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Thursday, May 27, 2010

A playfully weird take on classic tarot images, this project reinvents divination cards with such images as “The Molar Beetle” and the “Znakir of Thrax”.
“I describe my pictures as key frames or storyboards for some sort of bizarre movie,” says artist Ellis Nadler. “Or perhaps as stage sets for an opera I shall write some day.” I would love to see a full deck of these evocative cards in real-life. Imagine the strange fortunes people would tell. [via A Journey Round My Skull]


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Thursday, Apr 15, 2010
by PopMatters Staff



To celebrate the release of AK 100 and the 100th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa’s birth, Image Entertainment has provided PopMatters with these exclusive Kurosawa stills from films never before released on home video, including The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945), The Most Beautiful (1944), Sanshiro Sugata (1943), and Sanshiro Sugata, Part II (1944).


Product details from Image: The creator of such timeless masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and High and Low, Akira Kurosawa is one of the most influential and beloved filmmakers who ever lived — and for many the greatest artist the medium has known. Now, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Criterion Collection is proud to present this deluxe set celebrating his astonishing career. Featuring 25 of the films he made over the course of his 50 years in movies — from samurai epics to postwar noirs to Shakespeare adaptations — AK 100 is the most complete set of his works ever released in this country, and includes four rare films that have never been available for home video.


Images after the jump…


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Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010

DC Comics artist and co-publisher, Jim Lee, has an iPad. And he has put it to very good use, sketching iconic DC characters the Joker and Catwoman.


Think drawing with your finger instead of a stylus is too clunky to produce anything of worth? Check out Lee’s process, from a rough Joker sketch, through to the finished product.


A base sketch of Batman’s evil nemesis.


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Saturday, Apr 3, 2010

Who knows what possessed someone to make this collection? More importantly, who cares? Without further ado, here is Canadian crooner Michael Bublé being pursued by a
very crafty carnivore.


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Thursday, Apr 1, 2010

In honor of its 75th Anniversary, 20th Century Fox will be releasing some of its most cherished works in special edition Blu-ray and DVD through out the year. With the purchase of said editions, you can redeem an offer for one of their gorgeous poster designs that feature a classic Fox movie scene on top of the iconic Art Deco 20th Century Fox logo.


The eight posters celebrate such beloved favorites as Aliens, Walk the Line, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Patton, and….Ice Age. OK, so maybe that last one wasn’t too prestigious, but people must like it since the franchise had made billions worldwide.


You can see all of the stunning artwork here.


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