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03 May 21:49

Karlapee made this model of King Ralph. 

by harveyjames

Karlapee made this model of King Ralph. 

16 Mar 04:16


11 Mar 04:23

Daniel Spenser

26 Feb 02:44

News in Brief: Ted Cruz Provides Detailed Response To Moderator’s Question About Why His Face So Fucking Infuriating

HOUSTON—Responding to moderator Wolf Blitzer’s question about why voters who look at him are overwhelmed with feelings of intense aggravation and disgust, presidential candidate Ted Cruz provided a comprehensive outline during Thursday night’s GOP debate laying out exactly why his face is so fucking infuriating. “Ever since I was a child, I have had a weaselly, piece-of-shit face that you can’t help but want to hit, and that’s never changed—how many other candidates on this stage can say that?” said Cruz, adding that oftentimes when he looks in the mirror, even he wants to drive a screwdriver through his eyes so he never has to see his stupid, boxy head and waggling, doughy chin ever again. “Let me be clear: When voters look at my shit-eating, smug-as-fuck smirk, they can’t help but want to wipe it off by grabbing me by my waxy ...

13 Feb 05:06

This Agency Creative Director Compiles the World's Weirdest Pinterest Boards

by Patrick Coffee

There are two persistent clichés about Pinterest—that its users are mostly women, and that it's a less fruitful social platform for creativity than networks like Twitter and Facebook. 

"I definitely disagree," says Will Hall, executive creative director at New York agency Rain—and he has the boards to prove it. A list of free Craigslist mattresses, pictures of classic and/or creepy ventriloquists and hyper-literate takes on black magic and 50 Shades of Grey provide only a small sampling of the crazy, pin-worthy boards that Hall builds on Pinterest. 

"If my boards were on Tumblr, people would think they're funny but unremarkable," Hall tells AdFreak. "But because Pinterest skews toward wedding cakes and life hacks, it provided an odd context." 

See a sampling of a few of his boards here: 

Sexy Chewbaccas

Rad Bros

Dinosaur Erotica

Laser Portraits

Hall started using Pinterest as a way to "bomb" his sister with surreal and unexpected bursts of content. "My sister starts every weekend with it," he says, "and I was able to spam her feed with things like 'artisanal prison shanks.' Lots of people use social media to get famous, but I only care that I can connect with one person using a platform that she loves."

The ad veteran, who has also worked at MRY, iris, Digitas and other agencies, calls his Pinterest habit "part art project" that aims to achieve the subverse nature of The Onion. "On the surface, their headlines are stupid, but underneath they're really interesting," he says.

Pinning allows Hall to engage in a form of social commentary, as in the case of "supermodels blinking," which he calls "a comment on Photoshop standards for beauty" that also happens to be hilarious. 

Are there lessons to be learned from his success for agencies and their clients? "In any creative ideation session, the best and, by extension, the worst ideas will come to mind first because they're familiar," Hall says. "How do we push beyond the obvious territory to ideas which might at first glance seem a little off?" 

Hall approaches his creative work for clients like Doritos, Adult Swim and Nintendo in the same sort of way. For example, his agency created a series of documentaries for Facebook's 10th anniversary. "We told the story of Humans of New York, which is way more interesting than a video about the progression of Facebook," he says. 

"A lot of companies talk about being on Pinterest," Hall says, "but [consumers] who live in it smell that a mile away. I use a sensibility of how the platform works to make it remarkable as my sister scrolls through it. It's like a sandbox: It's what you make of it. If your content is boring, that's your fault—not Pinterest's."

Hall's personal favorite board? Spelling bee eliminations. "I went through the last 10 years of spelling bees and took screenshots of the exact moment when each kid went, 'Oh no,' " he explains. 

Hall's boards haven't gone unnoticed by those outside his immediate family. He tells AdFreak that he has received (unaccepted) job offers from parties who came upon his pages, adding, "My colleagues constantly rag me about this work. The overwhelming sentiment is that this is actually an interesting use of the platform to laugh at the absurditity of it all."

That sentiment feeds into Hall's general approach to advertising: The goal, he says, "is not to be right but to be remarkable."

Collections of Dutch boy bands and awful salon puns can be remarkable, indeed.

More spapshots of his boards below. 

Mannequin Headshots

The Dark Arts

Dutch Boy Bands

Makeshift Bras

10 Feb 13:23

Artist Turns Paper Cups into Multi-Layered Comics with Moving Pieces!

by Staff


23-year-old artist Shinrashinge turns disposable paper cups into imaginative, interactive, three-dimensional comics! You really have to see the videos below to understand the creativity here. So cool!

05 Feb 14:50

#1196; The Currency of Cute

by David Malki

she keeps lifting them off her legs but they keep climbing back up all ''mew! mew! mew!''

10 Nov 21:55

Mind-Bending Series by Artist Victor Enrich

by Staff


In “NHDK,” fine artist Victor Enrich takes a single image of the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich and re-imagines it in a variety of different ways. Some changes are subtle, with Enrich simply adjusting the size or arrangement of the building, while adhering to basic architectural constraints. Others are absolutely mind-bending! Check out more images, plus a video compilation below!

22 Oct 16:28

Harmonix Employees Caught Posting Amazon Reviews For Rock Band 4

by Jason Schreier

In the cut-throat music industry, you’ve gotta do anything you can to stay ahead of the curve. So it is with the plastic music industry, too.


12 Oct 00:47

Superman and Batman. Who's better? Let's find out!

by Kerry Callen

For decades, fans have argued who is the better superhero, Superman or Batman. It recently occurred to me that the best way to determine this is to see how they’d fare if one replaced the other on their comic covers. Will one fare better than the other? This should decide once and for all who's superior! I selected six covers and then created six alternative images.

First up, Superman #32. Superman is being hit by multiple lightning bolts--

--while Batman is screaming multiple obscenities. Winner, Superman.

Next, Action Comics #357, featuring kids with kryptonite. Looks like Superman is in loads of trouble--

--Batman, not so much. Punk kids. Winner, Batman.

Let's look at a fairly famous cover, Batman #497, where Bane broke Batman's back--

I always thought this Batman cover should have had a sound effect on it. Otherwise, it merely looks like a visit to the chiropractor. Regardless-- Winner, Superman.

Next, Detective Comics #583. Batman is cooler when he's surrounded by bats!

Superman is not cooler when surrounded by supers. Winner, Batman.

Two wins for Superman. Two wins for Batman. It's a close race! Let's take a look at a cover that has both heroes on it, World's Finest #54--

Now, let’s replace Batman with Superman and Superman with Batman.

It appears they are both equally as awesome! Suck it, Robin. Tie!

Lastly, Detective Comics Vol. 2 #37, the deciding image! Batman lives in a mansion and has a butler--

Winner, Batman!

05 Sep 16:21

Fist Bump Crosswalk in Los Angeles

by Jeff


Alfredo Adán took it upon himself to make a crosswalk in Los Angeles a little more fun. Watch the video below.

View the whole post: Fist Bump Crosswalk in Los Angeles over on BOOOOOOOM!.

23 Aug 21:10

Proof, Mad Max: Fury Road

08 Jul 07:26

kalhev said: Hey I just find you and this is crazy but...

kalhev said: Hey I just find you and this is crazy but here’s my follow make a shark plz.


17 Jun 17:22

George Sr: I want you to know that it is okay for you to hide. A...

George Sr: I want you to know that it is okay for you to hide. A man can hide. There’s a quiet courage in that.
Buster: You’re a good uncle.
George Sr: I’m not your uncle. I’m your father.
Buster: What?

Out on a Limb - 2x11

11 Jun 20:08

Mad Max: Fury Road VS Adventure Time

by Jeremy Barker

A perfect pairing of two post-apocalyptic worlds: Mad Max: Fury Road and Adventure Time's Land of Ooo. Ryan May's character matching is excellent. Above: Lemongrab as the War Boy Nux and Finn the Human as Mad Max.

Princess Bubblegum as Furiosa with the wives, Wildberry Princess, Flame Princess and Lumpy Space Princess.

The Ice King as Immortan Joe is kinda disturbing.

Marceline, the Vampire Queen as Coma the Doof Warrior, a.k.a. the flame throwing guitarist. 

Previously on Popped Culture...

05 Jun 01:42

3A × 2000AD's "Judge Dredd: Deputy Chief Judge Fish" Collectible Figure!

by Nick Curtis / Trust Pigs
Recently shown off by threeA, the above fuzzy teaser picture is — for fans of the UK comic anthology 2000AD and especially the strips concerning Judge Dredd — obviously "Deputy Chief Judge Fish." A pet goldfish, he was appointed as Deputy Chief Judge by the insane Chief Judge Cal during his reign, which surely took inspiration from the Roman emperor Caligula. Unlikely that a 1/12th scale sized goldfish bowl is an independent collectible release, it's most probable that 3A are actually teasing a "Chief Judge Cal" figure in their ongoing, officially licensed Judge Dredd line!
31 Mar 18:53

Writing characters, not symptoms: A gamer with autism discusses what our hobby gets wrong

by Joe Parlock

Many people are aware of autism spectrum disorders, but few people understand them.

Continue reading…

01 Mar 07:23

Police Report, Vice City PD

18 Feb 04:51

Watch this guy prepare a tiny Japanese feast in a miniature kitchen

by Omar Kardoudi

Miniature Channel is a Japanese Youtube channel devoted to cooking edible food using cute miniature kitchen supplies. There are many videos: They make curry, tajine, eggs and bacon, and of course, Japanese food. Here are some of their best Japanese miniature dishes.


16 Feb 03:38

Take off

09 Feb 19:56

The Only Naming Convention That Works

09 Feb 05:00

Descension, Anish Kapoor

Descension, Anish Kapoor

26 Jan 19:28

Chess: Who will win in this riveting game of Math.random() vs. Math.random()? (

Started with 191 points; by idiotclock


09 Jan 20:54

nevver: Park bench plaque

08 Jan 01:29


06 Jan 06:56

pug-of-war: probertson said: healo can u plz make animzeon of...


probertson said:

healo can u plz make animzeon of petre grifon from a family’s guy makeing out withe hanke hile from king of hil

My pleasur.

01 Jan 21:51

Happy 2015, you bojo’s. xo, Steff Bomb

Happy 2015, you bojo’s. xo, Steff Bomb

29 Dec 04:56

A very gutsy build

by Iain

We’ve already seen the internal anatomy of a mini-fig, so I guess the innards of a brick-built figure was the next logical step. This version by Flickr member umamen comes complete with articulated joints, flex-tube veins and arteries, and helpfully color-coded organs. Can you name them all?

26 Dec 01:26

Nele Azevedo’s Army of Melting Ice Sculptures

by Caro
Her art only lasts a matter of seconds. Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo has been labeled a street artist, sculptor, and monument designer best known for her "melting men". Her ice sculptures of thousands of faceless tiny people have been staged on stairways all over the world. They are part of her "Minimum Monument" Project, or anti-monument as she sometimes calls it, an ongoing series that has toured to Brazil, Havana, Tokyo, Paris, Firenze and Berlin since 2001.
25 Dec 02:24

three kings in bed 'Salzburg Missal', Regensburg ca....

three kings in bed

'Salzburg Missal', Regensburg ca. 1478-1489

München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 15708 I, fol. 63r