What does Pillsbury mean to you? Flaky biscuits? Warm cookies? If nothing else, it probably means the well-loved and giggly Pillsbury Doughboy. The Pillsbury Doughboy (whose real name is Poppin' Fresh... who knew!?) has been in the kitchen and on household televisions since 1965, adding an extra pinch of happiness to...
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  What do video games and woodworking have in common? They're both super exciting! These artists have managed to combine their love of gaming and wood to create something beautiful. Now you can be connected to nature, as well as your COD team. Who knew videogames could look so earthy? Ben...
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Despite becoming less and less common, red Netflix envelopes have made especially vibrant canvases for movie-loving artists. Doodlefix is a blog devoted to the art created on Netflix envelopes. Whether these doodles happened while watching Pride and Prejudice or while waiting in line to return a DVD at the post office, they serve as a nice way to remember the red envelope.

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Morton's Salt Umbrella Girl® is over a century old, but she's aged beautifully. Originally designed in 1911 by N.W. Ayer & Co. for the Morton Salt Company to promote its new product – freely flowing salt that came out of a round container with a patented pouring spout – the Umbrella Girl...
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Carolyn Davidson, the artist who designed the iconic Nike swoosh, was initially paid just $35 for her work. (Nike founder Phil Knight eventually upped her ante with a gold and diamond ring engraved with the swoosh, and 500 shares of Nike stock, now worth much more than that original fee.) The...
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Don Draper may or may not have inspired the elevation of Coke from a soft drink to a movement, but there's no question these Coke can artists take "pop" art to a new level. Mad Men Mario and Luigi look like they're gonna pop someone – they must be on their...
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Unfortunately for everyone, Louis Vuitton didn't exist during the Renaissance, but artist Jason Alper is here to rectify the situation! Alper adds a little high fashion to classic paintings from various movements in art history. A movement in itself, these pieces have an added a "je ne sai quoi" that even...
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Food artist Jessica Siskin takes playing with your food to a whole new level. Her Instagram account, mister_krisp, is chock full o' her amazing, edible Rice Krispie Treat sculptures. From pets to emojis to other every day goods, mister_krisp is insta-delish.  Number Crunching Math has never gone down so easily... A Well-Balanced...
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Altoids, the "curiously strong mints," have served many purposes since their inception in the 18th century. From fighting bad breath to ridding "poisons in the stomach," the ubiquitous metal tins are just as much as a selling point as the lozenges themselves. Take a look at how some talented and imaginative...
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We all know that Q-Tips are essential for painting your nails and cleaning your ears. But what about Q-Tips as a muse... and a genius art medium? Maybe there is such thing as “too clean.”   Image source: neenahpaperblog Q-Tips don’t grow on trees! Except when they do.   Image source:...
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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots represent the age-old battle of red versus blue. Even with a limited range of motion and actions, the brightly colored robots have kept children and adults alike entertained for decades. Artists show us there's more to our favorite angsty robots than just flying fists of fury....
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Fanfiction authors are reacting to the news that the for-profit site ebooks-tree.com has stolen works from hundreds of authors' pages on Archive of Our Own, Tumblr, and other sites. Ebooks Tree reposted works, but only the name of the work and the author is visible, requiring a login and credit card number to download them.

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The '90s were a Golden Age for cartoons. Both Nickelodeon and Disney Channel were filled with countless hours of quality television. However, what made the '90s such a great time for TV was the iconic feminist cartoon characters produced that inspired me to ask for what I wanted, to not be afraid of myself, and to take on the patriarchy.

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Remember that time in 2013 when Twinkies almost stopped existing? Those were dark times, indeed. Artists have taken to immortalizing the well-loved, well-processed afterschool snack, just in case there's another Twinkie apocalypse scare.

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If you’ve never cosplayed before, getting over the initial fear of humiliation can be an enormous hurdle. Even at a convention like WonderCon, where it seems the cosplayers outnumber civilians at times, it can take a lot of self-confidence to get the courage to step out of your car in costume....
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  SPOILER ALERT: Mild spoilers from the TV series, Game of Thrones. In our last installment, we caught up with the Lannisters, who’ve been busily paying their debts with the common currencies of Westeros: treachery, betrayal, and greed.   We turn now to House Stark, who lack the insane panache of...
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The competition for the Iron Throne is fierce and deadly, but Daenerys Targaryen has been a fan favorite from day one. The exiled princess from the fallen Targaryen dynasty was first introduced to Game of Thrones fans as the subject of an arranged marriage to Khal Drogo. However, a lot has...
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Everyone remembers Furbys, right? Those owl-like talking toys with the big ears and all-seeing eyes? Well, as it turns out, they do not become less creepy as the years go by. But they have gained a certain amount of cult-like respect that means some very interesting Furby-inspired art exists. Swedish...
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The Supernatural fandom is thriving, well-organized, and bursting with art. At this moment, several separate Supernatural fanart artbooks are available for fans to enjoy. S is an anthology artbook featuring art from over 30 Supernatural fan artists. (See a full list of the artists involved on Tumblr. With 70 full-color pages and a...
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How does one survive winter without Chapstick? The trusty tube of Chapstick has stuck with us through extreme misplacements, laundry cycles, bag changes, and so much more. But these lip-savers have a life outside your back pocket...specifically in the art world! This piece is a PSA for proper lip care, as...
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