16 posts tagged Helmet
16 posts tagged Helmet
Indiana artist Gabriel Dishaw (previously featured here) has created another awesome upcycled Darth Vader sculpture for his ongoing Star Wars series. This time Darth Vader’s unmistakable helmet has been mounted onto a tank to create Tank Vader:
"My passion for Star Wars and one of the baddest villains of all time has carried over to my upcycled art. This piece was created using recycled materials from a toy tank, vintage model pieces, computers, adding machines, typewriters, wire and airplane parts."
He might be shorter and smaller than the real thing, but something tells us you still don’t want to upset this armored vehicle version of the dreaded Sith Lord.
"I asked for a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas, I pointed my wife toward a broken one on eBay so that I could refurbish it, as I was taking it apart I got some inspiration for the paint job and this is what came out of it, still needs a phase board for speed control and two decals to be applied to the sides but I couldn’t wait to share."
We were really excited when we finally got our very own KitchenAid mixer, but looking at this awesome customized Boba Fett Mixer, painted by DeviantARTist tommyfilth, we’ve realized that just having and using the mixer isn’t enough. Now we’re scheming to come up with our own way to turn the mighty appliance into an outlet for geeky self-expression.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
By day Michael McLane works as a metallurgical engineer at a steel mill, but by night he’s an artist transforming iconic pop culture imagery into awesome stained-glass lamps. What’s more, he creates these gorgeously geeky objects the same way Louis Comfort Tiffany created his own world famous lamps back in the 1870s — by painstakingly assembling them one piece at a time on a 3D form. Each piece takes between 40 to 60 hours to complete.
It’s Vitamin C Man Cat!
In our experience citrus is kitty Kryptonite, so we aren’t sure how the owner of this cat persuaded him/her to don an Iron Man helmet that appears to be made from a grapefruit rind. But we are completely certain that this cat needs to be introduced to the Grumpy Bunny Cat and the Kittycorn. They’d be an unstoppably awesome trio.
My what a lovely Space Oddity you are. Artist Jenn Mann makes these awesome LED Space Helmets. She made the first one as part of a Major Tom costume for a David-Bowie-themed party. And now she makes them for other aspiring astronauts:
This astronaut helmet has a visor that opens and closes all the way so you can talk to other people or say “brb, going into space.” LEDs are arranged around the inside back of the helmet so it glows from the inside. The back of the helmet is painted solid white.
The visor pivots (they hold the visor to the helmet) are custom-designed and can be printed in one of several different day-glo colors! Currently available are fluorescent yellow, fluorescent green, and fluorescent orange. They’re UV-reactive, so they actually fluoresce when the LEDs are blue. The acrylic helmet is lightweight, but comes with a bit of padding for contact points on your shoulders and the back of your head.
LEDs on the inside light up in 16 different colors. Includes a remote control to change LED color. Comes with a 12V battery pack that lasts for hours and hours (more than 8h in my experience).
The helmets are available on a made-to-order basis via Jenn’s Etsy shop, SimpleAsPi.
"The helm I based directly on the helm that Gimli wears in the Lord of the Rings movies, the beard was my own design with massive creative input from my brother. Helm has a lovely fleece interior and beard attaches and detaches with large snaps. The rest is mithril."
[via Obvious Winner]
Something Real is a beautiful series of melancholy photos created by Romain Laurent that depict a man walking along the crowded streets of New York, isolated from his surroundings by a delicate soap bubble that completely surrounds his head.
The bubble feels like a dreamy version of an astronaut’s helmet until the moment it bursts. At that instant of release it feels more like the bubble might have been symbolic of a man trapped inside his own thoughts. Then again, perhaps he just ran into a bit of difficulty blowing bubbles. Whatever the meaning behind these images, we think they’re wonderful.
Swedish designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have done something awesome: Together they have reinvented the bicycle helmet. As you watch this short video you’ll see both designers riding bicycles and wearing helmets the entire time. But it’s not until the very end of the video that you get to see those helmets. That moment gave us goosebumps and we’re betting you’ll get them too.
Consider how often we accept that an object, that has more or less always been the same, can’t be made any other way. We do this all the time without ever thinking about it. That is, until clever people like Anna and Terese come along and decide that’s not so and that the object in question can be remade into an entirely new and better one.
What began as an exam project grew into a 7 year mission of research and development, driven by bright sparks of creativity and ingenuity, and earning 10 million dollars of venture capital along the way. And thus Hövding, The Invisible Bicycle Helmet was born.
Film directed by Fredrik Gertten
This incredible piece of sculpture, called the HRG Trooper, is a perfect fusion of H.R. Giger’s terrifying Xenomorph and the one and only Darth Vader. It was created by Thomas Spanos for the As You Wish Fundraiser’s Charity Helmet Project.
The HRG Trooper is one of about 50 pieces that will be on display at the Star Wars Celebration VI convention in Orlando, Florida during August 2012. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Visit Thomas’ HRG Trooper flickr set to check out photos documenting the creation of this stunning piece from start to finish. It might just give us nightmares, but we’re so delighted by this sculpture that a little lost sleep seems like a fair price to pay. We’re pretty sure the HRG Trooper's Xenomorphic pharyngeal jaws extend to form a lightsaber, which is a particularly nice detail.
[via Super Punch]