Category Archives: Art

Niklaus Rüegg brings Real life captions

Swiss-Belgian visual artist Niklaus Rüegg loves to mix visual arts with the real world. With his real-life captioned comic panels quiet landscapes or street corners suddenly transform in a dynamic episode in a comic story. Even though nothing may actually … Continue reading

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Alajalov as a modern cartoonist

If I had cropped out the iconic Saturday Evening Post header from this comic, and presented it to you as the work of an as yet unknown, edgy young cartoonist, you may have believed me. As it is, it’s (silent) … Continue reading

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What your toys are up to

Edy Hardjo likes to imagine what your action figures and toys do when you are not around. And judging from his photos, they’re up to not a lot of good. Hardjo uses superhero action figures that he poses picture perfect. … Continue reading

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More Ever in 3D

A couple of months ago (make that half a year, more like), I mentioned the statues that Ever Meulen designed for my home town. Since then two more statues have been added to the series, making it a total of … Continue reading

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Ever Meulen in 3D

The city where I live played quite an important role in the history of rock music in Belgium, and music festivals in particular. From its inception in 1965 until its demise in 1981, Jazz Bilzen was one of the most … Continue reading

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Great minds think alike (?)

The picture at the top is an amazing tattoo designed by Russian artist Alina Fokina, as shown on her Facebook page on Decembe 20, 2013. Below is an ad for a brand of safety gloves, created by the Brazilian agency Filadélfia … Continue reading

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Even superheroes get old

In his series, Aging Super-Hero, Swedish painter Andreas Englund shows what it’s like to be a super-hero but not in your twenties anymore. For those who expect a deeply profound reflection on going gently into that good night, Englund’s super-senior … Continue reading

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