Models Covered in Sweets Test The Boundaries of What’s Sexy and Hunger-Inducing

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Attractive and well-lit models always make for a successful photo shoot. As does some yummy food, styled to perfection. But when combining the two… how far can this be taken before your photos are void of sexuality and no longer make the viewer hungry?

Photographer Keith Allen Phillips recently tested these boundaries, with Messy — a photo series that merges the inherent sexuality of an attractive model with some well-placed junk foods.

By combining the two — in some cases making the models unrecognizable — we’re left to wonder if this series is still sexy, hunger-inducing, or just plain gratuitous. Thoughts?

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[link, via Lost At E Minor]

Bold Bakery Helps Deliver Crude Insults Via Baked Goods

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If you need to get your point across, and that point is mean-spirited and could be hurtful to others, there’s no better way to deliver your message than scrawled across a cake or cookie. Brought to us by artist, Sarah Brockett, Bold Bakery is a bakeshop concept that’ll do the talking for you.

Although this might appear to be the ultimate form of passive-aggressiveness, at least they’ll feel a bit better after slicing into their insult cake. Unless you decide to deliver the ‘whore’ surprise pie… that’ll sting for a while.

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Recipe Ingredients In Mid-Air Make Reading Fun

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Traditional recipes are great. But sometimes, we just don’t feel like reading, with all those words and all. Visual recipes are where it’s at, and they don’t get much more enjoyable to follow than Recipes by artist Nora Luther.

The photo series depicts a fully-realized meal, deconstructs it, and then sends the ingredients airborne — showing your next meal mid-flight.

Recipes are fun again. And, no reading… yay!

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[link, via The Awesomer]

Creepy Portraits Created By Covering Models in Junk Food

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Artist James Ostrer recently created a series of grotesque portraits titled Wotsit all about – covering models with various forms of junk food.

Presented as a commentary on the dangerous methods of mass food production and our sugar obsession, Osterer takes advantage of the vibrant artificial colors of various junk foods and candies to create very bright and creepy portraits. See more of the project here.

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[link, via Junk Culture]

Fat & Furious Burger Makes Beautiful Quirky Burger Sculptures

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French designers Thomas and Quentin create art out of burgers. However, they’re not the high-end fancy-schmancy restaurant burgers that appear to be all the rage. The creative duo behind Fat & Furious Burger creates quirky photographs with a burger as the main subject.

Again, these are not your average burgers, as they’re usually transformed into other objects, or given some legs to become something like Crabzilla. Either way, Thomas and Quentin swear that, regardless of the methods and materials used, the burgers in their work remain edible.

That’s good, because we’re gonna need that sushi burger in our belly, pronto.

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[link, via Laughing Squid]