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Here is my tribute to my enormous and intense love for the Saints Row series.  In my opinion, it’s a whole lot more fun than GTA. It just jumps the shark every single moment it possibly can.  The characters are hilarious, the banter is amazing, and the fact that you can totally customize your main character (and have them have Troy Baker’s voice) is just icing on the cake.

Not convinced? You can run around naked swinging around a tentacle bat, hitting giant mascot costumes while blasting dubstep and gangster rap, have superpowers that fling people across time and space, run at the speed of light, and make out with all of your crew no matter your character’s gender (excluding Keith David.) 

Running out and grabbing it now? Yeah, I thought so. 

This version is of course with my Saints Boss, who I lovingly modeled after Rhiys. It’s just so much fun to see him running around with crazy outfits, doing horrible shenanigans he’d never do in the Woo Hoo! universe canon. Haha! Or would he?!! 

I’ll have prints of this at Emerald City ComiCon this weekend as well! Table Z-10 <3


When French graphic designer and illustrator DZO briefly ran out of paper, he decided to experiment with found goat skulls and smooth river stones as canvases and proceeded to cover every inch of them with awesomely imaginative and elaborate illustrations.

Click here to view more pieces from DZO’s Stones and Bones project.

Visit DZO’s Behance page and Instagram account to check out more of his artwork.

[via Beautiful/Decay and Colossal]


It’s high time we shared more artwork by Australian illustrator DrFaustusAU (previously featured here), who reimagines movie, comic book and video game titles and characters as book covers rendered in the unmistakable style of Dr. Seuss.

Today we’re treated to covers for The Silence of the Lambs, The Terminator, The Last of Us, V for Vendetta, Mars Attacks!, Predator, and The Evil Dead.

Visit DrFaustusAU’s deviantART page to check out even more of his awesome artwork.

[via Lost at E Minor and Incredible Things]


A couple months ago we shared the whimsical work of storyboard artist and scribbler Marty Cooper, who draws mischievous characters on animation cels using sharpies and white-out and then stages them to create entertaining photographs. Now Cooper is using his animation cel illustrations to create short animated videos depicting his life as ‘an odd creature-infested cartoon universe.’ This video is a three minute collection of shorts entitled “Aug(De)Mented Reality”. It’s a creative and playful combination of old and new with characters drawn on traditional animation cels brought to life using stop-motion animation that’s created with Cooper’s iPhone 5S.

Keep up with Marty Cooper’s latest creations by following him here on Tumblr, on Instagram and YouTube.

[via Colossal]


Miami-based artist and art teacher Brian Reedy creates awesome woodcut illustrations of monsters, superheroes, supervillains from movies, comic books and video games, dystopian scenes, and mythical deities and creatures. It’s a striking combination of contemporary pop culture imagery with centuries-old illustration technique.

"Reedy’s work is a satiric commentary on current society. His style is an exaggeration and hyper-detailing of the comic book and cartoon genres. He often peppers humorous elements in his prints that range from hidden references to hilarious captions."

Visit Brian Reedys website and his Woodcut Emporium Etsy shop and to see more.

[via My Modern Metropolis]


Brooklyn-based artists SpaceWolf Limited create beautifully engraved wooden posters for beloved movies and TV shows. Each image is created in a limited run of 50 pieces on US-sourced cherry hardwood that’s laser-engraved and then hand-oiled. They also make engraved wooden iPhone skins, journals and laser-cut wooden jewelry.

Visit the SpaceWolf Limited website to check out more of their work and follow them on Instagram to keep up with their latest creations.

[via Design Taxi]


Evolution is a very long and gradual process. We can look back and see how different animals have evolved over time, but there’s no telling how various living organisms will develop in the future, particularly if they start interbreeding in seemingly impossible combinations. Thankfully David Malki !, creator of the awesome webcomic Wondermark, put together this amazing “Zoological Times Table and Spotters’ Identification Guide”. Say goodbye to all that guesswork and hello to a world full of weird and wonderful animal hybrids.

Click here to view a larger version.

[via Wondermark]


The Archie McPhee Library has a secret cupboard containing a wish list of books we wish we owned. One of those amazing volumes is Les Diners de Gala, a stunning cookbook that was both written and sumptuously illustrated by the inimitably awesome surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, published in 1973.

"The twelve chapters each cover a specific class of dishes — from exotic courses to fish and shellfish to vegetables — rendered with a surrealist twist both gastronomically and aesthetically, but nowhere more so than in the tenth chapter, dedicated to aphrodisiacs."

Head over to Brain Pickings to view more pages from Dalí’s cookbook, including some of the actual recipes. But be forewarned, some of the images are decidedly NSFW.

And if you really want to treat yourself, you can actually purchase one of the rare remaining copies of Les Diners de Gala on Amazon.

[via io9 and Brain Pickings]


Gabriel Lafitte Nkweti is a French artist who happens to work as a barista at a Starbucks located across from the British Museum in central London. He’s found a wonderful way to combine his passion for drawing with his work preparing coffee by beautifully illustrating paper coffee cups for ‘special individuals who exhibit some small kindness’ when they visit the shop. Instead of simply labeling the cups with his customers’ names, he decorates them with intricate designs and illustrations.

‘I love seeing people’s reaction to my drawings,’ he explained. ‘I enjoy the joy and surprise on their faces.’

All of Nkweti’s illustrating is done at home in his spare time. Some of his more elaborate designs have taken up to 40 hours to complete. The response to his artwork has been so positive that he now receives daily requests from fans who visit the coffee shop with their names written on a piece of paper in hopes that Nkweti will create a cup especially for them.

Visit Gabriel Lafitte Nkweti’s Facebook page to view many more of his beautified coffee cups, some of which are now on display inside the Starbucks where he works.

[via Design Taxi and]


Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders discovered exquisitely tiny handmade books created by illustrator Evan Lorenzen. Here you see “The Mini Book of Major Events”, which opens with the beginning of life as we know it and concludes with our introduction to extraterrestrials.

Follow Evan here on Tumblr at artandsuchevan to check out more of his wonderfully wee books.

[via Colossal]






Something for my feminist theory class.

I’d love to see the reactions to this from a crowd. I can kind of imagine a quiet, solemn understanding from the ladies and a lot of confused questions from the guys… If my memory of art school serves me.

I’m a guy and I just sort of paused and stared in silent horror because of what must it be like to carry all that with you. I can see this being a real setup for someone’s keys and that saddens me.

I actually had to sit and think a second to see what all of these even were :/

the thing that looks like a cat is actually a form of brass knuckles. add to that the whistle, not found on most men’s keychains, and it tells a very scary story using no words at all.

(via steveholtvstheuniverse)


When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks up at the patches of blue sky between city buildings, he imagines fanciful characters existing in the geometric gaps formed by the neighboring buildings. Lamadieu shoots photos of those patches of sky and illustrates them for an ongoing series entitled Sky Art. Thus far he has drawn pictures on the skies over streets and enclosed courtyards in France, Germany, Belgium and Canada.

Head over to Thomas Lamadieu’s website to view more images from his whimsical Sky Art series.

[via Colossal]


Contemporary Art Week!

Leo and Diane Dillon

Various Illustrations

Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.

There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.