Imgur users share the best images on the internet, and in 2010, those images were viewed over 20 billion times! Aside from providing the quickest and easiest way to share your images, our goal is to also provide as much instant image-gratification as possible. This first annual “best of” list should pretty much sum things up for the year. They tried to pick images that quickly became popular, generated hundreds of thousands of views, were interesting, and/or somehow changed the Internet as they knew it. Enjoy!
10. This image, created by Sir Mitchell, was responsible for uniting the Internet together for a cause everyone could agree on. In an effort to give Conan “Coco” O’Brien the same air time that the Tonight Show has had for 60 years, people were setting this image as their Facebook profile pictures, creating desktop backgrounds with it, and overall spreading it around like wildfire.
9. This is Riley, and it was his birthday! It was also the time he became an Internet sensation. With close to 1 million views, he’s been seen more than most other dogs, AND he got cake. He’s owned by the Redditor moe-jito.
8. Wasps. Everyone hates them, but at over 750,000 views, it’s clear that everyone likes this image. Be cool, chill out, and enjoy reading it — but watch your back, they’re coming for you…
After spending 11 days re-watching all 11 Pixar feature films, Leandro Braga took 500 hand-selected scenes and made an amazing tribute to the best animation studio on the planet. Definitely one of the cooler videos you will see today.
Obviously your going to have to click on the image to enlarge to its maximum size to get a better look at all the details. So how many of the 50 films did you find? Give up already? Alright well click below for the answer key you bum.
This is a new project that is in the works by Rubén B called Sasha Grey Was Here. The pornstar plus+ is oh-so-recognizable. Could it be the way her long dark hair is contrasted against the white silhouette? The School girl uniform? Or maybe its that she is so ingrained into your head (ladies too!) that your mind just fills in the blanks left by the artist. Whatever it is, we hope that Ruben makes a couple more to add to the series.
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An Australian graffiti artist who spends most of his time and effort being kind of an ass, just fired shots… at everyone for his “Street Art Sale” exhibit. From Catholics to fixed gear bikes and some of the world’s most acclaimed graffiti writers and street artists, LUSH’s solo show at the Backwoods Gallery just outside of Melbourne is wildly humorous and critical of just about every facet of hip urban culture. Most of the art is pretty hilarious, but a few pieces are just in bad taste. He made a COPE2 coffin and took a swipe at legendary subway bomber CAP. Banksy and “SPACE INGAYDERS” were not spared either. That fixed gear is also the most alarming thing ever, and since seeing it, my fixie has been put on ebay.
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At first glance, they’re just iconic head shots of famous people you’ve seen many times before; only the tones of golden brown make them vaguely remarkable: Jesus, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Snoop Dog, Method Man, and more. A taste for rebellion, higher states of consciousness, and in most cases a trailblazing talent for music are about all that tie them together. Until closer inspection. Allow your eyes to move from the bigger picture and focus on the finer detail of the portraits, and the secret of their creation lights up in the mind: they’re all mosaics – made out of the roach papers of smoked joints.
This is Chronic Art, the hand-crafted, cannabis-inspired brainchild of Pittsburgh-based artist and pot smoker Cliff Maynard. A tattoo artist by trade, the 38-year-old former art student dreamed up the idea for his unique choice of medium while “studying mosaics in school.” “I just remember sort of making this connection in my head between the tiles and roach papers,” he recalls. But if Maynard took his cue from the mosaic masterpieces of art history, the more popular aesthetic principles of his tattoo art background also show up in his work in a less than hazy way.
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Marvel Comics has a large number of iconic superheros ranging from Iron Man to the Hulk. The superheros are collectively known as a team known as The Avengers. Meanwhile, Jurassic Park is a highly popular film franchise focused around a park filled with dinosaurs from prehistoric times. With tyrannosaurus rex, stegosaurus, and other dinosaurs, the park is a dangerous place. So, what would happen if Marvel was crossed with Jurassic Park? Dinosaur superheroes, that’s what. This series of artworks proves it.
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Animals can be really hard to take good portraits of, as anyone who has ever tried to take a photo of their pet would know, besides me I can put my dog on a surf board with a Scream mask on and she will be still as a statue. Andrew Zuckerman is a digital photographer who takes portraits of animals in stunning high resolution against white backgrounds, resulting in stunning details and clarity. The amount of detail is absolutely stunning. Here’s some ridiculously cool animal portraits.
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The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as the Capital Vices or Cardinal Sins, is a classification of objectionable vices that has been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct followers concerning fallen humanity’s tendency to sin. This project by Peter Tanuwidjaja presents 7 character based on 7 major sins, such as Anger, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, and Sloth. Those sins are illustrated in a form of animal and each character has it own deep interpretation. You can check out Tanuwidjaja’s page here.
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Max Dalton illustrates 10 years of the Beatles looking fabulous in their iconic wardrobes. Get a limited edition print while you can, found here for $59.99