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My Teenage Daughter Built Me A Theatre Box So I Could Create Dreamy 3D Scenes With My Needle-Felted Animals (40 Pics)

My name is Rachel Austin. I’m a textile artist based in Gloucestershire in the UK. I have been needle felting for a few years now, and more recently, I tried to photograph my creations using a standard lightbox I purchased from Amazon. The photos of my little sculptures didn’t come out quite as I wanted them. My daughter, who is studying A level DT, is always coming up with amazing product ideas and designs. She came up with an idea of a design for a unique lightbox, which would not only let in a lot more light but also allow for easy, changeable scene building/assembling.

I really hope you like these little woolly scenes, which would not be possible without the help of my wonderful daughter, Sophie! If you’d like to see more, please feel free to check out my Facebook and Instagram.

Also, stop by my other posts on Bored Panda here, here, and here.

Thanks for reading!

More info: Facebook | Instagram | Etsy | youtube.com

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I Make Ceramic Planters With Sassy Botanical Puns (18 Pics)

Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m a one-woman ceramic business that focusses on handmade planters that feature witty and sassy sayings. I call them Pun Pots. They always bring a smile to those who see them, and I think they’d be a wonderful fit for your uplifting and fun site.

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34 Illustrations Of Pop Culture Characters By EFIX Blend Into Walls And Sidewalks

When it comes to street art, there are usually two different opinions. One says that we can hardly call it ‘art’ and that it’s destroying the architecture in cities, while the other considers it art that not only colors the grayness of the concrete walls, but also gives more soul to old buildings. However, it is hard to argue about the works of one artist who is best known by the name EFIX since they actually help to ‘restore’ the city. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with the artist!

More info: Instagram | efix.fr

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Water Bottle 4 days agoCreative

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Carrot dude 4 days agoLove the incorporation of this one 🙂

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30-year-old Barcelona-based artist EFIX is not only a street artist, but also a graphic designer and musician. He uses his art to ‘fix’ the ugly cityscape, such as cracks in concrete walls, broken pipes, etc. His tools are his humorous cartoons and illustrations of pop culture characters who perfectly blend into walls and sidewalks, interacting with their surroundings in a completely natural way and making streets look more alive. “I work a lot with Disney and Simpsons characters in general because they have already lived all the lives that any human being can have, so usually, when I see a shape that I like in the street, I take a picture of it and then I look at the photo every day to find an idea. Once I have the idea… I try to move it to the world of cartoons so that it touches my viewer even more easily,” says the artist.

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tuzdayschild 4 days agoWho else heard the music immediately?

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His career as a street artist started five years ago when he began to notice the unpleasant features of streets and buildings in Barcelona. That’s actually where his motivation and inspiration come from! EFIX decided to use his artwork to cover these unpleasant features and make his city even more beautiful. “What I like the most about street art is, first of all, the emotions it causes in people in general when I do my street art. I have a city cleaner costume, I put it on and then I sit in the street and watch the passers-by marvel at it, especially the children. It’s such a pleasant feeling to see a smile born on a face. And more personally, I like the feeling of giving something without expecting anything in return. Street art has taught me this value and it’s really rewarding.”

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Young Minami Kotaro 4 days agoeven banksy will laugh 😀

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“My street art, in my eyes, wants to be positive street art. That’s why I take care never to damage the supports around me. I don’t want to disturb anything, so I prefer to make ephemeral art⁠—I find that there is a real poetic sense in that. This is why I use materials that do not stay over time, i.e. paper supports. And I use water and flour-based glues to create a texture that dissolves easily in the rain, or if the owner does not endorse my art. Just before creating the work, I take a photo of the wall and come with a meter to take its measurements. Once I have the proportions of the visuals, I go home and I draw it in the right dimensions. At one time, I tried to create my own colors with flower pigments, but I had a little trouble killing the flowers for my personal pleasure. And then, at nightfall, I come to paint my street art so that in the morning, it can work its magic on passers-by,” the artist explains his creative process.

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Kjorn 4 days agoit won’t work… it never do well

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The artist draws popular and easily recognizable pop culture characters that come from cartoons and that most of us associate with our childhood. “I like to use Disney characters because they have a very strong relationship with childhood and touching the viewer at the root is even more beautiful in my eyes,” explains the artist. From The Simpsons, Tom & Jerry, to the Lion King and Mowgli and many more, it surely gives us that feeling of nostalgia and perfectly decorates the streets of Barcelona.

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glowworm2 5 days agoYes! This is a classic!

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Young Minami Kotaro 4 days ago (edited)I tawt I taw a puddy tat..

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“I started street art because I come from a big art school where you have the designers who end up in Pixar’s studios, for example. But I preferred to be interested in music, personally. Since leaving this school, I’ve had a very strong relationship with the street, where my job at the start was to record street artists and to mix my influences with theirs. I was very quickly influenced by the street because during the day, I recorded them with my microphones and at night, I composed. It leaves you with this feeling that the world belongs to you and you can then rediscover the world as you see it,” says EFIX. “I just want to say that no matter who we are, we have to believe in ourselves because nobody will do it for us. And if you have some crazy ideas, follow your ideas to the end. The world needs creativity, that’s what feeds it!”

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Pan Narrans 5 days agoLove this one! Nice in the streets but would also be fabulous in the garden.

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Faizal Jam 4 days agosideshow bob

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Young Minami Kotaro 4 days agoextremely creative…

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Night Owl 5 days ago*splat* Looks like someone drove over it

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teeshy hedding 4 days agocreative!!!

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boredpanDaman 4 days ago (edited)oh i though the pipe “is” a pen. pls make it a pen!

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Kailyn Patin 5 days agosooo cute:D

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tuzdayschild 4 days agoAs if Homer would be caught dead with an apple.

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4 days agoSo creative 😀

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TheGr81sComing 4 days agowhy u always lying pinochio

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teeshy hedding 4 days agoI would love to see this in public

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Autumn Walton 3 days agoawwwwwwwwwwww 🙂

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boredpanDaman 4 days agohahah! perfect!

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Autumn Walton 3 days agoBut Marie would never!!!

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Delaney Dellinger 3 days agothese paintings match perfect with the things on the street

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Night Owl 5 days agoFits perfectly 😀

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Ralph Winn 4 days agothese are all wonderful.

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Bill 4 days agoDoin the Bartman

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LoveLaughLucia 3 days agoreminds me of kikis delivery service!!!

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bahamut 4 days agowas it peeing in the fountain or standing nude in an art gallery

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40 Hilarious Examples Of Bad Design

Every aspiring designer wants to create something that will become iconic and recognized all around the world like the distinctive wedge shape of a Ferrari or the practicality of the Swiss Army knife. But even though their hopes are high, many end up creating some pretty hilarious and terrible designs before becoming the next Giorgetto Giugiaro or Le Corbusier.

A subreddit called r/CrappyDesign collects the funniest examples of poor design that will make you ask “What on Earth were they thinking?”. From unnecessary plastic wrapping and poorly worded ads to designs that are just flat-out dangerous, check out the times people tried designing stuff and failed miserably in the gallery below!

#1 If Only They Realized

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#2 My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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#3 At The Local Gym

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#4 Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

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#5 That’s How I Broke My Leg

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#6 Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

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#7 Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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#8 Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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#9 Cousins…

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#10 Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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#11 My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

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#12 This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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#13 Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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#14 Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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#15 I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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#16 He’s Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

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#17 Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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#18 To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

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#19 This Backroad Near My House

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#20 This Plaque Near My House

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#21 Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There…

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#22 The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

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#23 Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

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#24 Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women’s Lingerie Store

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#25 Imagine Being Drunk

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#26 The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms … For Outer Space.

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#27 So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

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#28 These Two Pens At My Office… Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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#29 [oc] This Won The Design Competition

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#30 This Elevator

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#31 Let’s Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

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#32 The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud “Whyyyy”

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#33 These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

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#34 If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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#35 This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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#36 This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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#37 Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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#38 It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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#39 This New Wall Art In My Office

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#40 Washing Machine

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35 Actors Who You’ve Probably Never Seen Young

There are certain celebrities that we, for whatever reason, simply can’t imagine being young. It’s almost as if they reached a certain age and simply froze in time. Take Morgan Freeman for example – it doesn’t look like he aged a single day since The Shawshank Redemption! And don’t even get us started on Keanu Reeves. But as surprising as it may sound, they have once been young too – and the photos from their youth might surprise you.

Check out the famous actors you’ve probably never seen in their youth in the gallery below! And if you want more, see our previous post about celebrities hanging out with their younger selves here.

#1 Maggie Smith

#2 Ian Mckellen

#3 Helen Mirren

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#4 Betty White

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#5 Morgan Freeman

#6 Angela Lansbury

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#7 Colin Firth

#8 Patrick Stewart

#9 Ralph Fiennes

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#10 Judi Dench

#11 Julie Andrews

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#12 Meryl Streep

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#13 Anthony Hopkins

#14 Angela Bassett

#15 Samuel L. Jackson

#16 Bill Murray

#17 Christopher Walken

#18 Hugh Laurie

#19 Willem Dafoe

#20 Ricky Gervais

#21 Bryan Cranston

#22 Daniel Day Lewis

#23 Bill Nye

#24 Idris Elba

#25 Liam Neeson

#26 Jack Nicholson

#27 Charles Dance

#28 Martha Stewart

#29 Bernie Sanders

#30 Joe Biden

#31 Whoopi Goldberg

#32 Oprah Winfrey

#33 Larry David

#34 Bette Midler

#35 Dr Phil

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Artist Creates 30 Mini Plein Air Paintings In Altoids Tins

The artist can draw inspiration from mundane moments and create art on any given canvas, and size is never a limit. What about vintage Altoid tins? Say no more! Using small wood panels and a compact palette of paint, Remington Robinson paints mini plein air paintings that could fit in your pocket.

Originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Robinson moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2004, following his passion for painting mountains. During his awe-inspiring escapes to nature, or city wanders, he transfers breathtaking land and cityscapes into tiny boxes without losing any of their glory and intricacy.

“I saw someone else doing it, and gradually started painting smaller and smaller things until I just said, ‘why not?’ and started doing these. That was about 2.5-3 years ago,” the artist told Bored Panda. In a fairly short time, his mesmerizing travel diary in miniature gained 81k impressed followers on Instagram.

If you are as excited for Robinson’s artwork as we are, you can join him on a creative adventure for your daily dose of tiny yet beautiful art and inspiration.

More info: remingtonrobinson.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧 2 days agoso cool, i like that!

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧 2 days agobeautiful!

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NanZ 18 hours agoThat is talent!

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RitaGG 3 days agoI love sunflowers. My favorite!

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NanZ 18 hours agoStunning!

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RitaGG 3 days agoGarden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Just lovely!

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧 2 days agothis is amazingly beautiful!!

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Naomi Wayker 4 days agothat is beautiul

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Red Stain 3 days agothe way the artist captures the sunset in such little size is amazing

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NanZ 18 hours agoThis is crazy how good you are!

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧 18 hours agolove the landscapes!

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NanZ 18 hours agoYou have to be from another planet to be able to capture the details and lights like this! That’s a compliment in case you were wondering. LOL

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧 2 days agoso realistic and beautiful!

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧 2 days agolove the tree!

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Phoebe Bean 2 days agoThere is a VanGoghish element to this fantastic painting!! Love it!

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NanZ 18 hours agoOkay, I am going to have to make up some new words to express my amazement at your true talent and skills on each of these beautiful paintings!

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧 2 days agosooooooooo pretty and realistic!!!

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Phoebe Bean 2 days agoLovely!

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Here Are My 30 Best Optical Illusions That Were Made Without Any Editing Software

I’m Tiago Silva (@umtiago on Instagram), and I see the world through my perspective by playing with optical illusion, shadows, perspective, colors by using a lot of creativity. None of the photos used montage or modification software.

I always thought that taking pictures of sunsets and meals are just too dull, so I started creating something new. Every photo is a challenge where I always try to see something unusual. Something that no one has ever seen before. And that could happen everywhere. Most of the time it’s very spontaneous: when I’m walking through the city, traveling or at the beach. During the shoot, people always stare at me, probably thinking “this guy is crazy,” after seeing me jumping 4744239 times, but when I show them the photo, they realize why I was doing all that and laugh, start following me and sometimes even trying to take the same picture. Inspiration could come from everywhere: a graffiti, a landmark, an object, a shadow, or even a piece of cloth. I never overthink about the future because I never know what photo I’ll take next, but I would love to give people some thoughts about how to see and explore the world differently.

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The “Distracted Boyfriend” Meme Gets An Unexpected Twist In This Funny Comic

Meme culture is really at the heart of the internet, with those who use the world wide web coming across them at least once in their lifetime (yes, even your grandma has seen a Pepe meme somewhere.) However, like many trends on the internet, memes come and go with only a select few truly leaving a cultural impact behind them and becoming ingrained in our memories. One artist, however, decided to treat memes not as a medium for various situations, but as complete stories of their own.

Damien, better known under the pseudonym Unfins, first made waves after they turned the “woman yelling at a cat” meme into a thrilling 4-part storyinvolving a puppy, a car accident, and alcoholism. This time, the creative artist put their spin on the “distracted boyfriend” meme and put out a comic detailing what happened after the iconic moment.

Bored Panda reached out to Damien to find out more about the enigmatic artist and they provided some tidbits about the art. “I’m 21, live in Switzerland and I’ve always liked doodling stuff at school until I started working for Webtoon, where I started my first comic,” Unfins introduced themselves.

More info: Twitter | Instagram

Unfins is back with another interpretation of a meme and this time it’s the ‘distracted boyfriend’

When asked what inspired Damien to create the meme series, they revealed that it was a pretty impulsive decision. “Memes are everywhere and memes are funny so one night, as I was drawing my series, I just took a break and did that ‘woman yelling at a cat’ comic on a whim,” the comic artist explained. “Then it exploded and I thought ‘oh, I have to continue this,’” Damien told us.

“Honestly, I’m still surprised that many people liked it and shared it, but I can only be thankful for this,” the artist expressed gratitude over people’s reaction to the comics. Despite having only 20 posts on their Instagram page, Unfins currently has 226k followers on the social media platform and the latest meme series garnered over a million likes.

Unfin’s story starts off with the classic frame we’re all familiar with—a boyfriend looking at a girl passing by, all the while his own girlfriend noticing and staring, seemingly in disbelief. The following photos show the unfolding story as the couple sits down for lunch only for the boyfriend to leave the girlfriend for a moment. With several twists and turns, Damien’s retelling seems to end on a wholesome note, except for the twist at the end.

The “distracted boyfriend” meme originated from a stock photo showing a man checking out another woman while walking with his girlfriend. The photograph was part of a stock photo series showcasing various scenarios and some people traced a story out of it. The website Knowyourmeme, an archive that collects memes and explains their origins as well as history, has a section on the “distracted boyfriend” meme that shows its development. “Tumblr user klubbhead posted a compilation of similar photos from the series, featuring the man looking at the same woman at various instances with at the end showing his romantic partner in distress and questioning why she didn’t dump him,” the website details. “Twitter user @akfamilyhomeak posted a tweet featuring a similar scenario, but instead showing the two women from the series getting closer to each other with the man being blurry in the background. Later that day, Twitter user @oranforest added a photo to the same series as @akfamilyhomeak, featuring the two women being together with the implication that they got together,” the description concludes.

This is how people reacted to the artist’s interpretation

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Artist Took The Blackout Tattoo Trend To The Next Level By Tattooing Renaissance-Inspired Blossoms On People’s Limbs

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting a tiny, subtle floral tattoo, this fabulous work by Esther Garcia will make you say: “Yep, forget a tiny one, I want the whole sleeve instead.” The Chicago-based tattoo artist paints the bodies of clients with the most intricate combinations of floral designs. Sweet peas, garden roses, peonies, and every other kind of flower you can imagine emerge from contrasting black backgrounds, accompanied by butterflies and birds. Even though her tattoos are just pure art in their essence, Garcia admits she first started doing them as a solution for cover-ups as black backgrounds perfectly obscure older and no longer wanted tattoos in the most beautiful way.

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30 Cheeky Illustrations By Cartoonist Will McPhail

Will McPhail is a cartoonist working for The New Yorker, a world-famous American magazine started all the way back in 1925. Believe it or not, just a decade ago Will was a zoology student doodling his lecturers instead of studying and even though he graduated, he decided to radically change his career path and pursued a cartoonist’s career.

The artist spent his days in various coffee shops and libraries around Edinburgh, analyzing and illustrating peoples’ behavior before eventually landing a job at The New Yorker. Nowadays he submits 8 to 10 fresh ideas for the magazine every week. “The best I can do is to find an area that I want to do a cartoon on and accept the stage – then hope that my sense of humor moonwalks on to that stage,” said Will in an interview with BBC.

“Your sense of humor is accumulated throughout your whole life, up to the point when your pencil touches paper; you’ve just got to hope it shows up,” said the artist. “The reason why I’m decent at drawing cartoons is because I wasn’t very attractive in high school, so I developed a sense of humor as a deflection from that.”

More info: willmcphail.com | Instagram | Twitter

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Even though The New Yorker is based in, well, New York, Will chose to stay in Scotland. The artist says the country has a draw on him and creative people in general. “It’s my job to capture all different walks of life, the idiosyncrasies of life, and Edinburgh and Scotland have got a plethora of different classes and niches of people,” said Will. “There’s all sorts of fascinating social avenues you can go down and find people from all backgrounds. It’s super inspirational when it comes to coming up with ideas.”

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The artist mentioned that he was pressured into choosing a “realistic” career path since he was young but eventually realized he didn’t need permission to be creative. Nowadays Will encourages others to follow their dream careers too: “Education is a good thing – but I think a lot of the time, people feel like they need some sort of academic permission to be creative, and you don’t, you can just do it.”

See more of Will’s creative comics in the gallery below!

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