Superheroes and sf characters in Dutch Renaissance style


Sacha Goldberger's "Super Flemish" series is a spectacular set of images of superheroes, sf movie characters and other futuristic figures (including some of his notorious aged superheroes) in the garb and affect of Dutch Renaissance portraits. (via Neatorama)

Qwerkywriter: a mechanical typewriter keyboard


Shipping in summer 2015, Qwerkywriter is a $300 computer keyboard that uses mechanisms that mimic the keys of an old-fashioned manual, mechanical keyboard.

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Renaissance Space Invaders art


Artist Dan Hernandez painted a gorgeous series of frescoes depicting Space Invaders and other vintage game screengrabs as Renaissance and Byzantine art. They're hanging in a show called "Genesis" at the Kim Foster Gallery in NYC.

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Justice League as jazz-age vigilantes


On DeviantArt, Genesischant has a great "Jazz Age Justice League" poster complete with back-stories for all the reimagined, Gatsby-era vigilantes. I especially love Wonder Woman as a flapper, and the Green Lantern as a soldier-turned-jazz-musician-turned-crimefighter.

The J.L.A. is a borderline legal bounty-hunter/vigilante group with limited governmental sanction ("Department of Justice Licensed Agency"). Made up of individuals from various walks of life, all are committed to the take-down of the rising criminal empires that threaten America.

Jazz Age Justice League (via The Mary Sue)

Minecraft quilt


One of the best things about pixel-art games is how well they lend themselves to tributes in antique media, like cross-stitch and quilts -- these being fundamentally pixel-based themselves. Case in point: Carla from CoraQuilts's Minecraft Creeper quilt-top, an atemporal confection: "I just finished this quilt top today. I have plans for a fleece backing and it just might be up for sale when I am ready :) I used all Kona cotton solids and 6 inch squares, so it will measure 55" square when finished."

Minecraft Creeper Quilt Top (via Craft)