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Hayao Miyazaki may have retired, but his characters will live on forever. They are the sort of creations that inspire others, and artist Richard J. Evans decided to pay tribute to Studio Ghibli by creating a pixelated spin on some of their characters. He’s taken familiar faces from My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, and more. I’m surprised by how well this style of art suits the characters and stories. It makes me want an 8-bit Studio Ghibli video game!

See more of the neat series after the break.

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While you and I may wander the aisles of the office supply store and only see mundane items, artist James Haggerty sees inspiration. He utilizes tens of thousands of staples to create mosaic style portraits of Star Wars characters. One of his recent pieces of C-3PO has 33,580 staples! That’s insane. He’s also assembled impressive images of Greedo and Darth Vader. I’m pretty sure he has to channel the Force to be patient enough to create these pieces.

See more the art made from staples after the break.

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This beautiful work-in-progress art is the brainchild of James Hance. We’ve featured work by James Hance in the past with everything from Winnie the Pooh/Star Wars mashups to Doctor Who to Adventure Time. Now he’s put Princess Leia with Indiana Jones. I don’t think that counts as cheating on Han, does it?

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This Legend Of Zelda Tarot Deck by Pixel Perks is a beautiful example of what happens when one geekdom meets another and a new thing of beauty is born.

Whether you read Tarot or you just like unique decks, this is definitely a cool set of Major Arcana, and Pixel Perks says she’s working on a Minor Arcana as well and will have full 78-card decks available sometime in May.

You can see more of the Legend Of Zelda Major Arcana after the break.

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This is what happens when the cover of Uncanny X-Men #141 gets a Game Of Thrones twist. When you think about it, you have to be a superhero to survive in Westeros, so it makes sense.

Here’s what creators Comfort Love and Adam Withers had to say about why they did the project:

“So, this was an idea that Adam was shocked – SHOCKED – had not been done yet. When it occurred to him, he scoured the Googles to see whether anybody else had done it, but nothing came up. So here he is, sitting on this goldmine idea. In case anybody isn’t getting the reference, this piece is an homage to the classic John Byrne cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 – the start of the Days of Future Past storyline. With the upcoming movie, you’ll probably be seeing this cover more often. Adam selected Dany, Tyrion, and Jon for the front because they seem to have the strongest “Plot Armor.” Whatever else might appear to happen to them, I suspect we’ll be seeing them through to the end of the story. Though god knows I could be wrong. That Martin SOB loves toying with our emotions.”

Get a closer look at the artwork after the break.

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Ghostbusters is turning 30 this year, and that means all kinds of celebrations. Besides finally getting an official LEGO set, there is also going to be a huge art show featuring the work of more than 70 artists. They’ve created apparel, paintings, sculptures, and more to honor the Ghostbusters. The exhibit will be at Gallery1988 in New York and later on in Los Angeles.

If you want to try to see the art in person, here’s the info from the site:

The New York Ghostbusters gallery opens SATURDAY NIGHT, April 19th, with an opening reception from 7-10 PM. We will be open everyday through April 26th, from 11-7 PM. Our next stop is Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles on May 17th.

Above image by DKNG.

See more art from the show after the break.

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New York-based artist and illustrator Sam Spratt usually focuses much of his artistic talent developing art pieces for his various clients (who range from National Geographic Channel to Donald Glover), but he recently shifted his attention over towards GoT and created a beautiful illustration of everyone’s favorite Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen.

Check out a closeup after the break…

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Once Joss Whedon signed on to work with Marvel with films, I couldn’t help but let my mind wander to a happy place that involved a merging of Firefly and Disney. It could never actually happen since Firefly is a touch violent and has, you know, prostitutes—but a girl can dream.

Artist Stephen Byrne apparently had similar thoughts when he created this precious art featuring the crew of Serenity drawn in Disney animated movie style. The little River Tam is my favorite.

See some close-ups from the illustration after the break.

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I like to pretend I live in a world where my action figures come to life at night and have adventures and battles. Photographer Zahir Batin makes such a world real in his photograph series of Star Wars action figures posed out in nature.

He puts clone troopers and other figures in funny situations and occasionally works in a bit of editing magic like you see above with the Force choke. He even goes the extra mile to explain the behind-the-scenes aspects on his Facebook page. I admire both his photography skills and his patience for setting the shots up just right.

Check out more examples of his work after the break.

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You’re looking at artist Stefanie Rocknak’s clay model for the final design of her life-size Edgar Allen Poe statue that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2 pm in Boston. The statue will go up on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South, which is often referred to as “Edgar Allan Poe Square.”

Rocknak’s design was the winner out of a pool of 265 other artists (from 42 states and 13 countries) who applied to create the statue.

Learn more after the break…

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