Category Archives: Art
I’ve been sitting on this update for awhile because I’m waiting for Translink to figure out the new Evergreen route west of Lougheed station*. Due to a lack of activity here lately I thought I’d share it now.
Just for fun I thought I’d make a version with some animation. If you need accompanying music look no further.
I won’t be offering any posters until the new route is sorted out. I’d also like to announce all Vancouver posters have been retired.
*Both the Millenium and Evergreen line could share the line between Lougheed and VCC-Clark, or that section could be exclusive to one of those aforementioned lines. I’m betting that both lines will share the route, with the Evergreen line only using it during peak times.
I’m happy to announce that you can now find my posters and maps on Amazon! Browse the entire selection here. Prints are available in several sizes, and can be framed as well. Plus you get all the discounts and shipping options that Amazon is renowned for. All that jazz, y’know?
Also if you’re a big meanie you can write a scathing review that will send me into an epic downward spiral that all artists are known for.
Sorry for the lack of posts here lately, and sorry that this first post in some time is a shameless plug. I’ve been busy with freelance work the past few months, I hope to return to regular blogging soon.
You can purchase a high-res poster of this map here.
Many theorize that the San Andreas Fault disaster could have been averted by that Superman fella, but he disappeared the very day a large chunk of California sunk into the Pacific Ocean. Fortunately a large corporation stepped up to rebuild what remained of the state. The lesson: corporations are the real heroes.
If you don’t get the gist I made this map to reflect an alternate reality where Lex Luthor’s scheme (from the first Superman movie, watch the scene here) actually worked. The result is a new California where almost every city is named after the greatest criminal mastermind.
I added a few more cities, decimated a few surviving cities (Fresno and Sacramento), and theorized that a massive barrier reef would form as a result of western California being underwater. Also his plan had called for grabbing a slice of Mexico, which I stayed true to. And yes, I granted Otis his dream city; I imagine Lex would’ve been in a good mood after his plan succeeded to permit Otisburg in the end.
Sorry for the lack of updates lately! I’m still busy in my other blog, feel free to swing by. I hope to have some new stuff posted here soon, stay tuned.
I have added a second poster to my Zazzle store by popular demand: the All Valley Tournament one-sheet seen in The Karate Kid. Please click here or the image to go to the listing.
Zazzle has more size options and is friendlier for international shipping. That said you can still find this print on Imagekind, which usually has more promotions and has great pricing and service for North American customers.
I’ll be adding more of my pop culture prints to Zazzle in the coming weeks. My maps, which are based on North American cities, will remain exclusive to Imagekind.
I’ve been getting many requests to make a few of my posters available at other sellers because my current Imagekind vendor can be a wee bit pricey for overseas shipping!
Here are your options:
Zazzle: Best for international shipping. Here is the link.
Imagekind: Best for North American shipping. Here is the link.
Both places feature frequent promotions, numerous sizes, paper types, and framing options. If you’re frugal you might have to head to the checkout for both to see the best price.
If you’re looking for a Ron Swanson wallpaper look no further.
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. EDIT: looks like they’ve added a whole bunch of countries since I first posted this, Canada as well.
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.
UPDATE: Here is another app, a cool wallpaper generator. It can create Pacific Rim wallpapers for your desktop or your Twitter/Facebook page, to name a few. Worth checking out!
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.