63 posts tagged Star Trek
63 posts tagged Star Trek
Toronto, Ontario-based artist David Irvine, of The Gnarled Branch, creates what he refers to as ‘Re-directed Paintings.’ He takes unremarkable paintings found in thrift store and flea markets and whimsically enhances them by strategically painting in pop culture characters and references. Old paintings that had been gathering dust and may well have ended up in a landfill are revived and transformed thanks to Irvine’s skilled and playful hand.
Head over to The Gnarled Branch Facebook page to check out more of his cleverly altered paintings as well as lots of his other artwork.
Thai cosplay enthusiast Anucha “Cha” Saengchart runs an awesome Facebook page called Lowcostcosplay which demonstrates one of our favorite things about cosplay, anyone can do it, no matter what their budget. He takes this empowering principle one step farther by declaring that “Everything is Cosplay” and demonstrate it by assembling fantastic costumes using pretty much anything he can find around his home, and we do mean anything. Looking through his photos you’ll spot pieces of plastic furniture, food, food packaging, blankets, sheets, household utensils, flour, paint, construction paper, wires and so on. The only limit is his own resourcefulness. It’s all about fun and creativity.
Since the page was establish last year, Lowcostcosplay now has over 100,000 followers, many of whom contribute photos of homemade budget costumes of their own.
Visit Lowcostcosplay to check out many more of Saengchart’s fantastic (and fantastically inexpensive) costumes as well as those of his equally resourceful contributors.
Mike from Semi Sweet (previously featured here) created these awesome Star Trek: The Next Generation-themed cookies as a geektastic Valentine’s Day treat. He even decorated one of the heart-shaped Starfleet uniform cookies with Worf’s Klingon baldric.
Click here for more photos and instructions to make your own batch of TNG Valentine cookies.
[via Geek Crafts]
This ecstatically awesome portrait of Mister Spock riding a winged unicorn over a star-spangled rainbow was created by Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Tim O’Brien for an issue of Men’s Health. As soon as we saw it we felt better about pretty much everything. We also love the fact that, despite the fantastic circumstances, the expression on Spock’s face is as stoic as ever.
When it comes to cuteness, Hello Kitty is a kawaii force to be reckoned with. So what happens when you take an almost universal symbol of cuteness and hurl her into a churning pop culture stew? Awesomely strange tattoos happen and Neatorama assembled a fascinating collection of some of the strangest examples they could find.
In these photos Hello Kitty meets Hellraiser, Jesus, tokidoki and the Living Dead, the perils of biohazardous waste, Star Trek, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Terminator.
But that’s not all. Head over to Neatorama to view even more Hello Kitty mashup tattoo weirdness.
As a lifelong fan of Star Trek: The Original Series, Line Rainville knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up and got her very own house - deck it out from wall to wall and floor to ceiling with Star Trek decor. And that’s exactly what she did to her geektastic home in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.
The project began with a Star Trek-themed home theatre in Line’s basement and grew from there. After a year’s worth of renovations and about $30,000, Line’s awesome home now features elements from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, Spock’s personal quarters, the transporter room, and lots more. There’s a food replicator in the kitchen and we even spotted a Tribble on one of the control panels on the bridge and a bottle of Saurian brandy on the dining table.
[via Nerd Approved]
Make it so, make it so, make it so!
James Covenant used clips from Star Trek: The Next Generation to create this delightful minute-long video in which Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his intrepid crew sing “Let It Snow!” If you’re a fan of TNG, there are lots of familiar faces here, but it’s Wesley Crusher’s big scene that takes the cake.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
We’ve seen so many fantastic examples of pumpkin carving this Halloween season, and they just keep coming. Here’s another: Alex Wer, artist and self-proclaimed Pumpkin Geek, created this awesome jack-o’-Lantern depicting the USS Enterprise in pursuit of the Millennium Falcon. Who would emerge victorious from such a mighty showdown?
Visit the Pumpkin Geek gallery to view many more of Alex’s geektastic jack-o’-lanterns.