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The Resemblance!

Some people come by a pop culture costume honestly. Redditor MissAshley214 posted a photo of her husband’s grandmother, who doesn’t need a lot of special effects to portray the cartoon character Maxine. Link

Star Wars Villains and Bunnies

Kelly Kerrigan paints whimsical images inspired by pop culture, including a series of Star Wars characters holding their pet bunny rabbits. She makes these images in memory of her late husband, a man who loved rabbits. Link -via The Mary Sue

Sluggo, The Street Slug of Ann Arbor

Every now and then, you’ll see Sluggo pop up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s a character created by street artist David Zinn. He’s made a mess here, but normally, he’s a helpful fellow. You can see more photos of Sluggo’s adventures at the link. Gallery -via MyModernMet

All Pop Music Too Loud, Sound the Same

If you’re over 35 years old, then you’ve probably thought to yourself how all pop music sound the same and that they’re all very loud. Well, science has proven you right, old timers: Researchers in Spain used a huge archive known as the [...]

The Myriad Monikers of Gotham’s Villains

Pop Chart Lab produced a huge chart that classifies the villains of Gotham City -and there have been a lot of them over the past 70 years! The picture here is just a small portion of the chart, which is for sale as a limited edition signed and numbered art print. You can zoom in [...]

The Missing Links: Stingray Sneakers

Con: These Shoes Cost $1,800. Pro: I Bet They’re Waterproof They are, after all, made out of stingrays. * Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. These 15 supercuts prove that pop culture might be repeating itself. * I’ll Be Right Here… On Blu-Ray Score one for the movie purists who hate the George Lucas-esque way Steven [...]

Pop Culture Paintings By Dave MacDowell

Images of the Dude abound in the newest works by painter and pop culture junkie Dave MacDowell. They’re brightly colored, tongue in cheek dedications to the gods of geekdom. Gallery 1988 is currently showing the works of Dave MacDowell at their Santa Monica location now through June 2nd, and these works look even better in person, [...]

Pop Art Salad Servers

Pop Art Salad Servers – $13.95 Are you looking for a way to add a little creative flair to your dinner table? You need the Pop Art Salad Servers from the NeatoShop. This pair of beechwood salad servers (fork and spoon) comes with a fun laser-engraved design. Challenging the traditions of fine art has never been [...]

The Happy Rizzi House

This beautifully odd building in Brunswick, Germany was designed by Olaf Jäschke and the late American pop artist James Rizzi. The Happy Rizzi House was deeply controversial among residents of that city when it was built. But I want one in my town. Don’t you? Link | Photo: Flickr user temporalata

Image Of Chairman Mao As Pop Culture Icon

I’m quite certain that Mao never wanted his image to become an icon of pop culture, especially because of the rampant commercialism associated with popular art, and the fact that his image is often used in a tongue-in-cheek manner, poking fun at corporations and at Mao himself. But pop artists from Andy Warhol to Kozik have [...]