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Pop culture designs for Ben & Jerry's cartons

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What we've all been waiting for - Mad Men-themed ice cream!

When Boston-based artist and graphic designer Jon Defreest (opens in new tab) initially posted a Ben & Jerry's faux flavour featuring Ron Swanson from comedy TV series Parks and Recreation, it was just a fun personal project. But it soon gathered into a frenzy of activity when he started getting commissions from some of the web's biggest sites such as BuzzFeed (opens in new tab), New York Magazine (opens in new tab) and (opens in new tab) to design more of these hilarious combinations.

Taking in a host of popular characters from movies and television shows, Defreest has amassed a collection of these ice cream designs on his blog. However all are of such a high quality it's hard to pick just one as the stand-out choice. But Miami Slice featuring Dexter's Derek Morgan might just clinch it with its teasing graphic description (blood strawberry swirl).

This is not the first time Defreest, who specializes in digital illustration, has used pop culture in one of his works for it to then spiral into a storm of curiosity. Just take a look at when Defreest was invited to the set of Breaking Bad after star Bryan Cranston spotted a pair of custom Chuck Taylors and later wore them to the Independent Film Awards. You can see them here (opens in new tab).

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Words: Alex Williamson (opens in new tab)

Alex Williamson is an art and design student in London, who blogs about design, art and illustration. Follow him on Twitter (opens in new tab).

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