Exploding Dog is the brainchild of artist Sam Brown, where readers submit titles and he creates drawings based on them. This is a project that's 10 years in the making, and what continually blows my mind about this site is how titles submitted by strangers connect together so seamlessly. If you read them in succession, you'd think that they were written by one person.
They're quirky and odd as they are hopeful and quietly adorable.
If they're not making me laugh, like this one:
They're melting my goddamned frozen heart (like this one):
Selected prints are available through the Exploding Dog Store. Smaller matted prints will run you just $35, while larger ones are still a very reasonable $59. Check it out.
This holiday season, if you're as emotionally retarded as I am, you can tell your loved ones how you really feel through vague messaging embedded in some artwork.
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