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People Making Music with Broken Plumbing

Here’s two amazing videos of musicians realizing the air pressure from their faulty plumbing makes for a great music. The violinist from the first video us from the Altra Volta Quartet in Poland, and the video of the guitarist appears to be uncredited. If you like this, also check out Diego Stocco’s Music from a Dry Cleaner. (via The Awesomer)

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Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later

Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later   kids illustration humor

Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later   kids illustration humor

Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later   kids illustration humor

Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later   kids illustration humor

Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later   kids illustration humor

Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later   kids illustration humor

Artist Recreates Childhood Scribbles as Digital Illustrations Over 20 Years Later   kids illustration humor

Here on Colossal we’ve seen an artist who collaborated with her 4-year-old daughter, transforming her random sketches and scribbles into fully realized artworks. With another take on the child/adult collaborative art genre, Dutch muralist Telmo Pieper did something similar, instead collaborating with his 4-year-old self in his series called Kiddie Arts. The artist took old childhood sketches which he then recreated as digital illustrations by applying realistic light, color, and texture to the hilariously deformed shapes he imagined in his youth.

You can see much more of Pieper’s work on his website and Tumblr. He also collaborates with artist Miel Krutzmann as part of Telmo Miel out of Rotterdam. (via Bored Panda, Laughing Squid)

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Cartoony Mural Depicts Man Obsessing over Facebook Likes

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There’s plenty of social commentary in this new mural titled ‘Like a Vision‘ from Mister Thoms (previously). The piece appeared somewhere in Ferentino, Italy last week and depicts a man obsessed with the feedback from Facebook likes, rendered in Mister Thoms’ signature illustrative style. Please revel in the irony of liking anything to do with this. (via StreetArtNews, Laughing Squid)

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Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Based in the old industrial town of St. Etienne, France, street artist oakoak (previously) relies on a keen sense of observation to create his humorous interventions on walls, streets, and sidewalks. Cracks and crumbling infrastructure become the backdrop for superheroes and other pop culture characters who interact with their surrounds in unexpected ways. He shares with Bulkka:

Since I come from Saint Etienne, an old industrial city which is now in reconversion, I have the need to make my city less “grey” and at the same time, funnier. Humor is really important to me. It’s definitely the most important element in what I do.

My main interest is giving importance to places and objects that people don’t notice anymore. I walk a lot every day and that’s how I get to find new attractive places with urban elements such as broken walls for example. When I see something interesting during my walks, I measure it and study it, and I come back later to make the collage. I prefer to prepare the drawings and drafts at home.

Included here are several works from the last 6 months or so, but you can see many more pieces on his Facebook page.

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Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other

Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other wrestling stop motion humor felt animation

Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other wrestling stop motion humor felt animation

I love everything about these portly characters beating the stuffing out of each other in this animated short from Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels. Titled Fight!, the stop motion project was selected as the trailer for the National Animation Festival 2013 in Bruz, France. If you liked this also check out a preview for another short, Oh Willy. (via It’s Nice That)

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Northern White-faced Owl Assists Illustrator Using Tablet

Apropos of nothing, here’s a quick video of a Japanese illustrator who goes by the name Satsuma, working with a Northern white-faced owl perched on his hand. The clip is humourous in and of itself, but it’s especially fascinating to see the stabilization of the bird’s head and eyes while he works. Strangely mesmerizing. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid-Bath by Sophie Gamand

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

Wet Dog: Quirky Portraits of Dogs Captured Mid Bath by Sophie Gamand portraits humor dogs

New York photographer Sophie Gamand has spent the last four years photographing dogs as part of a larger project to better understand humans. Her latest series, Wet Dog, captures hilarious and awkward photos of small dogs as they are bathed with the help of professional groomer Ruben Santana in the Bronx. Fascinated by the domestication of dogs as one of the first forms of artificial selection, Gamand explores the differences and similarities in animals and humans, making the the distinction that dogs ceased being “animals” long ago as they acquired human attributes and became pets.

The Wet Dog series won first place in the Portraiture category of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, and the photos you see here will be included in a book to be published by Grand Central Publishing in the fall of 2015. Prints are available here, and you can also follow Gamand on Instagram. All images courtesy the photographer. (via Feature Shoot)

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