Friday, November 11, 2011 | No Replies
Yup, a follow-up to a follow-up! That’s because illustrator CLAIRE HUMMEL (Deviant Art user SHOOMLAH) has finished her series of historically accurate Disney princesses. Well, she’s finished the 10 official Disney. Below you’ll find the last four in the set: Aurora, Mulan, Tiana, and Rapunzel. To see the others (Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Pocahontas) view my PREVIOUS POST or Claire’s DEVIANT ART page. Prints of the princess series and more of Claire’s gorgeous illustrations are available HERE.
Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty), 1485
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | No Replies
Tuesday’s AD OF THE DAY on AdWeek is a fascinating take on a cosmetic ad. Dermablend, part of the L’Oréal cosmetic line, shows off their concealer by covering up the tattoos on Rico Genest, aka Zombie Boy. I think the 3+ minute behind the scenes video is more fascinating than the wannabe viral ad – that’s nearly 3 minutes anyway – of a normal-looking Zombie Boy staring menacingly into the camera before removing the make-up and revealing his tattooed skin. The ad’s tagline is sort of dumb (for reasons pointed out by AdWeek) but the concept of the ad is actually pretty awesome.
“Go Beyond the Cover” ad for Dermablend
Go beyond the cover from Agence Tuxedo on Vimeo.
Friday, October 7, 2011 | No Replies
I thought the only concert faux pas was wearing the performing band’s t-shirt to the concert. Apparently, dressing like the band is even worse. Photographer JAMES MOLLISON spent three years photographing fans outside of music concerts. The series, titled “THE DISCIPLES“, was published in a book of the same name in 2008. The results are fascinating. I’ve posted a select few below but visit Mollison’s SITE or French inspiration blog THE GREEN BOX for more shots.
The Spice Girls
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | No Replies
The amazing photos below were taken by Portugese photographer ANA DIAS. The vintage twist is incredibly well done – if not for the high quality of the photos and brightness of color, I would have believed these were shot in the ’50s and ’60s. A few selections from the “BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY” series. Be sure to check out Ana’s BEHANCE page for more.
Friday, August 19, 2011 | No Replies
How’s that for a confusing title? It appears REDDIT user MAJUPRA redesigned NHL hockey jerseys in the European football (aka soccer) style. As with anything, some work better than others. But overall this is a very interesting study – especially if the NHL and NFL inevitably give in to sponsorships. There is also a set WITHOUT SPONSORS.
Monday, August 15, 2011 | No Replies
Actress Julianne Moore and photographer PETER LINDBERGH recently recreated a series of paintings for Harper’s Bazaar. I wasn’t familiar with most of these so I hesitate to call them “famous” paintings, but this is certainly an interesting exercise – and some of the recreations are very well done.
“Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, 1907 by Gustav Klimt
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | No Replies
I swear I don’t search out the Disney-themed stuff, I just sort of find it! Rather than historically accurate, Deviant Art user LOLOLALAH (real name Karen) modernized the princess attire to cute 21st centruy sundresses. Snow White and Wendy have my favorite outfits in these updates:
Thanks to Armin at QUIPSOLOGIES for the find.
Friday, May 20, 2011 | No Replies
Illustrator CLAIRE HUMMEL (Deviant Art user SHOOMLAH) has added more princesses to her beautifully illustrated series! Cinderella and Pocahontas are the latest Disney ladies to be done up in historically accurate attire. I ORIGINALLY POSTED images from Claire’s series last month, but I have reposted all of the ladies below as a refresher, and because they are simply gorgeous.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 | No Replies
Time again for Disney gold on Deviant Art! This time it comes from user JOSHWMC, who apparently hates the attention that his work is getting by way if it being spread around the web. Sorry to bust your bubble Josh, but I’m doing it again anyway. This isn’t my favorite Disney-related art I’ve seen (a little too men’s fantasy for me) but it’s certainly an interesting take.
I’m a dork and sorted the characters by movie release date. So first up, Snow White:
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | No Replies
I wasn’t allowed to have Barbies as a kid and by the time I was, I didn’t want them anymore. Give me a BRIO train track and some Lincoln Logs any day! It’s only now that I appreciate the craft that goes into some of the collector Barbie dolls, like the new ones seen below. Available for preorder at $38/each and hitting shelves in July, Mattel has recently introduced the Barbie Art doll line with the following awkwardly-named dolls:
Barbie Art Van Gogh Doll | A blonde Barbie wearing a dress that replicates Van Gogh’s “STARRY NIGHT“. Awesome dress and sweet shoes, this one is different from the others as she is wearing the art as opposed to taking the place of a figure.