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.
With all of the security precautions these days, it’s rare that anyone other than the pilot gets to check out the cockpit of an airplane. However, Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot Karim Nafatni has both the skill and the access to take us on a journey more than 35,000 feet above sea level and into the mechanical mecca of many different jets.
Flying high above the earth, Nafatni found fascination in how cities looked from high levels and so, he began documenting the view. He says, “I take you far away from skyscrapers and high rise building roof tops this time to somewhere much higher: welcome to my daily office!” The empty chair is where Nafatni worked, so you can tell in which images he was the 1st officer, seated on the right, and at what point he moved up to what he calls “the hot seat” or the captain’s seat on the lefthand side of the cockpit.