If you bought the video game controller evolutionary tree that Pop Chart Lab released last February, know that your reference is now obsolete, because the artsy charts specialists have come back from their virtual archeological voyages and have updated the chart.
With 15 games and a handful of spin-offs – and undoubtedly more to come – the Zelda universe has acquired its share of fictional plants, animals and floating eyeball things. Lots of them, as shown in this piece by Jude Buffum.
T-shirt maker/closet archeologist/pun master Jonah Block has a mind-blowing revelation about the evolution of man. Humans are descended from Hylians. Which means Hylians also came from monkeys. So Donkey Kong came first, then Link, then Mario.
We’ve seen video game controllers cataloged periodic table-style, but I always thought an evolutionary tree would be more appropriate, especially since most controllers are just derivatives of a few classic designs. Finally, someone has come up with such a chart:
How much do you know about geeks? At what stage of geekiness are you? Amazingly, the work geek comes from ‘gecken’, which referred to circus performers biting heads off chickens. Wait, does that mean that Ozzy is a geek?
The word geek was eventually associated in the 1950s with people who were passionately obsessed with technology.
This amazing work of paper art envisions the evolution of the mobile phone using the style of those classic Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls.
Artist/Designer/Illustrator Kyle Bean recently created Mobile Evolution, an intricate set of nesting models from cardboard.
If you think that mankind continues to evolve, perhaps you’re wrong. According to this clever video game T-shirt, we all stopped evolving somewhere back in the mid-1980s, parked in front of a Missile Command cabinet.
Depicting the gradual metamophosis from ape to human to arcade addict, this shirt doesn’t take into account the gradual decline from the upright position of Homo Erectus in the arcade to today’s Homo Potatus parked on the couch in front of the Xbox 360.
Regardless of its lack of anthropological accuracy, the shirt makes for a nice retro-chic fashion statement, right down to the familiar bitmapped “INSERT COIN” type.