Category Archives: Hop Art

Hare-Raising Hop Art…

… from 20 thousand leagues under the sea!

Bad ass bunny

Bad ass bunny

Visual artist Nicholas Di Genova crosses the features of a rabbit with those of an octopus to create ‘cthulapin‘. For more animal hybrids, check out Di Genova’s site, Mediumphobic.

(Cap tip to the fine folks at Bunnylicious)

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15 Bunny-Ear Fashion Wins

Here at From Hop 2 Pop, bunny ears are always in style. Since Louis Vuitton introduced his Fall 2009 collection with the towering pink haute couture headpiece below, the high fashion world has been infatuated with animal ears of all sorts. Here, we’ve collected our 15 favorite rabbit-inspired editorial images to spark your fashion imagination. Because, really, whose wardrobe wouldn’t benefit from a pair of bunny ears?

(Note: any images without tags were sourced from mediums where we were unable to find an original poster. If we’ve swiped an image from you, please let us know and we’ll remedy the situation. — H2P)

The ear that started them all

The ear that started them all

(via TrendHunter)

Grunge bunny

Grunge bunny

(via Style Bubble)

Pink ear + purple hair combo

Pink ear + purple hair combo

(via TokyoFashion)
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The Best of Bunnies, Chicks and Colored Eggs: H2P Easter Round-Up

Easter! There’s no holiday that better combines our interests here at From Hop To Pop. Eggs are our preferred method of protein intake second only to bacon (sorry, vegans). We’re bunny crazy, love cute and cuddly animals, pastel colors – all of it. Who better, then, than the resident experts (us) to sort the sweet from the riff-raff this Easter holiday? Nobody, that’s who! Let us expose you to the best of the best, the cutest of the cutest, and the WTF-est of the WTF-est of online Easter coverage. I’m gonna hop right to it!

I wish the Easter dog brought me a Pomeranian for Easter...

I wish the Easter dog brought me a Pomeranian for Easter…

(Found this Easter egg on Reddit.)

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Hopster Bun-Off REDUX: An Interview With Dyna Moe

A couple of weeks ago, we featured our favorite images from the Hipster Animal series by Dyna Moe. We found her work so rib-tickling and spot on that we reached out to her for an interview. With a lightning quick turn-over, Dyna submitted the following answers to our eager inquiries.

H2P: If you would be so kind, would you tell us a bit about yourself (age, location, artistic background)?

DM: I’m a comedy writer, freelance illustrator, and I teach improvised comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. I live in the East Village of Manhattan, located directly between the hipster meccas of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The East Village’s native population of hipsters went extinct about the time “RENT” opened on Broadway. It’s full of NYU dorms now.

Pho sho

Pho sho

H2P: What was the creative impetus for your Hipster Animals project? Are the hipster animals ever based on people you know in real life that have animal-like qualities?

DM: I had been illustrating for Mad Men for the previous three years — I can draw a guy in a suit with slicked back hair with both eyes closed. I did a book and designed the pieces for the Mad Men Yourself webtoy. I was pretty burnt out. When the show went on hiatus last year (editor’s note: it’s baaaaack!), I suddenly had no work at all, so I wanted a project that was as far away from Mad Men as I could get. Something really young and modern and silly.

I had rediscovered Richard Scarry while researching 60s book illustrators for Mad Men and thought a contemporary take on his animal-people could be interesting. In his books like “Best Word Book Ever” and “What Do People Do All Day?” there’s lively scenes with animal-people running specialty shops (boutiques, butchers, bookstores, etc.) in buildings with Victorian bric-a-brac — could easily be a street in Brooklyn or Portland or any other hipster center. I checked around on the web to see if it had been done before and nothing came up, so I set up a tumblr in April 2011.

A lot of hipster jokes and hipster-bashing online are really repetitive. It’s just glasses and being arrogant. I try to push the accuracy a little more since I live amongst them.

"She knits sweaters out of 100% organic local cat fur."

“She knits sweaters out of 100% organic local cat fur.”

H2P: What has the general response been to your Hipster Animals project?

DM: The tumblr site was very popular right away, faster than I was ready for it. I had 3000 subscribers in the first month or two. I got a fan letter from David Cross in the first weeks (editor’s note: I’d like to read THAT!). A couple of offers of people who wanted to make it into a book, a webseries, a TV cartoon, etc etc. But like a lot of stuff that goes viral, it cooled down a lot and I have a slow and steady following.

H2P: Are there other websites with an animal focus that you look at or draw inspiration from (no pun intended…)?

DM: Wikipedia to start. I look up a broad category like hummingbirds or antelope or something, and see how many different kinds there are. If there’s one I like, I’ll put the species name into google image search or flickr to get reference images.

"Try my balsamic vinaigrette flavored gin."

“Try my balsamic vinaigrette flavored gin.”

If you can’t get enough of Dyna’s Hipster Animals project, check out her personal website for more of her awesome work. Thanks again to Dyna for taking the time from her busy schedule to rap with us…

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Pinsperational Bunny Crafts

About a week ago, we posted this simple rabbit-related D.I.Y project on our Facebook.  What started as an innocent crafting curiosity soon became a crafting frenzy, and we realized there was only one place to go that would quench our thirst for cute do-it-yourself, bunny-earred curios: Pinterest.  We’ve scoured the “online pin-board” photo sharing site for our favorite bunny crafts, and came up with 5 favorites. (Click on the images to go to the blog post for instructions, &c.)

For those of you with sewing chops, might I suggest this sitting bunny plush from Mairuru

For those of you with sewing chops, might I suggest this sitting bunny plush from Mairuru

Is anyone else's mouth watering just looking at this project from the Mommy Savers archive?

Is anyone else’s mouth watering just looking at this project from the Mommy Savers archive?

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Eggcellent!

Coming Soon: The 1st Annual Bunnyslippers.com Easter Egg Hunt!

Hi friends!

As alluded to in this space last month, we’re busy pulling together the 1st Annual Bunnyslippers.com Easter Egg Hunt! Said contest will commence, as the graphic below notes, on Friday, April 6th (that’s tomorrow!) at 1:30 EST (or 10:30 PST for our friends on the West Coast).

Eggcellent!

Eggcellent!

Prizes will include one $100 gift card egg, one $50 gift card egg, and an exclusive coupon code that will activate a 20% discount on orders placed through Sunday, April 8th (limited to stock on hand at the moment; note that some slipper designs and styles are presently unavailable).

For details on how to play and claim your prize, read the finer points below.

1. The $100 gift egg (pictured below) will be embedded on a product page on our site tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 PM (EST). The first person to find it and email us at sales [at] bunnyslippers.com with the correct url of its location will win that prize!

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2. Likewise, the $50 gift egg (also shown below) will also be embedded on a product page on our site tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 PM (EST). Again, the first person to find it and email us at sales [at] bunny slippers.com with the correct url of its location will win that prize!

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Note that an individual can win only one of the top two prizes…

3. Finally, we’ll have a 20% coupon egg that can be used once per customer, but up to 50 times total (i.e. there will be 50 winners of this prize). It will be added to several of our product pages (hint: including at least one of the assorted bunny slippers available on our site) at 1:30 PM (EST). The graphic will include the actual coupon itself, which can be then applied at checkout to save 20% on your order total (excludes shipping). The coupon expires at midnight on Sunday, April 8th…

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Good luck and happy hunting!

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Hopster Bun-off: Our 10 Favorite Hipster Animals

It appears as though even animals aren’t immune to irony and indie pop. On Hipster Animals, NYC-based illustrator and designer Miss Dyna Moe combines furry friends and blog-worthy fashions in endlessly hilarious combinations. Grab a cup of your favorite small batch hand roasted espresso drink, crank up the Grizzly Bear, and break out your best smirk for 10 of our favorite Hipster Animals. When you’re done, don’t forget to check out Dyna’s Hipster Aesopimal Fables (here & here).

"I won't drink it if it's not locally brewed..."

“I won’t drink it if it’s not locally brewed…”

 

"Yep! It's all vegan, gluten free..."

“Yep! It’s all vegan, gluten free…”

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High Heeled Hares at Steezie’s

Our bunny slippers are comfortable, warm and even glamorous (have you seen our new pair of children’s pink poodle dog slippers?), but if you find your inner fashionista craving an indoor/outdoor bunny shoe with a little more sex-appeal look no further than Streetzie’s High Heel Bunny Slippers.

Theses charmingly whimsical, feminine shoes are the collaboration of freelance performer Streetzie Desire and her mother. The slipper/shoes come in three charming colors:

Classic Pink

Classic Pink

Classic Black

Classic Black

Powder Blue

Powder Blue

Streetzie’s High Heeled Bunny Slippers combine the loveliness of the high heeled shoe and the playfulness of the bunny slipper so furr-fectly they’ll have you positively hopping with glee.

(via Bunnylicious)

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