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16 Sep 14:59

Priscilla and Poppleton, Two Adorable Mini Pigs Who Dress Up in Stylish Outfits to Match Their Daily Activities

by Lori Dorn

Priscilla and Poppy

Priscilla and Poppleton are two adorable miniature pigs who live in Florida and love to dress up in stylish outfits that match their daily activities. Priscilla, the older of the two pigs is often seen rocking a pearl necklace and/or tutu. Little brother Poppie does his best to keep up with his sister’s style and incredible popularity on Instagram.

Priscilla in Pearls

Birthday Party

Pop and Football

Priscilla the Cheerleader

Shark Week

2 Little Pigs

images via Priscilla the Mini Pig

via Bored Panda

17 Sep 00:15

Artist ‘Bordalo II’ Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon

by Christopher Jobson

Artist Bordalo II Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon trash street art installation insects animals

Artist Bordalo II Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon trash street art installation insects animals

Artist Bordalo II Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon trash street art installation insects animals

Artist Bordalo II Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon trash street art installation insects animals

Artist Bordalo II Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon trash street art installation insects animals

Artist Bordalo II Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon trash street art installation insects animals

For the past few months Portuguese artist Bordalo II (previously) has been stalking the streets of Lisbon looking for heaps of trash. Using mounds of discarded plastic sheeting, old tires, shingles, and tangles of electrical cable, he carefully repositions everything before spray painting it to resemble animals and insects. You can see more from the ongoing series on Facebook.

16 Sep 15:40

...We're Americans.

16 Sep 01:00

16 Artfully Made Hard Boiled Eggs

by John Farrier

(Pikachu by Charaben Mania)


(Chickens by akinoichigo)

Which came first--the Pikachicken or the egg? We may never know, but we can be sure that these eggs are as cute as they are delicious. Rocket News 24 rounded up 16 adorably crafted hard boiled eggs made in Japan. They include cows, bunnies, pandas, and strawberries.

15 Sep 23:20

Oh nature...

15 Sep 20:00

Untranslatable Words, Translated Into GIFs

by Angela Lashbrook
Chelsea

love these! more here: http://wordstuck.co.vu/

One of the pleasures of learning new languages is acquiring words for concepts that you were never quite able to express in your native language. Perhaps the most famous example of this is the German word schadenfreude, which translates into English as “the pleasure derived from the misfortune of others.” An enterprising young artist has created a blog in which he translates these words, not into phrases, but into GIFs. Mark Cuyos, a trilingual 20-year-old medical student, founded his Tumblr, Wordstuck, for “curious people who seek adventures in discovering words and languages around the world.” Click through to see a few highlights from the project, which we spotted via DesignTaxi.

wordstuck 11

Image credit: Wordstuck

wordstuck 1

Image credit: Wordstuck


15 Sep 17:10

Hell Yeah!

15 Sep 13:20

GAWATT Emotions Cup

by Donnia

Sous la direction artistique de Stepan Azaryan, le Backbone Studio a conçu les Gawatt Emotions Cup : des gobelets avec des petits personnages dont on peut changer l’humeur en tournant l’extrémité de la tasse. Commissionnés par le café arménien Gawatt, les illustrations de ce projet sont signées Narine Manvelyan et le design a été élaboré par Karen Gevorgyan.

gawatt-7 gawatt-6 gawatt-5 gawatt-4 gawatt-3bis gawatt-1
15 Sep 01:18

The longest straight line - you could sail 20000 miles in a straight line from Pakistan to Russia.

13 Sep 14:15

Animated Graphite Self-Portrait by T.S. Abe

by Christopher Jobson
Animated Graphite Self Portrait by T.S. Abe self portait gifs drawing animation

Animated Graphite Self Portrait by T.S. Abe self portait gifs drawing animation

UK-based fashion illustrator and designer T.S. Abe created this fantastic animated self-portrait from a series 15 individual graphite drawings. Abe says this is the first in a series of moving portraits she intends to draw and also mentions this is her first foray into animation. You can follower her most recent work on Tumblr.

12 Sep 18:49

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12 Sep 18:40

‘The SummHarry’, An Illustration That Sums Up the Entire Plot of ‘Harry Potter’

by Rollin Bishop

The SummHarry
(larger)

“The SummHarry” is an illustration by artist Lucy Knisley (see previously) that sums up the entire plot of Harry Potter.

image via Lucy Knisley

via b3ta.com, MightyMega

11 Sep 20:23

This Animated Field Guide To North American Butterflies Is Mesmerizing

by Lauren Davis

This Animated Field Guide To North American Butterflies Is Mesmerizing

Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are living beings as each butterfly flaps its wings.

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11 Sep 23:49

​Man In Pokémon Gear Charges White House Lawn, Gets Shut Down

by Kirk Hamilton
Chelsea

today wasn't the day to do this...

​Man In Pokémon Gear Charges White House Lawn, Gets Shut Down

Now here's something you don't see every day.

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11 Sep 19:03

It's me, Mario

11 Sep 20:42

I searched all my life for this statement but never found the right words

09 Sep 15:00

Unexpected Views Of Famous Historic Moments

by Zeon Santos

We’ve all seen those famous photographs of historic events such as the Kennedy Assassination, Martin Luther King’s "I have a dream" speech, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and our perception of these events is shaped by these iconic images.

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the area around these amazing photo ops looked like?

Well wonder no more, because this unique collection of photographs reveals 48 Unexpected Views of Famous Historical Moments, like this compelling view of Martin Luther King Jr.s "I Have A Dream" speech from atop Lincoln’s shoulder:

Or this touching shot of an East German guard passing a flower through a hole in the Berlin Wall on the morning the Wall fell in November, 1989:

There are even some shots from the fun side of history, like this shot of Salvador Dali kissing Raquel Welch's hand after he finished painting a portrait of her:

And incredible shots taken before tragedy befell the subjects- a shot of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole taken in 1910, before the entire group perished on their return journey:

Check out the rest of the 48 Unexpected Views of Famous Historic Moments over at Distractify

10 Sep 21:20

The most satisfying slo-mo gif.

10 Sep 22:58

Literature class

11 Sep 00:40

thecomicsvault: COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP W O N D E R  W O M A...



thecomicsvault:

COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP

W O N D E R  W O M A N
Action Comics #565 (March 1985)
Art by Keith Giffen (pencils), Bob Oksner (inks) & Anthony Tollin (colors)

10 Sep 14:39

What we will be faced with without net neutrality.

Chelsea

also John Oliver's segment on net neutrality, if you haven't seen it yet: http://youtu.be/fpbOEoRrHyU

09 Sep 15:31

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress

by Christopher Jobson

Starting this month Verizon FiOS customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing of high-res illustrations, designs, and photos, FiOS is sponsoring a series of posts on Colossal to help us commission and share these super hi-res animated GIFs from some of the most amazing artists we could find.

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Art director and designer Kevin Weir uses historical black and white photographs forgotten to time as the basis for his quirky—and slightly disturbing—animated GIFs. His path to online GIF superstardom began when he was in high school. He tells us that “my parents’ boss bought me a copy of Photoshop and I decided I wanted to be some kind of designer.” Having mastered the software, he found himself five years later “making black and white GIFs as a way to occupy myself during the downtime of an internship I had during grad school.” He shared the images on his Tumblr, Flux Machine where they quickly went viral.

Weir makes use of photographs he finds in the Library of Congress online archive, and is deeply drawn to what he calls “unknowable places and persons,” images with little connection to present day that he can use as blank canvas for his weird ideas. Perhaps it’s the nature of his imagination, or maybe a result of the medium’s limited frames of animation to communicate anything too serious, but despite the creepiness factor, it’s hard to not to smile at the absurdity of his ideas.

Weir is now an art director at Droga5 in NYC, he also also animates music videos and sassy birds.

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

10 Sep 00:54

nevver: Calvin and Hobbes

09 Sep 16:00

How to Crochet a Bowl of Ramen

by John Farrier

Cooking ramen is easy--certainly easier than crocheting. But the way that YouTube user betibettin knits, you'd swear that craft could be learned in an hour. He created this tasty-looking lunch with yarn. You can watch his process video (in Japanese) here.

How did he create the impression of soup broth? I was perplexed until I watched through the video. That's actually a layer of plastic film cut to fit the bowl and lying over his crocheted noodles.

-via Rocket News 24

P.S. Last weekend, I experimented with cooking eggs in boiling ramen. The results were delicious! I highly recommend the practice.

09 Sep 14:30

Wickedly Inventive Happy Meal Tie-Ins for Cult Movies

by Jason Bailey

The movie tie-in McDonald’s Happy Meal is one of our most venerable cultural barometers, a big “get” for family movies hoping to market directly to their most vocal consumers. Starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture back in 1979 (the same year the Happy Meal rolled out), Disney hits, superhero smashes, and other family favorites have used the cardboard panels of the Happy Meal and the toy inside to hawk their cinematic wares. But what if Happy Meals were used to market slightly more adult fare? This is the question asked by Pinterest artist Newt Clements, who’s made an extensive collection of imaginary Happy Meals that we really, really wish existed.

Artist Credit: Newt Clements

Artist Credit: Newt Clements


09 Sep 00:21

Beautiful Camel Shearing.

08 Sep 17:09

John Oliver Discusses Student Debt and For-Profit Colleges on ‘Last Week Tonight’

by Rollin Bishop

Host John Oliver discussed student debt and for-profit colleges on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (see previously). Oliver specifically goes into the details of just how sleazy the tactics of for-profit colleges have become over the years.

John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us.

08 Sep 16:58

‘Os Gemeos’ Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants

by Christopher Jobson

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photos by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

First a Boeing 747, and now an industrial complex on a Vancover island; it seems no canvas is too large for Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign to recoup costs associated with painting the silos has been extremely successful. You can see more over on Arrested Motion.

08 Sep 14:36

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya

by Christopher Jobson
Chelsea

<3 papercrafts!

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya first began to experiment with various ways to illustrate using paper about six years ago. In the time since she’s become a master at quilling and other sculptural techniques involving paper, landing high-profile jobs working on paper projects for fashion designer Issey Miyake, Godiva chocolates, and even Paramount films.

In her own time, Brodskaya often returns to an exploration of aging and older people, inspired in part due to fear of her own mortality, but also in an attempt to portray aging people with dignity by rendering them in brilliant color, or by showcasing their interests. There’s also an added bonus: quilled paper is an excellent medium for creating wrinkles.

You can see much more over on her website, and Brodskaya’s work appears in the new book Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration.

08 Sep 02:00

New York Public Library Menu Collection,1850-Present

by Lisa Marcus

Delmonico's Restaurant, 1899

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has a fantastic collection of menus online, ranging in years from 1850 to present day. It's one of those online databases that is easy to get caught up in, only to look up and find that it's over an hour later, and you've gone down a digitized menus from the 1800s rabbit hole. (At least that's what happened to... a friend of mine. Yeah, that's it.)

A woman named Frank E. Buttolph was integral to the archive. She started collecting menus in 1900, which she explained in a letter to the trustees of the NYPL. Buttolph, a visionary who intended for the collection to be for research, was considered an eccentric with a strange obsession. Read more about Buttoph here.  

These images are menus ranging from 1899 to 1959. Many of the menus, some of which had elaborate covers with artworks printed in color, tell the reader much more about the past than what foods were commonly consumed in restaurants. Cocktails and beverages were remarkably different. Cigarettes and cigars were often listed. The cover of the menu for the famous Cotton Club had imagery that today would be found patently offensive and racist. The menus truly are time capsules. 

Read more in this article. Visit the NYPL website to browse this fascinating collection here. 

 Hotel Stewart San Francisco, 1921

Thanksgiving at Hotel Paris, 1935

 Cotton Club, 1938


Lockheed Air Terminal Coffee Shop, 1949

 Tavern on the Green, 1950
 

Castle Restaurant, 1959