It was about time that something took the place of planking, and we’re just glad it’s something that’s actually entertaining.
Stocking Is The New Planking is the brainchild of Jamie Graham and Dennis Van Huffel who, according to their About page, are two designers from Austin-based firm projekt202. The duo conceived of the idea of recreating stock images and sharing them on their Tumblr. And just like planking, it’s starting to catch on as other people are submitting their own recreations.
So simple, but so great. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in this case, flattery isn’t the word that springs to mind. Stock photos are inherently ridiculous (see exhibit A and exhibit B for proof) and this Tumblr points out just how ridiculous they are by emulating them.