Pop art has always been a style of art I’ve admired. Roy Lichenstein, Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud are a few of my favorite artists of all time. Bright colors, recognizable imagery drawn from popular media and products. This style of art is a wonderful way to show whats going on in the world we live in.
Grégoire Guillemin, aka “Léon”, is a leader in the “Geek Art” movement. His work celebrates science fiction, comic books, video games and pop culture icons. Consumerism, lust, gluttony and vanity are things that are explored in Léon work. His artworks rediscover and reinvent styles through experimentation and a clean minimalist approach.
These pieces are so relevant to our generation. The series “The Secret Life of Heroes” is just one of his mind blowing series is a that is a hilarious inside look at the hidden, colorful and slightly steamy, life of our most beloved heroes. So called ‘innocent’ childhood favorites smoking cigarettes, taking selfies with Iphones, picking their nose, holding a gun and groping one another? So rad! I mean there’s nothing hotter than Superman eating a cheeseburger. Mmmm yummy.
Brooklyn based illustrator Leslie A. Wood uses shapes, colors and beautiful rhythmic patterns in a way that can surely brighten your day. These designs have been made into adorable greeting cards and unique wrapping paper.
These illustrations are imaginative and look like a lovely psychedelic dream. Giant food you can hug, fast food repeating itself, swimming with abstract fishes, a giant walking cookie and looking into a crystal ball made of sprinkles. This is the kind of visions a foodie has while on LSD.
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.
The delicious truth about Bloody Mary.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever look at gumball machines the same again.
The Iron Fry Throne. Only the one true cheeseburger may rule the seven kingdoms.
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.
Collecting those crystal blue rupees.
The true danger of burned toast.
A cheesy pun.
“To be, or not to be: that is the question.” What else can Skeletor do at Castle Grayskull besides read tons of Shakespeare?
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!
Pizza and parties go hand in hand. Crazy fun to eat and as far as food goes its pretty damn interesting to look at. Basic shapes, colorful toppings and of course drippy melty cheese. Pizza could be an illustrators dream come true . Doodling little pizzas sound like a good time to me.
Japanese artist Kimiaki Yaegashi a.k.a. Okimi, created a series featuring pizza. These paintings also have a hot chick wearing a bikini, a naked baby, a cat, a bird/turtle/fish man and a Tengu. In Japanese folk culture the Tengu is a legendary mountain goblin that often represents vanity and pride. There’s a Japanese expression, ‘Tengu ni naru,’ which means, ‘He’s turning into a Tengu,’ used when describing a person who is arrogant, proud or conceited.
Now, the meaning of all these characters (including the pizza) on each of these drawings is up to you. These make me so happy, I cant help but giggle. They are abstract, wacky and beautiful.
A slice of pizza in your underpants? On your boobies? Over your eyes? What about putting your head through it?
Check out his website and buy some of his stuff. I most certainly will.
Kathryn Selbert illustrated these adorable drawings of animals juxtaposed next to illustrations of delicious food. These prints satisfy both the animal lover in me and my love of cartoon food.
Pigs and Pizza | Bulldogs and Burgers
Illustrations by Kathryn Selbert