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Mix and match portraiture
February 2, 2008 4:50 PM   Subscribe

Stereotypes are oddly addictive. Don't miss the earlier editions.
posted by desjardins (8 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Spiffy idea. Thanks for the post.
posted by mikeo2 at 5:11 PM on February 2, 2008


Those were neat. And, yes, addictive. I was impressed with how well the upper and lower faces matched up for the different pictures.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 6:14 PM on February 2, 2008


I have just discovered that people are more pleasant to look at while they're smiling.
posted by Flunkie at 6:29 PM on February 2, 2008


I was impressed with how well the upper and lower faces matched up for the different pictures.

Well, it's not just like switching tiles, he put a lot of work into each set matching faces and skin colors etc. Highly entertaining.
posted by puke & cry at 6:45 PM on February 2, 2008


this is very good, thank you.

I realised that some combinations looked stranger than others. Children and adults don't mix well - and you have to match head size very carefully. Of all in the colour set, the beauty queen's head matches the least well onto the others, but I think that had to do with head size and perhaps position. For example, the police officer's uniform looked right with everyone, except the beauty queen (there was a strange twist to the jaw).

There were strange gender moments as well - sometimes a woman's face mixed with a man's chest created an androgynous or a feminine in style but still male figure, but sometimes it just made a strange improbable image. Perhaps it depends on how female the face looks. But it's interesting that a face can be decidedly female.
posted by jb at 8:18 PM on February 2, 2008


I'm a nerd on top and badly dressed on bottom.

(this is awesome)
posted by artifarce at 8:32 PM on February 2, 2008


I can't stop clicking. What was really interesting to me was the shifts in my perception of gender.
posted by desjardins at 8:32 PM on February 2, 2008


This is fun! My son said, "I want President Bush in here." I have to admit the idea is appealing. I'd put him together with, maybe, Paula Abdul?
posted by misha at 12:19 PM on February 3, 2008


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