Can you work out which superhero these undies belong to?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 3 March 2014

Think you know your superhero underwear like the back of your hand? Grab this minimalist art print that documents all the famous superhero and villain undies in one place. It was designed by Toronto-based graphic arts studio Design Different and was inspired by childhood, obviously: ‘When I think back to my childhood, memories flood my […]

Read more

Pop culture heroes reimagined as Egyptian hieroglyphics

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Self-confessed nerd Josh Lane did a series of illustrations reimagining iconic fictional heroes such as X-Men, The Avengers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as hieroglyphics. What a genius.

Read more

FACT: Batman jailed in Singapore for petty crime

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Blame it on having to live up to a fabulous name. For Batman bin Suparman (yes, just one letter shy of another superhero), it has meant becoming infamous overnight when he was recently jailed in Singapore for multiple theft and housebreaking offences. For every Batman that fights crime, there’s another Batman that commits crime. Guess […]

Read more

Noir superhero illustrations by Marko Manev

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Illustrator Marko Manev’s Noir superhero series gives a fresh twist to these classic comic book characters. Portrayed as silhouetted beacons in a world of brooding darkness, these iconic heroes seem even more heroic set in black and white. Villains, beware.

Read more

Aging Superhero: paintings by by Andreas Englund

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 November 2013

Swedish artist Andreas Englund, through his current series of photorealistic oil paintings, visualizes to us the life of a superhero that’s quite past his prime. The series is called Aging Superhero, and it aims to show that despite old age, people can still do remarkable and praise-worthy things. I want him to make a series […]

Read more

Our favourite superheroes pitted in battle against, er, lamps

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Galactus, Dr. Doom, Magneto, Venom, The Joker, Bane, Doomsday. These are some of the biggest villains the world’s superheroes have had to overcome. But they have one common enemy they have still yet to hurdle: the lamp. Dun-dun-dun-dun!

Read more

Masterpieces of superheroes: illustrations by Olly Moss

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Illustration on Thursday 3 October 2013

UK-artist Olly Moss fascinates with his posters and illustrations which are mostly focused on superheroes. He creates outstanding pieces that sometimes appear as ‘simple’ as a paper cut but always impress with their richness of detail.

Read more

Superheroes as ice popsicles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Friday 23 August 2013

When he’s not busy being an ad creative in his day job, Netherlands-based Chungkong does quite a bit of irreverent artwork — such as mounting superheroes on sticks as sweet ice popsicles. Can’t help but think the Captain America one would taste quite good as a cherry vanilla popsicle. Somebody needs to actually manufacture these […]

Read more

The Price of Being Superheroes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Bob Al-Greene recently teamed up with Emil Lendof (who did the layout) and Nina Frazier (who did the art direction) for Mashable to illustrate just how much it costs to be a superhero back then and right now. Yep, even superheroes have to grapple with rising living costs, that’s the hard truth of life.

Read more

Superhero portraits of people

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Portraits of people with superhero-inspired logos, illustrations and comic panes imprinted all over their faces? We are all living a bit larger-than-life these days. Artist Sandra Chevrier wields quite a bit of magic with watercolor, acrylic, pencil and collage.

Read more

Superheroes doing ordinary things

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 16 April 2013

French digital art and self-professed ‘eclectic graphical gamer’ Grégoire Guillemin has a loud and wonderful pop art series, Secret Hero Life, where he depicts the secret lives of superheroes (bizarrely, Snow White is in the mix too) engaging in everyday human experiences such as making out, popping zits and smoking.

Read more (4 comments)

Scientifically accurate Spiderman

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 5 April 2013

Warning: once you watch this video, you’ll never be able to look at Spiderman the same way again. The folks at Animation Domination High Def want the world to know what Spiderman would actually be like if he had scientifically-accurate spider traits. You probably wouldn’t want this guy fighting crime in your town.

Read more

Thanks to Olly Moss, we can never see Spidey in the same way again

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 1 March 2013

The ever-prolific Olly Moss, who has done too many cool projects — like the Star Wars poster and these fantastic silhouettes — also claims to be on a ‘continuing quest to ruin super heroes for everyone’. There are only two in the series so far, but the English graphic designer has already ruined Spidey for […]

Read more

Australian designer MozCreative’s superhero posters

Ross Gardiner Reader Find

By Ross Gardiner in New Design on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Take Marvel and DC’s best-known superheroes, dress them in two stark toned colors and chop them out into bold stencil styles, and you have these iconic posters from Australian designer MozCreative. Coming in a range of styles, dictated by the superhero’s signature colors and characteristics, the posters are as brash and confident as their subjects, and are a must-have for any dark comic book fanatic.

Read more

Someone had to make these radio controlled superheroes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 9 November 2012

From kites to model aircraft, we fly all manners of things for fun. So it seems only natural that someone had to go ahead and actually make a human-sized flying superhero. Uh huh, he’s all of 78” tall in height and stretches out to a wingspan of 47”. His flying style is ‘stable yet aerobatic’. […]

Read more