What happens to superheroes when they start to age? Andreas Englund has the answer. He's the creative artist behind this hilarious series that's been "flying" through the web. The Sweden born and based artist takes us on a wild journey through the life of an everyday superhero, one most of us… Continue
A few days ago, we put up a few shots of some intriguing street art made of yarn and stencil. We found out that it took six hours to create but, other than that, there wasn't much more information about it. What did it mean? How exactly was it made?
Though Paige Bradley has a few "trademark" sculptures, the Internet came and fell in love with one particular one that's causing people from all over the world to see her art for the very first time. It's an incredibly beautiful sculpture of a naked woman with light bleeding out of her cracked… Continue
If you've been looking for a story that will not only inspire you but will also make you laugh out loud, then let us introduce you to UK-based illustrator Fred Blunt. His whimsical illustrations have that retro Hanna-Barbera feel to them that will remind you of your favorite childhood cartoons…
If you never understood the art of toys, then you must check out Coarse. The company began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk started a distinctive style of sculpting that looked almost as if they had chiseled and exposed their figures from rock. Their hand-crafted sculptures are beautifully photographed and packaged in a way that really elevates their work to a higher… Continue
Here at theMET, we're always looking for creative projects that catch our eye. More than anything, we love posting about work that pushes boundaries, showing our audience something that has been changed, flipped or spinned into something magically different. Then, we see it as our job to find out the story behind such projects. What inspired the artist or photographer to start down that path?… Continue
If there's such a thing as going "too viral" then art director Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler have just experienced it. The duo put together three posters under the tagline 'Historically Hardcore' that went from blogs to the very top of Reddit and in front of the watchful eyes of the Smithsonian museum (whose logo they initially used at the bottom of the posters).
Remember Sarah and David? They're the creative couple who shared their sweet and funny love story with their wedding guests. A friend of Sarah's, who just happens to be an architectural designer in Los Angeles and an "urban savvy, a bloggo, and attuned to the culture" gal, came across our post and told the… Continue
Met member and friend Jenni sent me a link to this cute love story that's on the website www.whiteguyhalfasiangirl.com. Right off the bat, you know that this couple has a great sense of humor. On their wedding site, Sarah and David put up this sweet story about their courtship. See below for the full shabang.…
Right around Christmas, I received a surprising message from a member on My Modern Met. It said this, "Seeing that this site has easily turned into my favorite place on the internet, I'd like to donate a copy of the Creative Suite 5 Web Premium for the holidays." I was flabbergasted! With a retail value of $1,799, I thought, how could this be?…
Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung is back with another set of clever ads. With the help of ad agency Advico Y&R, they created these three new images that play off of the Russian nesting doll idea. Called The Insight Story, the ads are quite engaging, aren't they? You can see the first set… Continue
Now this is a way to get some attention! AXA, a Belgium insurance company, is launching their free iPhone app with the first ever i-Ad. An i-what? It's basically an innovative print ad that requires the use of your iPhone to complete the story.
It's a familiar tale you hear all the time. What starts out as an accident turns into something amazing. So it was for Kevin Day, a graphic designer who's created a beautiful and moving story about one dead tree.
For over five years now, Day has been photographing the same tree on different days, through different seasons and in different lighting conditions.… Continue
You don't have to go very far to find creativity these days. In fact, all you have to do is look at a Tumblr blog like Gnome Life to see an unhappy hipster gnome sharing his story with us. This 108 year old fella takes us into New York as he searches for some meaning in his life.
As he explains, "Looking up and into the real world, a gnome has to hesitate. I was always… Continue
(Note: Reposting with interview added.) When we first laid eyes on Yum Yum's hilarious vinyl toys, we couldn't stop laughing. With cool characters that range from a kick-ass, karate-wielding granny to an action hero with a fondness for chickens, they all make you want to stop and come up with your own crazy story behind them.
A wonderful piece of stop-motion animation by Ken Turner. It tells the story of a little boy who wants to be just like Tim Burton when he grows up. I love the lines, "He wanted to make movies like Burton had made because he related to the characters those actors had played. He enjoyed those movies that were so visual, about outsiders who seemed very odd and unusual."
It's incredible stories like this that make you realize what true love is. Using animation and the voiceovers of a very sweet couple, StoryCorps takes us on an amazing journey through their twenty-seven-year romance. Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie remember their life together from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer.
As StoryCrops says, "these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the… Continue