302 posts tagged Pop Culture
302 posts tagged Pop Culture
Artist Lara Hawker lives in Auckland, New Zealand where she’s taught herself how to paint faces and bodies with awesome results that range from delightful to outright terrifying. That cute little kitty clearly isn’t a fan of Attack on Titan. Hawker recently participated in the Body Art Rocks Convention in Wellington, NZ where she won the Advanced Face Art category with this amazing animorph piece.
Last week we featured a selection of exquisite works of cut paper art by a Japanese Kirie artist named Akira Nagaya. Today we learned that Nagaya also creates awesome cut-out depictions of beloved Anime, manga, cartoon and comic book characters using individual Post-it notes.
Visit Akira Nagaya’s Facebook page to view more of his playful pop culture Post-it cut-outs.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
"What did I do?"
“You killed the car.”
Swedish Lego Users Group Swebrick just held their annual “AFOL vs AFOL” building contest. AFOL stands for “Adult Fan of LEGO” and this year’s building theme was “Any scene from an ’80s movie or TV show featuring a vehicle.” Builder Etzel87 won first place with this awesome recreation of the unforgettable scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when Cameron vents his long pent-up anger at his dad by kicking his father’s precious Ferrari until it ultimately pops off its jack and crashes through the window of his (now famous) house.
We love the expressions on the minifigs’ faces as they helplessly watch the car plunge toward its doom as well as the use of flat, clear 1x1 pieces for flying shards of glass.
[via The Brothers Brick]
Alright, I’ll put an ad in the papers, “Wanted: kind home for enormous savage rodent! Answers to the name of Sybil.”
This awesome LEGO model of the Fawlty Towers hotel foyer was created by 21-year-old Cornell University student and LEGO builder Nathan Feist. It’s full of delightful details from the hysterical 1970s British sitcom about a dysfunctional little hotel in the seaside town of Torquay (on the ‘English Riviera’), written by and starring the inimitable John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth. Note the fire extinguisher, fire alarm, and the infamous moose head that hangs above the lobby desk (for now), complete with its broken antler.
Feist showed off his creation at BrickFair Virginia, but he says the model is actually still a work in progress:
'I plan to modify this and post another set of photos once I get some parts I don't yet own and will maybe even build the upstairs or exterior.'
Whatever you do, don’t go in there asking for a Waldorf salad.
London-based freelance illustrator and graphic artist Martin Tomsky creates awesomely detailed laser-cut plywood illustrations. Each beautiful piece is comprised of many layers, assembled one at a time, to form lyrical scenes, some of which are inspired by TV shows such as Adventure Time and Game of Thrones.
Visit Martin Tomsky’s website and DeviantArt page to check out many more of his stunning creations (and get a better look at the larger pieces pictured here). He also has an Etsy shop where he offers original pieces for sale, both big and small.
[via Visual News]
Grab your favorite hex key, screw driver, a rubber mallet and, well, probably some heavy weaponry too. Seriously, a good flame thrower is about to come in very handy. Illustrator Ed Harrington created an ongoing series of illustrations, modeled after IKEA furniture assembly instructions, that provide simple guidelines for creating different movie monsters. Here you see DIY instructions for building your very own Brundlefly from The Fly, a Xenomorph, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Edward Scissorhands and Pinhead, the Cenobite leader from Hellraiser.
With the exception of Edward, you’ll almost certainly regret successfully completing any of these guides. Thankfully Harrington sometimes also includes warnings about what one shouldn’t do with their newly-created monster. Don’t forget that flamethrower.
Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering entirely condiment-based portrait of the inimitably awesome Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. It was painted by artist Jennifer Marshall using ketchup, mustard, hoisin sauce and bleu cheese sauce. “Commander Data, please bring the veggie tray. Number One, you’re in charge of supplying the tater tots. Commander Worf has the onion rings. Snacks raised everyone? Engage.”
[via Geek Crafts]
This awesome Salacious B. Crumb purse was created by Astoria, New York-based artist Cat Penfold, who used her painting skills to give the leather purse a geektastic makeover. This excellent likeness of Jabba the Hutt’s naughty Kowakian monkey-lizard comes without the little jester’s shrill cackle. In fact, every time he opens his mouth, it’s only so that you can shove something into or pull something out of it, which sounds really cathartic.
Meet Kiba The Cosplaying Corgi! Since cosplay is already awesome, our scientific calculations have determined that this adorable cosplaying Pembroke Welsh Corgi is Super Awesome. When Kiba lives in Peoria, AZ-based and when he isn’t charming fellow cosplayers, he likes to play, bark and work as a therapy dog.
Visit Kiba’s Facebook page for many more photos.
Last month we shared a fantastic Cyberman Cake created by Welsh bespoke bakery Happy Occasions Cakes. Just in time for the triumphant return of the Doctor, Happy Occasions is back with to challenge our Whovian survival instinct anew with this terrifyingly awesome Dalek cake, complete with a light-up eyestalk and illuminated base. It’s sure to exterminate your appetite and, if you keep on eating, perhaps blast a few cavities into your teeth as well.
Visit the Happy Occasions Cakes Facebook Page to check out more of their amazing custom cakes.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]