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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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’. […]
Ukraine-based graphic designer, WhiteRave, created these neon minimalistic superhero posters. The characters represented are easily recognizable because their symbol and mask are outlined in a luminescent stroke. These posters are vivid, eye-catching, and original.
With all of the superhero movies coming out this Summer, I think this poster series by Poland-based designer Alex Litovka is keeping right up with the trends. Each poster is of a cityscape with a superhero in the shape of that superhero’s logo. The minimalistic design and recognizable imagery tell a clear and concise story of each of these six characters.