René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist whose work is famously known for the use of suited gentlemen, bowler hats and apples. Artist Ben Chen brings Magritte’s classic painting “The Son of Man” kicking and screaming into the world geekdom by introducing Harry Potter, Mars Attacks, Hellboy, Indiana Jones, Iron-Man, The Joker, Superman, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and Alien into the mix.
I often use over the top words to highlight how immense some of the things I stumble upon really are. Amazing, Excellent, Superb and Outstanding are amongst my favourites. Guess what? They all apply here. These hand built pop culture wood burners and fire pits by Alex Dodson of Burned by Design are hot, hot, hot! From Star Wars and Lord of the Rings to Iron Man, Alien and Predator these burners are literally turning up the heat when it comes to functional works of art.
UPDATE 04 Jan 2016: New design Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Captain Phasma
These amazing wood burners and fire pits ship worldwide and are available as commissions via the Burned by Design Facebook page. You will also find a huge library of build photos, video footage and article links.
Custom dioramas made in 1/12 and 1/6 scale for your action figure set ups by Louise Townend. Hand crafted commissions are constructed, modelled, painted and detailed with signs and props for a truly unique display piece.
From back alleys and small rooms to space ships corridors and epic movie sets, Louise brings your ideas to life via her Craft Geek Dioramas page on Facebook. Drop by and like the page, browse build photos and perhaps leave a message of encouragement for a job well done.
Kai-Xiang Xhong, also known as 鍾凱翔 makes beautiful and imaginative things from usually disposable materials such as card, drinking straws and fruit. His constructs come in all shapes and sizes and cover diverse subjects including movies, TV, animals, dinosaurs and pop culture. I’ve picked out a few pieces, from his huge body of work, that call out to my inner geek.
Alien Pez dispenser by Peter “Rat D” Davidson… in space, no one can hear you craft. Very little is known about the artist that created this rather wonderful Xeno-Pez. It has been featured on various blogs and articles as far back as 2001 with no direct link to it’s creator. Perhaps he will always remain anonymous but one thing is for sure, this is one hell of a cool thing. I’ve heard most people eat their Pez sweets at night… mostly.
Are you the master of this creation? Link me to your work and step forward into the light.
While we are on the subject, here is an Alien themed Wedding Cake by Jet City Cakes. I’m all for breaking tired and tested wedding normality, make a union your own and geek it up. “Hello my baby, Hello my honey, Hello my ragtime gal!”
Have you ever woken up and wished there was a giant Autobot statue in the corner of your bedroom? Perhaps you’ve always been after an Alien Queen light for your bathroom or a Predator for the lounge. You might want to impress the neighbours with a freaking huge Incredible Hulk statue on the front lawn. Well guess what? You’re in luck! Kreatworks, based in Bangkok, produce individual art pieces built from scrap metal auto & machine parts and recycled materials then coat them in a rust resistant lacquer.
Every statue, table, light or sculpture is unique as they use whatever materials are available at the time. They have clearly done their fanboy (or girl) homework and produce close, but no cigar, versions of Alien, Predator, Transformers, Superheroes and more original creations like Dragons, Pirates and Skeletal Warriors. Those big statues must weigh in at a hefty shipping cost but if you want something this amazing it’s not going to come cheap. Prepare to be amazed………..
Scott Listfield is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references.
“I paint astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs”
“Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, well before I was born, so I have no first hand knowledge of how it was received. I don’t know if people really believed we’d be living in space in 2001, if we’d have robot butlers and flying cars, geodesic lunar homes, and genetically reconstituted dinosaurs helping or eating us. But from Lost in Space to the Jetsons to Jurassic Park, it seems that popular culture has fostered this space-age perception of the future.”
“Generations raised on these TV shows, movies, comic books, and novels are now grown and living in a future filled with mini vans, Starbucks, iPads, and Hip Hop videos. In many ways, the year 2001 failed to live up to expectations. And yet the world today is peculiar in ways unimagined in 1957, when Sputnik was launched, or in 1968, when 2001 was released, or even in 1994, at the dawn of the internet. The present is in fact a very unusual place, and it’s strangest in the ubiquity of things we take for granted.
The astronaut in my paintings is simply here to explore the present.”
Mari Kasurinen aka Spippo on Deviant Art produces highly detailed, and very limited, custom My Little Pony pieces that draw inspiration from movies, celebrities, historical figures and the pop culture world in which we live.
“I was very interested in the whole customisation phenomenon; how you can get anything done just for you.”
I have picked my favourite ponies from the collection for your viewing pleasure. Cthulhu, Jason Voorhees, Alien, Predator, Spock, Edward Scissorhands and Godzilla are represented here in all their twisted Pony glory.
The wonderful people over at Arcane Store, movie & gaming clothing and accessories, have rustled up a cool competition to win one of three amazing t-shirts that come in all shapes, colours and sizes for men, women and children. A few of the many cool designs are featured below.
There are three t-shirts up for grabs and three ways to enter. You are not restricted to only entering once but the way things work you can only get one shot each via Killer Kitsch on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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Three chances to win, you can enter all three of the above if you want. A winner will be randomly selected from those that have entered on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for a t-shirt of their choice from Arcane Store. The competition will close at midnight on 15th April.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on one of these top designs from Arcane Store you can use the discount code ‘killer20‘ for a massive 20% off your purchases until the 15th April. You can also find the Arcane Store on Twitter and Facebook.
Illustrator Ed Harrington has drawn up a series of IKEA style instruction sheets for famous movie monsters via his Instagram account nothinghappenedtoday. Freddy Krueger, Alien, Jason Voorhees and Pinhead rub shoulders with Beetlejuice, the aliens from They Live and The Walking Dead.
These handy guides detail the items you require and give basic construction guidelines for each miscreant. Not sure what the Allen key is for, but it looks like it comes with every set. You can never have too many Allen keys.
October 2017 UPDATE: Now with more added horror including Candyman, Hannibal Lecter and Carrie.
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