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Nike Flax Trainer Collection

The collection comprises Air Force 1 Mid, Air Max 1 and Air Trainer 1 all reworked in the flax-coloured, velvety smooth brown leather and contrasting mid-soles. They drop on 1 November and, yes, we would very much like a pair.

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Funny Animation About Why We Shouldn’t Fear Death

Brilliantly quirky comedic animation, voiced wonderfully by Rik Mayall, about why we shouldn’t fear death, we should embrace it. It’s been created by the award-winning UK-based Dice Productions and it principally goes abouty “arguing the joys of being dead, aided by a montage of corpses and a dance-crazed Grim Reaper”.

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Excellent Alt. Gaming Posters

Some brilliantly bold and rather proud prints from Dylan, a 22-year-old graphic designer and proprietor of The Pixel Empire who’s tackled everything from next-gen back to retro classics, reinventing logos and emboldening characters on his creative journey. If you like BioShock, particularly, you may have to find a space on the wall for these and then maybe […]

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Ralph Steadman x Breaking Bad

Ralph Steadman, orchestrator of the macabre illos that accompanied the drug-splattered overtures of Hunter S Thompson, has produced some quite brilliant efforts angled at the characters form the Breaking Bad series. Steadman’s unearthly, dreadful style matches the AMC series perfectly. As one source says so perfectly: “His versions of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Saul Goodman, […]

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Brilliantly Striking Alt. Movie Posters

He’s recently taken his pen and his pragmatic, pinpoint, surrealist, gothic, shape-shifting, morphing, colourific, fabulous eye for detail and transformed movies such as Fight Club, the Star Wars trilogy, and many more. What do we reckon— are Daniel’s posters better than the original designs? Hmmm…

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Biz Cards Of Iconic Characters And Their Alter-Egos

There’s a print and design firm in this world by the name of Moo: being bright creative types who pose cool creative questions when doing yoga around their watercooler they have solved this age-old dilemma: just what would iconic characters from pop culture and their alter-egos’ business cards look like and how would they differ to […]

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Mega Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The Set Of ‘Jaws’

The rather special set of behind-the-scenes pics feature the cast and crew as well as some interesting new shots of the mechanical shark which, fact alert, broke down so much during filming that Spielberg actually considered and mooted to other members of the crew whether to just have the sinister music and the suggestion of […]

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Funny NYC Taxi Driver ‘Pin-Up’ Calendar

The 2015 incarnation features the usual cabbie-next-door types cavorting  in various faux-sultry poses for the camera. It’s US$14.99, it’s very funny and it can be purchased here. Here’s some of our favourite excerpts:

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Popular Cartoons After Their Fame

Have you ever sat down one day and wondered what Roger Rabbit is up to now? what Skeletor and Man-at-Arms are doing way past their TV heights of fame and skulduggery? WELL YOU SHOULD. Steve Cutts has and his animation uncovers what said characters amongst others – Donald Duck, Super Mario, Pikachu, Garfield and more […]

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Awesome Alternative Film Posters

Tracie Chang is a designer from Washington who is to awesome alternative film poster what Captain Birdseye is to fish fingers. In this mini collection, which we desperately want to be decorating our hallway at home, we get both classics like The Shining and more recent productions such as The Great Gatsby. Rather good, aren’t they? Check out more […]

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Illos That Tell The Story Of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

It from Colombia-based artist Lorena Alvarez Gómez  and it’s brilliantly, dreamily wonderful. We love it. And consequently, her.Her illustrations are full of colour and character and so are the characters within them: there’s so much flavour and zip they’re just wonderful.  We love them. and consequently, her. They will be included in an unabridged version of the book, which […]

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Famous Movie & TV Characters With Over-Sized Heads

We do admire an artists that takes and geek-like interest in TV and film and then puts their own artistic spin on it: even if it means giving them a large, cute head, and nothing more. Brazilian illustrator Josmar Madureira is no stranger to good telly and has done just that. He transforms famous anti-heroes and villains by depicting […]

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Cartoonbombing

Today we are in love with the creative mind of French illustrator and art director Troqman who has delved into his creative canyon and come up with these illustrations that “photobomb” situations in real life. He’s based in Amsterdam and he makes sketches and arranges them to create interesting scenes which engage and interact with the real world around them. It’s […]

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The Power of a Mercury Nomination

Napster has revealed the value of a prestigious Mercury Music Prize nomination, as it announced a 4,325% rise in streaming figures for Polar Bear’s ‘In Each and Every One’ album  following the news of its inclusion on the nominees’ shortlist. The music streaming service compared the number of plays from the days prior to the shortlist announcement with figures […]

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NINTENDO POCKET FOOTBALL CLUB

Formats: 3DS It’s been difficult since the World Cup ended. There are other sports, but let’s face it, nothing compares to the thrill of some fleet footed smuggery from Neymar or a bit of light cannibalism from Suarez. Luckily, Nintendo feel the same, and have given you the chance to take your own team to […]

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Custom World Cup Posters for Every Competing National Team

Now this is a nice surprise on a Friday morning: some World Cup art done with aplomb and affection. Lovely. Via Sports Illustrated Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira has begun to unleash bevy of custom country-specific posters on Tumblr for the upcoming Greatest SPorting Occasion in the World showing game-turning players and crests […]

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Why So Sad Batman?

His nomination for the role has been bathed in controversy and now the very first picture of Ben Affleck is getting the kind of attention Zack snyder wasn’t probably expecting. Okay, so the nerdists among us get to discuss the next incarnations of the suit and the Batmobile. But the burning question from the picture […]

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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Artshow Spectacular

Ghostbusters had everything, didn’t it? Fireman’s poles, cool logos, cool cars, unlicensed nuclear accelerators, solid-gold Murrayness, solid gold Akroydness, supernatural para-psychology, Ray Parker Jnr, the list goes on and on. In fact, it remains one of our favourite movies ever made – even when it’s on the telly schedule, you watch it, right? – and […]