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The Periodic Table of The Muppets

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Finally—a way to map out a family that includes a frog, a pig, a beatnik, an alien, three near-identical chickens, and a "whatever."

Canadian artist Mike Boon of Mike BaBoon Design has created the first-ever Muppet classification guide, a Periodic Table of legendary puppeteering genius Jim Henson’s best works of rainbow fur. His whimsical masterpiece features Muppets from the classic to the newly-stuffed, arranged on the table by debut year or production (the first row includes Kermit the Frog, Sam, Yorick, and Harry the Hipster from Henson’s 1950s series Sam and Friends) and by principal puppeteer. Borders and elemental symbols are coded by hair and nose color.

All of the old standbys are there—Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Scooter, and the Swedish chef—as are newest characters Walter and the ‘80s Robot from the 2011 Jason Segal movie The Muppets. Nostalgic Muppet fans will recognize the familiar characters as well as some of the more obscure ones that Boon has included, such as the alien Mahna Mahna and silver-haired singer Johnny Fiama.

Boon says of the Henson menagerie, “There was something about the odd mix of family, heart, humour and chaos that always appealed to me… [I wanted] to incorporate a tribute to the valuable Muppeteers that have given these characters such strong personalities and voices over the years,” as well as highlight the characters that aren’t usually in the spotlight.

Boon’s other Muppet designs include two alphabets of Henson characters and a Fraggle Rock logo modeled after the Philadelphia LOVE sculpture. All are available on t-shirts, i-phone cases, posters, and prints. Börk Börk!

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Every Emoji Ever, Arranged by Color
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What lies at the end of the emoji rainbow? It's not a pot of gold, but rather an exclamation point—a fitting way to round out the Every Emoji Ever print created by the design experts over at Pop Chart Lab.

As the name suggests, every emoji that's currently used in version 10.0.0 of Unicode is represented, which, if you're keeping track, is nearly 2400.

Each emoji was painstakingly hand-illustrated and arranged chromatically, starting with yellow and ending in white. Unicode was most recently updated last summer, with 56 emojis added to the family. Some of the newest members of the emoji clan include a mermaid, a couple of dinosaurs, a UFO, and a Chinese takeout box. However, the most popular emoji last year was the "despairing crying face." Make of that what you will.

Past posters from Pop Chart Lab have depicted the instruments played in every Beatles song, every bird species in North America, and magical objects of the wizarding world. The price of the Every Emoji Ever poster starts at $29, and if you're interested, the piece can be purchased here.

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8 City Maps Rendered in the Styles of Famous Artists
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Vincent van Gogh once famously said, "I dream my painting and I paint my dream." If at some point in his career he had dreamed up a map of Amsterdam, where he lived and derived much of his inspiration from, it may have looked something like the one below.

In a blog post from March, Credit Card Compare selected eight cities around the world and illustrated what their maps might look like if they had been created by the famous artists who have roots there.

The Andy Warhol-inspired map of New York City, for instance, is awash with primary colors, and the icons representing notable landmarks are rendered in his famous Pop Art style. Although Warhol grew up in Pittsburgh, he spent much of his career working in the Big Apple at his studio, dubbed "The Factory."

Another iconic and irreverent artist, Banksy, is the inspiration behind London's map. Considering that the public doesn't know Banksy's true identity, he remains something of an enigma. His street art, however, is recognizable around the world and commands exorbitant prices at auction. In an ode to urban art, clouds of spray paint and icons that are a bit rough around the edges adorn this map of England's capital.

For more art-inspired city maps, scroll through the photos below.

[h/t Credit Card Compare]

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