Justice League hits theaters this Friday, and while it sounds like it’s far from perfect, early reviews are that it’s a step in the right direction for the dark and dreary Snyder-verse take on DC Comics’ superheroes.
A couple of years ago we checked out artist Andy Stattmiller’s Star Wars nesting dolls. He’s made more pop culture nesting dolls since then, the latest being this set based on the Batman TV series from the sixties.
The dolls are of Batman, Robin, the Joker, Batgirl, the Riddler, Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman and the Penguin.
Nesting dolls are very cool; they originated in the 1890s in Russia. Later, they would turn up on someone’s grandma’s knick-knack table, and the rest is history. Usually a set of nesting dolls look like boring people, but not this set.
These are the dolls you’re looking for. Graphic designer, illustrator and disciple of the Russian side of the Force Andy Stattmiller made nesting dolls of the characters in Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Just the main ones though.
With over a billion dollars at the box office, The Avengers are having a banner year, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you wanted some Avengers themed collectibles for your desk, right? How about some awesome Avengers Matryoshka (Russian stacking dolls)?
Ok, I’ve seen some weird musical instruments in my time, but I’m pretty sure this one takes the cake. This think may look like one of those Russian Matryoshka stacking dolls, but under the hood, it conceals a theremin.
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.
The word Matryoshka isn’t exactly a part of the English vernacular, but once you realize that it’s really just the Russian name for those little nesting dolls your grandmother has sitting on her mantle, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
This concept for a set of speakers the designer calls “Audiomatryoshka” is definitely bold, if not a little over-the-top for most decorating styles.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Russian craft of Matryoshka, they’re those little stacking wooden dolls that fit inside one-another, gradually getting smaller and smaller. Designer Art Lebedev has taken these traditional dolls and put a geeky spin on them, adding data storage measurements to each one.
So the big mama is a Petabyte, inside her is a Terabyte, followed by daughter Gigabyte – and so forth – all the way down to a teensy little baby Bit.
The set of 7 dolls is handcrafted by artisans from Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod and comes inside an intricate Birch wood container, and can be found over on Charles & Marie for $220.