Household Surrealism: Artist Helga Stentzel Uses Common Household Items to Create Surreal Forms

Helga Stentzel (previously) is a Russian-born visual artist based in London, UK. She works across a wide range of media including illustration, photography, video and stop motion animation.

A St. Martins alumna, Helga started out as an Art Director in advertising industry where she learnt the basics of branding, marketing and strategic thinking. This set of skills is now helping Helga to create engaging content for some of the most popular accounts on social media, as well as run her own mini-blog.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/household-surrealism-artist-helga-stentzel-uses-common-household-items-to-create-surreal-forms/

Food Inspired by Mario’s World

It’s in Super Nintendo World, an area dedicated to Mario’s world in Universal Park in Osaka, Japan, that the Kinopio’s Cafe is located.

On the menu of this snack bar, we can find some dishes straight out of the mustached plumber’s universe: calzones with Japanese noodles enclosed in green shells, a Tiramisu Block shaped after the mystery blocks of the game, a Mario Bacon Cheeseburger or a Toad-shaped Pizza Bowl (with mushrooms inside, of course).

The opening of Super Nintendo World was slated for earlier this month. The perfect place to have a snack between Peach Castle and the Mushroom Kingdom!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/food-inspired-by-marios-world/

BlizzCon Community Showcase Won By Amazing WoW Bolvar Fordragon Cosplay

Hartigan Cosplay, who created an amazing cosplay of World of Warcraft’s Bolvar Fordragon, has won BlizzCon’s Community Showcase awards for Best Cosplay and Best in Show. The Community Showcase lets fans show off their artistic creations such as cosplay and music. Categories include Weapons and Armor, Digital Storytelling, Art Contest and various categories of cosplay.

More: Instagram, Facebokk, Youtube h/t: screenrant

The truly impressive piece of costume artwork transforms Hartigan into Bolvar Fordragon, a recurring World of Warcraft character with an extensive backstory and ties to several of the franchise’s factions. A video posted to Hartigan’s YouTube channel shows the long process of donning the Fordragon cosplay, which includes electronics which produce light and smoke effects.

“The dress up in real life take around 12 minutes. The costume took me more or less 638h30 to craft, and I’ve made it with EVA foam, foam clay, upholstery foam, a little of Worbla, Flexbond, latex and 1000+ LEDS! The head was modeled with monsterclay and casted with latex,” an artist writes.

An accurate cosplay takes a ton of patience, skill and commitment to both create and wear. Typically the more outlandish a character design is, the more difficult it is to recreate. However, Hartigan Cosplay was able to take an extremely fantastical character design and bring it to life flawlessly.














SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/blizzcon-community-showcase-won-by-amazing-wow-bolvar-fordragon-cosplay/

Japanese Retailer and Fetish and Punk Accessory Designer Team up For Plague Doctor Mask Covers

Cosplay and photoshoots are some of those hobbies, and that’s why Japanese online retailer and general oddity shop have teamed up with a number of artistic creators for unique masks–the latest of which is a mask with attachable covering modeled after a plague doctor mask.

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The release is a collaboration with Japanese creator th61, who specializes in fetish and steampunk themed everyday accessories. They say that their goal was to make a mask with a plague doctor aesthetic that still allowed for range of emotion to be seen at events, such as photoshoots or cosplay purposes.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/japanese-retailer-and-fetish-and-punk-accessory-designer-team-up-for-plague-doctor-mask-covers/

This Artist Can Carve Anything From Food

One of the most exciting parts of Halloween is all the creepy decorations carved from a pumpkin that we are eager to make and show off. But for some people, Halloween is every day of the year. They say anything can be art, so Italian artist Valeriano Fatica chose food as his medium. In his talented hands, watermelons, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, avocados, cheese, truffles, and even tiny coffee beans turn into incredibly detailed sculptures that look just too good to eat.

More: Valeriano Fatica, Instagram, Facebook, Patreon, Shop h/t: boredpanda

“I started to get interested in art basically since I was born, since my father is an artist. And since my family owns a restaurant, I started making art with food,” the 32-year-old artist told Bored Panda how it started. Today, Fatica is one of the best food artists you’ll meet and has titles of the world’s first and only truffle sculptor and the sculptor of the world’s largest watermelon carving to his name.

Fatica spends hours playing with food and we’ve collected his best works. I hope you are hungry, because on today’s menu, you’ll get a delicious watermelon Gollum, a cheesy Jesus, an avocado Pikachu, a potato Cthulhu, a pumpkin Joker, a coffee bean Hulk, and many more. Don’t forget to upvote your favorites and pick up your jaw after you finish!









































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/this-artist-can-carve-anything-from-food/

Artist’s Stunning and Spooky Abandoned Movie Theater Diorama Is Too Real Not to Believe In

Japanese model artist Takatsu breathtaking diorama is one that is taking us down memory lane with a bit of nostalgia–and also one that is so breathtakingly realistic we can’t believe they’re not photographs!

More: Instagram, Twitter h/t: grapee

The attention to detail on this miniature replication of a 90’s movie theater long closed down is impeccable, making it look like actual location photography in Japan. The building itself shows a lot of wear and tear that looks completely natural, features tattered movie posters and even old HI-C and Sunkist vending machines that certainly don’t work anymore.

The building of the diorama took several months, and you can see why. It’s not simply the theater that’s looks so real, but the desolate and tattered street it sits on.





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/artists-stunning-and-spooky-abandoned-movie-theater-diorama-is-too-real-not-to-believe-in/

20 Times Filmmakers Used Clever Tricks To Create Impressive Scenes

The Phantom Menace (1999)

If you thought that filming movies is nothing more than pointing a camera and yelling “action!” while slamming a clapperboard, then we’ve got some news for you – it’s not that simple. Turns out that there are numerous clever tricks used by filmmakers to achieve the perfect shot that we don’t normally get to see. But all of that is about to change.

Today we have prepared you a series of behind-the-scenes pictures that reveal all of the little (and sometimes not so little) tricks used by filmmakers, and they might change the way you see certain movies and characters.

h/t: demilked

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Star Wars

Exterior Of The Sewer Set In It

Jurassic World (2015)

Back To The Future Part III (1990)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

The Hunt For Red October (1990)

The Godfather (1972)

Star Wars: BB-8

Baby Driver (2017)

The Call Of The Wild (2020)

Shutter Island (2010)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Titanic (1997)

Life Of Pi (2015)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The Invisible Man (2020)

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/20-times-filmmakers-used-clever-tricks-to-create-impressive-scenes/

This Gold, Vintage and Rare McDonald’s Canada Employee Diamond Ring

For only $760 you can own this vintage beauty from the ’90s. Unfortunately, I could not find any information about who was given this ring, why and for what reason. It was probably awarded to the most successful employee or manager of the branch based on the financial results of the year.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/this-gold-vintage-and-rare-mcdonalds-canada-employee-diamond-ring/

Life-Sized Wax Figures of Hollywood Stars From The 1980s and 1990s

In May 2009, the Hollywood Wax Museum sold a batch of life-sized wax figures at auction. Bidders vied for wax effigies of musicians, athletes, Hollywood A-listers, Jesus and stagehands.

Michael Jordan’s wax figure sold for US$2,250; Charlie Chaplin as seen in The Gold Rush sold for $2,000; and Marilyn Monroe from The Seven Year Itch went for $4,250; The highest price was for a waxwork of Tom Cruise, which sold for $4,250. Did you but it? And what did you do with your Idol Doll?

h/t: flashbak

The Seinfeld cast

Star Wars: Natalie Portman; Darth Maul; Liam Neeson “Qui-Gon Jinn”, Ewan McGregor “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, and Jake Lloyd “Anakin Skywalker” from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

Charlie Chaplin wax figure from The Gold Rush; Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam

Romancing The Stone: Michael Douglas, Danny Devito

Titanic: Kate Winslet; Leonardo DiCaprio

Denzel Washington; Julia Roberts

Jack Nicholson as The Joker from Batman; Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy from Towed in a Hole

Sammy Davis, Jr.; John Lennon; Bruce Springsteen

Nicole Kidman; Tom Cruise

Marilyn Monroe wax figure from The Seven Year Itch

Robin Williams & Shelly Duvall from Popeye

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy from Star Trek; Mr. T as Sgt. Bosco B.A. Baracus from The A-Team

The Wizard of Oz wax figures display

Tiger Woods; Michael Jordan

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/life-sized-wax-figures-of-hollywood-stars-from-the-1980s-and-1990s/

Musician Builds Guitar out Of His Dead Uncle’s Skeleton, Uses It to Play Black Metal!

A man by the name of ‘Prince Midnight’ decided to use the skeleton of his dead uncle, Filip, to make a guitar. He has documented the creation of what he calls his ‘Skelecaster’. He appears to have attached a neck, pickups, volume knobs, strings, and electronics to the skeleton. The rib cage serves as the body of the instrument and the spine and pelvis make up the rest of it. On the headstock are the words: ‘Filip Skelecaster’. According to Prince Midnight, the guitar plays perfectly and “sounds awesome”.

“So, my uncle Filip died in the 90’s and donated his body to science. However, the schools in Greece discontinued using actual skeletons and he ended up in a box in a cemetery that the family has had to pay rent on (permanent grave was $150,000) So, we finally made the move to bring him to the US. Happy to be reunited!” he writes.

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“As many of you know, my uncle Filip was a big metal head and very influential to me growing up. Since repatriating his remains, I’ve struggled with what to do with them. I have decided that I will be turning uncle Filip into the first actual human skeleton guitar so he can continue to shred forever.”

“So, even with a steel rod through the entire spine, uncle Filip’s skeleton is too rickety to be a functional guitar. Wouldn’t stay in tune. So, adding some steel brackets to support the structure.”

“Fact: drilling bone smells worse than soldering wires.”

“Mounted the output jack on Filip’s iliac crest and lumbar vertebrae five. Gotta go to Home Depot and get some wires. Appreciate all the support and suggestions. Keep them coming!”

“Finished wiring the pickups, jack and soldering all the connections. Filip will soon live again!”

“Some have asked about the construction of the guitar, wondering how to action is, if it stays in tune, ease of play. So, the neck and bridge are mounted level and evenly to the same 1/2 inch steel bar and the spine of the skeleton also has a steel rod in it. I’ve welded them all together. It’s totally stable and functions as a normal guitar with the exception of having to move your hand inside the ribs to ply above the 12th fret. I will post some videos playing it soon. Uncle Filip R.I.P. (Rock In Perdition).”


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/musician-builds-guitar-out-of-his-dead-uncles-skeleton-uses-it-to-play-black-metal/