Who says classic works of art can’t be improved? Celebrities improve anything, don’t they?
The photography / design site Worth 1000 holds competitions and asks people to insert faces of celebrities into classic paintings, and the results are often hilarious. Everybody who’s anybody is represented in these contest entries – from Taylor Swift to Sean Connery, and dozens more.
Test your pop culture knowledge by naming all the film and television celebrities who had their mugs pasted into these artworks.
The images I embedded below are a sampling of different contests, but they’re all awesome if you ask me. You can check out the most recent contest and the official list of winners if you’re curious to see more like this.
How cool are these images? Damn, I wish I had skilz like this.
Check out a fun, animated short that was definitely made by (and for) coffee lovers. The video is called Coffee Propaganda, and it was a class project for students at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California.
Here’s the premise of the short – imagine if visitors from another planet discovered Earth’s coffee bean and returned home with their new discovery. How would they explain all the wonderful things about this delicious, new beverage to their planet’s inhabitants? The cartoon is fun and quirky and worth a look. I know it sounds crazy, but, if you’re a coffee fan, you’ll love it.
Bonus: The video also happens to be educational and is full of coffee-related facts.
Thanks to Awesome Robo
image source: Ruben van der Vleuten
I’m not sure what to file this post under because I’ve never seen anything quite like the video below. Here’s the story – designer, Ruben van der Vleuten, wanted to see what happens to a package after he drops it off at the post office. I know – why he would want to know that is a mystery to me too, but there it is.
Anyway, Ruben sticks a hidden camera inside a box and records what happens from the second he mails the package to the time it’s received. How this is legal, I’m not sure, because the camera is recording people without their knowledge. Ruben provides a few details for this video in the comments on his Vimeo page. He says it was shot in 24 hours and he mailed the package in Denmark. He explained the purpose of the video by saying -
“What happens when you send something by mail? What happens in between you sending it of and someone else receiving it? What people and processes are involved and how many steps does it take?”
It’s not the most thrilling thing I’ve ever seen, but the video is sorta fascinating in a weird way. Take a look and lemme know what you think.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Look what the internetz gave us over the weekend! An anonymous Star Wars fan compiled a treasure trove of pics taken during the shooting of The Empire Strikes Back. I gotta admit, I thought I’d seen all the behind-the-scenes photos that floated around the web over the last few years, but I was wrong. Some of these are entirely new to me. I have no idea where the dude found all these pics, and I ain’t askin’.
These pics really don’t need an introduction. Just scroll through the gallery and reminisce about the first time you saw the greatest Star Wars movie ever.
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Did you know? Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – Trivia
- The Battle of Hoth was filmed on a glacier in Norway.
- At the time, it was considered unusual when George Lucas put the credits at the end of the film instead of the beginning.
- Wizard Magazine chose the ending of “Empire” as the greatest cliffhanger in movie history.
- A five hour radio play based on “Empire” was produced for National Public Radio (USA) in 1983.
- The scene where Han Solo is encased in Carbonite is the only time Darth Vader and C3PO appear on screen together in the original trilogy.
References: Wikipedia, IMDb