These Dirty Cars Are Being Turned Into Masterpieces By A Local Artist

Nikita Golubev is an amazing painter based in Moscow, who is experimenting with a whole new type of public art. As you can see, he’s already got a few incredible series on Instagram that showcases his interest in making work that quite literally blends with the scenery:

Golubev’s new work doesn’t require a pad, pencil, or watercolors. He’s found a way to bring out the art in an every day object: filth.

Instead of adding onto a surface, he takes away, drawing images in the dirt encrusted on cars and trucks he finds all over the city. 

A sense of visual depth is created by how deeply he scratches into the layers of grime:

It’s pretty surprising what he sometimes reveals:

Not to mention incredibly whimsical:

There seems to be no shortage of trucks in need of a wash in Moscow, and Golubev has a variety of messages for his audience:

Some are actually haunting. Can you imagine driving behind this sad face on the highway?

Or this gorilla who looks like he’s trying to start a fight?

It’s not easy to draw at such a huge scale, and some of them are so big he has trouble photographing them:

Though some are little and cute:

Many of them are images of plants and animals in the world, making the roadway a little bit more connected to nature:

Like this terrifying angler fish:

Or this serious cheetah:

But my favorite has to be this pop culture reference that also happens to include my personal motto:

“All cats are beautiful” is a much better message to scratch onto a dirty car than “wash me.”

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These Parents Became Our Halloween Heroes With Their Dirty Couple's Costume

Halloween is the holiday when couples can shine — they get to rub everyone else’s singledom in their faces and flex those creativity muscles with cute and punny couple costumes! And, let’s be honest, the best couple costumes tend to be sexually suggestive in some way. 

…But usually, X-rated couple costumes are relegated to college parties and bars. That’s why everyone is loving 22-year-old Brooke Bogin’s parents’ Halloween costume. 

The 22-year-old senior at James Madison University tweeted the following photo of her parents, complete with an explanation for their costume:

That’s right, her middle-aged parents were a “dill-doe.”

“This is one of the first years they are ’empty nesters’ so they have a lot more time to devote to fun things like this party they went to,” Bogin told BuzzFeed. “I always joke that they have more of a social life than I do!”

Obviously, she had to reward her parents’ creativity with a Twitter shoutout. 

“I thought the idea was hilarious and I was really proud that they are my parents and doing something so witty, so I just wanted to share it with my friends,” she said. “I’ve always tweeted funny things that happen with my family and my parents always joke, ‘You’ve got to tweet that’ when something funny happens.”

As it turns out, the rest of Twitter was also pretty proud of her parents — the photo was retweeted over 20,000 times. 

We are wondering how that conversation went.

 Honey, what sexually suggestive couples costume should we go with this year? Personally, I’d prefer something including a sex toy pun, but I’m open to suggestions. 

Clearly, the Bogins win parents of the year. 

TBH, this kind of couple costume was giving us major #RelationshipGoals.

We should all aspire to a love like this…. A love that allows us to dress up in wildly inappropriate and punny Halloween costumes when we get wild after our children leave the nest. 

And people even had some ideas for Brooke’s costume, as she is the product of her parents….

What a perfect holiday card photo that would be! (h/t buzzfeed)

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