Most shirt designs that appear on the Threadless voting block do not thrill me—do people not understand the concept of color palette limitations?—but I would wear this stylized Tanooki across my heart, absolutely. (Except for, where are his testicles, but on the other hand, I probably would not want to explain my t-shirt’s ponderous ballsack all day long, so never mind.)
Archive for Art
Sweden-based illustrator Mattias Adolfsson depicts an easier, domestic sort of horror in this drawing in his Moleskine, “First person shooter.”
“The weapon to the right is a Norwegian cheese slicer,” Mattias explains, “Norway’s contribution to world civilization.”
John Campbell’s Pictures for Sad Children comic strip is not very uplifting:
Flickr user au_riverhorse’s LEGO art is outstanding, but this particular work seems especially evocative of Robot Unicorn Attack. So let’s pretend that it’s games-related, then!
And another rad thing: LEGO Minesweeper.
Eric Power is a filmmaker. A lot of his animations are about video games.
In the newest collaborative effort from Chicago’s own Trubble Club, the Hot Topic Counter Girl is playing some kind of 2D heart-smashing platformer.
This lovely bounty hunter is just one custom vinyl toy at the Ganmettal Celsius Custom Show, which opened July 10 at LA’s Toy Art Gallery.
The show also featured at least one Mega Man custom (well, duh, right?).
Maybe I didn’t quite recognize them immediately, but each of these heavy-lidded teddies is based on the art of one Rodney Greenblat, better known to video game-goers as the guy behind the distinctive look of PaRappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy.
PJ Berri and Sweety Bancha retail at about US$30 each.
Last-instant edit: Damn! GameSetWatch totally covered this yesterday.
Maniac Mansion’s Edison family, via Mondo Pixel
Also, completely unrelated: new podcast alert! A link to it, inexplicably bulleted, is below.
Mark Ellis: “Prince Holds the Katamari on His Shoulders
Academy of Art University class project. Bronze on wax. Process shots and info here.
I am just going to assume everyone knows about how Nintendo started out as a playing card company. Right?
So anyway, Bill Mudron, who is a reputable artist and my third or fourth -favorite person in the world, is working on some weird Nintendo history thing, I don’t know. Looks like a book or something. He just uploaded a book jacket to his Flickr. Whatever.
- “Instead of wondering how I acquired it, simply try to take pleasure it.”—Eastern Mind – Beautiful unused/unreleased Rez artwork