HBO’s crime drama True Detective has proved itself a success, and gained quite a following. Art inspired by Detective Rustin Spencer “Rust” Cohle and Detective Martin Eric “Marty” Hart, the protagonists of the show, was simply expected to follow. In this series, artist Todd Spence imagines True Detective characters as covers for Hardy Boys books. Yup, the detectives make quite a match to Hardy Boys, except all the ass.
Germany based graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang imagines a “collaboration”, a mashup if you will, of famous pop culture icons represented by music stars, with cartoon characters. As the artist says, the attempt was to match the stars and characters in a way that both would have some similar qualities and be as close to their counterparts as a subject like this would allow.
For the love of superheroes you really do need to jazz up those coasters. These superhero inspired comic coasters make quite a useful set. Comics coasters are made of 3/16 inch thick stainless steel and fashioned after logos and symbols of comic book characters. They have quite a collection so you can take your pick. Available at Etsy shop ApocalypseFab.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has an ongoing series titled Disney Dream Portraits. For the series, the photographer chooses a scene and character from Disney movies, and recreates the scene in a photograph, with a celebrity playing the role of the Disney character.
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.
Artist Darren Rawlings has created a series where popular cars are reimagined as Transformers, another favorite in the automobile/giant robot genre. The illustrations are part of a series named If They Could Transform and present beloved, non-Transformer cars in their Transformer avatars. And we got to say, most of these transformations keep their badass characteristics running. Ecto-1 as a ghost busting Transformer? Hell yeah!
The pictures show baby Olivia very smartly dressed in the theme of several well known TV shows. Olivia’s parents Cristina and John handcrafted the backgrounds of TV shows and her dresses, and the setting was then photographed by their friend Karen Abad.