Banksy’s Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy’s most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series Bricksy. As he tells us,”There is something compelling about gritty street scenes rendered in clean, modernist LEGO bricks.”

All of the scenes that Friesen created were inspired by a Banksy artwork, but then, they’ve been given some very unexpected twists. Friesen infused each scene with his own, funny sense of humor. For example, in a tale of forbidden love, the iconic bouquet thrower is actually hurling flowers at his girlfriend, who just so happens to be a police officer. So far, 20 images have been made, of which 10 are featured here. The rest can be found at The Brick Fantastic.

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December 6, 2016

Famous Songs Hilariously Reinterpreted as Witty One-Panel Cartoons

Cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson hilariously reinterprets the meaning of some of the world’s most popular songs. Ranging from timeless Christmas carols to chart-topping hits, the Icelandic artist uses them as inspiration for his deceptively simple-yet-clever line drawings. As a result, their biting wit puts a whole new spin on the melodies we thought we knew. These one-panel cartoons are ripe with parody. Dagsson takes a snippet of a song—such as its title—and builds a whole stick-figure world around it.

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December 6, 2016

Ballerina Combines Intricate Beauty of Russian Ballet and Architecture

Russian photographer and ballerina Darian Volkova takes an innovative approach to exploring St. Petersburg’s architecture with her new ballet photography series Ballet House Tales. While she typically shoots backstage life at the ballet, these stunning images prove that her photography is not limited to straight reportage. By placing ballerinas in these these decadent houses, she fills the space with a new spirit. Each dancer melds into her surroundings, molding herself to the surfaces.

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