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Top 100 Pop Culture Trends in 2019

From Bold Unisex Neon Clothing to Vintage Fast Food Ads

— February 18, 2019 — Pop Culture
There are some incredibly exciting examples of 2019 pop culture trends in this list, including a playful and forward-thinking femcare campaign by Libresse, ironic Adobe-inspired keychains by Yu Xin, tongue-in-cheek and ultra-retro burger ads by McDonalds, as well as quirky social media-referencing illustrations by Toronto-based artist Scott Martin (also known as Burnt Toast Creative).

An incredibly noteworthy project for this category is that of 'Stitch Gawd' — run by Emma Mckee who produces exceptional and unique hand-stitched garments for creatives affiliated with the Chicago hip-hop scene and beyond. Yet, her work is incredibly exclusive since she only exchanges garments for visual art products, beats, songs, and the like. She adds her 'payment' to an on-going project that celebrates the scene. It is dubbed 'Stitch Tape.'

To learn more about pop culture trends in the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Autorobot Digital Watches
Autorobot Digital Watches
Casio G-Shock & Transformers Created a Celebratory DW-6900 TF-4
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99
Canadian Iconic Character Tours
Canadian Iconic Character Tours
Mickey Mouse's #MickeyinTO Journey Celebrates His Anniversary
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98
Interactive eSports Streaming Services
Interactive eSports Streaming Services
Tencent and Silver.tv are Launching a New eSports Channel
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97
Competitive Cosplay Contests
Competitive Cosplay Contests
The Overwatch Cosplay Battle Tests Costume Makers and Actors
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96
Kid-Friendly Organic Juice Punches
Kid-Friendly Organic Juice Punches
Apple & Eve's Shelf-Stable Juices Belong in Kid's Lunchboxes
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95
Animated Festive Holiday Commercials
Animated Festive Holiday Commercials
Coca-Cola Polar Bear Commercial is Always Long-Anticipated
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94
Multidisciplinary Entertainment Spaces
Multidisciplinary Entertainment Spaces
As a Multi-Functional Venue, Ypsilon Enjoys a Quirky Design
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93
Elegant Celebrity Chef Restaurants
Elegant Celebrity Chef Restaurants
The Gwen Butcher Shop and Restaurant is a Winning Hybrid
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92
Retro Toy Car-Themed Footwear
Retro Toy Car-Themed Footwear
PUMA and Hot Wheels Recall the 'Sweet 16 Line' from 1968
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91
Video Game Lore Comics
Video Game Lore Comics
The League of Legends Comics Will be Published by Marvel
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90
Wizardly Train Ticket Carriers
Wizardly Train Ticket Carriers
Danielle Nicole Partnered with Warner Bros. for a Magical Release
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89
Singer-Inspired Minimal Streetwear
Singer-Inspired Minimal Streetwear
Supreme Introduces a Marvin Gaye Collection with Album Graphics
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88
Food System Transformation Platforms
Food System Transformation Platforms
EAT Embodies a Vision for Sustainable and Accessible Food
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87
Delicate Feminine Brand Campaigns
Delicate Feminine Brand Campaigns
Libresse Celebrates Female Anatomy with a Creative Ad Campaign
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86
Branded Kids Smartwatches
Branded Kids Smartwatches
The Verizon x Disney Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary GizmoWatch is Cutesy
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85
Sporty Nature-Informed Footwear Campaigns
Sporty Nature-Informed Footwear Campaigns
This Gigi Hadid Campaign Boasts Reebok's Freestyle Hi
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84
Athlete-Released High-Performance Athletic Shoes
Athlete-Released High-Performance Athletic Shoes
Nike Debuts the 12th Signature Kobe Bryant Model
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83
Romantic Power Plant Restaurants
Romantic Power Plant Restaurants
The Edison in LA is an Entertainment Venue with Rich History
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82
Legendary Cartoon Apparel Series
Legendary Cartoon Apparel Series
Vans Commemorates Mickey Mouse with the New November Capsule
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81
Basketball Team Nubuck Boots
Basketball Team Nubuck Boots
Mitchell & Ness Join Timberland to Highlight NBA Team Logos
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80
Celebratory Custom Jacket Designs
Celebratory Custom Jacket Designs
Alpha Industry Nods to Playboy with Latest Drop of Jackets
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79
Old-School Cartoon Timepieces
Old-School Cartoon Timepieces
The Timex x Peanuts Snoopy Watch is Available from Todd Snyder
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78
Anime-Inspired Cozy Sneakers
Anime-Inspired Cozy Sneakers
adidas Introduces the Dragon Ball Z-Themed Ultra Tech Vegeta Sneakers
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77
Tv Series-Inspired Cushioned Shoes
Tv Series-Inspired Cushioned Shoes
adidas' Lannister UltraBOOST Center Around Game of Thrones
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76
Responsive Robotic Hand Installations
Responsive Robotic Hand Installations
Madeline Gannon Explores the Robot-Human Relationship
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75
Game Console-Inspired Sneakers
Game Console-Inspired Sneakers
Reebok's New Aztrek Sneakers Recalls the Design of a Nintendo 64
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74
TV Series-Inspired Shoes
TV Series-Inspired Shoes
Diadora and Adult Swim Collaborate on the N902 and B.Elite Sneakers
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73
Elegant Video Dating Applications
Elegant Video Dating Applications
Zick Takes a More Direct Approach to Online Dating
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72
Offbeat Cartoon Board Games
Offbeat Cartoon Board Games
The Rick and Morty Anatomy Park Edition Operation Board Game is Wacky
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71
Superheroine Sheet Masks
Superheroine Sheet Masks
Crazy Foam's New Sheet Masks Work to Hydrate Dry and Tired Looking Skin
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70
Creepy Music Video-Inspired Merchandise
Creepy Music Video-Inspired Merchandise
The Aphex Twin Merch Takes an Incredibly Unsettling Turn
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69
Popular Dog Name Reports
Popular Dog Name Reports
Rover.com Releases an Infographic with the Top Canine Names for 2018
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68
Empowering Sneaker Design Initatives
Empowering Sneaker Design Initatives
LeBron James and Nike Set the Spotlight on Women of Color
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67
Late Artist-Honoring Tees
Late Artist-Honoring Tees
John Mayer's Swim Forever Shirt Remembers the Late Mac Miller
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66
Toy Car-Inspired Chunky Shoes
Toy Car-Inspired Chunky Shoes
The Latest PUMA and Hot Wheels Sneaker Celebrates the Camaro Custom
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65
Social Sci-Fi Card Games
Social Sci-Fi Card Games
This Game Makes the Black Mirror 'Nosedive' Episode Playable in Real Life
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64
Revived 1963 Bag Designs
Revived 1963 Bag Designs
TSATSAS Releases an Iconic and Sophisticated Dieter Rams Design
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63
British Band-Inspired Workwear
British Band-Inspired Workwear
The New NOAH Collection Highlights Big Audio Dynamite
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62
Pint-Sized Fast Food Mascots
Pint-Sized Fast Food Mascots
KFC's Sanders' Little Helper is an Adorable Trinket for the Holidays
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61
Intergalactic Film Crew Parkas
Intergalactic Film Crew Parkas
The Columbia Star Wars Empire Crew Parka is Ultra-Warm
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60
K-Pop Band-Designed Streetwear
K-Pop Band-Designed Streetwear
Anti Social Social Club and BT21 Joined BTS on a Special Capsule
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59
Chef-Designed Glass Containers
Chef-Designed Glass Containers
The New Christina Tosi x Pyrex is Perfect for Holiday Leftovers
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58
Race-Exploring Lamps
Race-Exploring Lamps
Devin Troy and Case Studyo Created the 'Color of the Night' Lamp
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57
Character-Centric Limited Edition Timepieces
Character-Centric Limited Edition Timepieces
Swatch & Damien Hirst Launch a Mickey Mouse Watch Duo
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56
Nightclub-Themed Rapper Merchandise
Nightclub-Themed Rapper Merchandise
Drake Works with Magic City Strip Club for Scorpion Line
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55
Diverse High Fashion Runways
Diverse High Fashion Runways
Pyer Moss' Spring/Summer 19 Consists of Politically-Charged Clothing
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54
Ultra-Exclusive Sporty Sneaker Drops
Ultra-Exclusive Sporty Sneaker Drops
The adidas UltraBOOST Shoe is Available for Only a Week
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53
Pasta Dish-Inspired Tee
Pasta Dish-Inspired Tee
The PizzaSlime x Jon & Vinny's Pasta Shirt Debuts in Comedic Editorial
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52
Festive Fantasy Sweaters
Festive Fantasy Sweaters
Target's Game of Thrones Shirts Put a Seasonal Spin on the HBO Series
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51
Multi-Sensory Confectionery Packaging
Multi-Sensory Confectionery Packaging
Electronic Equips Churchill's Tins with an Audio Component
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50
Culturally Rich Fashion Collections
Culturally Rich Fashion Collections
Pier Moss' SS 19 Has a Distinct African-American Influence
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49
Anthropocene Era Objects
Anthropocene Era Objects
Yesenia Thibault-Picazo Foresees the Future of Crafts with New Collection
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48
Political Fashion Runway Statements
Political Fashion Runway Statements
IISE Draws Inspiration from Contemporary Political Climates
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47
Hybrid Sport-Inspired Fashion Concepts
Hybrid Sport-Inspired Fashion Concepts
Heron Preston Debuts His New Brand Basketball Skateboards
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46
Golden Cartoon Watches
Golden Cartoon Watches
Steve Harrington Joins Disney & Nixon On the Mickey the True Original Line
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45
Contemporary Winter Fashion Lines
Contemporary Winter Fashion Lines
KITH PARK Debuts Its Stylish Designs at Its Third Annual Show
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44
Luxe Cartoon-Motif Gold Watches
Luxe Cartoon-Motif Gold Watches
The Pie-Eyed Mickey Runwell 41mm Watch is Made from 18k Gold
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43
Multi-Colored Custom Python Sneakers
Multi-Colored Custom Python Sneakers
The Shoe Surgeon Reworks the OFF-WHITE Air Jordan 1 Again
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42
Enigmatic Graphic Streetwear
Enigmatic Graphic Streetwear
The Trilogy Tapes Adorns Basic Pieces with Graphic Designs
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41
Cozy Slipper-Inspired Pet Beds
Cozy Slipper-Inspired Pet Beds
Sasquatch Retails a Hilarious and Cozy Pet Bed on Amazon
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40
Iconic Songstress Holiday Lines
Iconic Songstress Holiday Lines
Beyonce's Holiday Line Comes Complete with Accessories
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39
Incredibly Pessimistic Journals
Incredibly Pessimistic Journals
Nick Asbury Disappointing but Funny Diary Gets an Update for 2019
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38
Lavish Celebrity-Headed Footwear Editorials
Lavish Celebrity-Headed Footwear Editorials
The Falcon Campaign Boasts Kylie Jenner for adidas
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37
Provocative Graphic Fashion Capsules
Provocative Graphic Fashion Capsules
40s & Shorties' Holiday 2018 Line Features Some Bold Motifs
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36
Music Video-Inspired Bath Bombs
Music Video-Inspired Bath Bombs
Ariana Grande Inspired Lush's Goddess Bath Bomb
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35
Cartoon-Themed Ice Cream Pop-Ups
Cartoon-Themed Ice Cream Pop-Ups
The Afters Ice Cream Rick and Morty Pop-Ups Open December 1
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34
Artistically Deconstructed Fashion Designs
Artistically Deconstructed Fashion Designs
OFF-WHITE's Pre-Fall 2019 Channels Unfinished Buildings
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33
Striking Cross Stitch Fashion
Striking Cross Stitch Fashion
Stitch Gawd is a Business That Relies on a Creative Bartering System
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32
Festive Beard Lights
Festive Beard Lights
FIREBOX Pulls All the Stops This Holiday Season with Its Bizarre Product
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31
Dominant Monogram Rebranding Initiatives
Dominant Monogram Rebranding Initiatives
The Burberry Monogram is Featured All Over the Place
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30
Rave Culture-Inspired Sneakers
Rave Culture-Inspired Sneakers
A$AP Rockey and Under Armour Join TO Create the SRLo Sneaker
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29
Carved Currency Sculptures
Carved Currency Sculptures
Scott Campbell's Inaugural Exhibit in Asia Features Skull Sculptures
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28
Designer Gender-Fluid Fashion Lines
Designer Gender-Fluid Fashion Lines
adidas Partners Up with Olivia Oblanc for a Striking Capsule
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27
Transgender-Celebrating Fashion Capsules
Transgender-Celebrating Fashion Capsules
Balenciaga's Take on the Transgender Symbol is Chic
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26
Interactive Holiday Packaging
Interactive Holiday Packaging
The Coca-Cola Packaging in Japan is District-specific & Collectible
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25
Final Anime-Inspired Footwear Releases
Final Anime-Inspired Footwear Releases
adidas Launches the Last Two Dragon Ball Z Sneakers
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24
Bold Unisex Neon Clothing
Bold Unisex Neon Clothing
Eric Emaunel Partners with New Era for a Colorful Fashion Collaboration
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23
Hotel-Branded Luxe Fashion Collaborations
Hotel-Branded Luxe Fashion Collaborations
Chateau Marmont LA Partners with Gucci for a New Range
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22
90s-Inspired Barbie Streetwear Collaborations
90s-Inspired Barbie Streetwear Collaborations
Barbie and PUMA Have Collaborated on a Collection
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21
Chic Hyper-Realistic Digital Avatars
Chic Hyper-Realistic Digital Avatars
Bermuda is the Fully Digitized Entity Behind @Bermudaisbae
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20
Fictitious Brand-Representing Influencers
Fictitious Brand-Representing Influencers
Lil Wavi is a Digital Human with a Scandalous Attitude
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19
Secluded Cave-Like Galleries
Secluded Cave-Like Galleries
OPEN Architecture Arranges a Network of Galleries Inside a Sand Dune
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18
Weirdly Cheeky Branding Identities
Weirdly Cheeky Branding Identities
A Group of Collectives Oversee the Visual Identity of BABOON
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17
Edgy Rave-Inspired Fashion Collections
Edgy Rave-Inspired Fashion Collections
032c Magazine Transitions into Fashion with a Striking Line
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16
Asian Food-Inspired Clothes
Asian Food-Inspired Clothes
Song for The Mute & NOTHING Created 'Eat, Sing, Drink, Recover'
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15
Architecturally Furnished Futuristic Apartments
Architecturally Furnished Futuristic Apartments
Zaha Hadid's Miami Beach Apartment is Chic & Fluis
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14
Vintage Rave Flyers
Vintage Rave Flyers
Hidden Heat's Second Episode Explored Nostalgic Rave Culture Flyers
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13
Artistically Upcycled Renaissance Outfits
Artistically Upcycled Renaissance Outfits
Suzanne Jongmans Creatively Highlights Ecological Issues
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12
Progressively Chic Photographers
Progressively Chic Photographers
Seachange Studio's Custom Wordmark Builds on a Colorful Identity
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11
Luxe Streetwear Collaborations
Luxe Streetwear Collaborations
Coach Partners with YETI OUT for Exclusive Pre-Fall Collection
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10
Retro Arcade Game-Inspired Fashion
Retro Arcade Game-Inspired Fashion
Hermetic Square Embraces Nostalgic Fashion with Trippy Lookbook
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9
Quirky Social Media Illustrations
Quirky Social Media Illustrations
Burnt Toast Creative Injects Skepticism in Cheerful Compositions
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8
Retro-Print Fashion Capsules
Retro-Print Fashion Capsules
FILA & Too Hot Limited Strike the Right Balance of Modern and Vintage
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7
Recreated Iconic Marketing Campaigns
Recreated Iconic Marketing Campaigns
Kith Treats Enlists Celebrities for a New Got Milk? Campaign
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6
Egyptian-Inspired High Fashion Runways
Egyptian-Inspired High Fashion Runways
Pharrell Williams Models in Chanel's Métiers d’Art Show
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5
Elegant Fashion Editorial Photography
Elegant Fashion Editorial Photography
Charlotte Ea's Work for Schön! Magazine Has a Delicate Twist
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4
Funky Cult-Cartoon Apparel
Funky Cult-Cartoon Apparel
Urban Outfiters x Chinatown Market Boast SpongeBob SquarePants T-Shirts
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3
Graphic Design-Inspired Keychains
Graphic Design-Inspired Keychains
These Adobe Keychains by Yu Xin are Hilariously Relatable
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2
Vintage Fast Food Ads
Vintage Fast Food Ads
McDonald's Celebrates Its Iconic Burger with a Retro Twist by TBWA\Paris
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1
Chic Cyberpunk Magazine Editorials
Chic Cyberpunk Magazine Editorials
UNDERCOVER's SS19 Collection is Spotlighted in PRODISM's Issue
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