A Volkswagen Covered in Popcorn


Ditch the fancy paint job and consider covering your ride with fluffy popcorn. That’s what a few art students from The Braunschweig University of Art were recently thinking, when they covered a Volkswagen with popcorn.

Whether the car has completely been consumed by birds yet, we’re not sure, but each kernel was adhered to the VW with hot glue gun. It just needs a buttering every few months.



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Juice Exhibit Pokes Fun At Contemporary Lifestyles


As if eight-dollar, Helvetica-laden bottles of juice weren’t easy enough to make fun of, artist Josh Kline has taken it a step further.

Officially-titled Skittles, Kline’s art installation is an industrial refrigerator stocked with juice bottles. But rather than ingredients that are macro, organic, and the such — these bottles are a commentary on contemporary lifestyles.

A bottle of Nightlife, for instance, contains Coke Zero, octopus ink, Raid, Davidoff Cool Water, and bath salts. Based in Manhattan, there’s also some shade to be thrown at Brooklyn, with Williamsburg Juice containing credit card, American Apparel, kale chips, kombucha, microbrew, quinoa, and agave.

Skittles was part of Archeo outdoor exhibit, appearing at the High Line in Manhattan.

“Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.”






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Discarded Coffee Cups Turned Into Awesome Works of Typography


Artist Rob Draper creates awesome illustrations on everyday objects. Coffee Time focuses on turning disposable and discarded coffee cups into typographical works of art.

The best part, considering that these are words applied to a coffee cup, Draper spells everything correctly. See more of his art here.







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Starbucks Barista Illustrates Customer Names On Coffee Cups, Spells Them Correctly


For the few times that Starbucks actually asks for your name to write on the cup, an embarrassing misspelling of your name is imminent.

London-based Starbucks barista, Gabriel Lafitte Nkweti, not only makes sure to spell your name correctly, but turns the names of his coffee customers into works of art.

The art is obviously not done while your latte is being made… Starbucks isn’t that slow. Nkweti takes in upwards of 40 hours to complete one piece of cup art — drawing inspiration from his patrons and various art forms. See more of his collection at his Facebook page.





A Chocolate Bar That Looks Like Melted Crayons


Did you ever, when you were a kid, melt crayons into molds to make them look like yummy candy? Then you realize that crayons are actually non-toxic, and ingesting the multi-colored treat might be worth the inevitable belly ache, so you munch away? Those were good times.

Well, now there’s a truly edible and gourmet version of your childhood fantasies. Brought to us by Unelefante, the Mexico-based chocolatiers have created the aforemetioned Crayon Chocolate, as well as a few art-inspired-bars, including a Pollock paint-splattered bar.

Although the high-end chocoaltes will not come cheap, you might be better off breaking out the Crayolas… For old times’ sake.




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