"60 Star Wars Artists, Podcasters, Fans, and Community Pioneers" recently custom-designed their own blank pieces of Mandalorian armor for charity auction.
A woman with her back tattooed! How scandalous! How freaky!
Seriously, though, Project B has a new collection of vintage sideshow photos for purchase as fine art prints. They're beautiful pictures - and they also bring home how, in a pre-Internet age, nobody realized just how common some "strange" appearances actually are in the world.
Would you even bat an eye if you saw this lady in a Walmart?
Collecting highlights from the best reader-submitted tips in the weekend thread. A lot of duplicates this week, so I went with the first in most cases...I think.
It's 11-11. Make a wish!
Oh, you wanted to see KISS and Lynda Carter together? (skrag2112)More >>
As part of Designer Con this weekend in Pasadena, DKE Toys is hosting an art show entitled "The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar." Yes, just shy of 100 creative types are still mad, 14 years later, that the Gungan geek was ever created, and have put their talents towards visualizing his demise.
The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center, but most of the images are online. George Lucas and Mickey Mouse are popular executioners, but he also gets murdered by Han Solo, Predator, angry black people, Martians, the Beatles and more.
A couple more after the jump...including Jar Jar as a crucified Jesus, and a Gungan take on the Human Centipede. Yes, they went there...and you cannot resist (but have been warned)...More >>
Highlights from the weekend's best reader submissions.
-I can't be arsed to watch the entirety of "Butthoven's Fifth Symphony" (Timely-Tardis-Lego)
Tired of horror remakes and re-imaginings? Think you could do better with colored paper and badly female-impersonating voice-actors? Want to watch a telekinetic girl in action live on paper-view?
If you're Travis Betz, this is nothing new. The filmmaker behind the imaginative low-budget demon love story Lo has been doing paper trailers for a while, re-envisioning the likes of Lord of the Rings and Machete Kills.
The cut-out nature of his characters is undoubtedly a commentary on Hollywood and its paper-thin, two-dimensional plots. When remaking a remake, this goes double.
What emerges is strangely artful...from a certain point of view. Keep calm and Carrie on.
(Yeah, I just wanted to say that last part. Even though I know I totally did not set it up properly.)
Hit the jump, and stay for the "outtakes" at the end - a bonus the actual film will surely not deliver...More >>
What's nerdier than a giant mosaic made of Lego, depicting all these classic game characters?
Try the fact that the 1 x 1 lime green Lego piece is apparently unique to one Lego set that has been discontinued - and the artist tracked down a whole mess of them rather than settle for a less-than-perfect shade (or dying white pieces lime green). In all, the tab came out to around $2190 - and it's going for $4,800 on Etsy, with the proceeds going to fund a UK class' school trip to Africa.
Logically, assuming this sells and subtracting the cost of materials, the class won't come out that much further ahead than if the artist had simply given them $2190 upfront. Logic, however, fails in the face of lime-green Lego in the service of gaming art. Just as everything else does. You could be all Vulcan and say, "Sir, the construction of this item is not logical," and I'd be all, "Lime green Lego mosaic. Your argument is invalid."
Try it sometime.
(Apologies if this was anywhere in the weekend thread. I didn't see it in there, but, you know...)
Even a guy like me who wasn't the movie's hugest fan practically wants to see it all over again after looking at this poster by Metal Gear artist Yoji Shinkawa.
Legendary is giving four of these away via their Twitter page. As a former employee of one of their subsidiaries I'm pretty much ineligible, but I'd suggest you go there right now. While you're there, laugh at the fact that the page still calls them partners with Warner Bros.