Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, Sleepy Time, Green Tea, Green Tea With Lemon, Green Tea With Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, Ginger with Honey, Ginger without Honey, Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, Constant Comment, and Earl Grey,
Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt created an awesome series of highly detailed, fully articulated action figures for a new solo exhibition entitled Empire Peaks. Each fantastic figure is an easily recognizable mashup of a Star Wars character and a famous (or infamous) historical figure:
"In this exhibition, Leavitt pairs the traits of his recognizable subjects with characters from Star Wars, juxtaposing the classic archetypal roles found in Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the rest of the famed cast with pop-culture personas. Through these clever mash-ups, the artist explores themes of coveting mass-produced collectibles as well as idol worship throughout human history—examining the recurring patterns of our civilization and its shared compulsive needs for heroes and villains or rebels and tyrants, rising and falling or celebrated then overthrown, repeatedly over time.”
Some of our favourites include Chewbacca/Charles Darwin, Yoda/Mohandas Gandhi, R2-D2/Albert Einstein, Han Solo/Abraham Lincoln, and Jabba the Hutt/Kim Jong-il. Click here to view them all.
Empire Peaks is currently showing in New York at the Jonathan Levine Gallery through December 21st.
Winter isn’t just coming. For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, winter is already here. San Francisco-based artist and designer Krystal Higgins designed a fantastically geeky series of paper snowflakes based on the sigils for six of the noble houses from Game of Thrones. What’s more, she also created free downloadable patterns for each of them. They’re available now via Krystal’s website.
[via Laughing Squid]
- Snape: What would three young Gryffindors such as yourselves be doing inside... on a day like this?
- Hermione: Uh... Well... We... We were just...
- Snape: You ought to be careful. People will think you're...
Sure, no one wants to be attacked and devoured by bloodthirsty lions, tigers, or sharks, but what about giant man-eating penguins? You’re looking at the last thing seen by an Antarctic explorer who had the grave misfortune of crossing paths with one. One gulp and he was a chilly memory. Om nom nom nom!
Okay, not really, but the perspective in this photo is so dramatic, we couldn’t help but get a little carried away. This awesome shot was captured by the folks at G Adventures while exploring Antarctica aboard the M/S Expedition. The penguin is neither giant nor a man-eater. It’s an adorable Gentoo Penguin caught in the act of attacking the team’s GoPro camera.
Heads will roll. (Judith Beheading Holofernes)
Valentine de Boulogne (1591-1632)
Artemisa Genitileschi (1593-1653)
Batman #330, December 1980, cover by Ross Andru, Dick Giordano, and Tatjana Wood