Wickedly Clever Illustrations by Ben Chen

David’s Secret Weapon

Whether he’s mashing up different characters from movies, video games and art or whether he’s showing us his own take on classic fairy tales, one thing is certain. Illustrator Ben Chen has one wickedly clever sense of humor. Who else could make us feel that it’s perfectly ok to laugh about Mighty Mouse’s demise? And who wasn’t laughing when they saw what David was actually throwing at Goliath? You can find many of these hilarious illustrations on t-shirts at Threadless, where he’s been a member since 2009.

How To Eat These?


Sneak Attack of Apples

Sunny Side Up of the Afternoon Tea

My Own Sunrise

Owl Eats Mouse

Up But Haunted

127 Seconds

Killing Error

The Magic of Man

Joker Scream

Ben Chen on Threadless and Flickr

December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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