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The New American Gothic by Criselda Vasquez (Oil on Canvas 72 x 48)

In this oil on canvas painting by Criselda Vasquez, she uses her parents to reinterpret and contemporize the iconic 1930 painting by Grant Wood, American Gothic. Completed in 2017 and measuring 72 inches tall and 48 inches wide, Vasquez adds: As the American-born daughter of two Mexican immigrants, I illustrate their plight and the plight of many in my community with my art. I want to expose the heart-breaking pain of what a Mexican immigrant’s family goes through. I focus on bringing my family’s world into the light and out…

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Guy Makes Oversized Novelty Weapons from Old Amazon Boxes

Japanese artist, the ‘Crafty Transformer‘, has amassed a large online following for his amazing DIY cardboard creations. Drawing inspiration from popular videos games, anime, and manga, he recreates well-known character gadgets, weapons, and tools. He even provides templates you can download (found in his YouTube video descriptions) along with step-by-step instructions in his videos. Below we’ve embedded some of his most popular vids along with some gifs, photos and even a fan-made compilation of his awesome work. For more, check out his YouTube page! Crafty Transformer seems to be making…

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Everyday Objects That Look Like Body Parts is the Weirdest Thing

Multimedia artist, producer, and DJ Doooo has successfully weirded out the Internet with his growing collection of everyday objects that look like body parts. Doooo has created a series of bottle openers, pouches, chargers, stamps, and shot glasses that look like startlingly realistic mouths, eyes, ears, noses, and fingers. Doooo’s fascination with flesh is clear and it seems like people can’t help but look at his bizarre creations. For more music and art check him out on Instagram. View this post on Instagram 人肉å°éŠ­å…¥ã‚Œä½œã‚Šã¾ã—㟠A post shared by doooo (@doooo_cds)…

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Full House, Only Everyone Looks Like Ron Swanson

In this disturbingly funny deepfake, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is ‘deepfaked’ onto every main character in Full House, creating a new take on the classic intro/opening credits of the once popular television show. You cannot unsee this. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/ron-swanson-full-house-intro/

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Imitating Instruments on a Guitar Without Pedals or Special Effects

Musician and YouTuber Davidlap tries to get closer to the sound of some musical instruments with his acoustic and electric guitars, without using pedals or special effects. All instruments were reproduced using the clean sound (except for the bagpipes for which he used the distortion). He also used some household objects to help change the sound of the guitar. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/imitating-instruments-on-guitar-without-pedals-of-special-effects/

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Only Its a Gritty Coming of Age Drama

What would happen if Will Smith made The Fresh Prince today? Bel-Air, a story of a kid from Philly whose life got turned upside-down… in 2019. A fan made film. Starring Jerry Madison as Will Smith (https://www.instagram.com/jerrymadisonjr/) Director | Cinematographer | Writer: Morgan Cooper (https://www.instagram.com/cooperfilms/, https://twitter.com/morgancooperdp) Featuring the song Déjà Vu Ft. TYus by Easy McCoy Produced by B. Jones https://spoti.fi/2Tz2eeA https://www.instagram.com/EasyMcCoy/ Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/fresh-prince-remake-trailer/

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These Retro 80s Album Covers of Todays Pop Stars are Totally Radical

FULALEO is a graphic designer and illustrator originally from Colombia but currently based in Melbourne, Australia. In a series entitled The 2080s “Past is the Future” the artist designed a series of 80s retro LP covers, using contemporary pop stars. He even made up album names for each one! If you’re interested in prints, they are available here. For more from FULALEO, check out his work at the links below! FULALEO Facebook | Behance | Instagram | Prints FULALEO Facebook | Behance | Instagram | Prints FULALEO Facebook | Behance…

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Heres King Kong Atop the Empire State Building Made Entirely of Chocolate

A new chocolate sculpture by Amaury Guichon and Christophe Morel shows a giant King Kong atop the Empire State Building. Everything is made of chocolate so you know this is sweet! 😛 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/chocolate-king-kong-on-empire-state-building-by-amaury-guichon-and-christophe-morel/

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Fascinating Video Footage of Daily Life in Paris in the 1890s

In this incredible archival footage taken by the Lumière company, production artist Guy Jones has faithfully speed correct and added sound, giving the high quality footage new life—and making it available for all to see on YouTube. Seen above is a collection of high quality remastered prints from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900. See below for timestamps: 0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896) 0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900) 1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899) 2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897) 3:24 – Passing…

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Animator Dad Illustrates His Kids Drawings and Everything is Awesome

Last year animator and illustrator Thomas Romain found himself marvelling at one of his son’s drawings. He admired his imagination and figured as an artist himself, maybe he could embellish and build upon his son’s originality. Fast forward to today and Romain has illustrated hundreds of his two sons’ (now aged 9 and 11) fantastic drawings, and the family have amassed a huge online following for their ongoing series of works. Thomas has even launched a YouTube channel and Patreon page that shows how each drawing comes to life. Below…

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Timelapse Shows How Badly Damaged Photos Get Digitally Restored

In this photo restoration timelapse by Kaitlyn Rae we see how a badly damaged photo can be digitally restored to its original glory. Using Adobe Photoshop, Rae is able to digitally restore, retouch, and manipulate images in incredibly convincing fashion. For more, check out her website as well as her Twitter and Facebook page. If the video above doesn’t work, try the embedded tweet below. https://t.co/GYoBdMsSRV retweet this, and I’ll be forever thankful <3 pic.twitter.com/CZzeBmcr3t — Katy Rae (@bbykaty) September 23, 2018 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/timelapse-shows-how-badly-damaged-photos-get-digitally-restored/

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Choir Perfectly Mimics Rainstorm Before a Stirring Rendition of Africa by Toto

Title: Africa Melody and lyrics by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed by Angel City Chorale Soloists Rich Kennedy, Tommy Lamb, Tina Mitro, and Duff Watrous Artistic Director, Sue Fink Video edited by, Alex Chaloff, Annika Benitz Performance inspired by Eric Whitacre, https://youtu.be/0Zqp0OpzMAI, and Perpetuum Jazzile, https://youtu.be/yjbpwlqp5Qw Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/choir-mimics-rainstorm-before-singing-africa-by-toto/

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