24 posts tagged TARDIS
24 posts tagged TARDIS
For an ongoing series entitled Invading The Vintage, Italian illustrator Franco Brambilla (previously featured here) turns beautiful vintage postcards into awesome works of whimsical science fiction-themed art. AT-ATs gallop down a scenic oceanside street while the Doctor parks the TARDIS outside Downton Abbey (aka Highclere Castle) and heads inside for dinner. A group of iconic sci-fi baddies gather at a waterside resort as a family of Jawas shows up to an outdoor flea market in their Sandcrawler to sell both droids and used cars. Meanwhile ED-209 has some Canadian Mounties to deal and a group of aliens have landed their flying saucer somewhere in the Alps to cool their heels and commune with some Alpine cows.
Brambilla has altered each postcard so thoroughly and subtly that the longer you look at it, the more of additions you’ll notice.
Relentlessly cheerful artist James Hance (previously featured here) painted this incredible “Adventure Timey-Wimey” mural on his 9-year-old daughter Maddy’s wall. From the Gunter Daleks to the BMO TARDIS to the Ice King as a Weeping Angel, it’s almost unbearably wonderful.
But wait, it gets even better because the whole concept was Maddy’s to start with:
"She had the idea for an Adventure Time / Doctor Who crossover, and had all the characters mapped out (You can see where I get my ideas from!)"
Prints of this awesome mash-up are currently available via James Hance’s website.
"Well, of course I’m being childish! There’s no point being grown-up if you can’t be childish sometimes."
Sandbach, Cheshire, UK-based Playmobil member Emma J made is awesome custom set of steampunk Doctor Who toys featuring a TARDIS, a Dalek, and the 4th Doctor. Tom Baker looks great in tiny plastic form. We hope that beautiful TARDIS is full of Jelly Babies.
Playmobil + Doctor Who = Awesome
Click here to view more of Emma J’s custom Playmobil creations.
[via Nerd Approved]
After breaking a bone and getting stuck with an itchy cast for six weeks, some people make the best of it by decorating that cast. mental_floss assembled a great collection of examples of people turning an unfortunate occurrence into an awesome opportunity for self-expression.
Nicholas Frausto decorated his mother’s cast with Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Artist Zak Kinsella used the Doctor’s TARDIS to transform his friend Laura Keeney’s cast into one capable of traveling through time and space. J. Giz Patterson used spray paint, paint pens and metal spikes to turn his cast into a punked out x-ray. And, perhaps best of all, Katie of Love Paper Paint helped turn her injured son into his Iron Man, his favourite superhero.
Visit mental_floss to check out more fantastically decorated casts.
San Francisco-based design professor and illustrator Miguel Cardona transforms ordinary paper coffee cups into bold works of art. Because of the curved surface of his canvas of choice, each piece is rendered freehand and he thoroughly enjoys the challenges that this presents:
"You have this three-dimensional object that is in your hands, you can pull the cup in a different direction and hold the pen still. You can also hide a lot of flawed perspective. You don’t need a desk, it can be done anywhere, and to protect it, you can stack it in another blank cup. The cup itself can hold your art supplies and is itself, a display stand, it’s quite the perfect design."
Cardona’s subjects vary from pop culture character and icons to robots, monsters, and even bodily organs. But these beautiful illustrations aren’t quite as awesome as what he does with them. Miguel sells each finished piece for $20 and donates 100% of the proceeds to Project Night Night, which donates baby blankets, children’s books, and toys to children in homeless shelters.
Visit Miguel Cardona’s website to check out more of his fantastic illustrated coffee cups.
The Royal Mail has released a series of Jane Austen themed stamps, which (along with the Doctor Who stamps) are reason enough for celebration. However, they also contacted us and asked if they could use our Jane Austen Action Figure as part of their Year Book. They used an older version with her green dress instead of the pink dress she wears currently, but she looks great. We’re proud to be a part of it!
After looking at the picture on the folder, we hope Jane becomes on the Doctor’s companions. She looks so natural next to the TARDIS.
The eagerly anticipated 50th anniversary of Doctor Who has turned this into a truly nerdtastic weekend. BBC America commissioned the Denville, New Jersey-based Pink Cake Box custom bakery to create this awesome cake in celebration of the special 50th anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor.”
An edible sculpture of Matt Smith, the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor, is dressed in his overcoat and his trademark bow tie, and wields his trusty sonic screwdriver. The Doctor stands beside the TARDIS, with one of its doors ajar allowing a tantalizing glimpse of the console room. The cake was vanilla with raspberry chambord buttercream. How the pastry chefs made it bigger on the inside, we’ll never know.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
These two awesome Doctor Who-themed cakes were created by the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago, IL. It took their crafty bakers 12 hours to create the Dalek cake. It looks so good, we don’t know whether to take a big bite or run for our lives.
We were sorry to discover that the bakery closed in the summer of 2012. Fortunately we can still check out many of their astonishingly creative and skillfully constructed cakes via their Flickr stream, including individual photo sets for the Dalek cake and the TARDIS cake.
Michelle of gnomeclothes created these awesome Doctor Who costumes with and for her Whovian daughters. One of them dressed as the Doctor emerging from a TARDIS while the other wore a spectacular Dalek Caan costume. The family spent three months working together on these geektastic ensembles.
Visit Costume Works for more photos and to read about how they did it.
[via Neatorama Halloween]