Blade Runner drawn in Microsoft Paint


David MacGowan is recreating Blade Runner shot-by-shot as Microsoft Paint illustrations. He tells Motherboard:

I like the idea of having a blog but basically feel as if I have very little to say about things, at least things that are original or interesting. I gravitated to Tumblr with some idea of just posting pictures, but still felt I needed to be posting something I'd actually made myself... [Y]ears ago I used to draw really crappy basic MS Paint pics for a favourite pop group's fan site, and they always seemed to raise a smile. The idea of doing something else with MS Paint, a kind of celebration of my not being deterred by lack of artistic talent, never really went away....

I don't really think about giving up. The idea of actually completing something I start out to do (for once in my life) is very appealing,And it's fun, it's not a chore.

MSP Blade Runner

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Pixel art that responds to viewer manipulation


German designer Marcus Bl├Ąttermann created this nifty series of scalable pixel illustrations based on Greek mythology (Tantalos shown here). Drag your cursor around at his site to alter the image. Read the rest

Hillary and Trump skull-stickers


They're $10 for 12 at Urban Medium, whose awesome designs I've been tracking since 2004. Read the rest

Beautiful 1959 Edward Gorey book cover featuring a giant flaming spider


Illustrator Edward Gorey at his finest with this cover for an out-of-print paperback from 1959, Nineteenth Century German Tales.

Here is a PDF of the cover story, "The Black Spider," by Jeremias Gotthelf, written in 1842. Read the rest

Scarfolk: Win your human rights!

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The dystopian satire site Scarfolk (previously) has scored another direct hit, this time on the human-rights-hating new, post-Brexit Prime Minister and the savage faction she's stacked her cabinet with. Read the rest

Box-art from an imaginary Hellraiser classic board-game

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Kyohazard's Lament Configuration is a terrific piece of fan-art for those of us who loved the Hellraiser movies (the good ones, at least).

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537 artists from 67 countries competed to make this gorgeous card deck

Playing Arts held a design contest then turned winning entries for each card into a beautiful deck. Emi Haze shared how the winning 4 of spades was created, detailed above. Below, the rest of the winning 4 cards. Read the rest

People being stabbed in medieval art and lovin' it

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Medieval manuscripts were the imageboards of their day, full of murderous rabbits and lewd butts, a new (to me) subgenre is "people who don't seem to mind that they've just been stabbed" -- perhaps the origin of the Black Knight? Read the rest

An oral history of the Suicide Squad


Zack Smith writes, "With the film of SUICIDE SQUAD out Friday [ed: alas, it looks like a turkey], you might enjoy this oral history I did of the 1980s series with writer John Ostrander and most of the artistic and editorial team from throughout the book's run. Along with some fun surprises, it includes some never-before-seen script and original art pages from the creators' personal collections." Read the rest

RIP, MAD Magazines's Jack Davis


Davis had been with MAD since its first run in 1952, and his illustrations helped define the look of satirical art for generations. Read the rest

Commission your own Sweet Valley High portrait


Sweet Valley High cover illustrator James L. Mathewuse still takes commissions on his site. Imagine you or your friends rendered in glorious 80s pastels or oils!

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Recreating a classic Moebius comic with Peanuts characters


Jesse Orion writes, "This is Jean 'Moebius' Giraud's '40 Days in the Desert B' recreated page by page with characters from Charles Schulz' 'Peanuts'!" Read the rest

Why medieval monks filled manuscript margins with murderous rabbits


Long before Sergio Aragon├ęs filled the margins of MAD Magazine with tiny, weird cartoons, the margins of medieval manuscripts were a playground for bored monks with crude senses of humor. Read the rest

Crusade against Cthulhu


Robert Altbauer created this series of illustrations depicting crusaders meeting the HP Lovecraft's monsters, annotated in medieval Middle High German. Read the rest

Inspired Haunted Mansion stretch gallery/Star Wars mashup


Karen Hallion, a frustrated Disney animator, has updated her brilliant Princess Leia/Haunted Mansion mashup from 2014 with an inspired, complete set of Star Wars inspired Haunted Mansion stretch-gallery portraits. Read the rest

Fantastic psychedelic Greyhound ad from 1971


This wonderful illustrated ad appeared in the July 1971 issue of African-American culture magazine Ebony. (via Weird Universe) Read the rest

Gorgeous new covers for 100 great public domain books


The New York Public Library's spectacular Digital Public Library challenged designers to create new covers for some of the public domain's greatest books, which had been previously doomed to an undeserved dullness thanks to the auto-generated covers that book-scanning projects stuck them with. Read the rest

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