Pop Culture Figurines Beg on the Streets

Copywriter-turned-photographer Marcos Minuchin takes your average action figure and reworks it to cleverly mimic and comment on life in his ongoing project known as The Secret Life of Toys. In the series titled Recession Army, Minuchin uses classic comic book and Star Wars characters to pose as out-of-work veterans. We’ve seen the work of Roberto Salvador where superheroes are fed up with constantly saving the world, but, alternatively, these set of characters are eager to work. Really. They just want a job!

Minuchin’s cast of toys can each be seen with cardboard sign in tow, pleading for a chance to earn a living any way they can. We’re used to seeing our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man saving locals with his web-slinging skills, but the economy is not what it used to be and now he’s just looking to pay rent with his web-developing techniques. Even Yoda is working on his grammar to perhaps make a few bucks teaching English. The series takes a quirky, light-hearted look at the global economic crisis and the possible unemployment hardships to be faced by the returning armed forces.












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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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