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Joe Stone – Stay Connected

Joe Stone's illustrations poke fun at our smartphone bad habits

We love the creations of illustrator Joe Stone whose new series pokes fun at modern, everyday bad habits (c’mon, we’re all guilty of it) related to the use of our beloved phones. Funny ’cause they’re so true – Happy Monday! 🙂

Brecht Vandenbroucke – Social Media Addiction

Brecht Vandenbroucke's satirical illustrations poke fun at modern life

Illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke pokes fun at our addiction to social networks, smartphones, and an ultra-connected life in this series of satirical illustrations, using dark humour and a deceptively childlike style, to critique the excesses of modern society. You can also check out more of Brecht’s creations on Instagram. Awesome stuff! 🙂

Bobbugs – Master of Disguise

Bobbugs creates unique & slightly offbeat self-portraits

Bobbugs: A prop master for U.S. TV shows, Michael Gump, aka Bobbugs, has created Master of Disguise, an awesome project where he covers himself with assorted colourful objects, such as LEGO, plastic ducks, cotton buds, cookies, paint, lollipops, pens, pizzas, temporary tattoos and so on, filling his instagram with unique and slightly offbeat self-portraits. LOVE it! 🙂

Caiozzama – Iconic Street Art

Caiozzama creates satirical collages about modern society

Caiozzama: We love the clever satirical collages of Chilean street artist Caiozzama, who plays with the symbols of consumerism and icons of modern society, such as social media and the logos of major global brands. Based in Santiago, Caiozzama’s creations respond to current events taking place in the world, thanks to the sharp and keen eye of the artist, and are a visual commentary on the impacts of globalisation. Awesome stuff!

Shawn Huckins – Hipsters Be Like

Shawn Huckins recreates 19th century paintings with a social media edge

Shawn Huckins: Check out this series by American artist Shawn Huckins, who, with acrylic paint, reproduces great pieces of American painting from the 19th century and superimposes oversized white lettering inspired by modern social media and text messaging jargon. For many more, pay a visit to Shawn’s website. Love it! 🙂

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Catstacam – Yes, it’s a thing!

'Catstacam' lets you discover & follow the secret life of your cat on Instagram

Catstacam: From our ‘WTF, is this really happening?’ file, comes the newest thing in feline chic – ‘Catstacam’. ‘Catstacam’ is a new kind of wearable camera for cats, which can automatically upload photographs from the secret life of your cat to a dedicated Instagram account. This interesting gadget designed by Whiskas in Australia will take pictures and happily post them on Instagram as soon as it is within range of your wi-fi network. Whiskas explained the ‘Catstacam’ on their Facebook page “Have you ever wondered what your cat was trying to tell you with some of their actions? WHISKAS® CATSTACAM™ is our brand new program designed to help cat lovers better understand cats by giving a glimpse into their world. The custom WHISKAS CATSTACAM devices let selected cats take photos and post them directly to their own Instagram accounts. At the moment we only have a limited number of devices available (that’s why they’re not available for purchase) so to share our cat insights we have chosen key cat lovers that will help us spread the word – and show-off their furry friends’ intriguing behaviour. To follow them, and see what adventures they get up to, simply search #‎Catstacam on Instagram. But we don’t just want to show you what cats get up to, we want to provide a deeper understanding of common cat behaviour. So if you see anything you’re curious about, or the behaviour shown is similar to your cat’s, just ask a question and hashtag #‎AskWhiskas‬ and our cat behavioural expert will respond, telling you what it means. WHISKAS CATSTACAM is the social way to help you better understand cats.” Hmmm look, while we’re not really cat people, more power to those who really want to know what their cat does when left to their own devices and we applaud Whiskas for coming up with such a unique marketing idea. Clearly, it’s catching on or we wouldn’t be talking about it. Enjoy feline lovers…meow!

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