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Melbourne, Australia-based contemporary artist Ben Frost has a pop art aesthetic with a subversive, confrontational spirit. In some of his most recent work, Frost essentially uses mainly (junk) food and pharmaceutical packaging as a canvas for his bold illustrations inspired by pop culture, Roy Lichtenstein, and manga. His mashups are not random, though… Frost exhibits his mastery of juxtaposition with these works in a way that can be truly provocative. Through his work, Frost continually pushes boundaries and challenges social norms while addressing our advertising-soaked, consumer-obsessed culture. In his own statement, Frost describes: “By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment, and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial.”

Via benfrostisdead.com

Pop art is alive and well. Having materialized in the 1950s as an alternative to the traditions of fine art, the movement draws from popular culture and often relies on irony. As we’ve noted before, our highly connected, celebrity-obsessed culture is a breeding ground for such art, so it’s no surprise that it seems to be a particularly thriving art scene these days. And many artist have emerged as household names through the years, such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein. Though not quite that prominent (yet), Brazilian artist and designer known as Butcher Billy has a tremendous body of work that pushes pop art forward, while also paying tribute to the past. Butcher Billy is “known for his illustrations based on the contemporary pop art movement. His work has a strong vintage comic book and street art influence while also making use of pop cultural references in music, cinema, art, literature, games, history and politics.” This is just a small sample of his extensive, diverse portfolio. If you didn’t know Butcher Billy’s work, now you do. Killin’ it, indeed.

Via Behance and curioos.com

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Simpsons fan or not, this massive replica of Springfield is utterly impressive. No kit or instructions here for Illinois-based master Lego builder (and fellow graphic designer) Matt De Lanoy. This Simpsons super fan and Lego lord exhibits an incredible attention to details with these colorful bricks. From Krusty Burger to Moe’s Tavern, Kwik-E-Mart to Ned Flanders’ house, De Lanoy managed to build some of the most recognized landmarks featured in the animated series’ famed history, now going into its 26th season. More Lego posts here and here and here.

Via Flickr

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One of television’s most beloved cartoon moms is the subject of a fantastic photograph by Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov, who teamed up with makeup artist Veronica Ershova and stylist Mikhail Kravchenko to transform model Kate Moukhina into a real-life Marge Simpson. Immortalizing Marge and her signature blue bouffant was no easy feat. Kravchenko even used real chrysanthemums painted blue and special wire frame to bring her hair to towering heights. Another notable pop culture-centric portrait series by team Khokhlov/Ershova is “Angry Beards” based on the Angry Birds phenomenon. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Via alexanderkhokhlov.com

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