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Trio…Pop Culture Tees

I’ve posted before about my favorite typography tees and about my favorite tees for artsy folk. Today, I thought I’d resurrect my “Trio” series with a compilation of 3 tees regarding 3 of my favorite pop culture subjects – MJ, Super Mario, & Star Trek.

Michael Jackson Inspired Tees

Star Trek Tees

Super Mario Tees

"Magic Mushrooms"...this is hilarious!

Unfortunately, a lot of these are sold out…but it’s still cool to see what was once a really neat design!

After compiling this list, I realized that the world of graphic tees is far too large for me to just narrow this down to three subjects…lookout for 1 or 2 more lists like this!

[Tron-ified Superheroes]…

Pure awesomeness…

Tron + Marvel Superheroes = AMAZING, yes? These are some of the covers from the upcoming special edition variant issues of various Marvel comics series. All this is for the upcoming release of the remake of Tron. I want to get my hands on one of these…most specifically the one of Moon Knight – Bad. Ass.

Oh and for more awesomeness, check out this teaser video featuring a lovely minute or so of Daft Punk Tron-soundtrack goodness (the song is called Derezzed) – I cannot WAIT for this film and the music that goes with it 🙂

[Cubism in 8-Bit]…

I’m feeling nostalgic for video games of yesteryear, so I thought it’d be fun to post these mosaics made of tiles and…Rubiks Cubes!

Check out Space Invaders to see more of this geeky coolness!

[Dark Art]…Title Cards of Batman: The Animated Series

Growing up, I was a HUGE fan of the Batman:The Animated Series cartoon that used to come on Cartoon Network. Not only was the series really intense & dark (there was actually a point in which one episode scared me so much that I wasn’t allowed to watch it for a bit after that!), but the animation style (done by Bruce Timm) was insane! The show almost had a film noir style – tons of shadows, bold colors, and vintage style illustration. Since I’m trying to decide if I want to buy the series on DVD, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite title cards from various episodes…

Those don’t even look like they’re from a 1990’s cartoon, do they?! So cool. I also love how each one is a good depiction of the mood of the show. Like that 3rd to last card “Be a Clown”. The image of The Joker leading a kid towards the Ferris Wheel is so deliciously sinister. This was one of the first series to really draw upon the actual dark nature of the Batman world…I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much – it was real and made you think. Anyway, if you wanna see more title cards, check out more here. What are some of your favorites??

[Hipster Superheroes]

Hipster culture has long since made it’s mark, so it’s only a matter of time until Superheroes drank the kool-aid…

Hilarious! This has sort of made my day!

[Via]

[Retro Space Men]…Vintage Sci-Fi Book Covers

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the geeky…so it should be no surprise that I am quite the avid Sci-Fi fan. I’ll gobble it up in doses of film and print, so I was really happy to come across these scans (from various Flickr sites) of some vintage Sci-Fi book covers. They’re from the 1960’s and 1970’s and are full of color and retro illustration. A lot of them even seem like a good read!

These are super neat to me! Now I already know that one of my projects for my new place will incorporate some vintage Sci-Fi book covers for decoration. If you like these, be sure to check out more here & here

Loving…Superga x DC Comics Sneakers

 Okay…now as a disclaimer, I’d like to voice that I, personally would never wear these. The colors are far too flashy and clashy for my taste, however, I do love them for the mere fact that they are kicks that have superheroes on them. They’re geek chic…and anything that’s geek chic is alright by me!

[Back To the Future]…Alt/1977 by Alex Varanese

If you’re anything of a nerd like me, then you probably get really excited about retro electronics. That’s why I love this set of illustrations by Alex Varanese called alt/1977. They feature a re-imagining of today’s top tech items (like iPod’s, cell phones, etc) as they would be if it were 1977…

Aren’t those neat!? I really like the “Laptron 64″…actually I think it would be really cool if you could actually get a cell phone or laptop that looks retro like this (with all the inside gadgetry of 2010, of course). I also noticed that the Microcade 3000, looks an awful lot like a Game Boy advance…I wonder why Varanese choose that handheld game device as inspiration. The colors are really cool too…I have a thing for 70’s wood paneling, haha

…make sure to check out the rest of the set here.

[Fashion In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…]…”He Wears It” by John Woo

These illustrations by John Woo have really made my day…who would’ve known that a Scout Trooper would rock Viktor & Rolf??

Trio…E3 Highlights

The annual E3 conference is going on and being the gamer that I am (well, like to think that I am…), I’ve been following the highlights of everything pertaining to upcoming games to new game console releases.

I’m excited about quite a few things: there’s a Nintendo 3DS coming out which basically is all in 3D, but without the need for 3D glasses. The concept sounds really cool…but I did read that the 3D images are only visible if you’re viewing it straight on. Another cool bit of news is that there’s a Michael Jackson dance game coming out that allows you to dance along with MJ to all his hits…of course, I will be buying this! There’s also a new Professor Layton game coming out! Besides all that though, I’m excited about the following 3 games…mostly because the screenshots are so stunning…but also because the gameplay looks pretty fun…

1) Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Mini Land Mayhem (DS)

2) Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions (X360)

3) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

I really wish I had more time to play video games…hopefully I can try some of these out…whenever I have free time that is.