Who Is Haik Avanian and How Does He Look Like Both Simon and Garfunkel?

By Erik Oster 

If you’re in the market for some goofy Friday shit, well, look no further.

Art director Haik Avanian recently found out that his co-workers at New York digital product design studio Big Human made a Tumblr of humorously (or disturbingly) photoshopped images of him called Daily Koo, which was enough for him to broadcast his travails on Reddit. These range from Avanian as Dennis Rodman and Justin Bieber to Hillary Clinton and a piece of fried chicken. They also range from disturbing to goofy to stupid to”That’s photoshopped?” The best one might be the Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits cover where I had to take a second look before I could tell it wasn’t just the original album cover. Somehow, Avanian manages to look like both Simon and Garfunkel. I’m not sure how this is possible.


We’re not sure if the site is Avanian’s co-workers exacting online revenge for him being a douche, blatant self-promotion, or both (we think this is far from the “nightmarish” portrait he’s painted). If I had to guess, I’d go with the last option. It could also just be because Haik has a funny mustache. At any rate, if you’re a fan of silly photoshop edits and you have a minute to kill, or you know and hate this guy, it might be worth a look. But you’d probably be better off looking at this Tumblr. A few more pics after the jump.