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11.20.14 Prachi Gupta

The Batman and The Joker have banded together in a rare show of unity to fight a new mutual threat: The New York City Council. The New York Times reports that the mascots of Times Square, including Hello Kitty and the Big Apple, appeared before the Consumer Affairs Committee on Wednesday to oppose a proposed […]

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01.13.14 Marina Galperina

Artist John Lane remixed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek and X-Men as Ancient Egyptian deities and magical gods. Check out those superhero’ed slabs of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. We especially like the one with the Kick-Ass characters, because they’re not really superheroes but regular people running around in loud outfits pretending to have superpowers. Because there […]

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05.16.13 Andy Cush

Remember that thing I said about design-y pop cultural mashups being internet gold? Well, here you go. An illustrator and designer who goes by Billy Butcher gave a bunch of ’80s punks and rock stars a DC Comics makeover, turning Morrissey into Superman, Ian Curtis into Batman, Siouxee into Wonder Woman, and slew of others. […]

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05.02.13 Andy Cush

A neighborhood that’s been embattled by everything from colossal storms to toxic sludge in recent months has a new hero, as artist Dean Haspiel’s latest comic features a former rascally thief who cleans up his act to become a reluctant crime-fighter. His name? The Red Hook, naturally. Red Hook “yields those kinds of characters,” Haspiel told […]

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02.14.13 Andy Cush

“A” is for Ant-Man, “B” is for Beast, “C” is for Captain America, and so on and so on. Designer Mike Boon created two parallel alphabets–upper-case for heroes, lower-case for villains–highlighting the various characters of the Marvel Comics universe. T-shirts, prints, and various other ephemera are available here and here. I’ve got most of them […]

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01.15.13 Marina Galperina

Catch Wonderwoman with her pants down, see Spiderman get really into dental hygiene and peep some hot hero on hero action in this series of posters by Greg Guillemin. Private moments. Big personalities. Voyeuristic crops. And they’re all for sale. Because waking up to Batman and Robin macking on your wall is an em-super-powering experience. […]

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01.09.13 Andy Cush

German Designer Aslan Malik created this badass line of dollar bills beautified with some of DC’s greatest heroes–Ben Franklin becomes the Green Lantern, Abe Lincoln is the Flash, Andrew Jackson makes quite a fetching Wonder Woman, et cetera. Next I want to see Aztek on a Peso and Super-Chief on a Buffalo Nickel. Check out […]

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10.17.12 Irina Dvalidze

Slovenian artist Luka Seme is hardly the first to super-fy the alphabet, but he still gets brownie points for originality. Seme strings up comic hero costumes with their corresponding first letter of the crime fighter’s name on a clothesline. Guess it’s laundry day for every super hero ever! Bad day for shit to go down. By the way, […]

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12.12.11 Marina Galperina

So, minimalist superhero posters and minimalist pictogram posters had a spawn of love children and here they are. Aw, lookit how cute they are too. They’re not intensely sophisticated but, there’s one thoughtful side-effect to reducing these superpowerful fictional pop culture icons down to the basic elements of their recognizable costumes and frequently repeated catchphrases […]

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08.12.11 Marina Galperina

Check out Marko Manev’s simplified superheroes, here to geek out old timers into pre-blockbuster, pre-Broadway, untainted  comic book nostalgia and to remind us of the greatest super power of them all… branding. We’ve been on a minimalist pop culture kick since mini-muppets and have resisted too long. Oh look, pictogram movie poster maker Viktor Hertz […]

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