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This Chocolate Bunny Takes its Good Looks From Benedict Cumberbatch

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Easter is only a couple of weeks away, and it happens to be the second largest candy holiday of the year. It's the holiday of creme-filled eggs, Peeps, baskets lined with fake fluorescent grass, and of course, chocolate bunnies. Mashable reports that this year, one chocolate artist named Jen Lindsey-Clark is putting an interesting spin on the traditional treat by making custom bunnies with the face of British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Last year, Lindsey-Clark (also known as the Chocolatician) and Tim Simpson created a life-sized statue of Cumberbatch out of 500 bars of melted Belgian chocolate. After seeing the response to the statue from Cumberbatch's large (and rabid) fanbase, the artist decided to revisit that chocolate well for Easter 2016.

"Everyone loves a bit of the Batch," Lindsey-Clark told Metro UK. "He’s an interesting character. He’s a great actor and English gent and he’s also making the most of his celebrity status by being able to put his political views across and making the most of his moment in a very cool way."

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The 400-gram "Cumberbunnies," available in dark or milk chocolate, are advertised as having a "handsome face and a tasty bottom." The artist has also created a limited run of chocolate bunnies with edible 22-karat gold bow ties. Lindsey-Clark told Metro UK that she plans to send one to Cumberbatch's mother, but not the beloved actor himself, because he may find it a little weird to eat his own face. If you have no qualms about such things and want one for yourself or a loved one, they are available on the artist's website for around $70.

[h/t Mashable]

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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.

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