A Contest by Worth 1000 Gets Designers to Mashup Cartoons With Classics

By: Peter Vallas - Published: Feb 28, 2011   Updated: Jul 13 2011 • References: worth1000 and booooooom
Worth 1000 is a site where photographers and artists can collaborate and indulge in an online artistic community. Recently the acclaimed site featured a competition to digital artists and designers to create the best mashup of a cartoon character and classic famous painting.

Hundreds of pieces were submitted to Worth 1000 and the outcome was outstanding. The digital renditions featured amazing collaborations with everyone's famous cartoon characters and paintings.

Implications - The Worth 1000 Contest is a brilliant display of the influence of pop culture on art. The mashup paintings are a brilliant use of popular and familiar characters that leave settings up to interpretation. The relationship between culture and art is a two-directional one, where artistic expressions such as these also inspire pop culture.