We’ve just learned about another talented artist who uses the humble disposable coffee cup as their canvas. Jimmy T. enhances his morning coffee cups with striking pop culture-inspired drawings and then leaves them behind for other people to discover. Brightening the days of random strangers with unexpected and thoroughly marvelous artwork is awesome.

You can follow Jimmy’s ongoing series of geektastically illustrated coffee cups right here on Tumblr at morningcoffeecupart or on the Morning Coffee Cup Art on Facebook page

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Don’t run away! This particular “Nightmare in Silver" is 100% edible and not the least bit interested in destroying all life on earth. This Cyberman is an awesome cake made by Happy Occasions Cakes, a bespoke bakery located in Cwmbran, Wales. While we understand that the existence of this geektastic cake creates a distinct conflict between the Whovian survival instinct and sweet tooth, we’re pretty sure our overwhelming love of cake would triumph in the end.

Visit the Happy Occasions Cakes Facebook Page to check out more of their fantastic custom creations.

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British artist Shaun Hughes uses his engraving skills to create a wide variety of incredibly awesome hobo nickels. A couple months ago we shared his fantastic Storm Trooper Nickel. Today we share some more of his pop culture-inspired carved coins.

These pieces barely scratch the surface of the amount of artwork that Hughes produces. Be sure to visit his DeviantART gallery to check out more of his beautifully altered coinage.

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Sure they’re hellbent on exterminating humanity, but as Whovians we can’t help but love a Dalek, particularly when they’re focused on simply being awesome and less concerned with those nasty death rays.

This fantastically shiny set of hand-painted 3D Doctor Dalek Acrylic Nails was made by Atra Materia, who runs the Gingerdead House Etsy shop.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Doctor Who-inspired nail art, but there’s something at once sinister and delightful about the fact that these rhinestone and metallic stud bespangled Dalek nails are modeled on fake human fingers. Either no live human would dare risk being the model or no Dalek nail could stomach (not that they have stomachs) being so close to a human.

Click here to order (different nail sizes and colors are available) and be sure to check out the Gingerdead House’s other geektastic nails while you’re there.

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Oakland, CA-based artist and illustrator Justin DeVine must’ve been channelling the Black Lodge when he created his wonderfully weird series of watercolor illustrations combining Twin Peaks characters with The Muppets. It’s an awesome pop culture mashup that works so well, we can’t believe we’d never considered it before.

You can see the entire series right here on Tumblr at Jason Devine’s sticksstonesandherringbones. Prints are also available via INPRNT.

[via io9]

Rob ‘The Original’ Ferrel is a San Antonio, TX-based barber who combines his artistic background with his skills as a professional barber to create works of art using the hair on his clients’ heads. The majority of his pieces are portraits of celebrities, athletes and pop culture characters, but he also creates illustrations of video game graphics and even some religious iconography. Rob is so good with pairs of scissors and clippers that calling him a barber doesn’t do justice to his skills. Instead it makes a lot more sense to refer to him as a professional hair artist.

You can check out many more of Rob’s hair transformations via his Instagram account. He also has a YouTube channel where he posts making-of videos.

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We can’t get enough of these inconceivably awesome LEGO dioramas depicting scenes from The Princess Bride.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

They were created for a fantastic collaborative project by nine different LEGO builders and displayed at Brickworld Chicago. When viewed in the proper order they tell most of the story simply using tiny plastic bricks. Feel free to quote the movie out loud as you look at them (we did). Here we see “The Fire Swamp” by Max Pointer, “The Battle of Wits” by Daniel Church, “Inigo vs. Westley” also by Daniel Church, “Miracle Max” by Paul Vermeesch, “Mawwiage” also by Paul Vermeesch, “The Shrieking Eels” by Ben Merrill, “Westley and Buttercup” by Casey McCoy, and “Inigo versus Count Rugen” by Matthew Oh.

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Click here to view them all.

Then check out this interview with all nine builders conducted at Brickworld Chicago by Joshua Hanlon from BrickPodcast.com.

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American contemporary pop artist Ron English (previously featured here) has an ongoing fascination with Guernica (top image), Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 painting depicting the intense suffering and tragedies of war, created in response to the bombing of the village of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Ron English has painted his own interpretations of Guernica over 50 times to date. For him the iconic painting serves as a modern template, “just as the Madonna and Child is an ancient template,” he says.

The Huffington Post recently shared an essay by English in which he explained his reasons for continually reimagining Picasso’s masterpiece:

“[Guernica] is a visual shorthand for the overwhelming and gratuitous horror of modern war. But I argue that the cultural takeaway of Guernica is actually the opposite. It transforms incomprehensible tragedy into a cartoon narrative, something we can more easily absorb. This is part of the human process, to distance ourselves from the immediacy of undiluted, overwhelming emotions by overlaying a narrative that simplifies, and in effect, takes us down from three to two dimensions. And this is the underlying concept that I grapple with in all my many versions of Guernica.”

Click here to read the entire piece and view more of Ron English’s captivating visions of Guernica.

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Noel Cruz is a doll repaint artist, and an awesome one at that. He’s loved drawing and painting characters from his favorite TV shows since childhood, in particular Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman. But it wasn’t until Cruz first encountered a repainted doll on eBay, thanks to his wife who’s a doll collector, that he thought, “Hey, I could do this too!” And now he’s one of the best in the doll painting community.

It took time and lots of practice for Cruz to adapt his skills from painting on wide, flat canvases to small, smooth plastic doll faces. Today his ability to transform factory-painted character and celebrity dolls into impeccably detailed, lifelike resemblances of the actual people on which they were based puts the original dolls to shame. Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill.

To check out more of his stunning repainted dolls, check out Noel Cruz’s website and Facebook page. You can also follow him via Instagram and right here on Tumblr at noelcruzcreations. And, if you’ve got an urge to own one of his dolls, keep an eye on Cruz’s eBay auction listings.

[via RocketNews24]

We’ve shared all sorts of amazing homemade Millennium Falcons over the years, but this is the first time we’ve encountered people working on building a full-scale replica of Han and Chewie’s iconic spacecraft, “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” In 2013 Chris Lee (aka Disco Trooper) and his intrepid friends began an awesome quest known as The Full Scale Falcon Project.

This is a quest to build the ultimate Star Wars prop: a 1:1 scale ESB/ANH hybrid Millennium Falcon with complete, correctly scaled interior. Yes, I have completely lost my mind, just like most of my friends and family say. Except for those close Star Wars fan friends, who say “cool, can I help?”.

Chris and his team are using DK Publishing’s Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection (Buy on Amazon) as their guide and have calculated the final outer dimensions of the ship:

  • Length: 114 feet
  • Beam (docking ring to docking ring): 81.5 feet
  • Height to top of body (not counting quad-laser turret): 24.9 feet
  • Height to top of dish: 30.9 feet
  • Clearance: ground to landing gear bay level: 7.8 feet
  • Clearance: ground to outside bottom of cockpit tube: 13 feet

This epic project will take years to complete and, like true geeks, they’re meticulously documenting their progress every step of the way at the Full Scale Falcon website and blog. Visit them both for many, many more photos. And if you’re interested in joining them team, check out the FAQ.

[via Geek Crafts and The Full Scale Falcon Project]