Category Archives: Art
Just want to talk about this neat app that lets you build your own Jaeger that you can feature in a Pacific Rim poster! You can try it here (requires Unity 3D extension). Basically it works like a custom character feature you’d find in a video game: build the robot, edit the colors, name it and add country flag, then pose it in a poster which you can download or share. Very cool!
I’m gushing about this app because I was disappointed a Canadian Jaeger wasn’t introduced when they unveiled a roster of International robots a few months back (Australia, Japan, China, Russia, and the USA were represented). I was really tempted to make my own Canadian robot and poster, but thankfully I no longer have to!
Sadly Canada wasn’t a country option, so I had to Photoshop it in*. Weird because we do border the Pacific Rim. Did we get destroyed because of our evil socialist ways? Hmmm.
If you like this please check out the Blu-Ray case design I made for the upcoming film.
*If you have to add your own country, paste in your flag and use ‘Agency FB’ font to type the name of the country. You’ll have to slightly widen the font to match the poster template.
This is something I that I thought would make for a fun (and geeky) public art sculpture: the severed head of a Sentinel robot from the X-Men comics. It would be neat in a public park, however I feel it would be very much at home on a university or college campus as a nod to the Xavier Institute.
In all honesty I doubt any city or school would permit such a geeky art installation, so I think this would be a neat prop that could be parked at comic conventions. Cosplayers and geeks could get their picture taken with the fallen robot, which would be a pretty cool keepsake.
This art installation/show prop could have lights in the eyes, which adds a bit of flavor. The Sentinel could blink back to life momentarily or stare angrily for prolonged periods of time.
Maybe that fella who built the life-size Skeletor could make this?
If you dig this please check out my take on geeky landmarks.
One last thing: the Sentinels have to be in the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past film, right? That would be awesome.
My poor neglected Ideas blog! Sorry for the lack of activity lately. It’s not much but I made a fun printable for your work: A ‘Danger Zone’ sign for Archer fans. Danger Zone!
There are two versions because ‘Authorized’ is spelled with an ‘s’ outside of North America. Those wacky Brits and Aussies should conform to what we do in the Americas, tut-tut.
It is sized to fit a standard 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper with a bit of breathing room (ignore your printer’s image crop warnings). Apologies if it murders all your ink.
- Geeky Lunch Bags (just added Krusty Burger a few days ago)
- Rabbit Season/Duck Season posters
You can purchase a high-res poster of this map here.
Atlanta’s MARTA now gets the SMB3 treatment, making it 3 cities in as many weeks, and my 8th city overall. Normally I like to take a break between cities but I got a lot of requests for ATL, and MARTA looked really simple so I decided to tackle it straight away.
Going to attempt some other cities in other styles pretty soon. Stay tuned for those!
I’ll start things off with a bonus design I’ve been sitting on for a while: A Death Star-themed slurpee (slushee?) cup. It just has a single normal green straw that is held in place by the ‘green blast’ (from a fully-operational Death Star). It’s pretty much your normal dome-covered fountain cup. And now for some other news:
- ES Robbins made a prototype chair mat for that NHL ’94 design I made a few weeks back. It looks amazing! The post was updated with the picture. Still trying to figure out the logistics of making it available (requires custom art).
- Ubisoft is offering a Sam Fisher digital watch (as a Collector’s Edition bonus item for Splinter Cell: Blacklist) which looks similar to one I designed a few years back. Very cool. European customers only (sadly).
- 80′s Tees is now offering T-Shirts based on my Direwolves hockey logo design. You can grab one here. Look for more of my T-Shirt designs from them in the near future.
And that concludes an interesting few weeks!
Once in a while I like to make things people can print, and today I am offering this geek version of a standard “Beware Of Dog” sign. Perfect for the office or home habitat, or anywhere you might feel jokingly territorial.
You can find a few sized for an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper after the jump. Read the rest of this entry