“We’re Volcanoes Just Waiting to Erupt”: The superb Collages by Gary Pursell Klatt

Gary Pursell Klatt aka buuutcher is an digital artist based in US. He makes beautiful pop surrealistic collages. Glitches, broken spaces and reflections.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/were-volcanoes-just-waiting-to-erupt-the-superb-collages-by-gary-pursell-klatt/

Artist Hilariously Reveals What’s Happening Outside The Frames Of Famous Music Album Covers

The covers of the most famous music albums are iconic in their own right. The images are often very powerful and game changing, and become associated with the artist, the music, and the era itself, and the most original ones of them all dictate the trends for decades. Some of these images are even considered perfect. Which is why nobody in their right mind would want to add something a little extra to them, you know, to make it better… right?

More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda

Apparently, somebody came up with the idea and executed it, and that somebody is Igor Lipchanskiy (previously featured). And to be frank, he adds to them in a way that makes the original art a little bit funny. The mockery is, of course, all for good-hearted fun, and in reality, Igor has nothing but respect for these legendary artists. Though it’s something nobody has ever asked for, despite this fact, it sure is something that is entertaining to look at.

Though it’s obvious that these artists are familiar to most, perhaps the face of Igor Lipchanskiy is familiar to you too? It might be possible, since Bored Panda has featured articles of his a few years ago, which you may find here, here, and here.

Here’s how he funnily described his hobby: “My name is Igor and I live in cold Russia. In between dismantling of an AK-47 assault rifle and training of the home bear, I like to listen to music and when I peer into the cover of the album I find a place for myself there.”

Other than the quote above, the Volgograd-based artist didn’t reveal anything more about himself. On the other hand, there’s boatloads of fun trivia about the original albums and their artists.

Here’s some interesting facts about some of these albums. Beyonce’s album titled “I Am… Sasha Fierce” refers to the performer’s alter ego, and according to her, she’s “not like her in real life at all.” Lennon’s Gimme Some Truth is an an extensive musician’s anthology of extensively covering his works. And did you know that the title and the cover of the famous Abbey Road album was chosen because of the laziness? The overall photoshoot lasted 30 minutes, as the band recorded right near the famous crosswalk.














SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-hilariously-reveals-whats-happening-outside-the-frames-of-famous-music-album-covers/

“Before I Forget”: The Colossal Pop Culture Artifacts From the Future Past by Ruben Kos

Rbnks is the motion graphics & animation studio of Ruben Kos, based in the centre of Utrecht.

“At Rbnks we are always looking for creative solutions that leave a big impression. Our small club of designers and animators tell little stories through design and motion that will inspire your brands. We are specialized in creating awesome explainer videos and motion graphics to clarify, explain or promote your product or company. With our knowledge in 2D and 3D motion we create anything that match your thoughts and ideas.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/before-i-forget-the-colossal-pop-culture-artifacts-from-the-future-past-by-ruben-kos/

Artist Shows Us What Famous Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

Cartoon characters are far from being realistic and most of us can’t even imagine what they would look like if they existed in real life. That’s when artists come to the rescue and show us what famous characters would be like if they were more human.

Hossein Diba went beyond just drawing these characters in 2D, this artist makes full characters using 3D software and the result speaks for itself. The 3D models are full of tiny details and hard work, perfectly transforming the cartoon characters we all know and love.

Click here and here for Hossein’s previous articles.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-shows-us-what-famous-characters-would-look-like-in-real-life/

‘80s Pop Culture Icons as McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s launched the Happy Meal across the US in 1979, and it will forever feel very ‘80s. (Especially if you grew up in the 1980s.) Like so many ‘80s icons, the Happy Meal’s combination of tasty concept and slick packaging make it a design classic. The Toy Zone, a toy retailer, worked with CGI artist Jan Koudela to cook up imaginary Happy Meal toys and boxes in the style of our favorite and most iconic ‘80s screen heroes.

Top Gun

“Sometimes serving your country and quietly believing yourself to be “the best of the best” is not enough. Sometimes you want a trophy that says TOP GUN on it, too. When you’re casting that kind of arrogance, only one man will do: The Cruiser!”

More: The Toy Zone, Jan Koudela

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Matthew Broderick wasn’t a bad boy. Okay, so he nearly triggered global thermonuclear war in WarGames. And he became the poster boy for playing truant as Ferris Bueller. But these against-type roles worked just because he looks kind of smart and reasonable.”

The Shining

“Do you remember the Batman Returns Happy Meal? Millions of traumatized ‘90s kids can’t forget it. As it turned out, Batman Returns wasn’t a kids film, nor very ‘happy.’ “I think I upset McDonald’s,” recalls director Tim Burton. “[They asked] ‘What’s that black stuff coming out of the Penguin’s mouth. We can’t sell Happy Meals with that!’”

Sadly, a Stephen King Happy Meal would probably suffer the same fate. A shame, cos Dads in McDonald’s across the States would have loved tearing a tiny, ax-wielding Jack Nicholson out of the Happy Meal box and yelling, “Here’s… Ronny! McDonny!” at their confused offspring.”

The A-Team

“Our A-Team project posed a unique problem for our design team: which member of the “crack commando unit sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit” would be in the box? Leader ‘Hannibal’ Smith might have been our choice in the ‘80s. But, since his most iconic feature is his thinking cigar, we decided that wouldn’t cut it in a kid’s toy for the ‘20s.

With B.A.’s gold chains, muscles, and mohawk, it had to be Sergeant Bosco Baracus, instead. After all, “Bad Attitude” famously prefers milk to less unwholesome drinks and was tricked onto a plane when Murdoch pulled the ol’ switcheroo on his burger. Drink your milkshake, sucka!”

The Breakfast Club

“There’s a whole other piece to be done about “X Molly Ringwald Princesses.” But in the meantime, we’ve chosen her Breakfast Club character for our Happy Meal take on John Hughes’ Brat Pack-defining high school movie. After all, she was affectionately labeled a ‘princess’ by Brian (the Brain), played by fellow Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall.

The Princess and the Brain are put in detention with three other high school archetypes (The Criminal, The Athlete, and The Goth ‘Basket Case’). The Princess’s only crime? Skipping school to go shopping. Guess she was too old to pick up the My Little Pony bookmark that was in Happy Meals at the time (1985), though.”

Knight Rider

“The ‘tough guy with iconic vehicle’ franchise was hot stuff in the 1980s. But while Street Hawk had awesome graphics and Airwolf had that theme tune, Knight Rider had a not-so-secret weapon: The ‘Hoff.

David Hasselhoff played Michael Knight, an undercover FLAG agent with a talking Pontiac Firebird called KITT. (Acronyms were also big in the 1980s.) This was the show that made Hasselhoff a household name. And his perpetual low-buttoned shirt gave a preview of Hasselhoff’s next iconic role in lifeguard soap opera Baywatch.”

My Neighbor Totoro

“Disney and McDonald’s have been partnering up for as long as children have been eating processed food, but we really wanted to see them get onboard with Studio Ghibli. Disney and Studio Ghibli have a history of quibbling, but whatever side of the fence you fall, this collab is fire. Now, if there’s one thing the world’s not short of, it’s Totoro merchandise. But McDonald’s is short of intercultural toys. Sure, McDonald’s Japan has its own range of locally-inspired ‘Happy Set’ toys such as Cinnamoroll and Sumikko Gurashi. (You can even swap your toy for a book if your kids are more literarily inclined.) But what does an American have to do to get a slice of kawaii with their burger?”

Blade Runner

“McDonald’s wasn’t the first fast food joint to issue a movie tie-in kid’s meal. Burger Chef released a Star Wars Funmeal in 1978 when there was still only one Star Wars movie! But imagine if McDonald’s continued the science-fiction streak that began with the 1979 Star Trek Happy Meal tie-in by putting a grizzled Harrison Ford/Rick Deckard in lunchboxes…

The original Blade Runner came out three years after Star Trek. The Philip K. Dick adaptation achieved only moderate box office success at the time, and it took years to develop first a cult and then a mainstream following. For this reason, TheToyZone reckons the Blade Runner Happy Meal toy would be super-valuable and hard to find these days – a bit like those pesky replicants.”

Labyrinth

“You can tell a lot about a person by asking them to name one iconic movie from the ‘80s. If they say Labyrinth, they’re probably a bit of a dreamer, a bit of a dancer, and a lot of a David Bowie fan. Bowie wasn’t the world’s greatest actor, but he wore a wig and bizarro-costume like nobody else. That’s why Labyrinth is his most memorable screen role.”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/80s-pop-culture-icons-as-mcdonalds-happy-meal-toys/

The Colorful Conceptual & Pop 3D Artworks by Kota Yamaji

Kota Yamaji is a Japanese digital artist based in Tokyo. Fascinated by computer graphics and video editing, Kota creates his own pop and surreal world.

His concept is all about playing with different objects and characters, using strong colors and repeating patterns, that create linear structures and ergonomic spaces. His works are strongly affected by Japanese vibes such as neon lights and pop culture.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/the-colorful-conceptual-pop-3d-artworks-by-kota-yamaji/

Artist Reimagines Disney Characters As Famous Classical Paintings And Pop Culture References

Many of us know the most popular classical paintings—well, at least what they look like. Sadly, fewer know the names of the paintings and of the painters who created them. With this in mind, this artist decided he would do something to make people more interested in classic art.

Spanish graphic designer and illustrator Carlos Gromo’s idea to combine classic artwork with a thing that many people love—Disney. The artist takes well-known characters and places them into classic paintings. That way people can remember them better. Carlos also combines the characters with movies and other pop-culture references. The designer even takes the first concept designs of the Disney characters and redraws them to see how they would look if they were never changed.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-reimagines-disney-characters-as-famous-classical-paintings-and-pop-culture-references/

This Artist Creates Hilarious Combinations Of Popular Characters In Iconic Scenes

Many fans get excited when movies or TV shows feature characters from different franchises or even universes. These mash-ups are intriguing: the characters interact with each other in really unique and interesting ways, the fandoms get to mingle, and many more plot possibilities open up.

One of the best (and the most successful) examples of this is Marvel’s Avengers, or any other comic book interpretation, for that matter. But fans want more and more.

Which is why it’s great to have digital artists like the Hungarian PixelFaker.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/this-artist-creates-hilarious-combinations-of-popular-characters-in-iconic-scenes/

Care Home Residents Recreate Popular Album Covers

Robert Speker – an activities coordinator at a care home called Sydmar Lodge in England – got creative to cheer up the residents, and came up with an entertaining idea of a photoshoot recreating classic album covers with Sydmar Lodge’s workers and residents.

These photos are now in high demand. They demonstrate how care home residents can be valued, inspired and invigorated. These are lasting reminders of how positive achievements have come out of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

More: Twitter, Sydmar Lodge, Care Home Album Covers h/t: sadanduseless














SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/care-home-residents-recreate-popular-album-covers/

Care Home Residents Recreate Popular Album Covers

Robert Speker – an activities coordinator at a care home called Sydmar Lodge in England – got creative to cheer up the residents, and came up with an entertaining idea of a photoshoot recreating classic album covers with Sydmar Lodge’s workers and residents.

These photos are now in high demand. They demonstrate how care home residents can be valued, inspired and invigorated. These are lasting reminders of how positive achievements have come out of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

More: Twitter, Sydmar Lodge, Care Home Album Covers h/t: sadanduseless














SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/care-home-residents-recreate-popular-album-covers/