Artist Paints Pop Culture Characters onto Thrifted Art

diy thrift store painting
(via Dave Pollot).

One’s trash is another’s treasure, and artist Dave Pollot demonstrates just how thrift store finds can receive a fresh breath of life with paint and humor. By repurposing thrifted paintings to include the likes of characters from the Mario franchise, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more, Pollot paints touches of humor into otherwise run-of-the-mill thrift store art.

The Etsy artist’s thrift art series began as a joke. According to his shop page, a joke made in passing at a thrift store to paint monsters into old prints became reality.

Although Pollot initially only painted generic monsters and robots into his scenes, he then later began adding recognizable characters to parody popular culture. Armed with oil paints and his brushes, he re-creates landscapes and picturesque scenes to include Yoshi next to a mountain river, or the Kool Aid Man bursting through the walls of a red brick townhouse.

yoshi in realistic setting
(via Dave Pollot).

90s crossovers kool aid man
(via Dave Pollot).

With their roots in humor, these repurposed prints are also meant for enjoyment and laughter.

According to Pollot’s Etsy, his hope is to take old art finds full-circle, so that they may once again hang proudly on walls for the viewing pleasure of others.

star trek uss enterprise painting
(via Dave Pollot).

doctor who weeping angels fan art
(via Dave Pollot).

ghostbusters car painting fanart
(via Dave Pollot).

mario ghosts painting
(via Dave Pollot).

What would you paint onto a thrift store find? Comment below!

Domo-Themed Treats by Fans

Domo-themed treats

Domo, or domo-kun (どーも くん), is a Japanese character that often appears on television sketches. Hatched from an egg, this cute monster looks frightening at first glance but is described as having a “gentle soul with a body of pure fluff” (Domo Nation).

Domo has captured hearts across the world and is making appearances in pop culture and in households. Foodies have featured this Japanese mascot in their desserts, ranging from Domo cookies to Domo cake pops, and more. Below are just a few of the numerous homemade Domo-themed treats made by fans (some include recipes).

Domo heart cookies from alanabread
Heart-shaped Domo cookies (via alanabread).

Christmas-themed Domo cookies from Diamonds for Dessert
Christmas-themed Domo cookies (via Diamonds for Dessert).

Domo cookies from Pikko's House
Domo cookies (via Pikko’s House).

Domo TKOs from Diamonds for Dessert
Domo TKOs from Diamonds for Dessert
Domo TKOs (via Diamonds for Dessert).

Domo cake from doughseedough
Domo cake (via doughseedough).

Domo cake from made with love
Domo cake (via made with love).

Domo cake pops via Cake Central
Domo cake pops (via Cake Central).