Stock imagery sites not only provide a huge selection of photographs, they also offer vectors and illustrations, meaning they’re a fantastic tool and in a lot of cases a necessity for designers. Even if your search is rather specific, more often than not stock imagery providers such as iStock, Shutterstock and Adobe Stock will be able to work their magic and conjure up a selection of choices.
However, every now and then we (and we’re sure many other designers) are presented with a truly random and hilarious image which has very little do to with the original search. So, we wanted to share some of our favourite images that we’ve come across during our travels through the depths of stock sites and invite you to join us in questioning what are their intended purposes and what projects might they be used for?
Our top 15 bizarre stock images
- ‘Shaving make me fun!’ – yes this is the real caption from istock. Perhaps this image would be ideal for showing how ecstatic/terrified shaving foam can make you.
- ‘Melting elderly lady trapped in a knee cap’ – because why not’
- ‘Nothing to see here, just a bloke casually feeding a cat ice cream in bed’
- ‘You have a little something on your face’. ‘Oh god where? Where?’
- ‘What to say about this image’
- ‘Just your standard business man, doing business things’
- ‘Look into my (insane) eyes’ – this image isn’t the weirdest we’ve come across, however we thought it was worth including, as we thoroughly enjoyed this little fella’s face
- ‘When your bicep becomes too strong and develops its own personality’
- ‘A convenient snack’
- ‘Just a Kiwi umbrella cat enjoying an ice cream in the rain’
- ‘Adrenaline junkie gran’
- ‘The notorious big foot going about his daily business’
- ‘Wigged frog man winning award for ability to give you nightmares’
- ‘The return of the infamous stock image cat’
- And last, but not least. This…
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