Spring is here, so I thought it would be fun to make a geeky tent design that would be perfect for all of your away missions: I present a tent design based on the shuttlecraft from Star Trek. It’s not such a far-fetched idea; Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors.
Continue reading ➞ Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent
You can buy a high-res poster here.
As you know I do replicas of posters seen in film and television, and my newest entry is a tribute to one of my all-time favorite films, Diggstown (1992). It’s a clean and simple design, the only change I made was to the beer sponsor; it says Millen but if you squint it looks like Miller.
If you haven’t seen Diggstown, it’s a fun popcorn film worth checking out. Yeah it has the production value of a TV-movie, and a few cheesy scenes, but the good far outweighs the bad.
This concept for the Calgary Flames is an arena shaped like a stetson hat, thanks to a pair of flanking ramps that usher fans into the upper concourse.
Continue reading ➞ Calgary Stetson Arena Concept
This homage of a famous Muhammad Ali photo (done in the style of the NES Punch-Out!! game) was originally intended to be a poster project. However plans to make it available as a poster have been shelved out of fear of legal reprisal — famous photographs are notoriously litigated these days for copyright infringement.
I always thought it would be fun to make sports memorabilia with a video game twist. I intend to do something along those lines one day. I believe there are a lot of other geeks who enjoy sports, much like myself.
Instead of a poster, I’ll offer it as a freebie postcard or photo you can print. They’re available after the jump.
Continue reading ➞ Punch-Out!! Postcard
You can buy NHL-branded socks that feature the team colors, logo, and nickname. But what about socks that look just like the ones the players are wearing? No such thing exists! It’s weird. Perhaps they are too generic in appearance?
Logos could be tacked on but I don’t think they are necessary. Would be nice to just buy a pack of these at a Walmart instead of those boring white tube socks.
There has been much hoopla these past 24 hours regarding the announcement of Nike’s Air Mag shoe, which is an official Back to the Future licensed shoe. They are based on those futuristic ‘power-lace’ shoes Marty McFly wore in BTTF II. Read more about them here.
Continue reading ➞ BTTF Auto-Lace Shoes
When I was a kid I used to own the Wayne Gretzky Overtime table hockey set. Every hockey player, including those that came with the table, came with a little stand so you can display them when they’re not affixed to the table.*
I mention these table hockey players because they were small and fun to collect (and even customize). I’m hoping that one day a similar approach could be taken with NHL players from the EA 16-bit era (NHL Hockey 92, NHLPA 93, NHL 94 – NHL 97). These small figurines would be a blast to collect.
*These stands were great because you can snap them together to make a big team stand. A similar approach could be used for the EA figurines too.