Did you know that electric vehicles first appeared in the mid-19th century? Or that one even held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900? Unfortunately, the high cost and short battery range led to a worldwide decline in their use; although electric vehicles have continued to be used in the form of electric trains as well as other niche uses. Continue reading to see how more modern products and services would look in 1950s-style ads.
Artist Mari Roldan likes money as well as art, and what better way to combine the two than by creating masterpieces on Euro notes, like the van Gogh above. For those unfamiliar with this painting, the wheat field with cypresses paintings were made when van Gogh was able to leave the asylum. The artist had a fondness for cypresses and wheat fields of which he wrote: "Only I have no news to tell you, for the days are all the same, I have no ideas, except to think that a field of wheat or a cypress well worth the trouble of looking at closeup." Continue reading for more Euro notes transformed into works of art without the use of Photoshop.
Painter Dave Pollot specializes in purchasing thrift store paintings and adding his own personal touch, with a bit of pop culture. "Most are prints or lithographs," he told Bored Panda. "Any scratches or marks are carefully touched up and then my own visions are added. Concepts range from pop culture to dada themes. What was once destined for a landfill is now an appreciated piece of art and conversation piece," Dave told Bored Panda. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
When you see miniature palm-sized animals, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Photoshop, since most surreal images appear to be doctored now days. However, that isn't the case with these, as artist "In. K" specializes in transforming oddly-shaped rocks into 3D animals of sorts, like the pug above. "Some stones have similarities with animals. I create picturesque 3D miniatures, I convey the character of these creatures. I believe that in big cities people often do not have enough contact with nature and I want to bring them joy with my art," said the artist. Continue reading for more pictures.
Ekaterina 'Kate' Lukasheva from Moscow, Russia specializes in modular origami that appears to be 3D-printed at first glance, but are entirely handcrafted. She graduated with honors from Moscow State Lomonosov University as a mathematician and programmer, so creating these intricate designs come naturally. Continue reading for more.
ICT (Information and Communications Technology) instructor Owura Kwadwo, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, teaches kids in a rural farming community how to use Microsoft Word. Since most do not have access to computers, he draws a screenshot of the layout on a chalkboard for them to study. "I do it to make my students understand what I'm teaching. At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer. I do make sure they understand everything well before they leave the class," said Kwadwo. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Fans of Zootopia know that Nick Wilde is a charming, small-time, con artist fox with a big mouth and a lot of opinions, while Judy Hopps is the first bunny ever to join Zootopia's police department who just so happens to team up with the former. Ever wonder what they would look like in a live-action movie? Well, digital artist "Sakimichan" gives us some idea. Continue reading for more cartoon characters reimagined as humans by digital artists.
Nikola Culjic is a self-taught artist from Serbia who specializes in creating drawings that appear three-dimensional when viewed from certain angles, like the Nintendo Game Boy above. "I started drawing portraits and it was hard, there were great artists which in this holy will never achieve (maybe one day), so I decided to draw something different, something rear. 3D is something what people like and I want to be the best at this. I am using colored pencils, markers and pastel. Inspiration is everywhere, just need to catch it," said Nikola. Continue reading for more pictures.
John Wilhelm is a married photographer from Switzerland with four wonderful children. Since photography has always been a big part of his life, he decided to combine his love of the art with family to create a series of surreal photo manipulations. "The importance of photography changed into joy when I was holding my first digital cam in my hands. The fire was sparked off and a long journey begun, a journey through lots of camera systems, techniques, experiences and finally software products. Feburary 2011, I decided to take a step across the border of plain photography. I entered the world of Photoshop and 3D-tools," said Wilhelm. Continue reading for more pictures.
Just about everyone who has watched broadcast television for the past 25-years has seen the infamous Coca-Cola polar bears, but probably not like this. Ross Symons challenged himself to fold mini origami every day for a year, and it included the miniature polar bear you see above. "I wanted to get better at taking photos and I'm super into origami. So I decided to fold 1 origami figure every day of 2018. But each figure is tiny. Like 'I have to use tweezers' tiny," said Ross. Continue reading for more pictures.