Jason and Freddy. Alien and Predator. Magic and Bird. Even He-Man and Skeletor. The 1980s are full of first-name-basis duos who dominated pop culture. And another duo started paying homage to those icons long before Stranger Things introduced us to the Upside Down. Twins Marco and Stefano Van Orton, who work together as Van Orton Design, pair ’80s nostalgia with Technicolor patterns that incorporate the dots and lines wielded by Roy Lichtenstein and other Pop art idols from an even earlier decade.
I found out about the twins through this Adobe Create article. I realized that I had seen and appreciated their work before on Behance.
This bar in Romania is unbelievable and incredibly surreal!
Built in collaboration with 6th Sense Interiors and lots of other first grade artists, having steampunk and dark-fantasy influences, Q Caffe’s new design “illustrates the social man’s path, presented from different perspectives, and the complexity of the oneiric, fantastic dimension that pushes past reality’s borders, amplifying and even transforming it.”
Whatever..it’s just an explosion of beautiful colors and craziness!
I have always been fascinated by pictures of things being overtaken by nature due to abandonment or neglect. I feel there is a story to tell in all of them.
Photographer Johnny Joo (based in Cleveland, OH) explores abandoned structures overtaken by the natural surroundings that had originally been tamed to make space for them. Joo captures ferris wheels, cottages, malls, schools, armories, and thruways as they slip back into obscurity, covered in undergrowth, vines, and trees.