Born on the 4th of July
When you’re thinking vintage pop art, nothing seems to inspire artists more than the prospects of blowing shit up and possibly losing a finger. If these specific designs dont immediately light your memory of cheap smoke-sputtering cabins and twisting ash snakes, the motif certainly will. And much like rock ‘n roll, setting off fireworks seems to be yet another awesome activity the Devil claimed for his own.
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For the Alumni Parade 2012 Lebanon, New Hampshire, one masked vigilante decided to turn his riding mower into a 60’s era Batmobile to ride in behind his colleague’s float. But he apparently *is* the Goddamn Batman because he decided to keep the stylish fins and bubble windshield for when he actually mows the yard. If it hasnt been addressed yet in the comics, I’d like to take this opportunity to recommend an official Bat-Mower for Alfred.
Toast by Laura Jane Favela
Toast is my new favorite talking militant strategist food creature from Utah Delaware! Created by Laura for her stop motion short: “Peak Condition”, I chortled heartily when asked if he wanted a cookie, Toast replies: “Actually, I’m going to be needing all of those today”. Check out the video below:
Pikachewie by Kody Koala / Donald Kennedy
Based on the Pikachewie illustration by Rob Wood, this design asks the question: is it possible that you can eventually evolve your Pikachu into a Wookie? And would a hybrid Pokewookie speak in disgruntled groans or only communicate by saying its own name?
Dragon of Cement by Yang Yongliang
An allusion to China’s rapid development in the last several decades, which Yang compares to “a huge construction site”, his cement dragon is a remnant of an ancient beastiary trying desperately to break through the modern era that’s imprisoned it.
Avengers Assembled by Guy Seese
A design for the gate fold insertion in Entertainment Weekly #1203 Summer movie edition, made out of everyday objects you can find at your local Target. Avengers Assemble! …in aisle 7, we’ve got another Hulk cleanup after he got into the peanut butter. Again.
Burning Street Art
Titled “Instigators of Bridges”, this street art in Russia ignites with different meaning at night. Dedicated to those who “Burn the bridges and demolish all their achievements for a new, illogical, unknown, reckless, life or death”. Oh I’m sorry, did you think this was a clever use of a street lamp? In Mother Russia, you light a depiction of a Molotov Cocktail with an actual Molotov Cocktail, as seen below: