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Your Favourite Superheroes Are Now Sponsored by…

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“Sponsored Heroes” is a fun series which mashes up super heroes and all our favourite brands. Roberto Vergati Santos is the mastermind behind all of these sponsorships. Considering the rise in super hero movies, I wouldn’t be surprised that at some point we see our favourite superheroes sponsored by corporate brands. Billionaires like Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne wouldn’t be interested in …

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12 of The Best Window Displays You’ll Ever See

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These creative window displays are meant to engage and entertain. It’s a balance of art, fashion, design and strategy. Within the past decade the lines of window displays have been blurred and they have started looking more like well thought out art installations or even scenes from a movie. When it comes to window displays there are a lot of factors to consider. keep …

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You Won’t Believe What Happens When You Flip Jeep’s Creative Ads Upside Down

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Jeep’s on top with their creative ads. First of all you can’t miss when you put animals in your advertisements. Second of all, including a hidden message in your ad will always give you a few extra points. Hidden treasures always make the overall idea that more appealing and engaging. These are way too much fun and are in the running for …

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Letters Can Kill

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Letters Can Kill is a surreal typography advertisement created by Lightfarm Studios. Don’t text and drive has been a reoccurring message for a while now and this one was produced for Mitsubishi Motors. In this campaign, the message becomes very personnalized with each letter stylized as an iconic “bad guy” from the past century. You can see depictions of people like Ossama Ben Laden, Kadhafi, Staline or …

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20 Extremely Creative Double Page Magazine Ads

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The purpose of every marketing team is to get the client noticed, that’s basically the point of advertising. Magazine ads allow you to reach highly targeted audiences because of the their specific topics of interest. With the wide variety of magazines out there, you will surely not have trouble finding the right ship to carry your message. After looking at some …

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Funny Condoms That Spread The Word of Safety First!

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Funny condoms really do get the point across in an entertaining way. This topic is always advertised in a serious manner, so I was delighted to see these chomical integrations of nostalgic characters from our youth and packaging for condoms. Featured in this series are video games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and superheroes like Batman and Superman. These funny condoms …

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The Toy Résumé: a Graphic Designer’s Genius Way of Getting Noticed

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If you’ve ever been on the hunt for a new position, you definitely know the challenge of getting in touch with the right people. Paper and electronic résumés are a thing of the past. We’re at a time where you have to set yourself apart creatively. I once heard of a guy that wrote his résumé on a rock and submitted it …

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22 Creative Double Spread Magazine Advertisements

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Every company wants to be noticed, that’s basically the point of advertising. Magazine advertisements allow you to reach highly targeted audiences because of the their specific topics of interest. After looking at some truly great examples of creative advertising, this time let’s take a closer look at double spread magazine advertisements.  Why Create Double Spread Magazine Advertisements? A regular person sees about …

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Subway Movie Posters Become Bloody Interactive Art

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Subway advertising always has a great opportunity to be creative. Subways themselves are intricate tunnels with a variety of shapes and turns that can lend to the design itself. I’ve personally seen extremely creative incorporations of designs in stairs, elevators, escalators and subway trains. There is endless opportunities in these tunnels and luckily it’s one of the best places to …

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IT CAN WAIT: Powerful Ads Against Using Your Phone While Driving

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I’ve always been a supporter of not using your phone while driving. A majority of these accidents happen because some people feel an urgency to text, tweet or update their status. These “IT CAN WAIT” advertisements are a plea for both young and old drivers to stop texting while operating a vehicle.  Who created these “IT CAN WAIT” series of …

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The BEST Honda Commercial Ever Made… Seriously

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This has to be the best Honda commercial I have ever seen. If you have ever played the board game Mouse Trap, you can get an idea of what this commercial is all about. This is a global campaign centred around ASIMO, a humanoid robot developed by Honda.  ASIMO gained widespread recognition with the commercial called “Cog”. This commercial has more than 85 individual …

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Advertisements That Give The Term Food Porn a Whole New meaning

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Food porn is what you call glamourized visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, cooking shows, etc. Food porn is when you become obsessed with mouthwatering pictures of delicious foods, making you hungry even though you just ate and resulting in getting you food-horny. You can’t deny it, there have been times that you’ve seen a dish that you couldn’t …

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Mind Bending Street Art GIFs by A.L. Crego

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I can always appreciate street art but when I came across these animates street art GIFs I couldn’t help get sucked right into them. These street art murals have been brought to life by Spanish photographer and motion designer, A. L. Crego. Crego has a very specific technique. He selects small elements of photographs and animates them, primarily eyes. It gets kind of creepy because they give the …

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Your Favourite Superheroes Are Now Sponsored by…

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“Sponsored Heroes” is a fun series which mashes up super heroes and all our favourite brands. Roberto Vergati Santos is the mastermind behind all of these sponsorships. Considering the rise in super hero movies, I wouldn’t be surprised that at some point we see our favourite superheroes sponsored by corporate brands. Billionaires like Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne wouldn’t be interested in …

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The 7 Deadly Cat Sins By Marija Tiurina

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These fantastic illustrations are the creations of Marija Tiurina, an illustrator from the United Kingdom. Tiurina has envisioned the 7 deadly cat sins that every cat owner knows so well. She has a dark grungy style that almost resembles Michael John Kricfalusi’s The Ren & Stimpy Show. So this is how the story of these 7 deadly cat sins go… “Hidden for nearly 950 years, a withered …

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12 of The Best Window Displays You’ll Ever See

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These creative window displays are meant to engage and entertain. It’s a balance of art, fashion, design and strategy. Within the past decade the lines of window displays have been blurred and they have started looking more like well thought out art installations or even scenes from a movie. When it comes to window displays there are a lot of factors to consider. keep …

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The Best Rejected Emojis That Don’t Exist But Definitely Should

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Emojis were originally only available in Japan until they made their way across the world. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji literally means “picture” (e) + “character” (mojo). Some emoji are very specific to Japanese culture, such as a bowing (apologizing) businessman, a face wearing a face mask, a white flower used to denote “brilliant homework” or a group of emoji representing popular foods: ramen noodles, dango, onigiri …

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Marvel Collages… I Dare You to Count Every Super Hero in Each Collage

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Mr. Garcin is the french artist behind these Marvel Collages. With a precise hand and a lengthy amount of time, he has produced iconic Marvel covers for Spider Man, Daredevil, Thor and Captain America. MR. Garcin’s creative process If you enjoy the fabulous Marvel Collages below, be sure to watch the time-lapse video at the end. Watch him as he creates another one …

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22 Images that Prove Smaller is Definitely Cuter… The Absolutely Best Way to Feel Like a Giant

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Ok so I like tiny thing because it makes me feel like a giant.  Is it really that weird and inappropriate? Most people can easily say that they’ve held a tiny bottle of liquor and let out a small chuckle. Besides the fact that it’s just cool, you can really appreciate the craftsmanship and intricacise of these everyday objects at a …

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Trash Never Looked So Creative… Amazing Street Art That You’ll Want to Take Home With You

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Bordalo II is a Portuguese street artist. He was born and raised in Lisbon and creates amazing street art by taking the urban landscape and working it into his perfect mixed media creations. Bordalo II takes virtually any environment and creates the idea arounds it. See below how he merges the train tracks into bold eye catching messages, or how he manipulates found garbage into beautiful nature …

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WOW… These Scribbled Pencil Drawings of Musicians & Super Heroes Are Unbelievable

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Vince Low is an illustrator from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He’s worked in a variety of advertising agencies. He’s worked his way up, starting as a designer and now holds the title as the Head of Illustration at Grey Group Kuala Lumpur. Low’s scribbled pencil drawings are all of “A” class musicians and super heroes, like Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker to just …

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What This Artist Leaves on The Train on His Way to Work Will Definitely Cheer You Up : )

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Joe Butcher, aka October Jones is a UK writer, illustrator and animator behind the super amusing Texts From Dog and the commuter sticky-note doodles. October Jones makes the most of his mornings. Jones’ manages to entertain himself and all of his 90k+ Twitter followers by doodling on his train ride into work and the final results change a dull train ride into an amusing anecdote. October …

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75 Years of Batman – I Cant’t Believe How Many of Them There Really Were

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Salvador Anguiano is an independent graphic designer. Based out of México, he’s been mastering his craft now for 10 years. With most of his clients based out of USA and England, he focuses on brand design, digital interface design and illustration. His clients come from a wide range of industries and sectors. You can see Salvador’s varied work directed to entertainment, fashion, food and construction, communications and software development. He’s …

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Watermelon Carving Examples For Those Ready For a New Summer Challenge

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I never even thought of carving a watermelon, carving pumpkins just seemed to make more sense to me. Looking for a summer challenge? Carving a watermelon may be the activity for you. It takes as much patience and skill as carving a pumpkin but you have the added plus of using the fleshy red centre as part of your creation. Unlike carving …

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A Wax Museum Filled Full of Hyperrealistic Wax Sculptures of Movie Characters

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If you’ve ever been in a wax museum you can imagine how creeped out I was when I stumbled on these wax sculptures. Even though they look incredible and have a striking resemblance to the celebrities they’re modelled after, they’re too much like giant dolls that are waiting to come to life. They’re extremely detailed and precise, the realism is absolutely astounding. They have Individual …

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Incredible Cardboard Sculptures That You Won’t Believe

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These incredible cardboard sculptures are the creations of 20 year old Taiwanese student, Kai-Xiang Xhong. This cardboard master has been slicing up cardboard for some time now. In his spare time he has created some of the most amazing works of art you’ll ever see. They’re incredibly life-like, and you could never imagine how they were created. Patience sure is a virtue and …

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Like Video Games? Here’s The Visual History of Video Game Controllers

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Javier Laspiur is an Art Director from Madrid, Spain. He began drawing when he was 3 years old and ended up as a senior Art Director at TBWA / Tequila Spain and has been creating campaigns there since 2006. He has created this fun photographic series depicting the history of video game controllers titled CONTROLLERS. The photo series shows the evolution of controllers beginning in 1983. …

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20 Incredibly Crafted Mechanical Watch Designs

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These beautifully crafted mechanical watch designs are truly precise works of art. There’s something about a complex wrist watch that you can’t help be fascinated by. The level of engineering and creativity that brings these ticking masterpieces to life is nothing less than incredible. There are an endless variety of watch style to suit all tastes. You can find the …

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30 Geeky Home Decor Items You Can’t Live Without

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You can never have too many geeky home decor items. To become a respectable geek you should be doing more than just buying stuff on Ebay for your cubicle. To become a real geek, just take a look at this amazing stuff we’ve collected for your home and office.  Most of them are very rare and expensive, and some are just prototypes. These …

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Fantastic Comic Book Hoodie Designs Worthy of a Superhero

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These comic book hoodie designs are just concepts but they all really need to be brought to life. They don’t currently exist but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. These are all amazing looking designs and really do capture the superheroes they’re depicting. These comic book hoodie designs are surely for those that want to show off their geekdom. The …

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Gift Guide: 33 Fun Gift Ideas For Food Lovers

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These fun gift ideas for food lovers are sure to bring smiles to a lot of faces. Gift guides are certainly great to see what kind of cool stuff there is out there. We have found 35 really cool products that any foodie would love to receive as a gift. Some of these products make the process of enjoying food …

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21 Iron Man Inspired Images That Will Make You an Even Bigger Fan

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Tony Stark aka Iron Man is a Marvel comic book superhero that recently within the past few years has risen to the top with his series of movies. The Marvel character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. Have you ever Googled Iron Man? It’s incredible the amount of artists out there that have taken inspiration from Iron Man to create either …

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Coffee Cup Designs That Will Mimic Your Emotions

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Just like most of the world, I’m a huge coffee fanatic. I can’t start my day without that cup of joe. I’ve seen a variety of elegant and posh designs for coffee cups, but nothing as clever and fun as these creative coffee cup designs for Gawatt coffee shop. Coffee Cup Designs that Change Moods? Backbone Branding created this fun set of coffee cup designs for the …

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Steve Jobs: 10 of The Most Memorable And Inspiring Quotes

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Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 with his friend Steve Wozniak. After a variety of challenges, the Apple board threw him out of his own company in 1985. After many financial struggles, Apple brought him back in 1996 to save the place. He introduced devices like the iPod and iTunes, which revolutionized the music industry. He then brought the iPhone to the world. …

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Infographic: How Big Brand Logos Lure Consumers

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Brand logos should make an impact. Whatever the product or service, it should be clear and concise to the viewer. Brand logos can have the power to hook and create a lasting connection with the consumer especially with noticable elements like color, shape, text and typeface. The color breakdown of big brand logos This infographic shows you a breakdown of the different …

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Principles of Design: Rules You Should Know to Make Stuff Look Good

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The principles of design are the foundation for all visual works of art that have been tested throughout the ages. The principles of design are concepts used to organize and arrange all structural elements. It’s the intimate understanding of the relationship between different objects. The Principles of Design by Efil Türk This series of posters were created by the Turkish graphic designer, Efil Türk. She covers all of …

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[Infographic] The 13 Office Personality Types: Which One Are You?

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National Pen is a manufacturer of promotional products in the USA. They have released this perfect infographic showcasing the 13 personality types of today’s office employees. The 13 Office Personality Types Office environments tailor to many personalities. If you’ve ever worked in an office environment, then you will definitely be able to relate to most of these examples. Office personality types can be summed up into …

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[Infographic] Beginning a Startup? How Much Money Companies Were Started With

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Funders and Founders are startup evangelists and infographic authors. Their mission is to inspire everyone from engineers to moms to do a startup. Their latest project is the upcoming infographic bookBecoming an Entrepreneur. They also do a series of infographics about entrepreneurship and Life 3.O startups. Why bother beginning a startup, you may ask? Why answer to somebody if you’re more than capable of making your own decisions and creating …

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What This Artist Leaves on The Train on His Way to Work Will Definitely Cheer You Up : )

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Joe Butcher, aka October Jones is a UK writer, illustrator and animator behind the super amusing Texts From Dog and the commuter sticky-note doodles. October Jones makes the most of his mornings. Jones’ manages to entertain himself and all of his 90k+ Twitter followers by doodling on his train ride into work and the final results change a dull train ride into an amusing anecdote. October …

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75 Years of Batman – I Cant’t Believe How Many of Them There Really Were

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Salvador Anguiano is an independent graphic designer. Based out of México, he’s been mastering his craft now for 10 years. With most of his clients based out of USA and England, he focuses on brand design, digital interface design and illustration. His clients come from a wide range of industries and sectors. You can see Salvador’s varied work directed to entertainment, fashion, food and construction, communications and software development. He’s …

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Letters Can Kill

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Letters Can Kill is a surreal typography advertisement created by Lightfarm Studios. Don’t text and drive has been a reoccurring message for a while now and this one was produced for Mitsubishi Motors. In this campaign, the message becomes very personnalized with each letter stylized as an iconic “bad guy” from the past century. You can see depictions of people like Ossama Ben Laden, Kadhafi, Staline or …

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29 of The Most Unique Business Cards You’ll Ever See

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Having unique business cards mean that the likeliness of someone actually keeping it are pretty high. Business cards can be considered one of the most important pieces of collateral. This little piece of paper will speak for the company or product you belong to. The thought and effort you put into your business card may have the recipient view you as an amateur, or …

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Food Quotes: If Your Food Told the Brutal Truth…. So Hilarious

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Just like everyone, I love food. I don’t discriminate – Greek, Italian, Portugese, Japanese, it’s all delicious to me. What if food told the brutal honest truth about what you’re about to consume. In the past I have related to every single statement these cute illustrations are saying. These 10 hilarious food quotes don’t hold back, if you are the sort of …

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These Are Truly The Most Creative Packaging Ideas I Have Ever Seen

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The most creative packaging designs are the ones that make the most impactful first impression. Everyone is just too busy to take a second look, so the 3.5 seconds is all you have to engage a viewer. The anatomy of  a Creative Packaging design What kind of packaging design will impress the consumers you may ask? It all depends on who you’re trying to …

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[Infographic] The Origins of Your Favourite Startups

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I sometimes catch myself using a website and I wonder how did it start? Who sparked the idea and how did it unravel? If you ever wondered how your favourite website or addictive game started, this will shed some insights. successful Startups just start with a single person and an idea If you’ve ever used the service Airbnb, you can thank …

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10 Minimalist Packaging Designs of Everyday Products

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A packaging design can undeniably be one of the most fun projects if you’re a graphic designer. You get the freedom of working in a 3D space, you can explore challenging die cuts and bring a product to life with engaging graphics and visuals. I’ve noticed that through the years packaging designs have started carrying less and less visuals and complexities. What if we were to …

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The 7 Deadly Cat Sins By Marija Tiurina

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These fantastic illustrations are the creations of Marija Tiurina, an illustrator from the United Kingdom. Tiurina has envisioned the 7 deadly cat sins that every cat owner knows so well. She has a dark grungy style that almost resembles Michael John Kricfalusi’s The Ren & Stimpy Show. So this is how the story of these 7 deadly cat sins go… “Hidden for nearly 950 years, a withered …

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The Best Rejected Emojis That Don’t Exist But Definitely Should

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Emojis were originally only available in Japan until they made their way across the world. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji literally means “picture” (e) + “character” (mojo). Some emoji are very specific to Japanese culture, such as a bowing (apologizing) businessman, a face wearing a face mask, a white flower used to denote “brilliant homework” or a group of emoji representing popular foods: ramen noodles, dango, onigiri …

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Marvel Collages… I Dare You to Count Every Super Hero in Each Collage

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Mr. Garcin is the french artist behind these Marvel Collages. With a precise hand and a lengthy amount of time, he has produced iconic Marvel covers for Spider Man, Daredevil, Thor and Captain America. MR. Garcin’s creative process If you enjoy the fabulous Marvel Collages below, be sure to watch the time-lapse video at the end. Watch him as he creates another one …

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WOW… These Scribbled Pencil Drawings of Musicians & Super Heroes Are Unbelievable

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Vince Low is an illustrator from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He’s worked in a variety of advertising agencies. He’s worked his way up, starting as a designer and now holds the title as the Head of Illustration at Grey Group Kuala Lumpur. Low’s scribbled pencil drawings are all of “A” class musicians and super heroes, like Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker to just …

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What This Artist Leaves on The Train on His Way to Work Will Definitely Cheer You Up : )

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Joe Butcher, aka October Jones is a UK writer, illustrator and animator behind the super amusing Texts From Dog and the commuter sticky-note doodles. October Jones makes the most of his mornings. Jones’ manages to entertain himself and all of his 90k+ Twitter followers by doodling on his train ride into work and the final results change a dull train ride into an amusing anecdote. October …

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75 Years of Batman – I Cant’t Believe How Many of Them There Really Were

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Salvador Anguiano is an independent graphic designer. Based out of México, he’s been mastering his craft now for 10 years. With most of his clients based out of USA and England, he focuses on brand design, digital interface design and illustration. His clients come from a wide range of industries and sectors. You can see Salvador’s varied work directed to entertainment, fashion, food and construction, communications and software development. He’s …

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Avengers Poster Art With an Angle… Literally

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As everyone might know, I’m a huge superhero fanatic. I came across this amazing geometric Avengers poster art series on my daily searches on the web. This is a perfect example of superior vector work. It’s incredible how these polygonal shapes capture the lighting and add form and shape to these familiar characters. This geometric Avengers poster art series features The …

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Amazing Character Design & Sketches by Mike

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Character design & sketching truly seem to be the forte of Prague based graphic designer Mike. He focuses on beautiful and user-orientated graphic design, which he creates through logotypes, icons, and illustrations. Mike also designs websites, applications, games, and user interfaces. He has 12 years of experience which is pretty visible in his works. The illustrations below are not just detailed, Mike manages to capture a …

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Steampunk Art of Mechanical Animal And Insect Mashups

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Steampunk is a fun sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery. Inspired by industrialised Western civilization, steampunk is set in an alternate history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West” in which steam power runs the world. Everything from clothing, gadgets and large scale machinery have a very distinct look that that can’t be mistaken. Steampunk art envisioned by Vladimir Gvozdev Russian artist Vladimir Gvozdev, also known as Gvozdariki, has created …

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The Illustrated History of Twitter

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Twitter was born from a group of programmers who worked at the podcasting company Odeo Inc. in San Francisco. The founders are Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone. The whole idea of Twitter stemmed from a way to send texts on their cellphones and a way to reinvent a dying company. The History of Twitter illustrated by Bob Al-Greene The Illustrated History …

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Incredible Must See Iron Man Mashups

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There is nothing better to see than how far people can take their creativity. Considering I’m such a fan of Iron Man, I always like to stay up to date with all the fan art circulating the web. I came across these incredible Iron Man mashups that I had to share them. In this set you can see mashups with Spider-Man, Batman, …

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Detailed Drawings Combine Math And Butterflies

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These have to be the most detailed drawings I have ever seen. At first I thought they were just computer renderings but when I realized someone actually took the time to illustrate them, my jaw dropped. Even though I’m not extremely keen on the subject matter, the amount of planning and detail to create an illustration like this is worth …

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3D Paper Illustrations of Imaginary landscapes And Worlds

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There truly is an endless number of things you can do with paper. These incredible 3D paper illustrations are the works of Sam Pierpoint, an artist, illustrator and designer. All of her pieces are inspired by culture, travel and Mother Nature. Her 3D paper illustrations all share similar themes: mountain peaks, fairytale wonderlands, right down to the deepest ocean beds and darkest caves. …

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October Jones Creates Fun Illustrations on His Way to Work

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Creating fun illustrations is just about the only thing that gets October Jones (real name Joe Butcher) through his commute to work. This artist is definitely the talk of the town, his fun illustrations are buzzing on twitter and tumblr feeds. October Jones‘ sketches, which he’s posted over the last couple of years have been featured on BuzzFeed, Tastefully Offensive and Reddit. He currently has 72,000 Twitter followers. Why did October Jones Start Creating These Fun Illustrations? …

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Pencil vs Camera: a Creative Art Series by Ben Heine

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Ben Heine has been at this for a few years now. Ben started his Pencil vs Camera work in 2010 and has been adored by all. He mixes drawing and photography to create some clever and interesting imagery. Ben has been given the title of creator of this style and has inspired quite a few artists to take up similar styles of art. Pencil …

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Infographic: How Big Brand Logos Lure Consumers

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Brand logos should make an impact. Whatever the product or service, it should be clear and concise to the viewer. Brand logos can have the power to hook and create a lasting connection with the consumer especially with noticable elements like color, shape, text and typeface. The color breakdown of big brand logos This infographic shows you a breakdown of the different …

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[Infographic] The 13 Office Personality Types: Which One Are You?

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National Pen is a manufacturer of promotional products in the USA. They have released this perfect infographic showcasing the 13 personality types of today’s office employees. The 13 Office Personality Types Office environments tailor to many personalities. If you’ve ever worked in an office environment, then you will definitely be able to relate to most of these examples. Office personality types can be summed up into …

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[Infographic] Beginning a Startup? How Much Money Companies Were Started With

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Funders and Founders are startup evangelists and infographic authors. Their mission is to inspire everyone from engineers to moms to do a startup. Their latest project is the upcoming infographic bookBecoming an Entrepreneur. They also do a series of infographics about entrepreneurship and Life 3.O startups. Why bother beginning a startup, you may ask? Why answer to somebody if you’re more than capable of making your own decisions and creating …

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75 Years of Batman – I Cant’t Believe How Many of Them There Really Were

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Salvador Anguiano is an independent graphic designer. Based out of México, he’s been mastering his craft now for 10 years. With most of his clients based out of USA and England, he focuses on brand design, digital interface design and illustration. His clients come from a wide range of industries and sectors. You can see Salvador’s varied work directed to entertainment, fashion, food and construction, communications and software development. He’s …

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[Infographic] The Origins of Your Favourite Startups

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I sometimes catch myself using a website and I wonder how did it start? Who sparked the idea and how did it unravel? If you ever wondered how your favourite website or addictive game started, this will shed some insights. successful Startups just start with a single person and an idea If you’ve ever used the service Airbnb, you can thank …

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[Infographic] How to Make Money on The Internet

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Ever wondered how to make money on the internet? It’s a tough thing to do but with the right information and strategies, you will have the best shot at succeeding. Just like in real life it takes a huge amounts of time and effort to start a business and an internet business is no exception. The most common way to Make Money …

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Social Media Statistics That You Should Know [Infographic]

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Social media statistics are useful if you intend on targeting specific types of people. Social media is something that constantly changes as new trends arise, be it with the popularity of certain platforms, media types or relevancy. This social media statistics infographic outlines the main social networks available and their strengths. [Source] SEE ALSO: How To Create the Perfect Post on Social Platforms …

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Guide to Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer [Infographic]

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Ever wonder what it takes to become a successful graphic designer? It takes a certain kind of person with an outgoing personality, a creative spark and a thirst for knowledge to fill those shoes. Designers have a passion for typography, layouts, illustrations, photography and colour pallets. The traits of a successful graphic designer Push beyond your comfort zone in both your …

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A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer [Infographic]

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If you ever wondered what it’s like to be a graphic designer this infographic is a great overview of a day in the life of a graphic designer. I’ve been working as a graphic designer for more than 10 years now and even though there are endless meetings, client revisions, committee-mandated direction, long hours and often little recognition I still …

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2014 Global Design Trends [Infographic]

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It’s always good to stay up to date with current global design trends. There’s a lot of trends that will have longevity and there’s others that will most likely flop within the next few months. Regardless if you like or dislike what’s happening in the design world, it’s always good to understand the current design trends even if you choose …

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How to Start a Blog [Infographic]

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Starting a blog can be less difficult than you may think. When I started this blog, I knew absolutely nothing about blogs or social media.  Blogging can be the best outlet for expressing your thoughts and meeting like minded people that share your same interests. Creating a blog is extremely easy and luckily it does not require any coding skills (HTML). Wondering how to start …

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Web Design Industry Analysis [Infographic]

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Red Adair said it the best “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur”. The web design industry has grown immensely in the past decade. With the recent demand of internet savvy people, it has spawned a huge amount of less than capable web design “guru’s”. The current “web …

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Coffee Cup Designs That Will Mimic Your Emotions

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Just like most of the world, I’m a huge coffee fanatic. I can’t start my day without that cup of joe. I’ve seen a variety of elegant and posh designs for coffee cups, but nothing as clever and fun as these creative coffee cup designs for Gawatt coffee shop. Coffee Cup Designs that Change Moods? Backbone Branding created this fun set of coffee cup designs for the …

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These Are Truly The Most Creative Packaging Ideas I Have Ever Seen

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The most creative packaging designs are the ones that make the most impactful first impression. Everyone is just too busy to take a second look, so the 3.5 seconds is all you have to engage a viewer. The anatomy of  a Creative Packaging design What kind of packaging design will impress the consumers you may ask? It all depends on who you’re trying to …

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10 Minimalist Packaging Designs of Everyday Products

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A packaging design can undeniably be one of the most fun projects if you’re a graphic designer. You get the freedom of working in a 3D space, you can explore challenging die cuts and bring a product to life with engaging graphics and visuals. I’ve noticed that through the years packaging designs have started carrying less and less visuals and complexities. What if we were to …

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Funny Condoms That Spread The Word of Safety First!

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Funny condoms really do get the point across in an entertaining way. This topic is always advertised in a serious manner, so I was delighted to see these chomical integrations of nostalgic characters from our youth and packaging for condoms. Featured in this series are video games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and superheroes like Batman and Superman. These funny condoms …

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The Toy Résumé: a Graphic Designer’s Genius Way of Getting Noticed

In ADVERTISING, GRAPHIC DESIGN, PACKAGING, SCULPTURES by Adrian Martinez1 Comment

If you’ve ever been on the hunt for a new position, you definitely know the challenge of getting in touch with the right people. Paper and electronic résumés are a thing of the past. We’re at a time where you have to set yourself apart creatively. I once heard of a guy that wrote his résumé on a rock and submitted it …

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30 Cool and Creative Pet Packaging Designs

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I love my dog and I love giving him treats, so why not give him something he loves in some cool and creative packaging? I like staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the package design industry and pet packaging is no exception. I love finding creative pet packaging designs. They always tend to impress because there’s so much fun and cool …

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Clever Packaging Design for Ricola’s Throat Drops

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These clever packaging designs for Ricola’s Throat Drops are the product of collaboration between Jung Von Matt, Scope Digital Studio, and Julien Canavezes. The Unwrap Your Voice marketing campaign has become a marketing success with these special edition design wraps, turning every drop into the head of a singer. Packaging Designer Julien Canavezes illustrated cartoon like illustrations of people in extreme discomfort, strategically placing their necks at the …

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20 of The Best Packaging Designs of All Time

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The best packaging designs are the ones that make a great first impression. In this fast-paced age when everyone is just too busy to take a second look, 3.5 seconds is all you have. What kind of packaging designs will impress the consumers you may ask? It all depends on who you’re trying to reach, but one thing is for …

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20 Unbelievable Face Painting Ideas From a Gifted Artist

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These face painting ideas are guaranteed to be the hit of any child’s party. Face painting can be a source of entertainment for children and even adults. These examples are especially impressive, I have never seen this level of detail and thought put into something as simple as children’s face painting. My personal favourites in this collection include E.T., Super Mario and the Incredible Hilk. …

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Hua Tunan Creates Art With a Splash

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Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) is a Foshan based artist and he’s recently released a new series of splatter portraits through the Edge Creative Collective. He truly knows how to make art with a splash. Hua Tunan is one of the leading young artists in the world of Chinese street art. Hua Tunan was trained in classical Chinese painting and you can really notice in his unique style …

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Nychos Brings us The Ninja Turtles Street Anatomy Series

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Nychos is an incredible Austrian artist. He recently added to his Street Anatomy Series with none other than the Ninja Turtles. Nychos’ Street Anatomy Series shows the dissection of pop characters and animals. The treatment of these dissections are from a cartoon stand point so they don’t seem gruesome, they are actually quite beautiful and intricate. His past work includes dissecting the Little Mermaid, Mickey Mouse, Donald …

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20 Egg-ceptional Easter Egg Designs

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Colored eggs are a universal symbol of Easter. Some cultures like buying colored or even chocolate eggs, but honestly decorating them yourself is always way more fun! There are an endless amount of ideas you can explore to create Easter egg designs that stand out. You can also use a variety of different materials to step up the fun. Anything from flowers, threads, tape, even an old tie – everything …

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Surreal Watercolor Photographs by Aliza Razell

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Watercolor can be a very difficult medium to play around with. You have to be precise, patient, conscience of the colors mixing and all in a timely manner. Rarely do you find watercolor and photographs mixed in the same piece, but we’ve found some surreal watercolor photographs that you have to see.  Surreal Watercolor Photographs Come to life Aliza Razell mixes …

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Face Paintings Transform Models Into 2D Works of Art

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Many artists work professionally as body painters across the world. Their work is seen regularly in television commercials. Body painters also work frequently in the film arena especially in science fiction with more and more elaborate alien creations being body painted. Stills advertising also used body painting with hundreds of body painting looks on the pages of the world’s magazines …

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Amazing Black And White Portraits by Alexander Khokhlov

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This series of black and white portraits is called “Weird Beauty“, a project by the Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov in collaboration with great make-up artist Valerya Kutsan. He brilliantly used the female face as a canvas for different branding and graphics that you wouldn’t normally put on your face. The black and white make-up by russian make-up artist Valerya Kutsan creates mesmerizing effects …

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Amazing Eye Makeup Art by Tal Peleg

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Israeli makeup artist and pro blogger Tal Peleg. She creates amazing eye makeup images by painting fairy tales and great novels onto tiny areas of the face using only liquid eyeliner and eyeshadow. She puts great detail in every miniature portrait with bold colors, depth and texture. I don’t know if this would be a great idea to leave the house with but …

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Adorable Superhero Mugs For The Everyday Geek

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These superhero mugs are the perfect items to make that bold statement at the office. Rubilei Nagum hand paints incredibly cool one of a kind mugs that feature our favorite characters from DC, Marvel, and some non superhero characters. These hand painted superhero mugs are for the everyday geek. Sip from the heads of comic book greats such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder …

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Dave Rapoza Shows us the Ninja Turtles’ Dark Side

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (often shortened to TMNT or Ninja Turtles or just Turtles) are a fictional team of four teenage anthropomorphic turtles, who were trained by their anthropomorphic rat sensei in the art of ninjutsu and named after four Renaissance artists. From their home in the storm sewers of New York City, they battle petty criminals, evil overlords and alien invaders, all while remaining isolated from society-at-large. The characters appeared in comic books before their expansion …

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