behance page. ...
Creativity

A French artist and a dance party disco truck

Construction sites are secretly disco clubs in disguise. Well, at least that's what Benedetto Bufalino wants you to believe. The French artist turned a construction site into a nightclub complete with disco lights. This is all thanks to his Disco Ball Cement Mixer which was parked from in Lyon, France from December 8-10. With spotlights pointed at the truck, the streets and buildings were convincingly transformed into a dance party. The truck garnered a lot of attention from people passing by as heaps of them stopped to take photos. Bufalino is known for turning unexpected places into art pieces. Check out the video below to see the cement truck in action.  ...
Art

Creative duo pokes fun at painting outdoors with parodic series

Among the many hilarious ways out there that you use to make fun of traditional painting methods, this is by far the best one! Since 2009, Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Fabian Schubert have been delivering laughs through their parodic photography series called "Und im Sommer tu ich malen" (“And in the Summer I do Paint”). The series follow the duo poking fun at plein air painting. The two travel to locations that have inspired the works of painters like Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh. Gazing at the beautiful scenery ahead, der Beek stands in front of his canvas with a paint brush, proudly imprinting the patterns of his attire. Check out some of the photos below and head on over to Edition Taube for more.    ...
Creativity

Transparent, edible cakes will bring out the cat-lover in you

Glass that you can eat? Weird, but we say, "Yes, please!" A dessert shop in Hokoto, Japan called the Kinseiken Seika Company became insanely popular when it was discovered that they made crystalline mizu Shingen mochi, a completely transparent edible cake. Yeah! The gelatinous rice cake is made up of mineral water and agar. It's so delicate that it will only stand solid at room temperature for 30 minutes. The recipe was taken by Twitter [email protected], who modified the recipe to give a more feline shape to the cakes. Check it out below! ...
Funny

This Japanese museum is dedicated to funny rocks with human faces

Located two hours northwest of Tokyo is Chichibu, Japan is the only place in the world you'll find a museum dedicated to funny-looking rocks. Yeah, you read that correctly. It’s officially called the Chinsekikan, or "Hall of Curious Rocks," and contains a ton of "jinmenseki," rocks with human faces. It's run by Yoshiko Hayama, widow of the original owner who passed away in 2010.  The late Shozo Hayama was an avid collector of rocks and spent 50 years collecting ones that reminded him of faces. Hayama believed that nature was the best and only artist. Check out some of the freaky rocks below and if you're looking to visit the museum, make sure to plan ahead because it often closes unexpectedly for personal reasons. ...
Art

Hilarious drawings from a 6-year-old turned into Photoshop art by dad

Kids can teach us loads about being imaginative and creative. They can also inspire a collection of hilarious digital manipulations. Six-year-old Dom's dad happens to be an artist and is now turning Dom's adorable doodles into Photoshop'd art. As part of the collaborative project called, "Things I Have Drawn," the father and son duo draw misshapen dolphins, wobbly vehicles, laughing lions and other wacky stuff. Dom's father also makes up hilarious rhymes to go with the drawings, giving them an almost storybook quality. Check out some of the drawings below and follow the pair on Instagram for regular updates.  ...
Art

Abnormally long variations of everyday objects by the Dufala Brothers

If you're weirded out by oversized objects, the Dufala Brothers' new creations will either scare you or make you laugh! The Philadelphia-based creatives have been capturing the world's surreal side through modern sculptures for years. Their latest series features everyday objects like shoes, padlocks, and more, styled with exquisite details. What's different about them are their odd sizes. The shoes, for instance, are abnormally long. The same goes for the padlock and key, which are unbelievably long! You can't help but find these hilarious, if not a little creepy. Check out their new sculptures below and find more on their website.  ...
Art

Hilarious prank misleads NYC tourists into believing giant octopus attack

Historic events are often memorialized at famous landmarks with descriptive plaques in locations frequented by tourists. The Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial recently had a new plaque installed and it's pure trickery. The monument is located in Battery Park, Manhattan, and was created by artist Joe Reginella to honor the 400 people whose lives were taken when a giant octopus attacked a Staten Island ferry named "Cornelius G. Kolff." The event is said to have occurred on November 22nd, 1963, the day of the assassination of United States President, JFK. The hoax was part of Reginella's multimedia project and took six months to plan. Check out some images of the monument below and learn more about the event that never took place on Facebook. ...
Architecture

Creepy, illuminated anglerfish lurks over dark stairwell in Norway

Site-specific graffiti is very popular nowadays and this wonderful piece by Skurk exhibits  many of the reasons for why that is. The Norway-based artist used two light fixtures of a stairwell as the point of origin for an illustrative monochromatic piece depicting a scary anglerfish. This is especially relevant with Halloween just around the corner. At night when the lights come on, that's when the magic truly happens as the yellow hues from the fixtures scatter perfectly across the fish, bringing the piece to life. Check out the piece below and find more of his work on Instagram. ...
Creativity

Adorable handmade shirts with cats peeking out of pockets

Plain pockets are boring. Why not spice them up with some embroidered cat portraits? Embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota began immortalizing internet cats on clothes in 2013. Fast-forward to 2016, there's an entire clothing line based off of the quirky attempt. Go!Go!5 is an online store where Kubota asks customers to send in portraits of their cats. These pictures are then embroidered on her handmade clothes. Hundreds of shirts have been made until now. Check out some of them below, and if you'd like to request a custom shirt, head on over to Etsy. ...
Art

Cats invade London’s Claphan Common Tube station in a clever project

Cats are taking over the London underground starting from the Clapham Common Tube station. Started by Glimpse, the cleverly-titled project Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (or CATS), launched as part of a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign consists of clever cat images spanning 68 ads in the station with the aim of bringing cute imagery into the locals' commute while halting the onslaught of unnecessary ads. CATS managed to raise a whopping £23,000 during the campaign. Interestingly, the 68 cats featured in the ads are stray cats from the rescue charities Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Cats Protection. Check out some of the adorable ads below and learn more on Glimpse’s website. ...
Art

Intricately patterned ceramic plates poke fun at infamous willow patterns

Ancient civilizations were accustomed to using ceramics and cutlery to record stories. Don Moyer is trying to revive that art form. The graphic designer has designed a series of white porcelain plates reminiscent of the willow pattern - a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares. One is lost in the intricate patterns on the edge of the plates and amazed at the story being told in the center. The plates feature victorian villages, swamp monsters, and erupting volcanoes. Two of his designs are currently on Kickstarter and if you'd like to purchase some of the other ones, head on over to his website. ...
Art

Children’s scribble and doodles converted into premium-quality jewelry

Those childish doodles are more artistic and fashionable than you ever thought thanks to Turkish jewelry company, Tasarım Takarım. The project was founded two years ago by artists Yasemin Erdin Tavukçu and Özgür Karavit, and converts children’s doodles into wearable jewelry. Turning a simple, often overlooked, doodle into a timepiece fascinated the two, sparking a venture that has lead to a number of premium necklaces and showpieces inspired by children’s works. Each piece is unique and handcrafted in order to replicate the scribbles. Check out some of the pieces below, and head on over to Instagram and Etsy to see more and pick a few up for yourself! ...
Street art

French graffiti artist sets out to improve legibility of tags in France

Not all graffiti is equal. Some works are downright ugly. And artist Mathieu Tremblin has set out to improve the quality of graffiti on the streets of France. In a bid to improve the legibility of the graffiti, Tremblin mimicks the scale, color, and layering of each tag to create his own replica in crisp typography. The resulting tags appear as if they were actually printed on the walls and sides of buildings. According to his website, Tremblin, “implements graphic processes of intervention inspired by anonymous, autonomous, and spontaneous practices and expressions in urban space in order to question the systems of legislation, representation and symbolization of the city.” Check out some of his work below, and head on over to his website for more. ...
Painting

Humorous paintings depict vintage vacation photos and historical landmarks

Vintage vacation photos are artworks in their own right but when they are replicated in the form of paintings, they’re something else. Spanish artist Paco Pomet refers to the aesthetics of vintage vacation photos and historical landmarks in his latest series of oil paintings while blending humor and surreal elements. Abnormally elongated tubes and hints of neon green and orange make for a sense of dissatisfaction. With this, Pomet tries to depict a world in the distant future where humans are forced to seek shelter away from radioactive waste. He recently had his third exhibition with Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Check out more of his work in his portfolio. ...
Video

Hilarious animated short film depicts the wonderful life of bananas

There’s something alluring about bananas. They’re wonderful and can be used as metaphors for various occasions. And there happens to be a creative little short film based on them. Created by Xander Marritt and Elias Freiberger, and produced by Future Deluxe, this one-minute short film is all about... banana. A banana facing in a variety of contexts and situations. The video is beautifully rendered with vivid colors, the most prominent being yellow, of course, and captures the absurdly humorous life of bananas. Check out the short and head on over here, for some hilarious GIFs and stuff about bananas as seen in the soon-to-be viral film below. ...
Photography

Square flowers and plants will make you see the world differently

Baku Maeda has made quite the name for himself in the last couple of years with his humorous observations and projects like Leaf Beasts and Ribbonesia. Recently, he shared a few photos on social media via Tumblr and Instagram depicting flowers clipped to square shapes. Maeda refers to the flowers as “Bit Leaves”. It’s amazing how different something as simple as a flower can look when its stripped of its roundness. Check them out! ...
Digital

Six-foot tall dachshund prowls streets of Brooklyn in fantastic children’s book

A dog is such an integral part of its owner’s life. To capture the bond founded by this relationship, Mitch Boyer took to Photoshop. The writer, photographer, illustrator, and director used his dachshund, Vivian, as the subject of his latest series in which he tries to capture his four-legged friend’s personality through scale. The series worked so well that Boyer decided to turn it into a children’s book called, “Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn”. The 32-page book features a six-foot Vivian prowling the streets of Brooklyn with Boyer and meeting other pets. If you’d like to support the project, find it on Kickstarter and follow Boyer on Instagram and Facebook for more! ...
Art

Quirky cartoon characters take over real life in fantastic GIFs

We’ve seen blends of photography and digital illustrations before, but Yoyo the Ricecorpse puts a unique spin on the craft by making her work animated. Inspired by the wonderful works of animator Hayao Miyazaki, manga artist Eiichiro Oda, and writer Roald Dahl, the artist creates quirky cartoon characters that interact with the environment in various fun ways. She uses photos taken during her travels to Tokyo and combines them with animated characters drawn digitally in Photoshop. Yoyo now works as a full-time illustrator and animator in London and has translated many of her characters into pins, shirts, and more available in her Etsy shop. Check out some of her GIFs below, and stay tuned for a full fledged music video that the artist is working on and should be out soon. Find more of her work on Instagram and Behance. ...
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