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Amazing art by illustrator Nate Hallinan featuring the X Men in the middle ages

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Funny, the things you come up with when your talented and you’re a fanboy. Artist Nate Hallinan has been working hard on this series of images, featuring the X Men set in the middle ages. Of course some of these images he took liberties with to accommodate the backdrop, but quite frankly it’s the most tasteful set of alternate universe illustrations I’ve ever seen. Very well done and now I want to see this movie!

Wanna know more about Nate Hallinan check out his art site where you can purchase these amazing prints. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

300: Rise of an Empire finally get’s an official poster

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The Zack Snyder produced sequel to the Zack Snyder directed hit 300 has finally got a poster, and it’s a bit underwhelming, but I’m still kinda excited about the film? 300: Rise of an Empire is not so much a sequel as it is a historical account, at least by Hollywood standards, of what happened after the Battle of Thermaplyae (300).  No word yet on a trailer, but if Zack has his way I think we can expect to see one before the Man of Steel movie, if not earlier.

After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

The film stars Lena Headey, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton, Andrew Tiernan and Callan Mulvey. Directed by Noam Murro. Written by Kurt Johnstad and Zack Snyder based on the fictional work of Frank Miller. Produced by Thomas Tull, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Stephen Jones, Jon Jashni, Craig J. Flores and Marty P. Ewing for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios. The film is set for U.S. release on August 2nd.

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The World is Our Canvass : Street Art Utopia

Calk-Art by David Zinn

Street Art Utopia is going to be the coolest website you will visit this week, maybe this month, you will like them on Facebook, and I will guarantee many of you will have one of their posted pictures as your profile pick within 24 hours.  The artistry and imagination that the featured artists apply to our everyday environment is as sentimentally delicate as it is sometimes shocking.  Whatever emotions each creation resonates, you will be unable to peel your eyes away.

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Moogfest : Celebrating the Collision of Art & Science

“When Bob Moog invented the Moog synthesizer in 1964 he revolutionized popular music. His creations touched thousands of lives as synthesizers gained acceptance in the music world and became the catalyst for new forms of sonic expression. Genre-definers like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, Parliament-Funkadelic and Kraftwerk used Moog synthesizers to create the soundtrack to the second half of the 20th Century.  Quite simply, modern music would not be the same without Bob Moog.” -from the MoogMusic website

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M.I.T.N.G REVIEWS “ALAN’S WAR: THE MEMORIES OF G.I. ALAN COPE” WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY EMMANUEL GUIBERT

FUTURISTIC HAIRSTYLES OF THE 60’S

PEEP THE BEAUTIFUL, THE HIP, THE NOSTALGIC AND SOMETIMES ODD VIDEOS OF DAVID DEAN BURKHART

I can’t imagine David Dean Burkhartt being as old as me, in fact he was probably born in the eighties. But could he have downloaded that much neon in his early years to constitute all the nostalgia he places in his videos? I mean if you checkout his Vimeo or Youtube pages, they are loaded with infomercials, home videos and movies from that era, so much so, one would have to ask “where the fuck do you get this stuff?” and “why do you love it?”. “Is it hipster schlock?” or “do you have a Boards Of Canada complex?” Whatever the case may be, I am a fan of David’s work. I don’t know most of the people in his videos, but I feel like i do and in a way I must. If you were rich enough to own a camcorder in the eighties, the images you’ll see in his work will hit you like a rock. Just tons and tons of random footage taken from high school proms, roller skaters in the park, television commercials etc. Here’s the deal, I have no problem saying that I was born in 73, so I was in my early stages in the eighties. I grew up on the reruns of the seventies, so all this stuff brings back a slew of memories, some I like and some I’d like to forget. That’s where this man’s genius kicks in. He mercilessly places those images good or bad against some of the most amazing indie, chill wave music out there and voila…eighties awkwardness has a whole new look. Groups like School Of Seven Bells, The Bilinda Butchers, Catcall, Lemonade, Chrome Sparks and Puffernutter are among some of the colors he uses to create his masterpieces. Not all his source material is from the eighties and seventies, some are from the fifties and sixties as well. I’m guessing film student. Below are some of the ones I like the most, but believe me they are all wonderful and work well in preserving the past in a danceable time machine. Oh times were so good back then.Enjoy!




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