Pop culture Magritte style portraits by Ben Chen

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.

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Magritte Harry Potter by Ben Chen
Magritte Mars Attacks by Ben Chen
Magritte Hellboy by Ben Chen
Magritte Indiana Jones by Ben Chen
Magritte Iron-Man by Ben Chen
Magritte Joker by Ben Chen
Magritte Superman by Ben Chen
Magritte Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Ben Chen
Magritte Power Rangers by Ben Chen
Magritte Alien Xenomorph by Ben Chen

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Geeky wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design

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.

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UPDATE 04 Jan 2016: New design Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Captain Phasma

Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Captain Phasma
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Captain Phasma
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by 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 pageYou will also find a huge library of build photos, video footage and article links.

Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Star Wars Stormtrooper & Darth Vader
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Star Wars Boba Fett
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Star Wars Darth Vader
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Lord of the Rings The Witch-king
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Batman
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Iron Man
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Ultron
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Predator
Wood burners & fire pits by Burned by Design - Alien vs Predator

Custom made action figure dioramas by Louise Townend

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.

Custom made dioramas by Louise Townend - RobocopCustom made dioramas by Louise Townend - ED-209

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.

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Custom made dioramas by Louise Townend - Batman

Custom made dioramas by Louise Townend - Freddy KruegerCustom made dioramas by Louise Townend - Jason Voorhees

Custom made dioramas by Louise Townend - Batman ArkhamCustom made dioramas by Louise Townend - Ghostbusters

Custom made dioramas by Louise Townend - AlienCustom made dioramas by Louise Townend - Alien

Custom made dioramas by Louise Townend - Silent Hill Pyramid Head

The amazing artwork of Kai-Xiang Xhong

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.

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Cardboard Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

You can find more by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong via his Facebook page and YouTube.

Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Cardboard Iron-Man by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Iron-Man by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Godzilla by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Godzilla by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang XhongBanana Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Rubber Tubing Jack Skellington by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Rubber Tubing Jack Skellington by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Beetle specimens Mazinkaiser by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Beetle specimens Mazinkaiser by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Alien Pez dispenser by Peter “Rat D” Davidson

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.

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Alien Pez dispenser by Peter “Rat D” DavidsonAlien Pez dispenser by Peter “Rat D” Davidson

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!”

Alien themed Wedding Cake by Jet City Cakes

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks

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.

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Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - AlienDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Alien

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………..

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - PredatorDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Predator

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Alien QueenDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Alien Table

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Optimus PrimeDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Optimus Prime

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers BumblebeeDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Bumblebee

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers MegatronDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Megatro

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Incredible HulkDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Incredible Hulk

Astronaut Dinosaur – Paintings by Scott Listfield

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”

Scott Listfield - Parking Ticket
Scott Listfield – Parking Ticket

“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.”

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Scott Listfield - Pepsi HAL
Scott Listfield – Pepsi HAL
Scott Listfield - Jurassic Parking
Scott Listfield – Jurassic Parking

“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.”

Scott Listfield - Simian Survival
Scott Listfield – Simian Survival
Scott Listfield - Very Large Robot
Scott Listfield – Very Large Robot
Scott Listfield - Landscape
Scott Listfield – Landscape
Scott Listfield - Death to Humans
Scott Listfield – Death to Humans
Scott Listfield - Hollywood Prime
Scott Listfield – Hollywood Prime
Scott Listfield - Alien Crossing
Scott Listfield – Alien Crossing
Scott Listfield - Escape from NY
Scott Listfield – Escape from NY
Scott Listfield - Coke Droid
Scott Listfield – Coke Droid

My Little Pop Icons by Mari Kasurinen aka Spippo

My Little Alien by Spippo

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.

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My Little Alien by SpippoMy Little Predator by Spippo
My Little Spock by SpippoMy Little Scissorhands by Spippo
My Little Godzilla by SpippoMy Little Jason Voorhees by Spippo
My Little Chestburster by SpippoMy Little Cthulhu by Spippo

(Competition Now Closed!) Win a free t-shirt from Arcane Store and Killer Kitsch

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.

Alien USCSS Nostromo from Arcane StoreThe Shining HERE’S JOHNNY from Arcane Store

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+.

  • “Like” and “Follow” my Facebook page then share the top highlighted post about this competition. Leave a comment so I know who you are.
  • Follow me on Twitter and re-tweet this post.
  • Add me on Google+ and +1 / share this post. Leave a comment so I know who you are.

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.

Alien Suspects from Arcane StoreHorror Suspects from Arcane Store

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.

TRON Encom from Arcane StoreThe Incredible Hulk from Arcane Store

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IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans

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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IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Gremlins by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Beetlejuice by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - They Live by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - The Lost Bosy by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Walking Dead by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Pet Cemetery by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Freddy Krueger by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - The Ring by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Alien by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Jason Voorhees by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Human Centipede
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Pinhead Hellraiser by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - The Fly by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Edward Scissorhands by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Winslow by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Candyman by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Damien from The Omen by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Carrie by Ed Harrington
IKEA Instructions for Horror Fans - Hannibal Lecter by Ed Harrington