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Artists have been called many things before, but probably never… a dictator. However, New-York based Phillip Toledano declares himself a dictator. In an interview with Dazed Digital, Toledano states: “in a way, to being an artist, in that you have to create your own world and then populate that world with believers – people who believe in your creed your ethos.”

And if you know anything about art, you will definitely agree to what Phil is trying to say. As an artist, you have to create your own world that nobody has ever done before. You have to believe in yourself to be able to take a creative and innovative idea and transform it into a piece of art. It’s not always the easiest thing to do! So you definitely have to surround yourself with people you know and trust will help you with your process. Discouraging individuals must be separated, immediately.

So, I find Phil’s new project, Kim Jong Phil, insightful, but mostly witty and humorous. Pay attention to the titles of the paintings as well as the image:

A sporting chance. Oil on canvas, 30x40 inches

It's true. I'm utterly fascinating. Oil on canvas, 30x40 inches

Want to know something even more amusing? These prints were later sent to China to be copied. Does anybody see the iron in that?

Check out the rest of his project at


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Can you create these images? on your iPhone?

Created by Kristofer Strom, these images were drawn on hour-long bus rides that he takes every morning. And most amazingly, on his iPhone using Autodesk, a sketchbook app. More impressive than beating that Impossible Quiz app, huh?

These graphics are proof of how technological our era is. Even 5 years ago, if somebody had said you could created amazing thing using your mobile phone, I bet nobody would have believed them. The strides we have made in technology over the last few years are surprising and shocking: multi-tasking phones, tabs with apps, robot vacuum… and the list goes on! It’s no surprise that artists are taking advantage of this technological age in order to create new, creative pieces.

In this era, in order to not be left behind, artists must use new mediums and ideas to experiment with. The traditional style of art is dying. Like during the Victorian Era when there was a shift in art styles, there is a massive shift happening in our century. Artists have moved from solely traditional ways of creating art such as oils and watercolors to using fabrics, photographs, and iPhones to express their ideas.

However different art mediums may be, the goal stays the same: to spread and convey a message through an image or concept.

View more of Kristofer Strom’s work:

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