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Classic Cartoons Suspend Tense Moments of Sabotage in Embroidery

 Art Craft #cartoons #embroidery #humor #pop culture #thread April 5, 2022 Grace Ebert “Performance Anxiety.” All images © Peter Frederiksen, shared with permission From Looney Tunes and Mickey Mouse to The Simpsons, cartoons have a long history of imagining the most ridiculous, chaotic moments possible and dramatizing them into absurdity. The animated characters and …

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‘Real Time’ Uses Amusing Manual Techniques To Track the Passage of Each Minute

 Art Design #humor #performance #time #video March 18, 2022 Grace Ebert  Part of a series of performances centered on cumbersome and surreal timekeeping devices, Maarten Baas’s “Sweeper’s Clock” chronicles two men as they track each passing moment with heaps of garbage. The aerially shot film follows the pair as they push lines of …

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A Daily Project by Tatsuya Tanaka Turns Everyday Goods into Quirky Miniatures

 Art Photography #humor #miniature #olympics #sports February 16, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Tatsuya Tanaka A scroll through Tatsuya Tanaka’s Instagram chronicles the everyday happenings of a cleverly designed world in miniature. The Japanese artist (previously) has spent the last decade reimaging life-sized objects like pencil sharpeners, sponges, and slippers as tiny sets …

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Oil Paintings by Paco Pomet Brighten Vintage Scenes with Satirical Elements in Color

 Art #humor #oil painting #painting #satire #social commentary #surreal February 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “A Prequel” (2021), oil on canvas, 100 x 150 centimeters. All images © Paco Pomet Succeeding his series of paintings titled Beginnings, Paco Pomet’s Endings applies a similarly satirical veil to his provocative and outlandish scenarios: a cleaved camper reveals …

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Outlandish Cat High-Jinks Become Adorable Miniatures Sculpted by Meetissai

 Art #cats #epoxy #humor #miniature #sculpture December 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Meetissai Fluffy catpuccinos, stealthy shorthairs squeezed into bizarre positions, and gymnastics-prone tabbies: Inspired by the real life antics of feline companions, Meetissai crafts tiny sculptures that preserve the ridiculous, most charming moments of cat life—these include fluffy characters flattened like …

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Snacks and Household Goods Are Fodder for Vanessa Mckeown’s Quirky Compositions

 Art Food Photography #fashion #humor #sports December 16, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Vanessa Mckeown, shared with permission A scroll through Vanessa Mckeown’s Instagram reveals a bottomless trove of absurdity and the playfully unexpected: cooked spaghetti pours from a bronze tap, a tennis ball bounces off a tennis racket made of waffles, and …

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Absurdly Flexible Chicks Lunge, Twist, and Stretch into Perfect Yoga Poses

 Art #birds #chickens #humor #painting #yoga December 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Lucia Heffernan, shared with permission Calm, flexible, and undeniably adorable, Lucia Heffernan’s brood of chicks would likely be the star students of any yoga class. The fluffy creatures curl into backends, contort into triangles, and stretch their feathered little bodies …

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Two Curious Rats Endure the Disastrous Effects of an Experiment Gone Haywire in an Animated Short

 Animation #humor #rats #short film #video December 1, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] What happens when a pair of curious (and hungry) rats find themselves in a kitchen of potions, tonics, and jars of strange preservatives? “Experiment” is a short film by Zoé Berton-Bojko and Susana Covo Perez—they produced the piece as part of …

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Serendipitous Shots Capture the Unexpected Everyday Humor of New York City’s Streets

 Photography #humor #new york city #street photography November 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Eric Kogan, shared with permission Photographer Eric Kogan is adept at spotting quirky coincidences on New York City’s streets. He captures bizarre and extraordinary scenarios in which pigeons mirror an X painted on a wall in the backdrop, a …

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‘A Library of Misremembered Books’ Is a Witty, Illustrated Compendium of Mistaken Titles

 Illustration #books #humor #satire November 5, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Chronicle Books, shared with permission Marina Luz’s A Library of Misremembered Books is an ode to all of our favorite titles that we can’t quite recall: there’s the ’80’s high-school classic “Popular Girls Who Shoplift,” the one with the “Cat Possibly …

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