Absurd Tumblr site combines images of two celebs into crazy funny offsprings

absurd tumblr site combines images two celebs crazy funny offsprings buffalo bill gates
What do graphic designers do in their spare time, when you let them exercise complete creative freedom? Well, you probably end up with something like this Tumblr site from Stockholm-based designer Kalle Mattsson. The site, Buffalo Bill Gates (via Imgur), combines half of an image with another, and it’s always a mash-up of two celebrities – both real and fictional. For example: Spockahontas (Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and Disney’s Pocahontas), Ringo Starnold Zwarzenegger (Ringo Starr and Arnold Schwarzenegger), Eminem C Hammer (rappers Eminem and MC Hammer), and Stevie Wonderwoman (Stevie Wonder and Wonder Woman).

Perhaps Buffalo Bill Gates is Mattsson’s comment on pop culture, or it’s simply a bunch of creative nonsense. Regardless, it reflects Mattsson’s direction as a graphic designer. “My starting point is that of the graphic designer, and if there is a need for an image solution, I find the right visual language, and execute it,” he writes on his personal page. “From one point of view they have nothing in common, the image maker and the graphic designer, but from another point of view, it is the same; you make things.”

It’s childishly silly but very funny – particularly the names given to the Frankenstein creations (still cracking up over Yoko Bono). Even Mattsson doesn’t seem to take it seriously. “These bastard images are all my fault. I’m sorry. I don’t know what I was thinking. It’s awful, I know. I wish it didn’t have to be this way. I’m so sorry,” he writes. If you like them enough, you can purchase a print from Mattsson.

The Tumblr page was launched in 2014, but when we last checked it’s still going strong in 2017.

(Images via Buffalo Bill Gates/Kalle Mattsson)

TONY MONTANNA NICOLE SMITH

Tony Montanna Nicole Smith

MICKEY MAOZEDONG

MICKEY MAOZEDONG

SPOCKAHONTAS

SPOCKAHONTAS

SMILEY CURYS

SMILEY CURYS

ALICE IN WONDERLANDY WARHOL

ALICE IN WONDERLANDY WARHOL

BRUCE LEE.T.

BRUCE LEE.T.

RINGO STARNOLD ZWARZENEGGER

RINGO STARNOLD ZWARZENEGGER

QUENTIN TARANTINA TURNER

QUENTIN TARANTINA TURNER

CROCODILE DUNDEE RAMONE

CROCODILE DUNDEE RAMONE

PAUL MCCARTMAN

PAUL MCCARTMAN

MAD MAXL ROSE

MAD MAXL ROSE

MARILY MONROWAN ATKINSON

MARILY MONROWAN ATKINSON

JOLLY ROGER RABBIT

JOLLY ROGER RABBIT

EMINEM C HAMMER

EMINEM C HAMMER

STEVIE WONDERWOMAN

STEVIE WONDERWOMAN

YOKO BONO

YOKO BONO

VANILLA ISAAC NEWTON

VANILLA ISAAC NEWTON

KATE MOZZY

KATE MOZZY

BABAR KELLY

BABAR KELLY

PUTINTIN

PUTINTIN

GANDALF

GANDALF

DIRTY HARRY POTTER

DIRTY HARRY POTTER

 RIHANNIBAL LECTER

RIHANNIBAL LECTER

BALOU REED

BALOU REED

TUPAC MAN

TUPAC MAN

RONALD REAGANDHI

RONALD REAGANDHI

ANNE FRANK SINATRA

ANNE FRANK SINATRA

MICHAEL DOUGLASSIE

MICHAEL DOUGLASSIE

ROBOCOPRAH WINFREY

ROBOCOPRAH WINFREY

GALILEO GALILEIA

GALILEO GALILEIA

JOHN F. KENEDDIE MURPHY

JOHN F. KENEDDIE MURPHY

JOHN LENIN

JOHN LENIN

BUFFALO BILL GATES

BUFFALO BILL GATES

MADONNALD DUCK

MADONNALD DUCK

LADY GAGARIN

LADY GAGARIN

GEORGE MICHAEL JACKSON

GEORGE MICHAEL JACKSON

ELTON JOHN WAYNE

ELTON JOHN WAYNE

FREDDY MERCURI GELLER

FREDDY MERCURI GELLER

CHER GUEVARRA

CHER GUEVARRA
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