Reduce The Panic Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:37:38 +0000 en hourly 1 Guerrilla Yarn Artists combine Graffiti and Craft Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:15:57 +0000 Catherine South more]]> Yarn crafts have been practiced for centuries, mostly by women. These needle and hook crafts can be used to create blankets, clothing, table cloths and even curtains. Knitting and crochet have now found their way into street art, as yarn graffiti.


Yarn Bombing creates Colorful Shrapnel

Crochet and knit graffiti is sometimes known as “yarn bombing”. The craft street artist will most often create their piece in the quiet of their own homes, before constructing the art work on its intended surface. Yarn graffiti is not limited to any one surface. It has been found on trees, hand rails, fences and hanging from bridges.

Magda Crochet Graffiti Artist Yarn Bombing



Grandma’s Tree Cozy

One of the more well-known yarn designs is a crochet tea cozy. These are essentially a woolen covering that is placed over a hot tea pot to keep it warm. In the images below, a similar covering has been created to cover these trees in a public park, transforming an ordinary public space into a fantastic wonderland.

Guerilla Crochet Yarn Bombing Tree Cozy

Yarn Bombing Guerilla Crochet Wool Knit Art



Yarn Bombed Statues

Statues appear to be one of the favorite subjects for crochet and knit artists to graffiti. These life -like representations of the human form make a perfect base for a statement, and crafters will often either dress them in crochet items in much the same way that a living person would wear crochet clothing, or pose a crafted creature with the statue. Unlike paint graffiti, these street art works don’t vandalize or damage property. The crochet art can simply be cut away and discarded.

Yarn Bomb Statue Crochet Art Craft Clothing


Giant Yarn Squid Knitted Graffiti Statue Street Art



Barbed Wire and Doilies

Fences make ideal canvases for crochet and knit graffiti artists. These structures have plenty of places where a yarn artist can attach their crafted street art. Crochet seems to be the yarn bomber’s choice of craft for fence decoration, as it is easy to make flowers, birds, butterflies and other decorative elements in crochet.

Yarn Bomb Fence Flowers Craft Crochet Graffiti Street Art


Crochet Swpider Web Razor Barbed Wire Yarn Bomb Street Craft

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Wishing You a Cute Christmas Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:09:57 +0000 Catherine South more]]> Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Enjoy these cute Christmas pictures as you relax over the festive season.


Santa Hamster

Cute and fluffy, Santa Hamster is sure to fill your Christmas stocking with tasty treats. Here he is, checking the quality of your Christmas snacks.

Santa Hamster Cute Christmas Picture



Sleeping Santa Puppies

Your Christmas presents might be covered in some drool this year, with these cute Santa Puppies on the job.

Cute Christmas Picture Sleeping Puppies in Santa Hats



Santa Baby!

“Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight!” – Lyrics from the song Santa Baby, originally sung by Ertha Kitt

Santa Baby Cute Christmas Picture Photo



Cuddly Bunny Christmas

You’ll be sure to have a bouncing good Christmas with this adorably cute bunny as Santa’s little helper.

Cute Christmas Animal Bunny Santa Hat Suit



Miao Miao Bells, Miao Miao All the Way!

Miao you have a very Merry Christmas! This cute and cuddly kitten might just share a bit of his cuteness with you for the day. If you leave milk and cookies out for him.

Christmas Kitten Santa Cat Cute Animal Picture

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5 Funny YMCA Spoofs Sun, 11 Dec 2011 09:51:27 +0000 Catherine South more]]> The song Y.M.C.A was released by The Village People in 1978 and quickly shot to the top of the music charts. Decades later, the song and it’s accompanying dance is still popular, and has inspired a number of funny spoof images.


The Blonde Version of the YMCA

In this YMCA spoof photo, four grinning girls pose their arms to create the letters Y,M,C and A. It must have been a blonde’s idea, though, because the word is inverted. The brunette should have known better. Unless she’s just an undercover blonde.

YMCA FAIL Blonde Spoof




Star Wars YMCA

Stormtroopers are highly recognizable characters from the Star Wars films. They have been parodied in dozens of Stormtrooper fan art works, giving any spoof a humorous aspect with their ridiculous plastic armor.

Stormtrooper YMCA Spoof Funny



YMCA, it’s Harder in Other Languages

This funny demotivational poster shows several soldiers performing martial arts, with the caption, “YMCA, it’s harder in other languages.”

YMCA its harder in other languages Demotivational Poster spoof



Jesus Blasphemous YMCA

This image uses a sculpture of Jesus Christ to create the Y letter in the sequence. The grinning people who make up the rest of the abbreviation have used distance in the image to create a funny optical illusion; although the statue of Jesus is enormous, the distance between it and the foreground figures makes it seem smaller.

Jesus YMCA Funny Blasphemy Photo




Funny Jesus Christ YMCA

Like the photo above, this demotivational poster uses Jesus Christ’s outspread arms to create the Y in YMCA. The label on the poster states, “BLASPHEMY, a ticket to hell has never been funnier.”

Jesus Christ Crucifixion Funny YMCA Blasphemy

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McDonalds gets Super Sized in Art Sun, 11 Dec 2011 09:10:35 +0000 Catherine South more]]> Since its humble beginnings in the 1940s, the McDonalds franchise has grown to become a globally recognized fast food restaurant. It now serves around 64 million customers in 119 countries each day. Because of its bright color scheme and recognizable mascots, McDonalds has found a place in fan art. It has also earned the dubious honor of being the subject of propaganda art.


Ronald McDonald’s Wife

Ronald McDonald, the franchise’s clown mascot, wears a red and white striped shirt beneath a yellow waistcoat, a red curly wig and a red nose. The mascot is displayed in nearly every form of McDonalds advertising and media. The picture below shows an artist’s interpretation of what Ronald McDonald’s wife would look like, basing her clothing and make-up on the McDonalds clown mascot.

Ronald McDonalds Fast Food Wife




Why so Happy Meal?

In a spoof of the Joker character played by actor Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, the Joker is shown dressed as Ronald McDonald. This fan art throws a shadow on the normally cheerful McDonalds characters, parodying the Joker’s favorite phrase, “Why so serious?” with “Why so Happy Meal?”

Heath Ledger The Joker Ronald McDonald Spoof Funny


Ronald McDonald gets Super Sized

Ron English promotes propaganda through his art works, encouraging the public to take a good hard look at many of the things that we take for granted. In the piece shown below, English portrays the Ronald McDonald mascot as an overweight clown. This is a comment on the obesity epidemic that is currently taking place in America, pointing a very chubby, super sized finger at McDonalds food as a direct cause of the weight problems.

Ronald McDonald Mascot Sculpture Super Size Art



Death by French Fries

In the documentary film, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock conducted an experiment to determine the life span of McDonalds menu items. The McDonalds french fry was portrayed as being near immortal, barely degrading even though weeks had passed. Though the artist’s intention with the food art work below is not clear, there is a definite link between the seemingly innocent french fry and death. Perhaps the message is that McDonald’s french fries are so far from being organic that the food itself is dead.

McDonalds Food Art French Fry Skull




Ronald McDonald the Obese

In another controversial art work, the art has depicted the Ronald McDonald clown as being grossly obese. The art work comments on the fact that though McDonalds fast food has been linked to obesity, the McDonalds media characters are slender and healthy.

Obese Ronald McDonald Fats Food Funny Art



McDonalds Fats Food Restaurant

This street art sticker shows an obese man eating the McDonalds mascot. A banner across the graffiti image proclaims “FATS FOOD”, a parody of the type of food that McDonalds serves; fast food.

Fats Food Art Humor Graffiti Sticker McDonalds OBese



McDonalds Food Art Animals

The food art work below shows two creatures that have been made out of McDonalds food items and packaging. On the left is a crab-like animal made from french fries, battling against what looks like a cockroach made out of wire and a McDonalds tomato ketchup sachet.

McDonalds Food Art Sculpture French Fries and Tomato Ketchup

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A Photographic Travel Guide to Food Art Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:03:02 +0000 Catherine South more]]> Food art is the art of making food decorative by dying the dish’s ingredients, carving them or arranging them in an artistic manner. A dish is first experienced through the eyes, which means that if we perceive a dish to be beautiful, we are more likely to believe it will be delicious.


Caribbean Food Art Photography

The Caribbean is famed for its tropical fruit, shown below in this food art photo. The fruit has been cut and arranged to create edible dolls of musicians. The photographer has managed to capture the personalities of the characters.

Caribbean Food Art Tropical Holiday Cruise Fruit



Food Art in France

France is a favorite travel destination due to its exquisite architecture, romantic ideals and world famous food. French food art often consists of bread or cheese, as these are firm favorites among the local french people. The photo below shows a delicious French food art display in whic the flower petals have been shaped out of thin slices of bread.

French Food Art Photography Bread Flowers



Photographing Food in the Phillipines

The Phillipino islands are famous for the beauty of their tropical beaches, sunsets and the local flowers. In this food art photo below, edible flowers have been arranged to create a beautiful, unusual salad.

Phillipines Travel Food Art Photography Flowers



Japan Masters the Art of Food Design

In Japan, the manner in which food is displayed is very important. For this reason, there are dozens of different edible art styles in Japan. Shown below is a photograph of a Wagashi food art display. Wagashi is a term that is given to sweet Japanese confectionery, often served as a dessert or a treat. Read more about Japanese Food Art.

Japanese Wagashi Confectionery Sweet Dessert Food Art



Thailand’s Tasty Food Art

Thailand’s tropical setting and delicious exotic foods attract thousands of visitors every year. Most food vendors will attempt to catch the eye of tourists by displaying carved fruit. This food art most often takes on floral or geometric designs.

Food Art Thailand Watermelon Fruit Carving Edible

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Smart Street Artists create Clever Graffiti Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:55:42 +0000 Catherine South more]]> Graffiti art often focuses on expressing the political or social expressions of the street artist, but sometimes the temptation to create a visual pun is too strong, and clever graffiti art designs are created as a result.


Calvin and Hobbes Sledding in the Streets

One of the most famous images of the popular comic duo, Calvin and Hobbes, is the picture of the friends tobogganing. This clever graffiti gives the image a new setting, allowing Calvin and Hobbes to sled in the streets.

Calvin and Hobbes Graffiti Street Fan Art Comic Funny



No Smoking in the Streets

This clever graffiti art work is both a visual pun and a statement of the artist’s view on smoking. This graffiti piece cleverly incorporates existing objects into the design.

Clever Graffiti Stop Smoking Art Cartoon



Giant Graffiti People

This graffiti design shows an image of two giant girls, crammed into a tiny building. The piece creates a spacial deception that is more effective when standing in front of the street art.



Hang Man Graffiti

Like the street ashtray graffiti above, this piece uses an existing object to create the desired effect; the character appears to be pinned to the wall by the peg.

Clever Graffiti Cartoon Character on a Spike



Street Puddle Olympics

These Tim Burton styled cartoon characters have been graffitied beside a street puddle, acting out a parody of an Olympic diving event.

Clever Graffiti Puddle Olympics Emo Burton Style Characters

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Anatomy Tattoos: The Inside Story Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:24:19 +0000 Catherine South more]]> If you’re too wimpy to grow some backbone, why not get it tattooed instead? Ever been told, “Have a heart”? Well, you can have as many as you want, with these anatomical tattoos of the human body, which ironically, are tattooed on the human body.


Inside Out Tattoo Designs

Anatomical tattoos are visual representations of the inside of the human body, whether it be bones, muscle or internal organs. Often, anatomy tattoos are placed to create an X-ray effect, showing the parts of the body that lie directly beneath the body art design. The inside out tattoo design below shows the muscles of the arm, as though the skin has been torn away from that area.

Muscle Tattoo Design Anatomy Freaky Bizarre



Open Your Heart Tattoo

The human heart is a surprisingly colorful organ, with contrasting colors of red and blue. These colors are aesthetically pleasing in tattoos. An interesting tattoo art work is created by contrasting the organic shapes of the heart organ with a man-made, repetitive pattern such as the zipper.

Anatomical Tattoo Design Heart Zip Woman



A Very Brainy Tattoo

This anatomical tattoo gives us a view inside this guy’s head. By using different shades of tattoo inks, the tattoo artist has cleverly given this design a natural, 3-D feel.

Anatomical Tattoo Design Brain Skull Inside Out



A Skinny Skeleton Tattoo

This anatomical tattoo shows the backbone and ribs, minus the muscle, fat and veins that make up the rest of the body. Because the skeleton tattoo design overlays the real body parts, the skeleton is animated when the person moves.

Anatomy Tattoo Skeleton Creepy Funny Backbone

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Alice in Ink: a Wonderland of Tattoo Designs Fri, 02 Dec 2011 11:52:27 +0000 Catherine South more]]> Author Lewis Carroll penned his popular children’s novel, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland in 1865, introducing to the world a host of bizarre, funny and downright silly characters. The story and its players have become so popular that several movies have been made and dozens of illustrations created to continue telling the story of Alice in Wonderland. For many, a way to express their enjoyment of the nonsensical tale is to have a fan art tattoo inked of one or more of the Alice characters.


Tattoos of Alice in Wonderland

The story is centered on a pre-Victorian era girl, Alice. One day she walks out, and finds herself in a marvellous adventure, as told in the book. It is said that Lewis Carroll based the character on Alice Liddell, a child friend of his. Shown below are Alice tattoo designs, from John  Tenniel, Scott Olive and Walt Disney Studios.

Vintage Alice in Wonderland Illustration Tattoo Idea Cute Alice in Wonderland Tattoo for Women Design Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Tattoo Rabbit Hole Playing Cards



Tattoos Through the Rabbit Hole

Alice begins her adventure by following a white rabbit, which leads her to fall down a rabbit hole. The white rabbit has been depicted in song, in film and in illustration. A fruitless search for something is now referred to as “chasing the white rabbit”.

Disney Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Cartoon Tattoo Tim Burton Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Tattoo



The Cheshire Cat in Ink

The Cheshire Cat is a popular tattoo design, symbolizing a fun-loving nature and an enjoyment of all things silly and bizarre. With his toothy grin, colorful fur and recognizable silhouette, the Cheshire Cat makes an attractive tattoo design.

Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Ribbon Tattoo Design Disney Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Grinning Tattoo



The Hookah Smoking Caterpillar

One of the most famous Alice in Wonderland characters is the Hookah Smoking Caterpillar. He sits atop a magic mushroom, smoking his hookah and puffing riddles at passersby. This character has proven to be a very versatile tattoo design, as he is recognizable no matter what illustration style he is rendered in. (See more Magic Mushroom Tattoo Designs)

Alice in Wonderland Tattoo Smoking Caterpillar on Magic Mushroom Caterpillar Tattoo Alice in Wonderland Hookah Smoking Magic Mushroom



Tattoos of Alice in Wonderland Characters

The story of Alice in Wonderland is acted out by a host of funny and silly characters. These too, are popular tattoo designs. Shown below are tattoos of the Alice in Wonderland characters; The Walrus and The Carpenter, a Horsefly, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland Tattoo Carpenter and Walrus Alice in Wonderland Tattoo Horsefly

Alice in Wonderland Tattoo Tweedle Dee Dum Funny Twins

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Five Crazy Christmas Gifts Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:24:42 +0000 Catherine South more]]> Do you get bored of giving gadgets or home decor as Christmas presents? Or do you run out of ideas for Christmas gifts? Try these crazy Christmas gift ideas on for size…


Critter Comb for Freaky Fashionistas

Want to give someone a memorable, creepy Christmas present? This taxidermy Guinea Pig comb will never be forgotten, unlike your future invitations to play the Secret Santa game.

Crazy Christmas Gifts Taxidermy Guinea Pig Comb Accessory



It ‘Snot a Soap Dish

Instead of giving a soap dish for Christmas this festive season, you can give this nose shower gel dispenser. Unlike the old-fashioned soap dish, this modern gadget dispenses soap without leaving behind a slimy, snotty residue.

Home Decor Design Nose Snot Shower Gel Dispenser Funny Gadget



Gifts for People Who are Full of $#*!

Because some people need a wake-up call, like a coffee enema. Perhaps this enema bag jewelry will come in handy.

Weird Bizarre Creepy Christmas Gifts Enema Bag Jewelry Accessories



Makin’ Bacon

The ideal Christmas gift for bacon lovers. This tasty bacon candy treat allows your carnivorous friends to snack on bacon no matter where they are.

Bizarre Christmas Gifts Bacon Candy Gross Food Sweets



Don’t Feel like Giving Anything for Christmas?

You now have the option of giving an elegantly packaged gift of… Nothing.

Funny Gift of Nothing Christmas Present Birthday Humor

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Cult of Michelangelo: Sistine Chapel Fan Art Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:54:25 +0000 Catherine South more]]> The Sistine Chapel, in the Vatican City, Italy, is famed for its painted walls and ceilings. Most notable among the artists who worked on the chapel is Michelangelo, with his famous frescoe The Creation of Adam. This painting has inspired fan art that replaces the figures of God and Adam with cartoon, film and gaming characters.

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Sistine Chapel



Beavis is God

MTV’s popular animated TV series, Beavis and Butthead, produced two teenage American characters that have entertained and repulsed the world for over a decade. It’s likely that in this setting, Beavis would be saying to Butthead, “Pull my finger!”

Beavis and Butthead Sistine Chapel Funny Knock Off



Eat My Shorts

Bart Simpson’s shorts appear to have already been eaten. All of the other figures in this humorous Sistine Chapel knock off have been styled to resemble characters from the popular TV show The Simpsons.

Bart Simpson Sistine Chapel Rip Off Humor



The Creation of Al Dente

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism” – Wikipedia. The Spaghetti Monster was created by Bobby Henderson in 2005, in protest of the American government’s decision to teach intelligent design as an alternative to evolution.

Flying Spaghetti Monster God Sistine Chapel Funny



Miyamoto’s Creation of Mario

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of video games franchises like The Mario Brothers and The Legend of Zelda, is shown here in place of the original Christian God. Miyamoto is surrounded by other Nintendo video game characters, and reaches towards Mario on the left of the image, in a parody of God creating Adam in The Creation of Adam.

Mario Brothers Nintendo Game Sistine Chapel Humor



The Creation of Kermit the Frog

Jim Henson is shown below with the most famous Muppet, Kermit the Frog. Henson, the creator of the Muppets, has been placed so that like Miyamoto, above, he is portrayed as God, giving Kermit the touch of life.

Kermit the Frog Muppet Jim Henson Sistine Chapel



Luke, I am your Father

Luke Skywalker, from the cult movies Star Wars, is shown with his father, Darth Vader. True to form, Vader is trying to kill Luke.

Star Wars Sistine Chapel Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader



Ceiling Cat Creates You

One of the most lovable LOLcats titles is that of Ceiling Cat, bestowed upon dozens, possibly hundreds of shy cats that have taken to living in peoples’ ceilings. This parody of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam is also a pun on the LOLcats title Ceiling Cat.

LOLcats Sistine Chapel Ceiling Cat Funny Picture



Charles Darwin’s Monkey Business

Charles Darwin, an English Biologist, proposed the idea of evolution; that all creatures on Earth have transformed over time through a process of natural selection. Darwin’s theory seemed ridiculous to many religious folk, especially since Darwin suggested that man evolved from apes.

Charles Darwin Evolution Sistine Chapel Science Humor

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