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When I first spotted the Zelda pulp fiction cover art by artist Ástor Alexander, I didn’t know it was a series. Now that I do, I had to share them. The Mario one is just…perfection. Also included is a Metroid cover and, if you played Bioshock Infinite’s Burial at Sea DLC, there’s a little something her for you as well.

Head after the break to see them.

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Art by Ástor Alexander.

(via Twitter)

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DC Comics is launching a shiny new batch of variant covers in March, and they’re all about movie posters. The fun designs insert DC characters into posters from movies such as Free Willy (yep, you read that correctly), The Mask, Gone With the Wind, Beetlejuice, and Purple Rain. Heroes and villains on the covers include Aquaman, Batgirl, the Joker, and so many more. I can practically hear the money falling out of the wallets of collectors.

See more creative variant covers after the break.

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You’ve probably seen those incredible 3D chalk drawings that people do on the ground, but there’s something about this wall art by graffiti artist Odeith that really catches the eye. The designs seem to float in mid air.

Check out more of his work after the break.

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It’s that time of year. PJ McQuade, whose work we’ve featured in the past, has created a new batch of geeky cards for the holidays. It’s fun to send season’s greetings with faces from pop culture. New designs include Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in a Norman Rockwell homage, Boba Fett, Grand Moff Tarkin, Hodor from Game of Thrones, Ripley from Alien, and the many faces of the Doctor.

You can purchase the cards individually or in variety packs. Bonus: many characters from the cards are available as ornaments.

See more cards that let you send holiday wishes with fandom flair after the break.

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This beautiful steampunk version of Iron Man is the work of artist Anthony Jones. He posted this backstory for his art on his tumblr:

After donating his heart to save his only son Jarvis, Jarvis devoted his life to engineering to bring his father back to life. Picking up his father’s work, he found an alternative power source that could bring him back. Preserving his body in a deep freeze incubator, Jarvis spent 10 years of his young adult life to engineer a mechanized suit using the power of steam to breathe life to his father.

Introducing Gentlemen Stark.

The story makes the image even more striking, and makes us wish Jones would illustrate the entire saga.

(Concept Art World via io9)

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Art design student Kincso Nagy respects the Harry Potter books. They’re a key part of childhood and definitely capable of helping young adults exercise their imaginations. For her BA degree project, Nagy decided to redesign all the covers of the series with the glowing cut out designs pictured above.

For Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, she went a step further and included “interactive” illustrations that she hoped would add to the the story.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say she nailed it because the redesigned books look enchanting.

See photos of the interior pages after the break.

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This looks like a still-shot from an anime sequence, but it’s actually an action figure. It was made by mumumuno53 to look like a drawing, but it’s a very carefully colored and shaded action figure that he painted. The skill required to pull this off so convincingly is just amazing.

See more pictures after the break.

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If a narwhal is magical good luck, and a unicorn is magical good luck, then just how much magical good luck do you get when you combine the two?

Such is the question that Los Angeles’s artistic couple Kozyndan set out to answer with this sculpture entitled “Rainbow Magic”.

Crafted in cooperation with Pretty In Plastic, this resin sculpture is a blue and green unicorn inside a clear narwhal with both sharing a single brightly colored horn. You can even buy one for your home if you’re willing to spend $1500. That’s really expensive, but we’re thinking you’re much more likely to hit the lotto if you own it.

Head after the break to see more pictures.

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Explore a magical city paved with the names of video games in this map print by the Dorothy design studio. The fictional map design is loosely based on a section of Tokyo, and over 500 gaming titles are represented. They even incorporate some references to the history of gaming. Travel to Riot City, go to Combat School, and don’t forget to stop at Donkey Kong Circus. From the product page:

The map features districts dedicated to survival horror (Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Sweet Home), beat ‘em ups (Street fighter, Streets of Rage, Double Dragon) and Nintendo classics (Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Land, Luigi’s Mansion) as well as many geeky ‘in’ references to entertain the most hardcore (or the oldest) of gamers. An A-Z key at the base of the Map lists all the games featured along with their release date.

See some close-up shots after the break.

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