This Fantastic Public Art Series Retaliates Against Street Harassment

Like many women around the world, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh endures public harassment on a daily basis. Instead of silencing her, such treatment inspired Fazlalizadeh to create the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” art series, a way to put a face to those speaking out against the way women are treated when walking out on the street.

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Little Dreams, An Inspiring Short Film

Little Dreams is an inspiring, whimsical short film created by Wilkie Branson. The film features over 4,000 photo cutouts which were painstakingly choreographed and animated over the course of a year. Following a despondent main character during a creative block, little dancers encourage the man to return to his imagination. Soon, he joins their miniature world, and his own little corner of the globe becomes a massive, vibrant landscape– all simply by changing his perspective.

For more remarkable art from France, check out Dran, the French Banksy.

Gonzo Art: The Super Surreal Art Of Ralph Steadman

Creative energy is often really harnessed when shared, and the relationship between Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman is no exception. Virtually anything that Thompson produced during his career featured Steadman’s wonderfully bizarre illustrations, which greatly complemented the out-there, Gonzo brand of journalism that Thompson pioneered in the latter quarter of the 20th century.

Steadman’s images are instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with the enigma that was Hunter S. Thompson. And thanks to Johnny Depp’s brilliant portrayal of Thompson in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, another generation was introduced to the often misunderstood writer as well as Steadman’s sensory twisting and thought provoking drawings. Not only is Steadman’s work used for the Criterion Edition cover art of the film, but Fear and Loathing director Terry Gilliam thoughtfully (and effectively) assaulted the audience with Steadman’s often drug-fueled images throughout the film.

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