Illustrating a Strange and Wacky World


Though we’ve all seen photography mixed with illustrations (see Ben Heine’s Pencil vs Camera), we can’t help but want to share more of it when we see it done well. Two teenagers from Belgium, Maxim Piessen, 16, and Ben Goovaerts, 17, have even made up their own word for what they do – calling it “Penpho” (or pen for pencil and pho for photography). “We’re creating a mix of 2D and 3D, and that often leads to strange effects,” says Goovaerts.




“Penpho begins where reality stops.”

Penpho on Facebook

Thanks for the tip, Matthias Blondia!



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Clever Map Renames the World With Over 1,000 Song Titles

Creative house Dorothy is back at it again with their latest clever design, the World Song Map. As a follow up to their successful London Song Map, their newest creation turns their attention to the rest of the world. The amount of detail is incredible as each continent, country, city, ocean, river and landmark is expertly named with a recognizable song.

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January 24, 2017

Stylish Men Start Iraq’s First Gentlemen’s Fashion Club While Doing Social Good

When you think of Iraq, you probably don’t think of fashion, but a group of dapper men are trying to change that. Calling themselves Mr. Erbil—named after the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan—the 30 core members are part of “Iraq’s first gentlemen’s fashion club.” Together, they don the likes of tailored three-piece suits, manicured beards, and colorful pocket squares. Looking good is one part of their mission, but they’ve got loftier goals. Mr.

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