The Cult Classics of Philippe Le Miere’s ‘Clickbait’

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To encounter a work from Philippe Le Miere’s series ‘Clickbait’, is to encounter the internet age. In it, Le Miere merges icons of pop culture found through big data. These weird and wonderful renditions evoke the fantasies of our clicking culture, all the time asking - why do you care about that? Highly-collectible and suitably tongue-in-cheek, ‘Clickbait’ finds creativity in computerized conformity. So, scroll through and like Le Miere says “dare to be different”.   


Cult Classic Shark Horror Jaws


‘Jaws The Movie’ stands as a deadset cult classic. When Le Miere created this print, it also boasted the highest selling poster of all time. Today the toothy graphic still retains its status as among the top movie posters of all time - so, why do you think the poster is so iconic?


Furious Jurassic Fate of the Fast World


In this work, two colossal forces are pitched against one another - ‘Fate of the Furious’ and ‘Jurassic World’. Both undisputable blockbusters, Le Miere captures the moment where the ‘Fate of the Furious’ overtook ‘Jurassic World’ as not only the highest-grossing opening film but also the most Googled film. Who are you rooting for?  

 


horror gremlins gizmo 80s movies


Part cuddly, part ferocious - there’s something about the 1984 film ‘Gremlins’ that keeps us transfixed. Listed among the Highest Rated Horror Feature Films on IMDb, this year ‘Gremlins’ has risen once again to our collective consciousness. Being more Googled than ever before, ‘Gremlins’ is also welcoming a line of Lego alongside a revamp of the 80s classic.


Star wars darkside luke skywalker vader darth


The fable of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will be passed down generation to generation. When Le Miere envisioned this image, the tragic villain was the most read about figure on Wikipedia and the most Googled Star Wars character. What does this intergalactic outlaw tell us about ourselves?

 


Lecter Vadar Empire needs you Darth Wars Hannibal Star


What do Darth Vader and Dr. Hannibal Lecter have in common? As well as being bone-chilling film villains, these masked men also rank in the top three greatest film villains on AFI. Who grabs your attention more?  

 


Miley Cyrus we can’t stop wrecking ball now playing


This work was born from an article published by the Managing Editor of CNN.com, Meredith Artley entitled ‘Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning’. In it, Artley states “It’s a good question. And the answer is pretty simple. It was an attempt to get you to click on CNN.com so that we could drive up our web traffic, which in turn would allow us to increase our advertising revenue." Would you click on Cyrus?


MOAB Massive Mother Of All Ordnance Air Blast Bombs


On the 13th of April 2017 a then unknown non-nuclear weapon called the ‘GBU-43/B MOAB’ was first operated. Rapidly and mysteriously, this event became the most read article on Wikipedia. The entry on the twice as powerful USSR counter weapon 'Father of All Bombs' also spiked in readership, yet not nearly to the same degree. How do you feel about today’s mass weaponry?