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From a Michael Jackson Etch-A-Sketch to Designer Totes

 - Aug 17, 2009   Updated: Apr 19 2011
Portraits used to be a boring way to portray a subject, but now portraits can be fun, dark or just plain crazy as this cluster demonstrates. Check out the collection of unconventional portraits featured on Trend Hunter, from tributes to Michael Jackson to portraits on pork, and everything in between -- and there's a lot.

Implications - Today's average consumer is growing increasingly creative, with social media serving as a way to express oneself to an audience. This means that artists, photographers and designers must work harder than ever before to be considered a true creative, resulting in constant artistic innovation. For most modern artists, simple tweaks to color and structure are no longer satisfactory.