Nerd Art Dump: Dark Knight Hawks, The Son of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Generals of Pop Culture and More…
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom based art to hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump! ABOVE: Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is often fodder for the homage/pastiche treatment, however World’s Finest Diner by Ian Navarro might just have become my all time favorite. I know this won’t happen, but if the powers at WB wanna base that whole Batman vs Superman movie off this image I am totally ok with that. The conflict could be over who picks up the cheque!
Here are a couple of limited edition posters that Mondo is releasing in conjunction with Thor: The Dark World. The first poster you see here was created by Ken Taylor. The second one, featuring Loki, was created by Mike Mitchell. Artist Nicolas Lannister has really out done himself with Need a Ride? The painting really does capture the fun and adventure behind the first Back to the Future movie. Prints are available for a limited time in extremely limited numbers currently over at Geek-Art-Store.com. While you are there you can also see his companion piece, Who Called? (any guesses what 80’s movie inspired that one?) Ben Chen has a fun series based of the instantly recognizable Le fils de l’homme (The Son of Man) with a pop-culture twist. Featuring Iron Man, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and even the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. Wanna see this on a t-shirt? You can up-vote Ben’s work over at Threadless. A Colorful Knight by Thomas Wievegg started out with the artist wanting to do something ‘loose and colourful’ that ended up with a damn fine representation of DC Comics Dark Knight. From his post on DeviantArt he says he might make more in this style and when he does we’d love to feature them here. Mike Mitchell is a limey Brit (I use the term with love and respect) who decided to take his nations most honoured heroes and heroines and reimagine them (with love and respect) all with the same 30’s styled body type. From Shawn of the Dead to Judge Dredd to even the dear old Queen. You can check out the rest of the series over at Geek-Art.net Something Strange in Your Neighborhood is a new print by FringeFocus featuring everyone’s favorite, Bill Groundhog-Day, Ghostbustin’-ass Murray. According to the artist, he wanted to capture the team’s feelings in the third act. ‘They’re jaded, tired, blue-collar workers halfway through the movie. So I tried to show Dr. Venkman’s apathy to whole situation by lighting up a cigarette and ignoring the ghost bustin’.‘ Congrats man, you did that and more. Limited edited prints and proofs are available now. George Dawe was a 19th Century English portraitist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace. Steve Payne is a dude with digital copies of these paintings making pop-culture portraits. He wins awards (if we gave out awards) for picking the two best Bill’s we know. Kudos sir, you are doing the Lords work. Lastly it’s Winnie the Hutt by deviantArt’s Durkinworks which is pretty self explanatory, if it’s not then into the Backson pit with you!
Category: Nerd Culture