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Star Wars Meets Winnie the Pooh in These Adorable Mashup Drawings

When fan-favorite characters from two completely different worlds meet for the sake of art, the results can be adorable. Over the years, Florida-based artist James Hance has gained a following with his pop culture mashups. Using characters from Doctor Who, Up, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Adventure Time, and other scripted works, the artist creates pieces that are whimsical and totally original—and his latest drawings, blending Star Wars and Winnie the Pooh, are no different.

In the series, Hance's hybrid protaganist, called Wookiee the Chew, takes to the Hundred Acre Wood with other Star Wars characters. Joining the stuffed co-pilot on his adventures are a young Christopher Robin dressed like Han Solo, At-Ore (half AT-AT, half Eeyore), Tauntoo (a Tauntaun and Little Roo hybrid), and other nods to both properties. The scenes are illustrated in the style of the classic watercolor paintings most people associate with the A.A. Milne characters.

Original drawings are sold in Hance's Etsy store, and the artist has also released a book, numerous prints, stuffed animals, and apparel. Check out some of his work below, and click through to his website for more.

Images via James Hance on Etsy.

[h/t: Design Taxi]  

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Never Buy Drawing Paper Again With This Endlessly Reusable Art Notebook
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Art supplies can get pricey when you’re letting your kid’s creativity run wild. But with an endlessly reusable notebook, you never have to worry about running out of paper during that after-school coloring session.

The creators of the erasable Rocketbook Wave have come out with a new version of their signature product meant especially for color drawings. The connected Rocketbook Color notebook allows you to send images drawn on its pages to Google Drive or other cloud services with your phone, then erase the pages by sticking the whole notebook in the microwave. You get a digital copy of your work (one that, with more vibrant colors, might look even better than the original) and get to go on drawing almost immediately after you fill the book.

An animated view of a notebook’s pages changing between different drawings.

There’s no special equipment involved beyond the notebook itself. The Rocketbook Color works with Crayola and other brands’ washable crayons and colored pencils, plus dry-erase markers. The pages are designed to be smudge-proof, so turning the page won’t ruin the art on the other side even if you are using dry-erase markers.

Rocketbook’s marketing is aimed at kids, but adults like to save paper, too. Break away from the adult coloring books and go free-form. If it doesn’t quite work out, you can just erase it forever.

The notebooks are $20 each on Kickstarter.

All images courtesy Rocketbook

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This Amazing Clock Has a Different Hand for Every Minute of the Day
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In the video below, you can watch Japanese ad agency Dentsu transform passing time into art. According to Adweek, the project was commissioned by Japanese stationery brand Hitotoki, which produces crafting materials. To celebrate the value of handmade items in an increasingly fast-paced world, Dentsu created a film advertisement for their client depicting their goods as a stop-motion clock.

The timepiece ticks off all 1440 minutes in the day, and was assembled in real-time against a colored backdrop during a single 24-hour take. Its "hands" were crafted from different combinations of some 30,000 disparate small items, including confetti, cream puffs, tiny toys, silk leaves, and sunglasses.

"In a world where everything is so hectic and efficient, we wanted to bring the value of 'handmade' to life," explains Dentsu art director Ryosuke Miyashita in a press statement quoted by Stash Media. "We created different combinations of small Hitotoki brand items to express each and every minute."

You can check out a promotional video for the project below, which details the arduous crafting process, or view a real-time version of the clock here.

[h/t Adweek]

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