Meet The Mr T Lookalike Who Won’t Quit His Jibba Jabba – Lecturing Students In Digital Media And Design

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John Lashley as Mr T (Caters News)

John Lashley, 34, is a visual effects consultant who lectures in digital media but in his downtime he earns a little extra from his striking resemblance to the popular A Team character. John has even appeared as the popular character on Britain’s Got Talent and in the televised Snickers adverts but he’s never eaten a bar because he’s allergic to nuts and chocolate!


John Lashley in his lecture theatre with his Mr T mug (Caters News)

John, who lives in Northampton, has lectured at Staffordshire University for six years but hits the gym five times a week for over an hour and a half a time to keep himself in shape for the Mr T persona.


John Lashley dressed as Mr. T in his lecture theatre (Caters News)

John, originally from New York, said: “I got into Mr. T work by going to an 80’s birthday party dressed as him and it’s spiralled out of control from there.”


John Lashley as Mr T (Caters News)

“Most of my students don’t have a clue I’m a Mr T lookalike until I show them the footage of me on BGT in 2010. It’s usually a graduation surprise I play for their last class. It’s always popular and it always gets a few laughs I don’t think they can believe their lecturer could do something so cool!”


John Lashley dressed as Mr. T in his lecture theatre (Caters News)

Hair Direct, a hair-product company based in the United States, sponsor John and make him hair units to mould the perfect Mohawk for his persona. He had to send them a cast of his skull and they created custom-made human hair unit for him so he is able to live a normal life with a fully shaved head but become Mr T at a moment’s notice.


John Lashley in his lecture theatre (Caters News)

“I love that looking like Mr. T has become a supplementary income – doing this has made me realise that most people do judge on looks and it’s taught me not to judge a book by its cover.”


John Lashley as Mr T (Caters News)

He has a partner who would prefer to remain unnamed. She has a 5-year-old son while John has a 8-year-old son called Leo.
Via Caters News

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/meet-the-mr-t-lookalike-who-wont-quit-his-jibba-jabba-lecturing-students-in-digital-media-and-design/

Street Artist Mobstr Unveils A Giant Mural In Vilnius, Lithuania

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Mobstr is currently in Lithuania where he was invited to create some of his unique work by the good lads from the excellent Vilnius Street Art Festival.


Innovative, brash, satirical and often bold, these are the words to describe the work of world renowned street artist Mobstr. From Newcastle, Mobstr sometimes tells stories through his work while at other times they are merely entertaining. Mobstr is passionate about his work which ranges from the very simple to deeper meanings. His work can be said to be a critique of consumerism, advertising and society as a whole.


The British artist was given a mega building where he wrote one his signature quotes which reads “In The Future Every Building Will Be World-Famous For Fifteen Minutes”. This piece is a tribute to the expression credited to Andy Warhol, who included the words “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” in the program for a 1968 exhibition of his work at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.


Continue reading for a bunch of extra images on this artwork and then check back with us soon for the latest updates from Eastern Europe.





Via Street Art News

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/street-artist-mobstr-unveils-a-giant-mural-in-vilnius-lithuania/

STARWARS “The Force Awakens” Stormtrooper by @ANDRESZEN

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Star Wars “The Force Awakens” remains a revolution in social networks and in the midst of all works of art made by illustrators and fan we have this piece made by illustrator based in Madrid @ANDRESZEN.


Through simple elements such as lines and and triangles, manages to generate volumes which become a kind of kinetic version of this character.


SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/starwars-the-force-awakens-stormtrooper-by-andreszen/

Digital Artist Creates A Polygonal Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures

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Siemos Yiannis, a digital artist from Greece creates stunning polygonal portraits of famous historical persons, from Albert Einstein to Buddha and Adolph Hitler.


Born in 1981 in Athens. He graduated from VAKALO Art & Design College in graphic design and holds a BACHELOR OF ART WITH HONORS. He also graduated from AKMI Institute in graphic design, 3D Animation and Web Design, FLASH & Action Script. Along the way he worked in multimedia production and photography. Since 2005 he works as a freelancer in graphic design – visual communication, web design and creation of Digital Art images.


He also works on the study, design and creation of 3d photorealistic images for use in videos, presentations and interactive applications. He also lectures on design programs and teaches seminars.


Many of his projects have been distinguished in Greece and other Countries.


























SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/digital-artist-creates-a-polygonal-portraits-of-famous-historical-figures/

Products of The Day #421

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The Westinghouse Nucli Smart Lock gives you complete control over what happens at your door. Complete with fingerprint recognition, camera, voice mail & real time voice communication and remote auto-locking, Nucli allows you to keep the people and places you love safe. With the Nucli API, developers can create new and exciting applications for the Nucli smart lock that will enhance your lock for years to come.


Create a relaxing space with this luxury french provincial hammock chair; choose a tree or the verandah out the back, and we just know you’ll have a good time. This provincial style hammock is crafted from hand woven cotton in a heavy duty weave. Create a relaxing space, choose a tree or the verandah out the back with a specially positioned weight baring “S” hook (not included) and we just know you’ll have a good time.


The Razer Nabu is the most incredible intersection of hardware and software we’ve designed yet. Stay on top of everything when the Nabu notifies you of incoming calls, texts, emails, and other app alerts discreetly via the private message screen and a gentle vibration. All tracked by Nabu’s accelerometer and algorithms, with progress displayed in real time on the band, on the companion app, or your favorite fitness app.


Multi-axis adjustable stand for use with virtually any tablet. An all new innovative stand/mount for use with practically any tablet, MiStand+ offers a unique innovative design feature; ‘fluid 3D rotation’ via a magnetic ball joint which allows multi-axis viewing adjustments for the majority of tablets.


Just like your iPad Air/Mini, the iPad Air/Mini Sleeve by ÉSTIE will surely add some style to your everyday work life. This sleeve is 100% handmade and the use of beautiful materials makes it a perfect accessory for iPad users. The special features are the unique carbon leather weave and the gorgeous felt finish.


Apple Watch is definitely one of the most popular wearables of 2015 and to have an Aluminum Alloy Apple Watch Charging Stand for it would only make the excitement rise even more. This is because it is a unique stand that would enhance the overall appearance of your Apple Watch while it is docked on it.


Let your kitchen and your cooking experience be more hygienic and mess free by using these Cantilever Cooking Utensils. They can be considered as a set of no-mess cooking utensils you can use at your counter which will always float above the counter and improves your cooking experience that way. This will not only reduce the mess on your kitchen top but will also be a hygienic method of cooking at the same time.


The Slim Case is a super thin iPhone 6 case designed for minimalists. The simple design hugs your iPhone 6, but doesn’t get in the way. It is 0.3 mm thin with a beautiful matte finish that makes your iPhone 6 a little easier to grip. The purpose was to design a case that won’t come in between your iPhone 6 experience by any chance.

Hydro Hammock: Portable Hot Tub for Camping and the Great Outdoors

Hot tubs are not convenient. The only way to bring one with you while camping is to drag it behind your car with a power source. To replicate the same experience, the Hydro Hammock offers a new way to enjoy a hot tub in places you’d never thought you could. Read More

SeeplusClean Electric Toothbrush Will Empower Your Gums to be the Best

Our mornings have began with a toothbrush ever since the time we had our first set of teeth. Yet, it’s sad to know that dental decay is the most common childhood disease worldwide. No matter how many times you or your child brush during the day, statistics say we are not doing it right. Moreover, I can say it from personal experience that oral hygiene isn’t something we bother about unless our body starts giving up due to toothache. In fact, did you know that 4.15 million work days in Canada are lost annually due to dental disease alone! Seems like those fancy toothbrushes aren’t doing any good to our gums. But it’s not always correct to blame it all on the toothbrush you own. Read More

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/products-of-the-day-421/

A New Comic-inspired Mural by Street Artist Deih for UpNorth-Festival in Sulitjelma // Norway

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Along with Borondo and several other artists, Deih was also part of this year’s lineup for the UpNorth Festival which took place on the streets of Sulitjelma, a small town located in Northern Norway.


The Spanish street artist went big with this superb mural showing some of his comic-inspired characters combined with some of his unique Cosmos elements.





Via whudat

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/a-new-comic-inspired-mural-by-street-artist-deih-for-upnorth-festival-in-sulitjelma-norway/

The World’s Largest Outdoor Mural Created by Street Artists Ella & Pitr in Klepp, Norway

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Nuart Festival, Block Berge Bygg and the artists Ella & Pitr have completed the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, Norway in just four days! The mural is the first project to mark the 15th Anniversary of Stavanger’s Nuart Festival and will be officially ‘opened’ on Friday 4 September.


Backed by an army of volunteers, the French artists Ella & Pitr have worked at lightning-quick pace to cover the vast majority of Block Berge Bygg’s 21,000m2 roof on the outskirts of Stavanger and created a beautiful new addition to the Rogaland landscape.


Lilith and Olaf depicts a woman curled up on the rooftop with a small figure falling from her fingers. The figure is King Olaf I of Norway, who ruled the country from 995-1000.


Various sources cite his birthplace as an islet in Frøylandsvatnet, a lake just metres from Block Berge Bygg’s building. The finished mural is now visible from planes flying into and out of Sola airport.


Control tower staff, pilots and aircraft crew at Sola have already been informed and have begun altering their routes to give passengers the best possible sight of Rogaland’s new international landmark.


Via whudat

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/the-worlds-largest-outdoor-mural-created-by-street-artists-ella-pitr-in-klepp-norway/

“Invisible New Yorkers” – A New Mural by German Street Artists “The Weird Crew” in Brooklyn // NYC

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Things are looking weird in Brooklyn at the moment thanks to Cone, Dxtr, Hrvb, Look, and Vidam. The Berlin based crew are in town for their show at Exit Room that opened last night and as soon as they hit the streets they also knocked out this wall in BK.


A collective of 5 individually talented character-based painters and illustrators, the pop-comic-zine-tattoo-ink-skater influences all have an interplay in their various collaborations. Here is the latest in the warped vision of the Weird Crew.





Via whudat

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/invisible-new-yorkers-a-new-mural-by-german-street-artists-the-weird-crew-in-brooklyn-nyc/

Miniature Food Art Created on Spoons by Romanian Artist Ioana Vanc

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Ioana Vanc is an architect based in Romania. In her free time, she creates beautiful food art on the curved surfaces of spoons.


Using everyday food items like fruit peels, bread and vegetables, Ioana forms detailed illustrations on the limited space of a spoon, which feature pop culture characters like Batman, Karl Lagerfeld, and vibrant animals against picturesque backdrops.




Via whudat

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/miniature-food-art-created-on-spoons-by-romanian-artist-ioana-vanc/

“Never Bring Sand To The Beach” – feat. Model Samii Ryan by Photographer Martin Murillo

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I’m really glad that I got to meet Samii Ryan because she is another person that has moved to LA from somewhere else and has busted her ass to have what she has and to be where she is. She runs multiple blogs, models and has started her own company. It’s awesome, I appreciate the people that keep busy. It’s the people that aren’t busy that I’m worried about. – Martin Murillo





Via whudat

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/never-bring-sand-to-the-beach-feat-model-samii-ryan-by-photographer-martin-murillo/