Cynthia: Remember that post I did on Hitoshi Kuroki’s creepy but mesmerizing illustrations of cat heads on human bodies?
Marcy (shuddering): Yes.
Cynthia: Well, it looks like things have gotten even creepier. I believe this is the work of a Russian artist. He/she photoshops real photos of cat heads on real and iconic photos of today’s hipster generation.
Here’s the original photo of hipster, Jack Newton.
|Hipster Jack Newton|
Cynthia: Fascinating, hunh? The photo of Jack Newton evokes a feeling of cool, slightly aggressive contemplative individualism. But, add the cat head and suddenly the photo turns moody and somewhat desolate.
Here’s another one.
Cynthia: How is it that the cat head changes the tone of the photo? It is just so bizarre.
Here’s another one.
Marcy: You humans have this unnecessary habit of anthropomorphizing. It is incredibly weird and not at all useful. It’s simple. Each of those cat heads is saying “Give me a can of Friskies or I will find a way to tap dance on your head”.
Cynthia: So you are saying that hipsters want Friskies?
Marcy: Of course. It’s so authentic.
Cynthia: Authentically what? And anyway, Friskies is such a commercial brand.
Marcy: So is Urban Outfitters but that’s hipster heaven. Shhh… that’s a hipster secret.
Cynthia: I don’t get it.
Marcy: Friskies is so NOT cool that it IS cool. Thus, it’s hipster. Give the kid a spoon already.
Cynthia: I’m not sure that is where the artist is going, Marcy. I don’t understand.
Marcy: That’s because you’re too old and not at all hip. You’re just an aging Carrie Bradshaw wannabe.
Cynthia: I think you’ve just got Friskies on the brain. I don’t think these photos have anything to do with Friskies.
Marcy: Yeah… well… you still have a flip phone.
Cynthia: Well that means I’m a hipster, right? I’m so NOT cool that I AM cool. I am authentically me. Coolio.
Marcy: No, Cindy. That is just so out of touch it’s sad.
*If anyone knows who the artist is please let me know. I can’t seem to figure it out.