CUTE INANIMATE OBJECTS HOLDING HANDS.

Dot eyes and stick figure legs never looked so good. I mean, get a load of these little foods holding hands.  Oh my god…..I just cant handle how cute these characters are.  Food holding hands? Awwww.  Sandwiches driving cars, a taco playing the saxophone and a Lord of the Rings reference?  Hell yes.  These delectable little bites are created by artist Matt Caputo of New Jersey.  I’m truly impressed by the fine details in these drawings.  Considering these are little cartoon foods they really do leave me quite hungry.  Can I have an ice cream please?  And make sure hes holding hands with a burger please.

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http://instagram.com/mattdrawsthings

HA HA. VERY PUNNY.

My love for a good pun will never die.  I can’t get enough of hearing the groans people make after you say a clever pun, it truly is priceless.  Sometimes puns could be so bad/good they can hurt.
South African graphic designer and illustrator Jaco Haasbroek puns beautifully.  He has a great sense of humor and illustrates it perfectly.  His witty humor and adorable characters will surely put a smile on any face.

Here’s an illustration that Ron Swanson would appreciate.
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The breakfast club.
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The egg-celent breakfast of champions.
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This is why piggies have curly tails.
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Lettuce put our hands together for Jaco Haasbroek.
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http://jacohaasbroek.com/

MIXED MEDIA PERFECTED.

Playing with a few tortilla chips could lead to some creative work if you just stop and look at the potential of the tortilla chip.  Artist Javier Pérez Estrella aka cintascotch is a graphic designer from Ecuador and his work is simple and imaginative.  He plays with two and three dimensions in a way we haven’t seen before.  As humans we tend to see faces and shapes in inanimate objects.  His work takes this thought to the next level.

The illustrations are simple and compliment the found item perfectly.  He is using mixed media just the way God intended mixed media to be.  If you check out his Instagram or his website he has some pretty remarkable ‘stop motion’ animation videos up.

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http://javierperez.ws/

http://instagram.com/cintascotch

 

 

FOOD HAVE FEELINGS TOO YOU KNOW!

Playing around with clay is super fun.  When I was a little girl loved sculpting little tiny meals for my dolls.  Granted they never looked as good as the pre-made plastic foods that Mattel manufactured.  But for a girl that couldn’t afford the expensive stuff these tiny mediocre clay foods were acceptable for my Barbies. After college i began to experiment with polymer clay and created miniature food shaped earrings and charms and even got a chance to do the craft fair/flea market circuit.  I had a great time creating these tiny detailed pieces but it sure does take lots and lots of work.  I really appreciate how much effort goes into these sculpts.

Husband and wife team Liz and Jimmy Reed are Cuddles and Rage. This creative duo creates some pretty spectacular work. Whether its sculpting or drawing comics these two have an eye for the wacky and for the witty.  These little sculpted dioramas take up a life and story of their own.  The subtle expression on each characters faces are amazing.  I am still baffled by how they get that killer texture on the clay,  it’s really quite mind blowing.

This is how doughnuts get their sprinkles.
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This burrito seemed to have spill his guts out.
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The chocolate sauce looks so realistic on this ice cream sundae its pretty amazing.  Be careful if you keep this out in front of kids or your buddies that have the munchies.
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This pancake breakup is super sad.  I’m sure most of could relate to crying tears of butter, especially Paula Deen.
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Attack of the trash zombie food.
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This pie is so vain she needed a face lift to look beautiful.
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Cookie torture device.  I like the little cookie crumbles on the bottom of the glass.  Rest in peace cookie, you were beloved.
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Ghost chilies can indeed be pretty terrifying, and delicious.
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A comfortable pea in a pod.
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Take a look at your ice before you drink it.  Are they screaming?
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What’s with this jerk orange juice just grabbing straight through the doughnut?  I understand doughnuts irritation and love the expression on his face.
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This corn dog drama is a reoccurring comic on Cuddles and Rage.  I like to see all the drama unfold, its like a morning soap opera.
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Check out this website or by some stuff on Etsy.  They are definitely one of my favorite artists out there and they are super nice people.

http://cuddlesandrage.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuddlesAndRage

A PROFOUND KAWAII.

The cutesy or “kawaii” style of art has always put a smile on my face.  I’m just a sucker for inanimate objects with dot eyes and mischievous smiles.

Malaysian artist Suah Wei Hong aka ‘Kuso Design‘ has been creating some amazing work.  Though they may look cute on the outside, these images are simple and profound.  They tell the life lessons of love, loss and family.  Yes, they have cute eyes but they still manage to evoke some strong emotions out of even the hardest heart.  I think the artist was smart using solid background colors to really showcase these characters.

Salmon Roe fight?  Just siblings playing around.
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Mama Salmon cooks all her meals with love.
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What about stressed out daddy Tuna?
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These cookies make me feel all the feels.
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Poor digital camera…another hard lesson taught by the cutest of characters.  Sometimes the newer model isn’t the better choice.  Its just whatever fits us best.
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This image is so simple and yet so compelling.  Loss.  Its a sonofabitch.
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The lesson of patience and birth.
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The lesson of our impending demise.
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Or sometimes its a just a play on words.
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http://kusodesign.deviantart.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kusodesign

A SOFTHEARTED NERD.

Illustrator Nan Lawson has a style that I can only describe as “sweetheart nerd”. Her pieces combine a soft and sweet quirky flair to recognizable pop culture figures. She has a unique style of portraiture and character busts.  What I love about her work is the cute way she draws characters with their eyes closed.  Its a  soft, peaceful and meditative feeling.  These characters come to life with the detailed line work and lovely use of color.

Here we have Mr. Fox from Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox
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This is Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.
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Sherlock Holmes
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Here is Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation pondering the meaning of life over this burger. Which I oftentimes do as well.
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An adorable spin on Adventure Time.
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Here there is a series called “the little ones”. These drawings have the semi creepy doll dot eyes and can either be interpreted as eerie or cute, or maybe a little of both. This is Harry Potter, obv.
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Margot Tenenbaum, from the Royal Tenenbaums. Arguably my favorite Wes Anderson movie.
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We all know macaroons are little cloud puffs from heaven.
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Then there’s this little guy. I can truly relate to this. All day every day.
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You can find her work on her website and also proceed to purchase a tote bag or phone case on Society 6.
http://nanlawson.com/
http://society6.com/artist/nanlawson

PLAY ON WORDS PLAY WITH MY HEART.

Greek artist and t-shirt designer Teo Zirinis is the clever mind behind HandsOffMyDinosaur!
His art has a great blend of puns, pop culture references and whimsy.
Whether its inanimate objects doing something silly, a play on words or your favorite character doing something out of character all of his work is great fun.

Pizzas have scary tales to tell around a campfire too.
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The  delicious truth about Bloody Mary.
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I’m not sure if I’ll ever look at gumball machines the same again.
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The Iron Fry Throne.  Only the one true cheeseburger may rule the seven kingdoms.
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Dhalsim brings the heat to this ‘Street Barbecue’.  We all knew E. Honda would come to the party, being a heavy man that enjoys a steak or two.  I’m happy Zangief could make the party as well.
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Collecting those crystal blue rupees.
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The true danger of burned toast.
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A cheesy pun.
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“To be, or not to be:  that is the question.”  What else can Skeletor do at Castle Grayskull besides read tons of Shakespeare?
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What about Ring Kong?  This play on words is so simple and amazing.  I wonder if Peter Jackson would be down to throw a quick film together.  I would so be there!
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http://www.handsoffmydinosaur.com/
http://society6.com/artist/teozirinis

HEY NERD! EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES!

Graphic designer Darkchoocoolat aka Florent Rousseau has been creating some super fun nerdy art.  8 bit fruits and veggies can brighten up my day.  Pop culture anything always sparks my interest.
You should probably eat five fruits and vegetables a day to be in good health.  Its easy when they look this delicious and adorable.
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This health bar is super clever. Not a bad idea if you’d like to see some of your video game characters zombiefied. Something like this would be pretty useful in a game when you’ve died. Plus you gotta think that zombies have different character abilities. Sounds like a fun game to play if you ask me.
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What about everybody’s favorite Mario Bros mushroom? What about all your other favorite characters? The Eye of Sauron, Link, Robocop or Darth Vader? Mushrooms have to dress up for Halloween too ya know.
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Be careful At-At! Banana peels are dangerous.
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Lets not forget about our favorite Breaking Bad scalawag Walter White. Those of us that watched the show know he makes a killer breakfast for Walt Jr so why cant he make a delicious bread?  Actually maybe his bread would taste a little meth-y.
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Here’s the kawaii version of the same print. Besides, we all love inanimate objects with little faces.
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http://www.darkchoocoolat.com/
http://society6.com/darkchocolat

FAMOUS CHUNKIES.

I can easily say Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of the greatest movies of all time. I mean whats more amazing than animated characters mingling with real life people?  I went crazy for it when I was a kid.  I still get pretty pumped when I see animation fuse with real life objects.
Artist Alex Solis does amazing illustrations that are unique, fun and playful.
This series is called Stealing My Food
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He also is doing a series called Famous Chunkies. He illustrates recognizable pop culture figures as little fatties. I like the consistency of this series but it also has a strong message.
Usually when unhealthy eating is discussed it tends to come off as preachy and a little annoying. I think Alex Solis raises awareness without it being too much to digest….(see what I did there?)
Even though they are simply adorable, it gives you a little food for thought.  Some of these drawings make me think about cheeseburgers a little  more than usual.  Then it immediately makes me rethink eating that cheeseburger.

Ariel/Flounder/Sebastian from Little Mermaid
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Link from Legend of Zelda
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Ryu from Street Fighter
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Darth Vader from Star Wars
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The cool thing is that he experiments with different art styles and its never the same thing over and over.  He constantly posts super entertaining stuff on Instagram @alexmdc

The Ruler
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Real life Fruit Ninja
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Pencil Death: A little morbid and a little cutie 
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http://society6.com/artist/alexmdc

http://cargocollective.com/oddworx

GIMMIE A BOWSER BURGER WITH SOME GANON BACON.

I grew up playing Nintendo games. Some games were ridiculously hard to pass. I remember I used to get so mad trying to beat King Koopa.  Even as an innocent little girl I  would day dream of making koopa in a delectable turtle soup.  And Ganon from Legend of Zelda…..that awful awful pig. These were the villains of my childhood.

Illustrator Jude Buffum created these 8bit butcher diagrams.  These hilarious infographic charts satisfies the carnivore and nerdy side of me.  Plus who hasent thought of seeing these monsters hacked up into bits…..8 BITS……

King Koopa aka Bowser-Mario Brothers
Where’s all your fire breathing abilities now?! Huh, jerk?
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Ganon-The Legend of Zelda
Ganon’s lust for power can never be satisfied.  Just as my love of Ocarina Steak can never be satisfied. Ganon was a jerk and should totally  be eaten. I’m certain he would taste like pig or possibly like wild boar.  This is what he gets for harming my beloved Link and Zelda.
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Two little swimming foes-Mario Brothers
I would gladly eat them because I love sashimi and they were always little annoying punks anyway.
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Chocobos- Final Fantasy
These are fast little birds that get you from place to place,  which leads me to believe the meat would be a little on the tough side. This one is kinda sad because they were usually pretty cute and friendly little critters.  But hey, I’m a sucker for chocobo nuggets.
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Yoshi-Mario Brothers
Awww…poor poor Yoshi. But you know, he does eat some delicious fruits so that “tongue stew” must taste delightful.  An adorable dino delicacy.
Maybe you shouldn’t have run off a cliff.  Stupid…adorable Yoshi.
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Jude recently was the illustrator for  a cookbook  called “Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks” where he created exploded diagrams for various recipes.  I recently ordered this book and am excited to see it, especially because I’m a big fan of unique food art and also am a fan of cooking.

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Check out his other work, most are in the 8bit style too which is super fun.  I’m a sucker for anything nerdy like infographics, diagrams and charts.  Jude really did some creative work here.  Buy some of his stuff he is super nice and totally deserves some revenue.  So get on it nerds!

http://judebuffum.com/
http://society6.com/judebuffum
http://storey.com/