Children Were Given A Task To Create Original Heroes And Pros Had To Illustrate Them, Here’s The End Result

“Rosie The Rainbow Sparkle Covid Nurse” By Hannah (Aged 8, England)

As much as we like the superheroes that we’re used to, like Iron Man, Batman, and Spider-man, there’s always some space left for imagination to think of new ones. And who’s more qualified to imagine new heroes than children? And thus, children from various countries were given a task that would be daunting for most adults: to create new superheroes. And they answered the call to the challenge, just like superheroes themselves.

More: Best Kids Stuff h/t: boredpanda

“Ossh” (Ocean Saving Superhero) By Harry (Aged 11, England)

Children and superheroes have a reciprocal relationship, a bond of sorts that goes together like salt and pepper. Children have an ability to create unique and original things from their unlimited imagination, and they frequently draw inspiration from the heroes of comic books. Kids are also inspired by heroic deeds, and dream of becoming heroes themselves. Superheroes, on the other hand, would probably be nothing without the children who believe in them the most, that buy their comic books, talk their parents into watching movies with them, and buy their toys.

“Super Doctor” (Super Doctora) By Helena (Aged 7, Argentina)

So, the “best kids stuff” put two and two together and created the best stuff for the kids, by the kids. They hired a professional illustrator to recreate the original superheroes that the children had imagined. You can judge the result yourself, but what’s important is to reflect the evolution of what children find inspiring nowadays. It’s interesting how children think about the issues that we’re facing today: some heroes respond to health crises, others to environmental and ecological disasters, and some are just so original that they force you to think “why wasn’t this thought of before?” In any case, have a pleasant read! Huzzah!

“Sheep-Man” By Wyatt (Aged 5, England)

“Vanessa” By Viola (Aged 11, Ukraine)

“Swashbuckler Man” (Super Espadachín) By Martin (Aged 8, Spai

“Super Ice” (Super Hielo) By Dante (Aged 5, Argentina)

“Sea Rescuer” By Elias (Aged 9, Greece)

“Crypton” By Jacob (Aged 10, Philippines)

“Andrey” By Nadya (Aged 6, Ukraine)

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/children-were-given-a-task-to-create-original-heroes-and-pros-had-to-illustrate-them-heres-the-end-result/

Sujata Setia Photographed Kids With Incredible Hair

According to Sujata Setia: “I would not make little children wear wigs for the sake of photography,” was the very first comment I received when I started posting images of these beautiful children on my social media handles. And every time I deleted one such comment, another one cropped up.

More: Sujata Setia h/t: boredpanda

But the truth is that I started this photo series because I wanted to bring to light the fact that “biases based on hair texture” is not just a concept… it is a real thing and that little child have to face it at many junctures in their life.”

“People always want to touch her hair! Friends call it fluffy. It makes her so upset and she wonders sometimes why her hair is not like all others,” said Mimi’s mother to me when I went to photograph her with her little brother in Dubai.”

“Once I sent these images to the families of these children, one of the mothers wrote back to me saying “I can’t stop looking at the photos. It’s made a massive impact on Ava. She really gets down about her hair and she even wanted to cut it, but after this photoshoot you did with her, I showed her the photos and said to her, look how beautiful you are and she had the biggest smile on her face. She has now found confidence, which she was missing for so long. Even seeing the other girls with hair like hers helped so much.”

“My aim for this photoshoot was to only make these children experience the magical world of childhood and forget about absolutely everything else for once. This is why I took them to locations where they could freely spend time with each other in the company of furry animals.”

“When they are out and about when they have their hair out… you hear whispers and looks or people pointing,” said Adanya’s mother to me. But over the course of this photoshoot, there were no whispers; just loud laughter. There was no one pointing fingers; just holding hands. There were no strange looks passed; just looks of affection and understanding.”












SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/sujata-setia-photographed-kids-with-incredible-hair/

“We Call It A Movement”: Couple Releases Photography Book To Elevate Beauty Standards For Black Kids

Photography is not only about creating an image—in the right hands, it can become a tool for inspiration and especially in this case—empowerment. A husband and wife photography team uses art to redefine the beauty standards for black children and shatter any negative stereotypes of their representation in the media. Atlanta, Georgia-based couple Kahran and Regis Bethencourt are behind CreativeSoul Photography and they’re helping kids to come out of their shells and jump-start their confidence.

More: CreativeSoul Photography h/t: boredpanda

The two artists obsessed with unique and visual storytelling have been in the industry for over 10 years. Recently, they started the AfroArt series to recognize and celebrate the versatile beauty of the African diaspora. Kahran and Regis’ main focus is regular everyday kids and their representation. “The purpose of this series is to illustrate the story of our royal past, celebrate the glory of the here and now, and even dare to forecast the future. With this series, we aim to empower children of color to embrace their natural curls and the skin that they’re in.”

“We definitively feel that we’ve created a movement in terms of creating an empowerment space for black kids around the world and a platform where we can display black excellence on a daily basis. We are enabling a generation of future leaders, scientists, entertainers, and more who will hopefully have a stronger sense of pride and self-love than many of us had growing up,” shared the CreativeSoul Photography duo.

Recently, they’ve released a book with over 100 breathtaking photographs and essays about the children. The images are not only there to be admired—it’s the stories of the kids from various backgrounds in their photos that add an extra dose of empowerment. They’ve had many revelations during the creative process, but what really stood out was how diverse the subjects were in terms of their stories. “There are youth activists, scientists, musicians, and more. We wanted kids to be able to read the book and see themselves represented in some way.”

The couple celebrates everything African culture as they convey it through their photos. They love photographing kids as it gives them unlimited creativity: “The sky is the limit with them and they’re usually down with all of our crazy ideas.” Kahran and Regis also hope that their book will open up conversations within black families, from domestic violence to kids not being accepted because of their skin tone.








Kahran, who is 40, and her husband Regis, 43, started out in the marketing and design world, but fell in love with photography while dating long-distance. They met on an online graphic designer forum. “We would do photo dates to explore new locations and take photos of each other. When we moved to the Atlanta area, Regis decided to go to school for photography and I learned along with him. We started our business together while Regis was still in school,” recalled Kahran.

They admitted that they’re one of those weird couples who love being together 24/7 and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Kahran and Regis think that their long-distance relationship had a lot to do with it. “We knew that we ultimately wanted to work together, but weren’t sure what it would be. Working together is not always easy, but we always stay professional with our clients, so it’s hard to stay mad at each other during a shoot.”

While they both work hard, Regis is usually the one who has a shut-off button and needs some time away from the photo world, and Kahran, on the other hand, dreams about ideas in her sleep.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/we-call-it-a-movement-couple-releases-photography-book-to-elevate-beauty-standards-for-black-kids/

Candid Photographs of Superheroes Posing With Their Young Fans at Malls in the 1970s and 1980s

Maybe it’s the bulging tights that elevate these from campy to creepy. Maybe it’s their eyes. Maybe it’s the unshakeable feeling that these children never forgot the day these pictures will taken. The photographs were shared by folks across the Plaid Stallions website sharing their childhood mall appearances from the 1970s and 1980s.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/candid-photographs-of-superheroes-posing-with-their-young-fans-at-malls-in-the-1970s-and-1980s/

Mugshots of Сhild Сriminals of Edwardian Britain, 1900-1910

Susan Joice, 16, arrested for stealing money from a gas meter. 1903.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

These mugshots of Edwardian Britain depict minors arrested for petty crimes and are part of a wide photographic collection of Tyne Wear Archives. The age of the subjects starts from 12 years old to 21 which was the legal age of adulthood. These minors were arrested in the British town of North Shields.

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William J. Kay, 18, arrested on suspicion of planning to commit a felony. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

The social issues that had surfaced during Victoria’s reign began to percolate during the Edwardian era. Chief among these was the high poverty rate among the working classes; 77 percent of the population were crowded into the cities, and in many cases wages had actually fallen, although the cost of living continued to grow.

Stephen Fitzgibbon, 17, arrested for a series of thefts. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

As people poured into the cities in the hope of finding work, so poverty increased and the slums proliferated. The children suffered through violence at home and poverty meant that many skipped school and took to the streets to engage in petty thievery and pickpocketing.

Charles Pearson, 19, arrested for stealing from offices. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

The British legal system introduced different treatments for young offenders from the 1850s onwards when reformatory and industrial schools were first introduced. In addition to the creation of new punitive measures for dealing with the young, laws were passed removing children from certain areas of industry and restricting their activities in others, while compulsory elementary education was introduced in 1870.

Thomas Pearson, 16, arrested for thefts from backyards. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

In 1889, the ‘Children’s Charter’ introduced legal protections for children from various types of cruelty and enabled the state to intervene in family life. Efforts snowballed, as campaigners pressed in the 1890s and 1900s for greater legal protection and coverage for children and young people.

Francis Smith, 20, arrested for stealing a copper vessel. 1908.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Changes in the perception of childhood led to new ideas about the ways in which the delinquent and vulnerable young should be handled by the state. From the 1880s onwards, campaigners began to call in particular for the introduction of a special court to handle cases involving children and young people.

John Legg, 19, arrested for stealing beer. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Arthur Convery, 19, arrested for stealing from a gas meter. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Edwin Frankland, 17, arrested for breaking into a house. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

David Lloyd, 15, arrested for stealing brushes and a box. 1902.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

George Wilson, 17, arrested for stealing from his father. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Edward Roberts, 19, arrested for stealing from a gas meter. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

John Dowson, 19, arrested for stealing from a gas meter. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

George Herbert Morton, 17, arrested for theft. 1906.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Percy John Proctor, 16, arrested for fraud. 1906.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

George Thompson, 17, arrested for stealing from a ship chandler’s store. 1903.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

John Fatherley, 16, arrested for stealing from a ship chandler’s store. 1903.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Charles Marr, 14, arrested for an undisclosed reason. 1906.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

John Scott, age unspecified, arrested for stealing from a shop door. 1906.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Thomas Wallace, 18, arrested for indecent exposure. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Benjamin McMurdo, 15, arrested for breaking into shops. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

William Balmer, 15, arrested for shopbreaking. 1902.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

George Burn, 14, arrested for stealing brushes and a box. 1902.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Dora Agnes Sanderson, 16, arrested for theft. 1906.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Alice Maud Marr, 17, arrested for stealing doormats. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Thomas Kane, 16, arrested for stealing a pony, harness, and cart. 1904.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Gilbert Wheatley, 19, arrested for loitering with intent to commit a felony. 1904.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Oscar Carlson, age unknown, arrested for theft. 1903.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

William Wadham, age unknown, arrested for sleeping outdoors. 1904.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

George Taylor, 17, arrested on suspicion of planning to commit a felony. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Percy Swallow, 16, arrested for stealing a watch. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Margaret Leadbitter, 12, arrested for stealing money from other children. 1904.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Margaret Ann O’Brien, 14, arrested for obtaining money by false pretenses. 1904.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

William Morrissey, age unknown, arrested for sleeping outdoors. 1904.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

William Wilson, 16, arrested for stealing fish. 1905.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Robert Richardson, 18, arrested for breaking and entering. 1907.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Sidney Forrest, 17, arrested for stealing a pair of reins and two whips. 1908.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

Charles Johnson, age unknown, arrested for stealing sash weights. 1904.

Tyne and Wear Archives & Museum / Juvenile delinquency and the evolution of the British juvenile courts by Kate Bradley, University of Kent

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/mugshots-of-%d1%81hild-%d1%81riminals-of-edwardian-britain-1900-1910/

Inspired by Propaganda Posters, Xinmei Liu Challenges the Norm in Model Citizen Guidelines

Be good at everything. Crying is embarrassing. Art is for people who are bad in math. Rich people are not your friends. Rather harsh lessons, but lessons which nevertheless peppered the childhood of illustrator Xinmei Liu while growing up in Shanghai.

Today, Liu is able to reflect on these moral nuggets from a global and critical perspective, having spent her college years in New York City, where she currently resides. Inspired by Chinese propaganda posters during the 80s and 90s, her series Model Citizen Guidelines illustrates the slogans from her youth, casting a wry and ironic look at the principles and platitudes she was taught as a kid and later found problematic.

More: Xinmei Liu, Instagram h/t: plainmagazine

Meant to be seen as pages of a fictitious schoolbook, the body of work “aims to use humor and sarcasm to provoke thought and raise questions about conventional ideas on what constitutes ‘good behaviour’ and ‘good values’ in society,” Liu says.








































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/inspired-by-propaganda-posters-xinmei-liu-challenges-the-norm-in-model-citizen-guidelines/

This Guy Used A.I. To See What The Kids Of Famous Ex-Couples Would Have Looked Like

Sarah Jessica Parker And Robert Downey Jr

According to Hidreley Diao: “Celebrities are constantly breaking up and getting back together and then breaking up again. Some split-ups were met with huge disappointment from the fans, because of how amazing they seemed together or how cute they were. Some—long-awaited, usually because the relationship was toxic or even resulted in abuse. Congratulations to these celebrities or anyone who escaped a “relationship” like that.

I decided to create edits of how the kids of famous couples would have looked if they’d never broken up, since we’re probably never finding out for real. I used artificial intelligence and some phone apps to create these images.

What do you think of these edits? Which couple was your favorite? Is there a couple you would like to see combined? Tell us in the comments and upvote the ones you like best!”

h/t: boredpanda

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth

Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart

Big Sean And Ariana Grande

Jennifer Aniston And Brad Pitt

Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber

Gisele Bündchen And Leonardo Dicaprio

Tom Cruise And Penelope Cruz

Justin Timberlake And Britney Spears

Miranda Kerr And Orlando Bloom

Arthur Miller And Marilyn Monroe

Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson

Courteney Cox And Michael Keaton

Val Kilmer And Cher

Sean Pen And Madonna

Lady Gaga And Christian Carino

Richard Gere And Cindy Crawford

Taylor Swift And Harry Styles

Rihanna And Chris Brown

Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/this-guy-used-a-i-to-see-what-the-kids-of-famous-ex-couples-would-have-looked-like/

Fascinating Vintage Photos of a Batman-Themed Dance Class in New York in the 1960s

In 1966, Batman stepped out of the comic book and onto the small screen, and the world was never the same again. As opposed to the brooding and serious tone of the modern movies, back then the TV show was playfully made for laughs, which suited the anti-authoritarian ‘60s quite well, while also completely captivated both adults and children’s attention. h/t: vintag.es “Every once in a while an...

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During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Disinfector ‘Robots’ Were Hired at a Children’s Hospital in Russia

dgp18_rostov Modern problems require advanced solutions. In a child health care of Rostov small patients are met by such robots. The dummies made by the clinic’s employees measure body temperature and sanitize hands. If the temperature is high, the machine will give an alarming signal. dgp18_rostov “In step with the times, introducing robotics and artificial intelligence! Let’s not say too many...

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Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. h/t: vintag.es In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was...

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