It was just over a year ago that we stumbled across the goldmine that is Jim’ll Paint It, like a drunk peasant staggering into a turnip field. Since then we have watched with delight as his fame spread like wildfire (lots of rural similes in this post aren’t there?) and social media championed his brilliance again and again.
The idea remains deliciously simple; people write in with weird and wonderful scenes they’d like to see (usually celebrity based) and Jim makes them happen using Micrsosoft Paint. Checking back in to his Tumblr there’s the usual array of the baffling and bewildering creations (people’s minds work in very odd ways you learn) but also some nice timely touches; Vladimir Putin as The Village People for the Sochi Olympics for example, or a superbly retro take on the infamous Oscars selfie. And as ever it’s Jim’s attention to detail which is the clincher on this; check out the amazingly faithful representation of a Wetherspoons’ drinks promotion poster in the Madonna offering.
So either remind yourself of his genius, or prepare to meet your new favourite.
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- Jason Shulman captures entire movies in a single image
- Rebecca Chew adds handcrafts to Esquire Singapore’s art direction
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- Yoshinori Mizutani captures the colourful, rain soaked commuters of Tokyo
- Poem Baker photographs the Jûngølā drag clowns of London’s Deptford
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- Photography: New show at LCC shows young travelling communities of the 90s
- Hilarious and charming new Maynards Bassetts' Liquorice Allsorts ad by Jack Sachs