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…Jason Freeny’s work is amazing?

Jason Freeny

Remember Jason Freeny’s “Pneumatic Anatomica”?

Well he’s back, and this time, his art dives into the insides of a gummy bear and a Dunny, in pieces he calls “Immaculate Confection” and “Visible Vinyl”.

I emailed Jason to find out a little bit more about his work, and asked him, “What inspires you to create these amazing pieces of art?”

He replied:

    You pose a question I have been asked before and one that is not easily answered. I could give you a long dribbling artist statement on all the symbolism and meaning I am trying to portray to make the world a better place but the simple fact is, these pieces are mostly a combination of my interests, 3D modeling, pop culture, illustration, surrealism, cartoons and a taste for the off center. Ultimately I create these images for me to enjoy as well as my 5 year old son. I also enjoy releasing them into the wild (internet) and see the reactions people have to them. I am thrilled that people enjoy them and that keeps me making more. I actually get a bit down when they don’t go over well, but that makes me try harder the next time. Its become a challenge for me create work that tickles the small piece of the brain that enjoys these twisted guilty pleasures.

Sounds like one down to earth dude!

Who knew the inanimate could be so interesting?

[Jason Freeny]

…Tamar Levine documents Hollywood?

Tamar Levine - Michael JacksonTamar Levine takes photos of the strange and interesting people that gather in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, pretending to be famous pop culture characters. (Spider-Man, Michael Jackson, Jack Sparrow, Luke Skywalker, Elvis Presley, Etc.)

Apparently, “these are full-time freelance careers for a fiercely territorial group of eccentrics who often take their celebrity alter-egos with them well after they’ve left Hollywood Blvd”.

Definitely a must see gallery.

[Flickr – Hollywood Blvd. Characters]

[Tamar Levine Photography]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Mr. Potatohead has been mashed?

Mr. PotatoMash

Ashley is a Mr. Potatohead masher.

By combining the spud with a little bit of clay and some imagination, each design takes on a life of its own.

The custom designs, based off of movie, TV, and pop culture icons, take between one and seven hours to make, and are often destroyed after being photographed.

Just don’t say the words “twice baked” around them, or they’ll get upset.

[Mr. PotatoMash]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Nothing is sacred?

Is Nothing Sacred

Is nothing sacred?

That’s the question asked by this amazingly unique shirt from Design By Humans.

Featuring a mix of pop culture and sacred icons, from Elvis to the Sacred Cow, Jesus to grilled cheese sandwiches, the lonely Sacred Kingfisher to the Sacred Heart, it might not be a good shirt to wear to church, but blaspheme has never looked so good.

[Design By Humans]

…Family Guy watches The Simpsons?

As one YouTube detective discovered, Family Guy often ‘borrows’ ideas from The Simpsons. While both shows rely heavily on pop culture and historical references, it’s interesting to see just how similar some of these scenes really are. See for yourself:

[Via: Monitor Duty]