Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Carlos Ramos's tribute to Stanley Kubrick

A few of my favorites from Carlos Ramos's Stanley Kubrick-themed show at Copro:

The Shining

Eyes Wide Shut


A Clockwork Orange

*Previously: HAL 9000 t-shirt.

*Buy 2001 posters at eBay.

Ron English's Sugar Smack

Man, I'd buy this cereal in a second. Via.

*Buy cereal toys at eBay.

Toothless (link roundup)

Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon by Zach Bellissimo.

And a few more links:

1. There's an XBox game called Hieronymus Bash.

2. Videogum on the latest episode of True Blood:

Bill is still being held captive by the King of Mississippi who wants him to change his allegiance. Honestly, I do not understand anything that is going on in this entire aspect of the show, and I do not care. If I wanted to understand the intricacies of VAMPIRE POLITICS, I would have STUDIED IT IN SCHOOL.
3. Nora Ephron mocks The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo:
But where in Sweden were they? There was no way to know, especially if you’d never been to Sweden. A few chapters ago, for example, an unscrupulous agent from Swedish Intelligence had tailed Blomkvist by taking Stora Essingen and Gröndal into Södermalm, and then driving down Hornsgatan and across Bellmansgatan via Brännkyrkagatan, with a final left onto Tavastgatan. Who cared, but there it was, in black-and-white, taking up space. And now Blomkvist was standing in her doorway. Someone might still be following him—but who? There was no real way to be sure even when you found out, because people’s names were so confusingly similar—Gullberg, Sandberg, and Holmberg; Nieminen and Niedermann; and, worst of all, Jonasson, Mårtensson, Torkelsson, Fredriksson, Svensson, Johansson, Svantesson, Fransson, and Paulsson.

*Buy How to Train Your Dragon toys at eBay.

Sabertooth Tiger and Wooly Mammoth by Joe Ledbetter

Pico (Sabertooth Tiger) and Wilshire (Wooly Mammoth) by Joe Ledbetter and The Loyal Subjects. (Pico and Wilshire are streets in Los Angeles that were once upon a time frequented by the creatures. The La Brea Tar Pits, my favorite childhood field trip destination, is on Wilshire.) The toys will be available for preorder on Wednesday, July 7th for between $155 - $160 and will ship in the Fall.

*Previously: Sabertooth Tiger skeleton motorcyle.

*Buy sabertooth tiger toys at eBay.

Space Bunny by Tara McPherson

Space Bunny Steed by Tara McPherson for the Lead Poisoning show at Last Rites. I took the liberty of turning the image into a desktop wallpaper:

You can see a few more images from the show here.

*Previously: McPherson's Gamma Mutant Space Friends.

*Buy Tara McPherson art collections at Amazon.

Bigger disaster, The Last Airbender, or Microsoft's Kin?

I was sure the disaster of the day would be Microsoft's Kin, which was canceled after apparently selling only 500 phones despite a massive ad campaign.

But Roger Ebert starts off his review of The Last Airbender by saying it "is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented," and gets more vicious from there, even savaging the child actors. (I was never interested in a story about a kid with an arrow on his head, anyway.) Via.

Kudos to DC for generating so much buzz with such a terrible costume redesign

Ripped from the 90's, here's Generic Super Hero Girl! Google shows 157,000 posts in the last two days featuring the words "Wonder Woman new costume," so, well done DC.

(The only times I ever cared about Wonder Woman were (1) Lynda Carter's tv show; (2) Darwyn Cooke's A New Frontier; (3) the issue of Promethea that reimagined the Lynda Carter tv show; and (4) when she was incinerated in Planetary.)

UPDATE: Here's my favorite Wonder Woman pin-up of the day - - Wonder Woman, Big Barda, and Scott Free by Polly Guo:

The more I see of Tron, the less excited I become


$10 Threadless sale

All t-shirts are $10 at Threadless, including the Smurf/Avatar mashup.

Lego mech (link roundup)

Lego mech by Legohaulic.

And a few more links:

1. Kos accuses the polling company he hired of feeding him falsified results. Polls he relied on to conclude that core Republicans "are conspiracy mongers who don't believe Obama was born in the United States, that he is the second coming of Lenin, and that he is racist against white people." Via.

2. It's pretty funny when tekkoman buys a suit.

3. 3,500 nurses have managed to obtain licenses in California even though they've lost their licenses in other states. Via.

*Buy Lego minifigs at eBay.

Dial M for Murder poster

Dial M for Murder poster by Demitri Fregosi.

*Previously: Redesigned Alfred Hitchcock posters.

*Buy Dial M for Murder posters at eBay.

A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism

Jim Tierney posted cover concepts for several books, including A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism: Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat, a Mole, a Pig, a Dog, and a Raven, which is listed at Amazon.

*See more of my favorite book covers here.

Wild Things

One of several great wedding photos posted by Josh Goleman.

*Previously: Stylish wedding.

*Buy cake toppers at eBay.


Medusa commission by Sarah Joncas, who has various prints on sale here.

*Previously: Medusa sculpture.

*Buy Medusa toys at eBay.

Buzz Lightyear/Spaceship Transformer

Buzz Lightyear/Spaceship Transformer on sale at the Big Bad Toy Store.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Conan The Barbarian and Total Recall as musicals

OK, seriously, stop and watch these musicals by Jon and Al Kaplan - - it's as if Billy Crystal is doing an impression of Arnold and singing about Conan and Total Recall.

*Previously: Quaid in disguise Lego CubeDude.

*Buy Total Recall posters at eBay.

Forbidden Planet/Jetsons mashup

Robbie and Rosie in love by Jason Chalker for his upcoming art show at Amy's Ice Cream. Jason has a variety of prints on sale here.

*Previously: Papercraft Robbie the Robot.

*Buy Jetsons toys at eBay.

Sea of Tranquility travel poster

Sea of Tranquility travel poster by Andy Helms on sale at Etsy.

*Previously: Travel poster of the future.

*Buy travel posters at eBay.

Toy Story 3 concept art

Nate Wragg posted a bunch of concept art that he created for Toy Story 3.

*Previously: Day & Night concept art.

*The Art of Toy Story 3 is 34% off at Amazon.

Bride of Frankenstein poster

Bride of Frankenstein posters by Martin Ansin on sale at Mondo.

*Buy Bride of Frankenstein posters at eBay.

Fire Exit

Fire Exit via.

*Buy vintage signs at eBay.

Serenity vinyl album

For Gallery 1988's upcoming Crazy for Cult show, Joe Spiotto created a vinyl album based on the Firefly/Serenity world. He also has some swell ladies of Nintendo prints on sale at Etsy:

*Previously: Browncoats nose art.

*Buy Firefly toys at eBay.