Pulp fiction covers are at their nostalgic best, and so are a number of Nintendo games. Artist Ástor Alexander put together those two greats and created a set of images of pulp fiction covers for Nintendo games, and a few more, but we’ll go with the majority of the set. They are pretty darn cool, and I’m pretty sure I want to read a Nintendo game inspired pulp fiction novel.
Nobody saw it coming, and Disney Princesses turned out to be monsters. On the plus side, they are very cute, very Disney-like monsters, and probably would be loved a hell lot more in some parallel universe. Well, in fact I’m sure the little monster princesses would find a lot of admirers in our own universe as well. The monster Disney princess illustrations are the work of artist Jennifer a.k.a. NoFlutter.
People often see shapes in clouds, artist Martin Feijoó (aka Tincho) goes ahead and marks up those shapes with illustrations. The Shaping Clouds Project took shape based on the clouds Martin photographed on his last trip to Mexico. Now that’s some solid imagination.
Link is a warrior slashing through hordes of his enemies. In this illustration from Jeremiah Lambert Arts, Link stands with Zelda on top of a pile of his fallen enemies, like any great warrior should. The other illustration shows a heartless Mario stomping on hapless Goombas, leaving a mess of spilled intestines through the mushroom kingdom.
Sam, Dean and Castiel, well that’s just the stuff Supernatural legend is made of. We totally dig the illustrations inspired by the series. If Supernatural is not your thing, artist-illustrator Zerobriant has a quite a collection to show, especially so if you are a Doctor Who fan. You can get them on a variety of items, ranging from prints, and going all the way to throw-pillows. Available on RedBubble.
People have had their fair share of gripe about the obvious lack of details in the good old 8-bit video games. Technology wasn’t mature enough for detailed appearances, and videogame artists and developers made best use of the palette available to them. With better technology, came around a different, more detailed look of the characters. But imagine if the original 8-bit art was just a boxy representation of what those characters actually looked like.
Unconventional Vehicles by Gerald Bear is a mashup where famous pop culture vehicles get their match in conventional vehicles we see around us. Movie and popular culture vehicles tend to be fantastic, but what if they were regular vehicles; modified though not really modded with the skill to change them completely.
Russian illustrator Varya Kolesnikova makes these lovably cute and adorable illustrations, often with fairy tales forming the theme. As is to be expected, several of these illustrations do make their way into children’s books and receive the attention they so rightfully deserve.
UK based artist Michael Turner has a minimalist series where superheroes are presented in two color tone portraits. Quite a set, and it just made me realize several superheroes prefer very bright colors for their costumes.
Illustrator Jed Henry combines traditional Japanese art with modern popular culture icons to create these beautiful prints. His series of video game characters as traditional Japanese woodblock prints has been extremely successful, and now the artist is also working on combining popular anime with traditional Japanese woodblock art.