DESIGN

Just Like Us by Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell's fun series "Just Like Us" puts cute pop culture icons and puts them into fun everyday situations. What's not to like about a Magneto being covered in magnetic alphabet letters or Dubmo riding the Dumbo ride? You can see the full list of these great works at the Gallery1988 website. Which one is your favorite?

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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Character Alphabets by Mike BaBoon

What's not to love about these character alphabets by Mike BaBoon? One thing I did realize while looking at these is I don't know nearly as many characters' names as I thought I did. The shows/movies in order are: Sesame Street, Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, The Muppets, The Simpsons, Pixar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Not to be confused with Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles).

If you like these, you can buy prints on Society6.

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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Surreal Fantasies by Martin Waldbauer

Martin Waldbauer is a master of playful illusions. Each piece makes you do a double take, wondering if what you're seeing could be real. He says he's a total amateur, but I'm not buying it ;)

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

GaGa-Licious (Lady Gaga Illustrations) by Adrian Valencia

Check out this sweet set of Lady Gaga illustrations by Argentinian illustrator Adrian Valencia. If you like the style of these, you'll love the rest of his work. Check out more on his portfolio.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Mad Men Barbie Dolls by Robert Best

In honor of the upcoming premiere of Mad Men Season 5, I present you with these awesome Mad Men Barbie Dolls. The dolls, featuring Don Draper, Betty Draper, Joan Holloway, and Roger Sterling, were designed by Robert Best with the help of Mad Men creator Matt Weiner and show designer Janine Bryant. They are also the first in the Barbie Fashion Model Collection. Learn more about these dolls in an interview with Robert Best.

If you want, you can buy these dolls on Barbie collector.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Beer Can Butterflies by Paul Villinski

Paul Villinski creates these awesome butterfly works out of crushed beer cans from the streets of New York. 

"I am drawn to humble, yet evocative materials; in this case, crushed beer cans from the streets of New York - every one of them once raised to someone’s lips. My process of “recycling” them into images of butterflies is a quiet physical meditation, a yoga of tin snips and files and fingers."

Read more about his beautiful butterfly art at Paul's website. You might also like this Metal Sculpture by David Kracov or this Hummingbird CD Sculpture by Sean Avery.

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Average: 4 (2 votes)

The Sickness of Reason by Robert Longo

Robert Longo's explosive paintings look like they could be old photographs. His shading and texturing create exceptional details that give his work an organic feel. Don't forget to check out the rest of his spectacular work.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Recycled Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

Yong Ho Ji is a Korean artist who creates wonderful and unique sculptures out of recycled tires. You can see the meticulous details of the muscles, flesh, and curved bodies of his beasts. 

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Motion in Air by Mike Campau

"This series of images freezes a moment of time in each dancer's aerial maneuver, and turns their movements into static sculptures that represents their motion and style. Original shots were stock photography and stylized to fit within the scene, sculptures and sets created entirely CGi." Art by Mike Campau

You can see the process he used at the bottom of this article.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Hand-cut Paper Art by Joe Bagley

Wow! That's what comes to mind when you see the hand-cut paper art of Joe Bagley. Each design is hand-cut from a single piece of black paper and mounted to an acid-free white mat board. The intricacy and details of each design are astounding. If you want one, you can buy one of his designs on Etsy.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

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