Saturday, 31 October 2015

Van Gogh earrings

Even for Halloween, this set of earrings is probably far too gross to contemplate actually wearing them. Still, in the spirit of Halloween I put it under special designs rather than mixed nuts. First seen here.

Friday, 30 October 2015

"Here’s the image for the Birthday Cake"

Another clear example that you cannot rely on anything getting done right if you do not leave very clear instructions. First seen here.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Thriller - Lenny Henry style

At the occasion of the upcoming Halloween festivities, one of the funniest parodies of all time. Lenny Henry spoofs Michael Jackson shortly after the king of pop released the extravagant Thriller video. First seen here.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mahler's Fourth

Mahler's fourth symphony is one of my favourites, but this album cover is ridiculous. I saw it on a thread of a classical music forum.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Heavy metal fork

A very neat way to combine food and heavy metal symbolism, courtecy of Hard Rock cafe. First seen here.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Saw sculptures

This is art unlike anything I have seen before. UK artist Dan Rawlings created these remarkable cut-out silhouettes from two old saws First seen here.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Colour perception

This type of optical illusion has featured before, but the linked site has a nifty flash feature that allows you to see quickly how you have been fooled. In this case, believe it or not, the brown central square on the top and the bright orange central square at the front are the same colour. First seen here.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Something fishy

A brilliant shot of a pelican that just managed to catch lunch. I'd love to credit the photographer, but the linked site has no information. First seen here.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Matchstick sculptures

Crafts, rather than fine art, but kudos to David Mach's skill and inspiration to create these sculptures from thousands of matches. First seen here.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Behind the muppets

The Muppet Show was one of my favourite television series in the seventies. The link gives pictures of the people behind (or under, or inside) these characters. First seen here.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

South Park gender swap

Taken from a post at Acid Cow listing a variety of these cartoon gender swaps. This one appealed to me most. First seen here.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Worst. Joke. Ever.

Taken from a site with a lot more of these - this one made me smile, because I did not see it coming. Stupid, I know. First seen here.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Copy Village

Many of us know how easy it still is to get copies of western items like watches, bags, and DVD's in China. Well, they have taken it one step further. The Austrian village of Hallstatt (one of my favourites) has now been copied lock, stock and barrel somewhere in the Guangdong province as a tourist attraction. First seen here.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Star Wars speakers

These very detailed Star Wars speakers are a geek's dream. If you like them, you can support their production via a kickstarter project (see link). First seen here.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Hey Jude flowchart

Wonderful, this mock scientific presentation of one of the less demanding Beatles lyrics. I made an edited version of this song for my MP3 player, cutting about 3 minutes of the end. First seen here.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Euphonium magic

This album cover is so mindbogglingly bad that one suspects it has been done this way on purpose. First seen here.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Blacked out sunglasses

Partly Mixed Nuts, partly Special Designs - and I can understand why the company who designed these paparazzi-proof sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, have discontinued them. First seen here.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Evil incarnate

Not the usual Potpourri fare, but it made me laugh. First seen here.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Camel thorn trees

As a piece of art, this is definitely Art for Art's Sake material, but when Jenny Downing buzzed about it a few years ago, I checked and I had featured the photographer (Frans Lanting) already in my main blog. Photographer? Yes: your mind is telling you that you are looking at a painting, but it is a straightforward photograph - in this case silhouetted trees against the famous red sand dunes of Namibia. First seen here.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Working safely

When I was still giving presentations on work safety, I would have loved to use this one. Good grief. First seen here.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Picasso face

I know it is just a mask, but there is something strangely funny yet disturbing about this picture.... First seen here.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Fun with flags

This is just a sample: the linked site presents the flags of all countries as pie charts. It reminded me immediately of the Big Bang Theory's Fun with flags. First seen here.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Blake's bar code projects

Why amazing stuff? Portraits of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe with letters and numbers are ten a penny, right? Well, Scott Blake found an interesting new twist: his portraits are made of bar codes of products related to the celebrity depicted (e.g. movies). In exhibitions, he includes a bar code reader so visitors can check it out. First seen here.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

At home with the Clintons

Whatever you may think of the Clintons, this made me laugh. I came across it on a classical music discussion board.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The walls are moving

A fun use of a well-known optical illusion in a cartoon. First seen here.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Pits and pyramids

Pits and pyramids is an interesting art project by photographer Sam Kaplan. With an assortment of cookies, candies, tea cakes, and sandwiches, he constructed a series of remarkable and colourful pits and pyramids. First seen here.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Stormtroopers' lunch

Canadian photographer David Eger recreated famous photographs with Star Wars figurines. The one shown is of course Lunch atop a Skyscraper by Charles C Ebbets. First seen here.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Classic art cakes

These unique cakes were made by Maria Aristidou. Each one is inspired by a classic painting, including van Gogh, Dali, and Munch. First seen here.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Gale force

Definitely not the way to show the most beautiful side of your models. Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern has been photographing individuals faced with gale-force winds directly to the head. Fun to watch though. First seen here.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Animals in Moiré

Graphic designer Andrea Minini creates beautiful minimalistic images of animals with jsut a few lines. The bull is my favourite, but there are many more great examples in the link. First seen here.