Floppy disks and film negatives get a second life as the canvases for British artist Nick Gentry's portraits. While his materials may consist of obsolete technology, the results are haunting and often curiously futuristic.
How do you make the human look inhuman? Photographer Anelia Loubser inverts and carefully crops photographs of people's faces, transforming them into bizarre alien creatures.
Some people get portrait tattoos, but artist David Catá has a different way to pay tribute to the people who have marked his life—by marking his hand. He embroiders their faces into the palm of his left hand, and then pulls them out in cringe-inducing fashion.
A few years ago, photographer Linda Alterwitz was inspired by an episode of Cops to start taking photos using a borrowed thermographic camera. The results are compelling and a bit eerie.
Have you ever seen a wad of chewing gum on the sidewalk and wondered about the person who spat it out? Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has done more than wonder. She collects errant hairs, cigarette butts, fingernails, and discarded chewing gum from public places and using the DNA she finds, creates 3D portraits of how…
Christian Rex van Minnen paints his subjects in a very classic style of European portraiture, but makes the subjects themselves hideously grotesque. From humanoid fungus to creatures that appear to be half-cartoon, van Minnen's portraits are compelling and repulsive all at once.
Ventriloquist dummies are made to be anthropomorphized, and their not-quite-human appearance is precisely what makes them so unnerving. So when I first heard of celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston's book of dummy portraits, I expected a creepy celebration of the uncanny valley. But so many of these photos,…
When Ralph heads into the bar-themed game Tapper's in Wreck-It Ralph, the animators wanted to replicate the look of the famous New York restaurant Sardi's, which has celebrity caricatures on the wall. But of course, the celebrities of Wreck-It Ralph are video game characters, giving the animators an excuse the cook up…
We can't get enough of Hillary White's mashups of classic fine arts with pop culture. In her latest series, she turns her wily brush to portraitures, with monsters, Muppets, villains, and superheroes as her subjects.
Artist kishokahime combines the movie and TV heroines she loved as a child with her even deeper love for Art Nouveau to create a series of striking portraits ornamented with details from each lady's respective medium.
When you think of the famed vampire nobleman Count Dracula, chances are that you envision something along the lines of Bela Lugosi or Gary Oldman's rendition of the undead fiend. But just how close are these depictions to the description of the count in Bram Stoker's original novel?
The fabulous Megan Lara came to our attention last year with her Art Nouveau illustrations of science fiction heroines. Now she's back with a line of licensed Battlestar Galactica posters, interpreting the series' complex women through the lens of various painters.Laura Roslin in the style of William-Adophe…
Adventure Time is filled with whimsical ideas about its characters: people made out of candy, superstretchy bipedal dogs, and vampires running around everywhere. But how might those characters look in a dimension closer to the real world?
Artist Istvan Laszlo combines the bone structure of famous artists, activists, and politicians with their trademark features and hair lines to create unique portraits of what lies beneath and above their skin.John Lennon Mahatma Gandhi Mao Tse-tung Mother Teresa
Much like us, our hairier cousins have their own distinct facial features, unique combinations of jawlines, eye shapes, and nasal widths that make them recognizable on sight. But have you ever studied the differences between other primates' faces?
Freaks Of The Heartland artist Greg Ruth puts up a new image on his site every Monday, taking us inside his weird consciousness. Portraits of Dune's Leto Atreides II and David Lynch, plus surreal creatures, are flooding the internet.
Steven Gettis' website Hey Oscar Wilde! It's Clobberin' Time!!! collects artists' portraits of great writers from a variety of genres, creating diverse images of authors from William Gibson and Arthur C. Clarke to Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore.
Chet Phillips imagines an alternate Victorian Era that's not only filled with rayguns and steam-powered contraptions, but also shows that technology being operated by furry-faced monkeys.