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As part of a special collaboration with French Paper Art Club and Geek-Art, French artist Qui Be created four minimalist, Batman-themed mini prints using a single, continuous line.

The limited-edition prints feature some of the most popular characters from Gotham, including Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman, Robin and the Dark Knight himself. The illustrations were on display at the French Paper Gallery this past weekend.

Head after the break to check out the rest of the designs…

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If you don’t start following artist Ed Harrington on Tumblr after seeing this awesome and wonderfully twisted series of IKEA manuals for (mostly) horror movie villains, you must have had a really bad experience putting together one of their bookshelves or something.

The KRUGR instructions may be my favorite.

Check out more of our favorites after the break.

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I’m not a fan of the word “gritty” when it comes to superheroes because it’s often a catch all for dark, angry, violent, etc. So, while I could call these fantastic superhero and villain portraits by Adnan Ali gritty, I’m going with evocative, realistic, violent, and unapologetic.

From Batman Beyond to Deadpool to Tank Girl, Ali puts his own take on these characters and makes them his own.

Enjoy them after the break.

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Matt Rhodes, Lead Concept Artist at Bioware, recently created a series of drawings that imagine the already interesting (and sometimes over the top) characters of Dune in the style of Tarsem Singh. From there, his goal was to achieve “Visual storytelling cranked to eleven.”

I’d say he managed it.

Each drawing groups characters by location instead of Houses, but both House Atreides and House Harkonnen feature prominently on Arrakis, Geidi Prime, and Caladan.

Head after the break to see the art and Rhodes’ character descriptions (click on images to enlarge).

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The Fire Pit Of Barad-dûr


Wow. Trevor, the metal artist behind Imagine Metal Art has really outdone himself with this intense LOTR-themed fire pit. It stands five feet high and two feet wide with a base made from heavy gauge steel.

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See Also: More Nerdy Fire Pits

Victoria, British Columbia-based artist Morgana Wallace uses mediums like wallpaper, Japanese linen paper, water colors, gouache, and more to give her art multiple layers and textures.

Her work is described by the Madrona Gallery as bringing together “references of various mythologies with fantastical and dream like elements, creating engaging and complex works of art.”

Simply stunning. I want to own books with these illustrations and characters. Check out more of her work after the break…

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Disney Posters Go Art Deco

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Inspired by the art deco movement of the 1920s, Spanish Illustrator David G. Fererro gave Disney posters a Great Gatsby-style makeover. The classic graphic style refreshes many popular Disney movies, including some lesser known titles like The Great Mouse Detective.

Fererro has given new life to old and new characters in 12 amazing posters. Check them all out after the break.

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Chicago’s Richard Lauth is a 23-year-old Local 150 ASIP Operating Engineer who is a true artist of welding. His work depicts characters from movies and books with dazzling and shimmery rainbow colors. Lauth’s creations include a Stormtrooper, Cheshire Cat, Iron Man, a Minion, and more.

His work can also be purchased on Etsy.

Check out some of his metallic masterpieces after the break.

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If you’ve seen the really cool Star Wars figures that Square Enix has released, then you know they’re a thing of beauty. They’ve also inspired artist Iain Reed to create character portraits based on previously released images of the Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Stormtrooper figures.

I’ll admit, this is the first time I’ve seen an artist do fan art of an action figure, but I hope it’s not the last.

Take a closer look after the break.

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Artist Aburaya Tonbi has created a Marvel and Gundam mash up series that would be unstoppable in Japan (or anywhere for that matter) if it ever became an official thing.

Check out more characters after the break…

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