When 29-year-old power engineer Nathan Buhler accidentally dropped his phone into the Bow River on August 2nd, he didn’t even bother looking for it. But two weeks later, this past Monday, someone started posting pictures of the phone to Buhler’s Facebook account. Apparently, it had been found by Calgary’s No. 1 Fire-station firefighters, who decided to rename the phone “Hector Sanchez,” and have a little fun while trying to contact its owner.
“The crew decided to use the unlocked phone’s Facebook account,” reads a statement from the City Of Calgary. “They hoped that by posting on Nathan Buhler’s, the owner’s, Facebook page, his friends and family would let him know that his phone had been found and that he could pick it up at Station 1. Additional messages were posted on Nathan’s page in the hopes he would be notified his phone had been found.”
Fashion is something that changes with time, but certain fashions are timeless. Take this elderly gentleman, Günther Krabbenhöft, who was recently photographed in Berlin near the Kotbusser Tor station. While some other sources incorrectly reported this man’s age as 104, the grandpa himself says on his FB profile that the Internet has “doubled” his age. Various other sources say he’s between 68-70 years old; the fact is, modern day hipsters could take a few lessons from this guy.
“I find that I dress pretty normal,” Krabbenhöft says online. “I’ve always dressed like this. When I went to work, when I go to exercise. I want to look at myself with joy. It’s also always a reflection of my inner self.” As for everyone writing that he’s 104, from Krabbenhöft’s posts on Facebook, he thinks it’s pretty funny!
Jordan Mang-osan, an award-winning Filipino artist, has harnessed the sun’s power to create beautiful artwork. By using a magnifying glass, he focuses the sun’s rays into a super-hot point that he uses to burn beautiful drawings onto wooden boards.
Mang-osan draws upon the culture, history and environment of his native Cordilleras region and of the Igorot people, of whom he is a member.
FX has shared two mini-docs featuring the “extra-ordinary” cast members of “American Horror Story: Freak Show:” Mat Fraser, who plays “Paul The Illustrated Seal,” and Rose Siggins, “Legless Suzi.” Both discuss what it’s like to be, as Fraser put it, a “radically different actor.” “Of course, these are different and interesting to look at, and there’s nothing wrong with that” he says, “I’m powerful and awesome, and I have these. I’m a freak, and I’m an actor, and I’m a freak actor playing a freak. And it’s awesome.” Get to know him and Siggins a little better in the videos below.
Chocolate has come a very long way since it first appeared in its solid form in Europe in the 1800s. Today, artists can manipulate and mold this sweet and delicious confection to create works of art or cleverly designed treats.
Before European confectioners even thought of giving chocolate a solid form, civilizations in Mesoamerica had already been cultivating the bean and consuming a spicy and bitter drink from it for thousands of years. This drink became popular in Europe as well before the solid chocolate that we know today was conceived in 1847.
Some time ago we shared a collection of posters showing “How Animals Sound In Different Languages” by James Chapman. Luckily, this young English artist has much more in store for us! Kissing, eating, snoring and even camera shutters all sound very differently in different languages, but Chapman’s cute posters let us compare how different languages around the world express sounds.
When he’s not creating language comparison posters, Chapman studies towards his physics PhD and works as an illustrator in Manchester. He also runs a great Tumblr featuring the rest of his creations.
Joel Parés, a U.S. Marine-turned-photographer, has created a photo series that seeks to question the ugly prejudices that many of us harbor, to one extent or another, against groups of people different from ourselves.
Parés’ images at first present us with characters symbolic of the prejudices suffered by various groups based on their ethnicity, socio-economic status or sexual preference. Then, however, they show us the real people behind these often false characters – the violent gangster turns out to be a Harvard graduate and an exhausted gardener turns out to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
“Many of us judge incorrectly by someone’s ethnicity, by their profession, and by their sexual interest,” Parés told PetaPixel. “The purpose of this series is to open our eyes and make us think twice before judging someone, because we all judge even if we try not to.”
Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, two Colorado-based artists who create stunning works of illuminated fairytale paper art, are back with a new wondrous series of images, fittingly named “Oh, The Places You Will Go!”
The artist-couple’s work (which we wrote about previously) inspires images of ancient legends or of enterprising, futurist explorers, which makes sense, because they were initially inspired by Balinese shadow puppets.
They achieve their extraordinary atmospheric effect by backlighting their framed paper artwork with strips of colored LED lights. The layers of paper grow darker and darker as they grow further and further from the light, giving them their strikingly dark and layered appearance.
Rowan Atkinson, the actor behind the famously hilarious Mr. Bean and Blackadder characters, has made another foray into the pages of history thanks to caricature artist Rodney Pike. He took some of history’s most famous portraits and jazzed them up by replacing the original subjects’ faces with those of Atkinson’s unforgettable characters.
Artistic purists may not appreciate Pike’s comical work because it’s hard to take the works of Rembrandt van Rijn or Holbein the Younger seriously when the subject’s face has been replaced with a hilariously expressive scowl from Mr. Bean. Obviously, Pike’s work is entirely digital – the original works remain untouched! Read on for Rodney Pike’s comments to Bored Panda.
“I’ve created over 40 photo-manipulations using Rowan Atkinson for the main subject over the course of 3 or 4 years and he is by far my most popular subject,” Pike told Bored Panda. “He’s lots of fun!”
“The concept isn’t much different from Atkinson’s. [The pictures are] simply absurd.”
“I make no statements with my work. It’s simply for fun. It’s just a really cool bonus that I get paid for doing this stuff. Love my job!”
“I use Photoshop CC for all of my work. My favorite tools are the standard warp tool and puppet warp.”