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I Created These 70 Funny Edits Of Myself In Iconic Movies

I am on a mission to Photoshop myself into iconic movie scenes and posters, and you can follow my journey on Instagram.

What started out as a bit of fun over the first U.K. national lockdown has turned into a daily cinematic obsession, with me appearing in hundreds of movies so far! Featuring terrible puns of my name ‘Martyn Thayne.’ I star in a new movie every day.

You can check out some examples of my work here, and be sure to follow on Instagram for more!

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I Paint My Depression

Hi! I’m an artist from the Yorkshire Coast, England. I paint colorful, alternative portraits of iconic people. I suffer from depression aka ‘the black dog’ as it is sometimes known but I find that my art allows me to paint over the darkness.

I express myself with color as a way of managing my mental health; it’s not just a job or an interest, it’s part of my self-care routine and keeps me grounded when the dark storms in my head threatened to carry me away. I hope you guys like my work and would love to hear from others who use their creativity to combat mental health issues.

Goldie Hawn in ‘Death Becomes Her’

Iconic feminist Florence Given

Billie Eilish

Iconic mexican artist Frida Kahlo

The Joker

A collection of my portraits

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After The Iconic Azure Window In Malta Collapsed, This Russian Architect Proposes A Flashy Mirrored Building In Its Place

This March will mark the two-year anniversary of the collapse of one of Malta’s most famous landmarks – Azure Window. The arch had certain celebrity status, as not only was it a popular tourist attraction but it was also chosen as a backdrop for the Dothraki wedding scene in the Game of Thrones and featured in Clash of the Titans and The Count of Monte Cristo.

Sadly, the limestone arch that dominated the Dwejra coastline in Gozo no longer stands ashore of the Mediterranean – it collapsed into the sea in 2017 after a heavy storm. While a study conducted back in 2013 showed that the collapse of the Azure Window was not likely, concern over the natural landmark grew over the years with experts warning people about its erosion and fining tourists for walking over it.

Merely a day after the collapse, an international call was announced urging architects and artists alike to propose ideas to commemorate the iconic landmark. A number of proposals were being evaluated by the government, however, one of them stood out the most. Times of Malta writes that the controversial proposal to build a metal structure on the site of the former Azure Window has been covered by over 100 news outlets from all over the world.

More info: The Heart Of Malta | Vimeo | Instagram

As Malta’s famous landmark collapsed in 2017, this architect proposes reviving it in a modern way

A Russian architect named Svetozar Andreev teamed up with Elena Britanishskaya and proposed transforming the collapsed Azure Window into a steel exhibition space. As the famous landmark known as tieqa żerqa among the locals has collapsed into the sea, this project suggests reviving it in a modern way.

In the project ‘Heart of Malta,’ Svetozar Andreev proposes re-making the arch into an exhibition space

The architectural form is supposed to mirror the shape of the natural arch

The ‘Heart of Malta’ project aims to revive the visual landmark by creating a polygonal architectural shape with mirrored steel. The structure is supposed to mirror the shape of the natural arch and is supposed to blend into the landscape seamlessly, as it is designed to have the same size and proportions of the original Azure Window.

And blend into the landscape harmoniously

As it is designed with the same proportions as the original Azure Window

The architectural proposal comprises of over 5,000 square meters of exhibition space laid out through five floors “with a dynamic laser show in which each spiral step represents one thousand years of Maltese history,” architect Svetozar Andreev writes on the official project website.

The building is designed to have five floors

And would comprise of over 5,000 square meters

The Russian architect describes the project as ‘a perfect monument and symbol of the fusion of modernity and nature, of time and history, and a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit.’ One of the goals of the project is to create a new architectural and cultural space to draw tourists again to this area of Malta. Svetozar Andreev proposes using the latest techniques and materials available in order to not spoil the natural beauty by interfering with the natural coastline landscape.

The architect hopes that the new cultural space would draw visitors to Goza

However, the ‘flashy museum’ has also been widely criticized

However, not everyone finds the project attractive. “Nothing can rival the splendor of billions of years of naturally occurring brilliance that is the earth and its inhabitants,” one woman writes on Facebook. “Indulgent rubbish, pretentious and vulgar,” another man describes the project. “Nature needs protection and conservation not camouflage,” someone else said.

As some suggest the natural landscape should be left as it is

Nonetheless, it still attracted the attention of over 100 media outlets and people from all around the globe. We can either love it or hate it, but they say that bad press is better than no press at all… But most importantly, what do you think? We’re eager to hear your opinion so tell us in the comments below!

Watch the full video of the project below

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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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