Tag Archives: Art

Saint Ripley to save us all

Just to make a  point and prove that this blog is not dead I will post an awesome picture that ties in with the unofficial theme of this blog – the alien franchise, mind you – and sweeten all of our days.

Enjoy the gloriousness of Ellen Ripley and baby Alien byzantine icon style:

This gem can be purchased over HERE. The illustration was made by artist Jska Priebe, whose website you can visit by clicking THIS LINK.

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So, what is “natural” for Ben the Illustrator?

Beautiful weather and beautiful things go together very well, and since you’ve probably been dying to write some good old-fashioned postcards to your beloved friends I bring you the perfect dose of illustration goodness that you just needed.

Behold the beauty of the “Natural” postcard-collection designed by Ben the Illustrator (his website is here) and available at the 1973 online shop (you can get to it clicking HERE). A select few are presented here, which are my favorites. I love the contrast of the vibrant colors with the wooden/stone backgrounds. So, if you feel like sending me a postcard anytime soon, you know where to look. Ha!

And another one that is so perfectly designed to be sent to one particular person I know:

Why Chewbacca REALLY is friends with Han Solo

Just when I missed the deadline for a contest where I could have won a pretty awesome Star Wars Art book over at tor.com (which is like my new inspiration to reblog short tidbits without having to come up with anything original by my own whatsoever, but I digress), I found a way to light up my day. But yeah, first a closer look at the Art book I missed out on.

via tor.com

And here is what made me smile nevertheless:

via teefury.com

heehee. I wish I had the characters to verbalize the sounds that Chewbacca would make when being pleasently surprised, but I really don’t, since my keyboard doesn’t support Wookie. However, even though I am not really a Star Wars fan, this is pretty kewl. And yay for yellow! (btw, it is actually a t-shirt design, you can learn more about the T-Shirt and the artist Sean Kirkpatrick by clicking on the picture)