Archive for March, 2011
What happens when a zombie bites a pirate? That’s right: Zombie Pirates! On May 20th, Captain Jack Sparrow will return in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to entertain us, crush our expectations, or perhaps a little of both. Until then, the awesome potential of seeing zombie pirates slowly shuffle across the screen can be fueled by this recently released concept art.
Mindy Shapero is an artist based in Los Angeles who creates sculptures and installations that are filled with funky shapes and forms evocative of elements one might find on another planet. Mindy is extremely talented at composing surreal forms that have a captivating organic quality about them.
These lush mixed media illustrations by self-taught Brussels-based illustrator Raphael, aka My Dead Pony, are influenced by fashion, street art, and graffiti. Raphael mixes digital techniques with more traditional art forms like drawing and watercolor. The result is a stunning world of ethereal illustrations filled with splashes of color.
Erik Sommer is a contemporary artist based in New York City whose work reflects his urban environment. Erik paints with cement, and his canvases are filled with interesting textures derived from mixed media applications.
Need a place to hang your stealth armor, samurai umbrella, or Naruto cosplay pants with style? Sure you could use real throwing stars, but even ninjas need to get their move-in deposit back. Well, have no fear, the Ninja Coat Hook is here to help.
Ninja Coat Hooks via Amazon
Envirosax, a company that creates designer reusable bags, commissioned recent design grad, Amit Ayalon to create this lush couture dress out of their collection of unique bag fabrics.
Unleash your fury against the masses of raindrops that plot to foil your destiny with your very own Samurai Sword Umbrella! (Disclaimer: not recommend against real life ninjas or TSA agents.)
Samurai Sword Umbrella via Amazon
Like so many of my favorite novels, I found this book accidentally. I was looking for books that experimented with form, and boy did I ever find a book that experiments with form! This book is so experimental that it was deemed unprintable until Visual Editions decided to take a stab at it. With the help of an ambitious Belgian company called die Keure, Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Tree of Codes has come to fruition.
Knitted facial hair? That’s right! Keep your face toasty warm with these ingenious bearded hats by Beardhead. These funny caps come in “Viking,” “Lumberjack,” “Pirate,” and “Grandpa,” which translates to blond, brunette, black, and distinguished, respectively. You can buy add on mustaches too! How cool is that? For the ladies there’s also a pink “Bunny” version, but I prefer either Pirate or Viking myself.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s a little lucky green-inspired art to brighten your day!