Did you guys have a nice Valentine’s Day? I hope you all managed to do something special with your loved ones – if that included going to see Deadpool, you definitely did Saint Valentine proud.
Seen as love is still fresh on everyone’s mind, I thought I’d show you this lovely collection of prints created by Nan Lawson. The series is called ‘Meet Cute’ and depicts iconic couples from an array of different pop culture franchises, stood back to back with dewy faces and wide eyes.
Hearing the term Meet Cute automatically reminds me of that scene in The Holiday where adorable Arthur explains what it means; “It’s how two characters meet in a movie. Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in, and they both go to the same men’s pajama department. And the man says to the salesman: ‘I just need bottoms’. The woman says: ‘I just need a top’. They look at each other, and that’s the meet cute”
Lawson’s interpretation of this is definitely on point. Even though the couples aren’t face to face, there’s something incredibly romantic about their back to back stance, and the way they seem to merge into each other as if they were slowly becoming one.
She’s managed to include tonnes of my favourite couples; The Doctor and Rose, Scott and Ramona, Zoe and Wash, Captain America and Peggy. She’s even drawn Jareth and Sarah from the Labyrinth which just looks so exquisite. Were any of your favourite couples included? What did you think of Lawson’s artwork?
The Avengers are huge at the moment, so it will come as no surprise to hear that artists everywhere are getting their ‘fanart’ on. I’ve seen all sorts of artwork based on the Marvel super team, one of my favourite being these Avenger Puppet Posters, but move over Andrew Kolb, I have a new favourite now.
Van Orton Designs have managed to create what I can only describe as an Avengers Rainbow. The collection, comprised of Iron Man, Hulk, Ultron, Captain America and Thor, is so psychedelic and colourful that it feels like I’ve gone to some crazy unicorn rave and swallowed a load of neon sherbet.
No but seriously, these posters are amazing. They give off a pop art vibe, and each combine various textures and colours to produce an image that stands out and excites. I’m a little sad they didn’t include Black Widow or Hawkeye, but love this style, and can’t wait to see what the team comes up with next. You can check out more of their designs here.
Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out for a couple of weeks now, and as more and more people see it, more and more amazing fan art is being produced. One of my personal favourites has to be this Rainbow Coalition of Avengers collection by Andrew Kolb. He has created a series of vibrant posters for each of the main characters in the movie, I love them.
In the film, Ultron believes that all of the Avengers are Puppets, “tangled in strings”. Kolb has played on this, creating illustrations that display the team as if they really were puppets being controlled by Ultron. It’s such a clever idea, perfect for the general theme of the movie. I especially love how the puppets have been stylised. They remind me of those crash test dummies you see in car testing, only they look a little more depressed.
I really like what he’s done with the colours as well. Each poster is made up of one main colour with black detail, and each colour is different depending on the Avenger in the picture. Most of the choices are pretty perfect – blue for Cap, green for Hulk, purple for Hawkeye.. but Ironman is orange, which I must admit, I don’t quite get. Either way, they’d all look amazing on someone’s wall; your own personal Avengers rainbow.
These Adventure Time illustrations by Deviant Artist Cherriene, aka. Cheryl, are super adorable. She has transformed her favourite females from Pendleton Ward’s popular animated series, into hipster pin-up versions of themselves, and they are just charming. Princess Bubblegum, Fionna, Marceline, and Ice Queen, to name a few, are among the characters Cherriene has chosen to […]
When I think of fairy tale characters, my mind instantly goes to Disney. They’ve covered just about every fable and folk tale possible, and I’ve grown up with all of them. From Cinderella and Snow White, to the more recent Rapunzel and Princess and the Frog, Disney have made an almost iconic claim to the […]
Comic Book Illustrator, Skottie Young, is continuously winning us over with his adorable variant covers for the #1 issues of Marvel’s most popular comics. Throughout the year he has created ‘baby’ versions of some of our most beloved characters, and now, he will be designing covers for one of the biggest franchises around: Star Wars. […]
I think it’s a given that if you’re geekily inclined, you’re probably going to like space as a subject. Some of my favourite shows and movies are based in space; Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Alien, so it’s a little obvious that I’m intrigued about what lies beyond earth. I absolutely love learning about the universe on a day to day basis, and even though it’s far too massive to comprehend half the time, I still love looking out at the stars and planets as often as I am able.
That’s the problem with living in a city though – there’s always so much light pollution, that it’s near impossible to see anything clearly without a incredibly powerful telescope. Well, I have a THE single best solution to getting your space fix daily – Space Art! It’s not really space as you see it, but more like space as you would like to see it – beautiful beyond compare.
Artist Sam Chatfield has managed to create some of the most stunning space images I’ve ever seen, and they all come from his imagination. Using purely spray paint, along with kitchen pan lids and plant pots, he can bash out a representation of the universe in less than five minutes. Check out some of his stuff here, along with a video of him doing one of his pieces – you’re guaranteed to be as impressed as I am.
If you fancy one for yourself, like his facebook page and send a request.