Saturday, January 30, 2016

Awesome Art Picks: Nightwing, Emma Frost, Deadpool, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out. This is a way to see the artists working on one book draw characters from other comics or publishers.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Lego unveils its first disabled figure

After decades of building pirate ships, race cars and haunted castles, Lego has come up with something new: a wheelchair.

The Danish toymaker has unveiled its first ever disabled minifigure on Thursday. The figure of a hat-wearing boy in a wheelchair was first spotted at the Nuremberg international toy fair in Germany and featured on fan blogs.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Star Trek Gets Retro Postage Stamps for Its 50th Birthday

Star Trek has a big anniversary coming up. This summer, the franchise that dared to boldly go where no man has gone before turns 50.

The Original Series debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966. Though it ran for just three years—and included just 79 episodes—Star Trek spawned four spin-off TV series, 13 movies and a host of novels and comics. In honor of the show's enduring mark on popular culture, and the franchise's golden anniversary, the United States Postal Service is issuing a series of colorful commemorative postage stamps. The Heads of State, a Philadelphia design studio that produces work with a retro, patriotic slant to it, created it with direction from Antonio Alcalá, a designer at Studio A.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

The creepy beauty of VCR errors

Digital technology can be very boring at times. There's no room for error. If a smartphone or an MP3 player breaks, we have to chuck it away and arrange to get a new one, while the digital cloud preserves all our precious files in immaculate condition. "That's sort of the problem with the digital revolution for glitch artists today. With formats like HDMI, it's all or nothing. The signal is either crystal clear, or it's not coming through at all," says computer artist Corey Johnson.

All images by Corey Johnson. This article contains flashing images.


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