Category Archives: Art
Today I am very happy to share another Nintendo diorama for IKEA’s ubiquitous Ribba frame, this time a scene from Metroid (NES).
This design was created by Slawikaruga, who was generous enough to share his creation here with all Metroid fans. Thank you Slaw!
I’m very happy to see this template, not just because I’m a huge Metroid fan, but due to it being the game that inspired the whole “diorama in a shadow box frame” idea to begin with.
After the jump you can find the template to build your own. Read the rest of this entry
This papercraft project was designed and made by Remko Voets, who was awesome enough to share this here with everyone. Thank you Remko!
A few years back I made Mario 3 diorama that was tailored to fit IKEA’s Ribba box frame. That was my last papercraft project. I intended to make more but I hate my printer (the feeling is mutual I think).
Fortunately Remko took the reigns and constructed this beauty. He made two flavors: a simple one with all the art on a single image (which is smart – I went back and did the same for my Mario 3 one), and one where you’d have to assemble everything. After the jump you can find everything you need to make your own. Read the rest of this entry
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.