Travel posters are so retro, but also so very futuristic when NASA makes some of them, for exoplanets. The freshly released set includes three exoplanets, the Kepler-186f, HD 40307g, and the Kepler-16b. Of the set, Kepler-186f is remarkable because it falls within the habitable zone of its star, which is redder and cooler than our sun. Speaking of cool, the Kepler-16b is located in a binary star system, where you could see two suns in the sky at once, much like Tattooine in Star Wars. Enjoy these posters here, or if you would like one for your room, head on to the NASA website to download (much) higher resolution versions that would be totally awesome as posters.
This is so totally cool! Han and Leia in the Up universe. Well, Carl and Ellie did want to be adventurers and explore whole new worlds, maybe they would find time for that in the Star Wars universe. The illustration is the work of artist James Hance and is available as a print for $15.
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.
It’s not always sunny in video game land. In fact, if these prints by Christopher Hemsworth be considered, video game universe is a terrible place for beloved characters. The cool retro-style prints are available on Society6.
You have to love these beautiful superhero watercolor prints by artist Blule. They seem to be done in both ease, and excellent form. For a medium as simple as watercolor, these prints are pretty hardcore.
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.
Quantum Mechanix and DC Comics have partnered for a series of stunning art prints that present ladies of DC Comics in a retro style. The prints are the work of Ant Lucia and feature the retro pin-up look that had its heyday in the ’50s. The Bombshell prints are available for $14.95 each.
Wonder Woman works out on the beach, and Batman looks like… well, like he just got a very nice shave. Print by Jeff Victor.
Canadian artist Steph Caskenette‘s papercraft renderings of scenes from classic Nintendo games are wonderful. The touch of paper makes these good old games and memories look exquisite with an added teaspoon of nostalgia. The images were not created by using actual paper, but the digital effect works just as good for the purpose. Prints available on RedBubble.
Artist collective Oliver Gal have gotten their hands on patent blueprints of famous inventions, and to general pleasure converted them into these very fine prints. The prints are fairly well executed towards the originals, and include life changing applications like the first Wright Brother’s flying machine, and well, arguably equally important though in a different category altogether, the beer bottle.