These graphite pencil illustrations of Star Wars characters in everyday situations totally crack me up. I think it was the one with Darth Vader, titled I Find Your Lack of Hunger Disturbing that pushed me over the edge.
Aled Lewis’ has done it again. The geeky mashup artist took a bunch of video game characters in their pure pixelated form and placed them in pictures of the real world. I’m sure that this concept has been explored a hundred times before – I think I might have made a few when I was a kid – but I think it’s the simplicity of Lewis’ chosen backgrounds that makes these pictures super effective.
Jason Brockert’s American Icon is a series of still life paintings of his childhood toys. Brockert says he chose his subjects “with a twinge of nostalgia”, and that “these paintings indulge in a mix of whimsy and seriousness.”
It seems like virtually anything can be turned into art. While the spoken word can be art in the form of poetry and song, it’s not often that it’s something that you can physically see. After all, a voice is something heard, not seen.
Designer and iconographer Susan Kare made some of the icons that appeared on the original Macintosh personal computer. Her limited edition icon prints make for a unique gift for the long-time Apple fan.
These Star Wars family portraits turned up over on Steven Quinn’s Flickr page, and they’re truly awesome.
I can’t decide which one I like best, but I just love the uncomfortable look on Luke’s face in both of these portraits.
I’m not sure exactly what brought this on, but a bunch of Stormtroopers were recently spotted hanging out at a building in Miami Beach. Why? Why not, I say.
Apparently, these wacky hi-jinx are the work of MR.
I have never really though about what the moon would smell like. I would assume that dirt smells like dirt no matter where you scoop it from. The closest I have ever come to smelling the moon is sitting around with my family after eating chili with lots of beans, and that moon doesn’t smell good.
This calendar isn’t exactly the most practical thing, since there’s no place to write down your appointments, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing to retro gamers like me.
This Space Invader calendar has a single colorful invader for each day in 2011.
It took crafter Sewsew-a-Gogo almost two years to create this Punch-Out!! art, and it looks like it was well worth the wait.
When you first look at this thing from a distance, it doesn’t look like much, but when you realize that it took her over 80,000 cross-stitches to bring this 12″ x 28″ piece to fruition.
It’s not uncommon to see a portrait of a person hanging their wall, right? What about a picture of their DNA?
It’s likely that you haven’t encountered anyone with a giant picture containing their genetic code, however, you might in the future.
I really liked the flick Avatar. I ended up seeing it twice, which is very rare for me. It was a cool film and I am really looking forward to the next inevitable installment. One geeky chick, Laura Hadland, has taken about 4,000 Blu-ray discs and used them to create a gigantic mosaic of a Na’Vi from the film.