R2-D2 is one of the most versatile maintenance droids out there. He can project holograms, repair spaceships, hack security systems, swim through swamps, and even vacuum your carpet. But I never thought about using R2 as a fruit bowl – until now.
Grunge artist Lora Zombie puts a new spin on superheroes, showcasing how bad it can get even for the world’s finest. Her series of paintings of Depressed Superheroes are available as prints from Eyes on Walls.
If you recently got your Star Wars Blu-ray box set, you’ll probably recognize these awesome digital paintings by Tony Hsu. You can find them inside the booklet and on the discs themselves. They look quite amazing.
I’ve actually never thought of combining the characters from Super Mario Bros. with the ones from Street Fighter, but for some strange reason, they do seem appealing. The only thing that’s missing is that either they could be made out of large pixels or strangely muscular cartoon drawings that are animated in low fps.
Bare Essentials is a book by Dennis de Groot featuring images which reduce popular video game, comic book, and other characters to their most basic representation, using simple geometric shapes. Just like those pixel characters by Ty Lettau, they reduce characters to their most basic essentials.
I’ve seen lots of different renditions of Mario over the years, but I can definitely say I’ve never seen him looking quite this extreme.
Illustrator Nicola Felaco created this cool blocky version of Mario using a variety of diamonds, trapezoids, and triangles.
Even though I’m not a Zelda fan, I really loved Ben Howard’s Zelda chess set because of the wonderful character designs, which all fit their assigned roles nicely. But I now have a new Zelda and analog game mashup favorite, even though they’re still a concept: Zelda playing cards by deviantART member Nelde.
Dedicated to saving the princess, one kingdom at a time. Shunned by plumbers and primates alike, but armed with pure hearts and insane platforming skills. Formed under the tutelage of Shigeru Miyamoto, they are the N-Men.
I’m totally dating myself, but back in the day, I owned an Atari 520ST computer. Under the hood of this powerhouse of its time was the same processor you’d find in the more expensive early Macintosh computers, along with the unique ability to control musical instruments via MIDI, and advanced full color graphics.
This clever illustration by Fabian Gonzalez is chockful of famous video game characters – all boiled down to their most minimal essence.
All have to say is that I stared at this image for about 20 minutes, and was only able to figure out about 40 of them, but I’m sure that if I kept thinking real hard I could get most of them right.
If you love Star Wars or steampunk, you’ll love these incredible illustrations from professional game and fantasy illustrator Bjorn Hurri.
The images in this collection perfectly combine the aesthetics of the Star Wars universe with the retro-futuristic H.G.