Artificial Aging

Consumers are aging familiar icons to feel a human connection
Implications - Consumers are fascinated with the thought of aging, and that doesn’t just include boomers. People have taken to Photoshop to satiate their age obsession by digitally rendering icons to look older. As people create aged depictions of familiar characters, they feel as if they can identify with them by making them more human.
SCORE: 4.6
Warm Top 5 Examples: 299,333 Total Clicks Jan 09 - Oct 09
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Aged Cartoons - Rick Baker Draws an Illustration of an Aged Popeye the Sailor Man
SCORE: 7
Viral 248,579 Clicks Pub: Aug 31, 09
Aged Cartoons
Rick Baker Draws an Illustration of an Aged Popeye the Sailor Man
Rick Baker is known for his incredible skills as a special effects make-up artist. Here, however, is a look at some of his artwork. The artist was able to age the popular cartoon of Popeye the Sailor Man,… [More]
Digitally Aged Movie Posters  - Worth1000 Contest Shows What the Future of Film Looks Like
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 14,864 Clicks Pub: Sep 22, 09
Digitally Aged Movie Posters
Worth1000 Contest Shows What the Future of Film Looks Like
Movie makers have no more ideas, which is the reason behind the Worth1000 contest. Since many of the 'new' films we see today are just sequels or remakes, and the 6th version of a very worn movie idea,… [More]
PhotoAging Famous Faces - Halle Berry Gets Older for Harper's Bazaar May 2009 Issue
SCORE: 3.2
Warm 8,001 Clicks Pub: Apr 10, 09
PhotoAging Famous Faces
Halle Berry Gets Older for Harper's Bazaar May 2009 Issue
Just when the Kim Kardashian Complex Magazine Photoshop brouhaha was becoming old news, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine put another potential little perfect storm in the blogosphere with this May 2009 issue.… [More]
Digital Aging Editorials - Terry Richardson Takes Leighton Meester From 20 to 50 in Harper's Bazaar
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 10,215 Clicks Pub: Aug 6, 09
Digital Aging Editorials
Terry Richardson Takes Leighton Meester From 20 to 50 in Harper's Bazaar
Image retouching is often used to make aging stars look younger, so it’s only fair that for this September Harper’s Bazaar editorial, Terry Richardson took Leighton Meester from 20 to 50 with the same… [More]
Digitally Aged Dolls - Barbie Gets Old, Complete With Wrinkles and Crow's Feet
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 17,674 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 09
Digitally Aged Dolls
Barbie Gets Old, Complete With Wrinkles and Crow's Feet
‘Barbie has grown old’ was submitted by user “imaniceguy” at the website Incredimazing. Whether this person or another created this photoshopped Barbie doll with wrinkles, crow's feet, silver hair, and… [More]