If we could actually capture the appearance of a spirit on film, like those ghost show guys claim to be able to do, we might end up with a result that resembles the hauntingly beautiful paintings of Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen.
Henrik’s subjects look like they're materializing out of wisps of smoke, or breaking down into an incorporeal and foggy form, the beauty of soft human contours emerging from the insubstantial.
His paintings are meditative, deconstructive and strikingly humanistic, sparking conversations about the fleeting nature of human life and the way elements converge to create the human form. -Via Beautiful/Decay
Animation fans often wonder what their favorite non-human cartoon characters would look like as humans, and artists who grew up loving cartoons can't help but give the transformation a try, just to see what happens.
People present them in all kinds of styles, from realistic human to totally toonified, and yet I don’t think I’ve ever seen a collection as large, or diverse, as this list of 25 Non-Human Cartoon Characters As Humans, presented by the staff at Dorkly.
You get to see classic toons like Bugs Bunny, new school toons like Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show, and this extremely strange envisioning of a handsome human Squidward. Okay, maybe we should leave these toons alone after all!
Have you ever wondered where those Black Metal bands got their signature spikes and face paint style?
KISS seems like an obvious source, or King Diamond or more recently Marilyn Manson, but according to this video footage from 1977 they should all thank Richard Pryor for teaching them how to be truly hardcore.
Pryor’s short lived NBC series The Richard Pryor Show featured a sketch where Pryor plays the lead singer of a band called Black Death, who puts on a wicked metal show that really knocks the audience dead!
Was Richard Pryor able to see the state of metal over twenty years later like some sort of precognitive musical genius? Nah, he probably just thought theatrical metal bands like KISS were super silly and bound to get even sillier, and boy was he was right! -Via Dangerous Minds
Behold the almighty tater tot- the best tasting food product shaped like a tiny barrel.
Whether they’re fried, baked or microwaved they always end up tasting like hot potato goodness, and the fact that they’re easy to pop in your mouth by the handful makes them a big hit with the snack packs.
Nowadays people are going all fancy feast with their tater tots, piling cheese and other delicious stuff on top to make totchos supreme, or laying them on top of a casserole to add the perfect amount of tot-ness to an already delicious dish.
They weren't trained to be warriors, marauders, soldiers or raiders- they were born, bred and built up to be taunters. They shook their stuff in general directions like nobody else could, and when they pull out the big guns and accuse you of having a hamster for a mother their taunt topples even the mighties kings from their silly thrones! They may not be the winning team, but they sure do know how to cause a mental injury with some rough wordplay.
Looking for the holy grail of clever comedy shirts? Look no further than this TAUNTERS t-shirt by Geekchic Tees, it's tastier than elderberries and more fashionable than a French knight!
Scooby and the gang really shouldn't have been hanging around with that guy Hannibal, but he promised to help them solve the case of the haunted sanitarium and seemed like a nice guy. Once the case had been solved, and Agent Starling was uncovered as the Masked Headshrinker, the mystery gang was invited back to Hannibal's house for a gourmet meal he'd prepared. Scooby had become worried about his little buddy Scrappy, but the rest of the gang were too busy listening to Will's stories about actual monsters to notice the little guy was gone. They sat down to eat, excited for a home cooked meal, but when Hannibal came walking out of the kitchen with the meal he'd prepared the group discovered what had become of poor little Scrappy...
Add a delicious new design to your geeky wardrobe, bring home this Meddling Kids' Meal t-shirt by Plastic Blast and show the world you have really good taste!
The kittehs were looking to put the band back together, but they needed a style makeover because folk was out and metal was in. They decided to go with a classic face painting motif to give them the purrfect amount of fright, and kitty friendly instruments to keep Purr playing their pawsitively awesome brand of rock and roll all night. They landed a gig in Rock City's seediest underground club The Tomcat and proceeded to blow the audience's mind with their fantastically furry-ous basslines, mewsically melodious choruses and derp inducing drumming. Purr was off to a good start, that is until the Starchild and Catman came looking for them after the gig...
Add some kittie metal mania to your geeky wardrobe with this Purr t-shirt by Paula Garcia, it's the rockinest cat shirt in town!
While it hasn’t made quite as big a splash as Guardians of the Galaxy at the box office, Big Hero 6 has been a big hit with audiences since its release, garnering the franchise a new batch of fans who might not have ever read the original Marvel comic.
With characters who go from being small time nerds to big heroes, characters who are each totally amazing in their own way, it's no wonder artists and crafters immediately went out and made their own Big Hero 6 themed stuff after watching this amazing animated feature!
Here’s a small yet mighty collection of Big Hero 6 themed do-it-yourself craft projects:
1. Big Hero 6 corner bookmarks-
These Baymax, Fred and Hiro shaped corner bookmarks will help you remember where you left off in your favorite book, and they'll look cute while they hang around waiting for you to finish reading.
Baymax is the large and fluffy runaway star of the film, so it you're gonna make a Baymax toy you gotta go plush! In this easy sewing tutorial a white sock was used to create a perfectly huggable little Baymax plush kids will love!
Tadashi is the older of the two Hamada brothers and the inventor of Baymax, but he's also one totally stylin' dude. Here's a tutorial that teaches you how to make Tadashi's signature shirt, so you can complete his heroic look!
From the beard to the super skinny jeans to the cheesy hat, there’s a definite similarity found in the style of all hipsters, even though they claim to eschew trends and societal norms.
If Hipster congruity has been keeping you up at night then worry no longer, because thanks to the hard work of neuroscientist Jonathan Touboul we now have a mathematical model to explain why all hipsters look alike.
He calls it the "hipster loop", a model based on neurons that "fire when every neuron around them is quiet, or fall silent when every neuron around them is chattering", because they were busy firing before it was cool. -via io9
Every city has a backstory, a tale about its creation and the people responsible for putting it on the map. This is a tale about the people who helped found the City of Angels way back in 1781- The Los Angeles Pobladores.
Forty four settlers and four soldiers were brought from Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico to Las Californias to help build the future home of Hollywood, from 11 families personally selected by the Governor of Las Californias, Felipe de Neve.
California historian William Mason shared the story of Los Angeles' founding families with the Los Angeles Times way back in 1975, and yet this tale of how the large and influential city of L.A. began with forty four souls is little known to this day.
The city’s Hispanic origins are common knowledge, but the fact that over half of the settlers were of African descent, and only a few were actually Spanish, is quite surprising.
The racial diversity found in the group reveals the progressive nature of the Spanish regarding citizens of African descent, in a time when the United States had yet to outlaw slavery.
Do you have dark forces raging inside you? Don't try to supress them, or wait for them to go away on their own, you're better off just embracing your inner demons and becoming all the bad you can be! With your inner demon on your side you'll be unstoppable, and people will learn to respect your wishes...or else! Take it from someone who knows a thing or two about the dark forces at work within us all- it's better to embrace your demons than to let them sink their claws into your heart!
Spread the word about the monster that lurks within us all with this Embrace Your Demons t-shirt by Brittany Brown, it's one horrifically fun design!
Anime is the cartoon sensation that originated in Japan but has since taken the pop culture world by storm.
Beloved by animation fans of all ages, the characters found in anime series and features are a part of our geeky lives that we don't want to be without, and thanks to the amazing t-shirts found in the NeatoShop you never have to be apart from your favorite anime characters1
Here's a collection of t-shirts featuring anime inspired artwork by some of the world's top independent artists:
The 1980s brought us some of the most beloved movies in geekdom, great Saturday morning cartoons, awesome toy lines, amazing video games and some of the gnarliest fashion trends ever. It's no wonder so many of the artists we feature in the NeatoShop have a lot of love for that totally rad decade.
In the television world there are characters like Kramer or Gilligan who keep the slapstick humor alive on a show, and then there are those wonderfully compelling mystery characters.
These characters never fully appear on screen, and yet they have a big impact on the lives of the main characters as they give them guidance and help them learn a lesson, without revealing too much about themselves, of course.
We can only guess what Wilson from Home Improvement or Norm’s wife Vera on Cheers actually look like, but there’s no denying they make the entire TV program that much more entertaining to watch.
We’re in the midst of Movember 2014, when guys grow out their facial hair for the sake of spreading awareness about men's issues, like prostate cancer, and raising money for charity.
You might find it dorky when your friend grows a grizzly adams beard, or a handlebar moustache, but there’s nothing dorky about superfolks like Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Dr. Manhattan growing out their manly facial hair for a good cause.
Illustrator James Bousema has created three heroic portraits that reveal what some of our favorite superheroes would look like with facial hair, the first in a new project he's working on to beard 'em all.
Wolverine is usually depicted sporting a pair of mutton chops, but seeing him with a long beard and moustache kinda makes him look like a hobo in disguise.
Dr. Manhattan went the hipster handlebar moustache route, of course, since he was superpowered way before it was cool, but the biggest surprise reveal of all is Ghost Rider- who knew his beard would be made out of flames! -Via GeekTyrant
The clown prince of crime took to the stage and announced his retirement from supervillainy, stating that his entire career as a crook had been one big joke. The crowd gasped, their faces locked in expressions of disbelief, but as that joker started cracking up gas began to seep out of the theater's ventilation system. The audience had only a second to realize that this had all been part of his plan, and once again he'd succeeded in being two steps ahead of everyone else, and as they felt their faces lock in a maniacal smile the Joker took the mic and announced "laugh it up, kiddies! Life is a joke, and you're all the punchline!"
Share a laugh with your fellow batfans by wearing this Life Is A Joke t-shirt by Saqman, it's funny haha and won't make you funny looking when you wear it!
Traveling through time in a slick automobile equipped with Home Energy Reactors is pretty cool, but when your vehicle is capable of transforming into a walking, talking time former robot it instantly becomes a million times cooler! Doc Brown was constantly referring to gigawatts, which Marty took to mean units of energy, but what if he was actually referring to the time machine by it's auto bot name? Kinda puts a whole new spin on that classic 80s flick, now don't it?!
Great scott! This Gigawatt The Time-Former t-shirt by Ninjaink is so cool your friends and fellow BTTF fans will be hounding you to tell them where they can get one of their own!
Kitty beds don’t have to cost a fortune, especially because most cats would rather hang out in a cardboard box than on some fancy bed, but if you’re looking for purr-fect style on a budget you can’t do much better than the Duktig doll beds made by IKEA.
These wooden doll beds are all the rage among Japanese cat owners who don’t want their kitties sleeping on the floor like some stray, and there’s nothing cuter than a sleepy kitteh all curled up on a miniature pine bed complete with pillow and blanket.
Cats of all sizes are able to curl up quite comfortably on a Duktig bed, and some clever owners have even come up with ways to accomodate multiple kitties, because cat sleepovers are pawsitively awesome!
Disneyland has allowed feral cats to call the park home since the very beginning, but by 2001 the park’s feral cat population was growing out of control, so they allowed animal rescue group Best Friends Catnippers to perform TNRs (trap-neuter-return) on the furry populace.
Today there are at least 100 feral cats roaming around the park after dark, but Disney doesn’t want to discuss these guest gatos, and some naturalist groups are worried these hungry kitties are going to wreak havoc on the local wildlife.
Kids often have a hard time grasping the concept of their parents doing something besides parenting for a living, finding it difficult to understand what it means to be an accountant, an administrative assistant, or a wedding photographer.
So how can a father who shoots weddings for a living explain this career to his young son? With a little help from Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and the rest of the Toy Story gang, as they celebrate the love shared between two plastic spuds.
Photographer Chris Thornton came up with this clever way to share his career with his son, and now the boy is carrying on in his father’s footsteps, having become quite a shutterbug himself since the Potato Heads said “I do”.
For some Brooklyn is the New York borough that represents a new beginning, for others it’s a stop in the middle of their NY story, but there’s one thing Brooklyn has waiting for anyone who lives there- lots of dead ends.
There are dead ends everywhere, remainders from city renovations and poor planning, some overgrown and abandoned, all mysterious.
Brooklyn native David Mandl has been uncovering these dead ends for fifteen years in a photographic journey he calls END, and his photos reveal the tranquility these quiet little spots bring to the otherwise bustling borough.
Each location in the END series has its own story to tell, proving that the end of the road can actually represent the beginning of a journey.
They didn't have the technology to depict the Pakku Man legend the way it actually played out, so they had to settle for a pie shaped main character and a bunch of pixelated ghosts, but the true story is so much cooler than the actual game. The demon hunter known as Pakku was trained in the art of wakka wakka, and he wielded a mystical wakizashi powered by energy pellets that made slicing through demons and spirits a snap, but then one day he encountered four different colored spirits who wouldn't go down without a fight...
Tell the true story behind the arcade classic with this PAKKU-MAN t-shirt by BeastPop, and you'll earn a geeky fashion high score with your fellow gamers!
The Griffin family found themselves on a different kind of cartoon adventure, one that involved swords and ice kings and candy monsters and junk. At first they were all like "Oh, cool! This place looks way better than Quahog, and look! All the frickin' candy you can eat!", but as time marched on things got freaky for that cartoon family. Peter started telling everyone he was actually a guy named Finn, little Stewie started going beep-mo-boop-bop like a robot, and Chris thought he could cast spells and talk to penguins, but as the darkness settled in the family's sense of smell was accosted by the stench of desperation and rotten meat...
Add some cartoon crossover adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Return of the Lich Queen t-shirt by Gilles Bone, it's the perfect way to say "I watch cartoon shows and I'm okay!"
If you go down to the circus today you're in for a big surprise, the clowns have stolen the Doctor's box which is bigger on the inside, they're using it to update their act and even though it's not based on fact the clowns have made that blue police box part of their routine. With this new dimension driving their clowning, and audiences no longer frowning, the clowns began their out-of-towning with a quick jaunt through time and space.
When you wear this Clown Box t-shirt by Mike Jacobsen around town you'll be putting smiles on the faces of your fellow Whovians, and they'll all know you're not clowning around when it comes to looking good!
Do you remember the click of the zapper's trigger as you shot those pixelated ducks out of the virtual sky? Then you're a NintendO.G., one of the original console gamers who braved the wilds of contra without a code and used pipes to transport your Bros to warp zones, to the amazement of your console-less friends. Remember asking a little robot named R.O.B. to help you, only to find that he took his sweet time dropping his gyros on the proper buttons? Sounds like you were into classic console gaming way before it was cool!
Show the world you're old school cool with this NintendO.G. t-shirt by Dann Matthews, and keep your geeky style totally classic!
Guy Fieri is known for many things- his abrasive attitude, his kick ass cooking and his numerous TV appearances, but overall the guy is known for one main thing- his signature style.
(Image credit: Jeff Haynes/Reuters)
The spiked bleach blonde hair, the goatee, the flashy clothes and the multiple piercings are the features most people use to identify Guy, so what would happen to that FIeri flare if he no longer sported his signature style?
But how would this make-under affect his cooking? I'm thinking he'd finally start using quinoa in his recipes, and his signature dish would change from Cajun Chicken Alfredo to a fresh tofu and kale salad...
Head over to BuzzFeed if you wanna see the transformation happen right before your eyes via image slider, it's truly terrifying!
This video created by Fast Company reveals A Seven Stage Guide To Successfully Pooping At Work, with tips on how to make the whole worklplace pooping experience a bit less embarrassing. Bathroom anxiety stinks, so let's flush the whole stigma of pooping down for good!
Capturing a celebrity’s good side is easy, capturing them as they play a role even easier, but cutting through the standard celeb fare and capturing the very essence/soul of a celeb on film is an extremely tall order.
Celebs try to keep their real selves hidden from any and all cameras by default, preferring to stay wrapped up in their roles rather than allowing themselves to become vulnerable. These walls are part of their charm, but also detrimental to discovering the real person beneath the façade.
Photographer Frank Bauer has a knack for cutting through the character costume and revealing the real person playing the roles. His portraits have a staged yet intimate nature that makes them more interesting than a merely introspective photo, and more revealing than your average posed celeb portrait.
If celeb shots don't appeal to you then take a look at Frank's Facebook fan page and you'll discover his talents go well beyond his work with the Hollywood elite, because Frank is also an accomplished travel and landscape photographer.
The turkey revolution has begun in Wallingford, Connecticut, thanks to the efforts of two turkeys named Fred and Ethel, who have been spotted chasing cars and wreaking havoc on the roadways.
These brave turkeys know that all good revolutions start with a gobble and a march down the road, but they'd better watch out or they're liable to ruffle some commuter's feathers and fall victim to road rage!