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Lifelike Octopuses Are Taking Over Cities, Thanks to Designer David Brodeur

If you find an octopus in a mailbox, don't fret. You might just be looking at the incredible graphic stylings of David Brodeur.


If you find an octopus in a mailbox, don't fret. You might just be looking at the incredible graphic stylings of David Brodeur.

 

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David Brodeur is the creator behind the brilliant Instagram @lockedandloaded. The page showcases his artwork, in which he uses enviable graphic-design skills to render real or imagined beings.

 

Sometimes his whimsical creations are in normal settings; sometimes the entire piece is otherworldly.

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In some of his artwork, the creative director and animator uses wavy blue water as a stunning backdrop for his "Ocean Series."

 

In it, pulsing, alien-like creatures make the sea their home.

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In other work that gets hundreds of thousands of eyeballs on Instagram, he even imagines what it might be like to be a throbbing deep sea creature.

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But now, David Brodeur is bringing some of the ocean's most beguiling creatures out of the water and onto land.

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In a stunning new set of work titled the "Invasion Series," Brodeur places unbelievably lifelike octopuses in ordinary settings, like the subway train or a fire hydrant.

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In his animations, the animals breathe in and out as they cling tightly to their settings. Imagine seeing this one when you're throwing away the trash ...

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... or this guy when you're just trying to drive to work one morning.

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Depending on how much you'd like to meet an octopus while walking down the street, his sewer cephalopod is either enticing or the stuff of nightmares.

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Have to make a call? Good luck doing it while this clever fella has its tentacles on a phone booth.

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No matter what you make of Brodeur's art, it's a fascinating glimpse into what would happen if octopuses suddenly staged a Planet of the Apes-like takeover. 

Oh, and if you ever see a real octopus in a mailbox? Well, it's probably best to put in a call to animal control. And maybe snap a pic while you wait for them to arrive — it'd kill on Instagram.

 

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