The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete, An Animated Western Starring Villainous Pies

The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete, An Animated Western Starring Villainous Pies

The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete is a humorous animated film that mixes the wild west with delicious (and villainous) pies.  Created by Ringling College of Art and Design graduates Adam CampbellElizabeth McMahill and Uri Lotan, the film was made as an online exclusive for the JibJab - sponsored Cartoon Brew third annual Student Animation Festival.

The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete, An Animated Western Starring Villainous Pies

The filmmakers give fresh life to the tried-and-true Western genre by inserting a left-field element into the mix: baked goods. Despite the short running time, the filmmakers create distinctive personalities and designs for all the characters. Dramatic shot composition, atmospheric lighting, and appropriate music complete this tongue-in-cheek tribute to classic Western films.

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City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and TypographyCity Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and TypographyI’m a sucker for all things typography.  Helvetica rules!  Delicious City Prints is a typographic poster series from Philadelphia-based designer Roni Lagin that celebrates worldwide regional foods.  He’s got several cities covered so far, like Boston, London, New Orleans and more.  There’s a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to produce the prints.  Do make a pledge.

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

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Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald’s Bags – Or – Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like

Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes LikePaper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes LikeYou know how some people can take what’s seemingly garbage and make pretty things out of them?  Yeah, artist Yuken Teruya is one of those people.  The artist took a take-out bag from McDonald’s (an item which I imagine millions of are tossed each day) and sculpted some unbelievably beautiful trees out of them.  Using the bag’s bright coloring for the tree, the bag itself is used as a frame for the sculptures.

Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like

Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes LikeOfficially titled Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like, the trees are on display at the David B. Smith Gallery in London from Aug.3 to Sept.1.

The Meals of Olympic Athletes Recreated in Photo

The Meals of Olympic Athletes Recreated in Photo

100 Meter Sprinter

It’s time for the Olympics.  In that vein, stylist Sarah Parker and photographer Michael Bodiam, have put together a short series depicting the typical meal for several types of athletes.  Or at least those suggested by Olympian nutritionist Dan Benardo.  Each 2000 plus calorie meal has been recreated in tiny format – each component meticulously arranged.

The Meals of Olympic Athletes Recreated in Photo

Gymnast

The Meals of Olympic Athletes Recreated in Photo

Hammer Thrower

The Meals of Olympic Athletes Recreated in Photo

Triathlete

New Blu Mural in Spain Celebrates Vegetarianism (And Apparently Veggie Suicide?)

New Blu Mural in Spain Celebrates Vegetarianism (And Apparently Veggie Suicide?)

Blu is a street artist, muralist, and sketch artist who does work all over Europe and  beyond.  He recently created a mural in Ordes, Spain to advocate and celebrate vegetarianism.  It’s a change from his more political and thought-provoking work.  It depicts fruits and vegetables gathered around a whirring blender, tossing themselves inside while a crowd of very happy and like-minded produce cheers them on.

New Blu Mural in Spain Celebrates Vegetarianism (And Apparently Veggie Suicide?)

New Blu Mural in Spain Celebrates Vegetarianism (And Apparently Veggie Suicide?)

New Blu Mural in Spain Celebrates Vegetarianism (And Apparently Veggie Suicide?)

New Blu Mural in Spain Celebrates Vegetarianism (And Apparently Veggie Suicide?)

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The Gummi Venus de Milo Is Now Real

The Gummi Venus de Milo Is Now Real

The Gummi Venus de Milo Is Now RealIf you’re a Simpsons fan you’re undoubtedly familiar with the Gummi Venus de Milo.  At the Springfield Candy Convention the Gummi Venus was displayed.  It was “carved by Gummi artisans who work exclusively in the medium of Gummi.”  As is the case with the Simpson in general, this simple candy was the doorway to a much more complicated story.  Now DeviantArt member, goosezilla, has made these delightfully shaped gummies a realty.

 

“I made tiny gummy Venus De Milos! 

They are melon flavored. “

The Gummi Venus de Milo Is Now Real

As is often the case – that is all.

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