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Poster: Sci-Fi Periodic Table

Poster: Sci-Fi Periodic Table

Packed with more trivia than a Comic Con, this Periodic Table of Sci-Fi Film and TV Poster takes us back to the future and breaks down all things geeky into its basic (fifth) elements.

2.5 Meter Optimus Prime

2.5 Meter Optimus Prime

It’s not as tall the “real” Autobot leader, this 2.5 meter, 550 kg Optimus Prime statue can fight for freedom and toy licensing deals any day; it’s made with over 5,000 recycled steel parts.

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Tetris Chair

Tetris Chair

Gabriel Cañas’ Tetris Chair has only been seen as a digital render, but he’s finally put the pieces together and created a prototype; it’ll be displayed at the Video Game Museum in Paris.

Hardcore Gamer’s IQ Test

Hardcore Gamer’s IQ Test

The Hardcore Gamer’s IQ Test will require all your 8-bit superhero powers; the result of 8 months of work, it packs in 375 games and more than 425 characters and is available as a poster.

Used Tire Sculptures

Used Tire Sculptures

Ji Yong-Ho’s Used Tire Sculptures breathe new, organic life into a “tired” substrate: he crafts stunning sharks, wild dogs, and other creatures from tires, steel, wood, and styrofoam.

Lamponi’s Lamps

Lamponi’s Lamps

Lamponi’s Lamps are high-end, lighthearted lights; one-of-a-kind and made from vintage pieces, his lamps include everything from repurposed scooters to aluminum aircraft.

Animator’s Survival Kit (Book)

Animator’s Survival Kit (Book)

Winner of 3 Oscars and over 250 other awards Richard Williams’ Animator’s Survival Kit is a must for artists young and old; the 2009 expanded edition includes an extra 30 pages.

Matchstick Minas Tirith

Matchstick Minas Tirith

Patrick Action is Lord of the Buildings: his Matchstick Minas Tirith was finished 2/16/10 after three years and consists of 420k matchsticks, 24k blocks, and 100s of structures. Thanks, Hutchison!

Subversive Street Signs

Subversive Street Signs

Vandalism is bad, kids, but we can’t help but chuckle at TrustoCorp’s Subversive Street Signs; none of them endanger the public welfare while maximizing (and befuddling) public mindshare.

Chop Shop Geek Prints

Chop Shop Geek Prints

We wish they were t-shirts, but our geek antennae are still tingling over Chop Shop’s trio of uber-nerdy prints; they include the Nerd Rider, The Craftsman, and The Squid and Robot.

Lost Art: Inglourious Basterds

Lost Art: Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino and 13 artists team up for The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds show 2/18/10 in Los Angeles; limited to 6 prints each and signed by Quentin, proceeds go to Haiti.

8 ft. Alien Queen Sculpture

8 ft. Alien Queen Sculpture

At nearly 8 feet tall and weighing over 1,200 lbs, we’re not sure if we’d rather be stuck with this Alien Queen Sculpture or the real thing; it’s made from over 4,000 pieces of recycled steel.

Funny: Mate a Movie

Funny: Mate a Movie

Hollywood’s been robbing the sequel and reboot trains for years, but it could be much worse: Worth1000’s Mate A Movie is an unholy union of zombies, vampires, Vulcans, and Pandorans.

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Star Wars Valentines

Star Wars Valentines

If you need a V-day card and are lucky enough to be married to a Jedi, James Stowe’s Star Wars Valentines are perfect for couples and friends alike; there are six cards, one per Episode.

Brief History of Everything

Brief History of Everything

Jamie Bell’s Brief History of Everything is by no means comprehensive, but it is epic: the flipbook video was drawn with biro pens and took 2,100 pages, 50 jotter books, and 3 weeks to make.

Posters: Under the Milky Way

Posters: Under the Milky Way

A treat for both stargazers and typesetters, Ross Berens’ Under the Milky Way collection gives all eight planets (and yes, Pluto) their own unique 13″x19″ poster with facts and figures.

Cards: Pride, Prejudice, Zombies

Cards: Pride, Prejudice, Zombies

Available 2/24/10: if your braaaain found Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a bit too dense, this set of 30 postcards pictorially merges Victorian romance with ultraviolent zombie mayhem.

Video Game Skateboard Decks

Video Game Skateboard Decks

Popping an ollie is no problem for the TMNT, but Mario and Mega Man get in on the action with these Video Game Skateboard Decks by Logan Zawacki; they’re on display at I’M BOARD.

Photos: Strange Worlds

Photos: Strange Worlds

Matthew Albanese’s Strange Worlds photography looks like tilt shift at first, but they’re actually meticulously detailed miniature sets; he uses everything from plaster to paprika to make them.

Pokemon as Japanese Art

Pokemon as Japanese Art

Sorry, Ash, you’re not the first to try and catch ’em all, and you won’t be the last: Squirtle and gang go really old school with this collection of Pokemon as traditional Japanese art.

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Art: Mr. Villains Class of 1983

Art: Mr. Villains Class of 1983

He-Man was never the sharpest sword in the armory, which explains this Mr. Villains Class of 1983 “photo”; this fantastic retro poster by Christopher Lee is a must for MOTU fans.

Website: Film the Blanks

Website: Film the Blanks

Film the Blanks is an ongoing project to create abstract, minimalist versions of movie posters by blanking out text and reducing shapes and colors; see how many you can guess here.

Art: My MS Paint World

Art: My MS Paint World

Taking him four years to complete, Jens Gustafsson’s My MS Paint World is the Sistine Chapel of bitmaps; it’s 8883 x 7636 pixels large (8 feet x 8 feet) and takes up a 203 BMP file.

Movies As Cartridge Games

Movies As Cartridge Games

Penney Design is the latest to get in on the retro book cover fad, but they do a triple mashup mixing modern movies, old books, and cartridge games; one copy of 2D Avatar, please.

Poster: Brand Alphabet

Poster: Brand Alphabet

Benson Chou revamps the classic Brand Alphabet with his own 21st-century version that includes everything from Facebook to DC Shoes; download the 11×17 poster free here.

The Third & The Seventh

The Third & The Seventh

Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh is amazing; this full-CG piece is technically a look both through the lens of a camera and aside it, but is best enjoyed abstractly. Thanks, everyone!

Projections: Night Lights

Projections: Night Lights

Projection art gets interactive with Night Lights; it uses twelve 20,000 lumen projectors to amplify body, hand, and phone movements into 5-story images on the Auckland Ferry Building.

Car Art: Michell Collet

Car Art: Michell Collet

Mitchell Collet’s sculptures aren’t just any old car parts; they’re slices of automotive history, including the side panel from a 1967 Honda R300 or the grille of a 1961 Aston Martin Zagato.

Science Fiction Screen Print

Science Fiction Screen Print

It’ll be 2010 before we can name everything on this Science Fiction Screen Print; it’s a giant 14″x34″ poster with 61 robots, 58 aliens, and 30 icons from sci-fi film, tv, books, and games.

Semi-Realistic Family Guy

Semi-Realistic Family Guy

Kristy Anne Ligones’ semi-realistic portraits of Family Guy actually paint fairly normal versions of Peter, Lois, Chris, and Brian; that said, Stewie and Meg are as creepy as ever.

Picturing The Past 10 Years

Picturing The Past 10 Years

Easily the most rectilinear depiction of 2000-2009 we’ve seen so far, The New York Times’ Picturing The Past Ten Years paints an entire decade with good ol’ rows and columns.

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