Tag Archive | Mash Up

Pink Thing Of The Day: Malibu Barbie / Virgin Mary Mash Up Sculpture By Heath Kane

Malibu Mary
Photos By Gail

OK, so what exactly are we looking at here? What initially appears as a fairly standard-issue Virgin Mary desktop statue is revealed, on closer inspection, to be a mash up of the holy mother and a Malibu Barbie (check out the sunglasses propped casually on her head, for your first clue).

In Brands We Trust
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The statue, by UK-based artist Heath Kane, is based on a print entitled In Brands We Trust, originally created in June of 2016 in association with Jealous Gallery of London. The idea for the print was to create a mock idol by galvanizing a Malibu Barbie figure with the Virgin Mary.

Says Kane: In Brands We Trust is designed to look on the surface like a classic piece of pop art – juxtaposing Barbie’s face with an image of the Virgin Mary. But the light facade masks a deeper question about consumerism. Whereas Pop Art fetishized consumerism, In Brands We Trust challenges it. In March 2016 two people were shot and seriously injured in America when Nike released a new version of its Air Jordan 2 Retro shoes. In Brands We Trust ponders the question ‘have brands become our new religion?’ And if so are they encouraging division and extremism? Brands have such a profound impact on our daily lives it’s raises the question if religious faith can compete.

In Brands We Trust

Spotted at The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, NY.

Malibu Barbie Virgin Mary Sculptures

Liberty Buddha

Liberty Buddha
Photo By Gail

This wheat paste mash up of our Lady Liberty and the Buddha was spotted by me on West 38th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in NYC! Artist unknown!

Cheshire Catbus T Shirt

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The Catbus is a character in the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is a large creature, depicted as a grinning, twelve legged cat with a hollow body that serves as a bus, complete with windows and seats coated with fur, and a large, bushy tail. The character’s popularity has led to its use in a spinoff film, toys for children, and an art car, among other products and influences. With its large elongated smile and its ability to appear and disappear at will, the Catbus is reminiscent of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, hence this awesome mash-up! All T-Shirts and Hoodies with this design are on sale for 20% off regular prices though January 29th, so get yours right now at This Link!

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Beavis & Butthead Adventure Time Mash Up T-Shirt

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Beavis is Jake the Dog and Butthead is Finn the Human in this hilarious Beavis & Butthead /Adventure Time Mash Up T-Shirt. Get this fun design on a T-Shirt for just $19.95, or on other swag priced accordingly, at This Link!

Comic Book Soup Cans T-Shirt

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Fans of Andy Warhol, Comics, or Soup can get this colorful, rad design on a T-Shirt for just $19.95, or on other swag priced accordingly, at This Link!

Bat Buddha

Bat Buddha
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Rub his belly for luck, and to be protected from crime. 3D Printed Batman/Buddha Mash up By MuckyChris.

Hektad Vs. Banksy

Hektad Vs. Banksy
Photo By Gail

Photographed on 10th Avenue just north of 18th Street.

Bob Marley / Cthulhu Mash Up T-Shirt

Bob Marley / Cthulhu Mash Up T-Shirt
Photo By Gail

This fun T-Shirt depicting the late Bob Marley as a Cthulhu was photographed on a very nice and accommodatng gentleman I encountered at Meet on Chrystie when I was there for an event.

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May The 4th Featured T-Shirt: Starry Wars

Starry Wars

Please be assured that I did not lisp when I say, May the Forth Be With You! — for it is May 4th, also known in the GeekoSphere as Star Wars Day!

To celebrate in style, this awesome design, a mash up of Star Wars‘s character Boba Fett, and Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, is available on a T-Shirt for just $19.95— with 20% off your purchase through May 8th — and other fashion swag for a few dollars more, at This Link!

Donuteater T-Shirt!

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HAHA! Donuteater; a Homer Simpson/ Terminator/ Bender Mash Up design by Droidloot is available on a T-Shrt for just $15.95, and also on lots of other cool stuff like Zip-Front Hoodies and T-Shirts for Dogs (I kid you not) at This Link Right Here.