June 18th, 2015
Our awesome friends at Pixelist painted some our classic AFPs and we wanted to share the incredible results.
To use Pixelist for yourself, all you have to do is upload your photo to their website and it comes back to you a work of art. But even cooler, Pixelist is a collective of about 30 artists based in Xiamen (Shia-Men): a city on China’s southeastern coast. Most artists paint in home studios and specialize in one particular genre. So, you’re not only getting an amazing oil painting, but your also supporting a talented Chinese artist.
“It is obvious what the look on my face is saying…”Give me an inflatable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle blimp for Christmas, or I will burn the house down.” Guess what? I got it!”
(submitted by Jessie)
“My mother (top middle) grew up in Southside Chicago to parents who immigrated from Poland. There are tons of these family photos of my mother and her siblings posing with my grandpa (the one in the ushanka). My uncle Pauly, who was about 13 in this photo is always posing with either a beer or a cigarette. I don’t know, but looking at these photos makes me wonder if everybody was drunk through the 1970′s. I, however, have photos of my grandpa and I posing with kielbasa and ushankas, so I suppose the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
(submitted by MJ)
Grandma preferred to do her judging from afar.
(submitted by Brianna)