superhero http://design.org/tags/superhero en Modern Renaissance Superhero Designs: Altered Art http://design.org/blog/modern-renaissance-superhero-designs-altered-art <p><a href="http://www.worth1000.com/" target="Worth1000">Worth1000</a> hosts a variety of photo-editing and illustrative contests. One of their contest series, <a href="http://www.worth1000.com/galleries/superhero%20modren" target="Superhero ModRen">Superhero ModRen</a>, challenges users to incorporate superheroes into fine art pieces. It's fun to see the contrast of modern characters we know and love placed in classic painting styles and poses. Take a look below for a sampling of the entries ↓</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="839" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_04.jpg?1331360408" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="814" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_01.jpg?1331360503" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="811" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_02.jpg?1331360503" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="649" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_03.jpg?1331360543" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="807" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_05.jpg?1331360583" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="479" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_06.jpg?1331360619" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="803" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_07.jpg?1331360651" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="625" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_08.jpg?1331360680" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="416" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_09.jpg?1331360720" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="1034" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_10.jpg?1331360750" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="876" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_11.jpg?1331360790" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="337" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_12.jpg?1331360827" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="835" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_13.jpg?1331360858" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="939" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_14.jpg?1331360888" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="428" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_15.jpg?1331360914" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="485" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_16.jpg?1331360944" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="742" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_17.jpg?1331360976" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="849" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_18.jpg?1331361010" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="715" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_19.jpg?1331361044" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="749" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_22.jpg?1331361088" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="733" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_21.jpg?1331361131" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="1389" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_23.jpg?1331361187" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="1023" title="Design, fineart, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/09/super_art_24.jpg?1331361437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/modern-renaissance-superhero-designs-altered-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/modern-renaissance-superhero-designs-altered-art#comments art contest design funny illustration superhero Sat, 10 Mar 2012 06:37:50 +0000 jessicapatterson 4147 at http://design.org Polygon Heroes: Cubist Illustrations by James Reid http://design.org/blog/polygon-heroes-cubist-illustrations-james-reid <p>I enjoyed these abstracted and geometric superhero portraits from illustrator and photo-retoucher, <a href="http://www.polygonheroes.com/" target="James Reid">James Reid</a>. The New Zealand-based creator uses perfect color palettes and just the right amount of abstraction and grittiness to make these character <a href="http://design.org/illustration" target="illustrations">illustrations</a> feel more like fine art pieces. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="797" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_04.jpg?1329542705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="797" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_01.jpg?1329542785" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="797" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_02.jpg?1329542786" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="797" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_03.jpg?1329542786" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="798" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_05.jpg?1329542786" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="797" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_08.jpg?1329542787" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="798" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_06.jpg?1329542787" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="797" title="Design, JamesReid, polygon" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/17/jamesreid_polygon_07.jpg?1329542787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/polygon-heroes-cubist-illustrations-james-reid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/polygon-heroes-cubist-illustrations-james-reid#comments comic design geometric illustration superhero Sat, 18 Feb 2012 05:29:07 +0000 jessicapatterson 4110 at http://design.org DC Comics Unmasks New Logo and Identity http://design.org/blog/dc-comics-unmasks-new-logo-and-identity <p>DC Comics has unveiled a new identity, which—as is often the case with logo overhauls—has met it's fair share of criticism and praise. For fans and casual consumers alike, there's a lot of emotion tied to the former logo's association with so many wonderful stories. When you break that emotional bond, people feel strange. DC's '76 mark was a classic, the '05 remix was a departure but also ushered in a raft of DC-certified movies. Here in '12 we have a clean break from the past. I felt this way when UPS updated their logo.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_01.jpg?1327459268" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_02.jpg?1327459473" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_03.jpg?1327459473" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_04.jpg?1327459473" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_05.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_06.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_07.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_08.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_10.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_12.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_14.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_13.jpg?1327459474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="324" title="Design, DC, logo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/24/dc_comics_11.jpg?1327459475" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/dc-comics-unmasks-new-logo-and-identity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/dc-comics-unmasks-new-logo-and-identity#comments brand comic design graphic identity logo superhero Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:12:13 +0000 wardandrews 4048 at http://design.org Digital Superhero Paintings by Arian Noveir http://design.org/blog/digital-superhero-paintings-arian-noveir <p><a href="http://arian-noveir.tumblr.com" target="Arian Noveir">Arian Noveir</a>, a web designer, photographer and illustrator in France, created these digital paintings / portraits of certain superhero alter egos. The abstract designs are full of texture and vivid, well-placed color.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/08/24/ArianNoveir_superhero_02.jpg" alt="Design, ArianNoveir, superhero" title="Design, ArianNoveir, superhero" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="877" title="Design, ArianNoveir, superhero" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/08/29/ariannoveir_superhero_01.jpg?1314638064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/digital-superhero-paintings-arian-noveir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/digital-superhero-paintings-arian-noveir#comments comic design france illustration paint superhero Thu, 25 Aug 2011 04:04:51 +0000 jessicapatterson 3272 at http://design.org My Little Pop Icons by Mari Kasurinen http://design.org/blog/my-little-pop-icons-mari-kasurinen <p><a href="http://marikasurinen.com/" target="Mari Kasurinen">Mari Kasurinen</a>, an artist and sculptor in Finland, explores the concepts of beauty and customization through her art.</p> <p>Using My Little Ponies as blank canvases, she turns them into pop culture icons, many of which have defined and continue to define generations. From superheros to singers, she includes minute details that make the ponies look like licensed action figures.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="532" title="Design, mylittlepony, popicons" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/08/21/mylittle_popicon_01.jpg?1313953305" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/my-little-pop-icons-mari-kasurinen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/my-little-pop-icons-mari-kasurinen#comments art artist design finland popculture Sculpture superhero Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:02:16 +0000 jessicapatterson 3252 at http://design.org Fractured Superheros and Star Wars Illustrations by Liam Brazier http://design.org/blog/fractured-superheros-and-star-wars-illustrations-liam-brazier <p><a href="http://www.liambrazier.com/" target="Liam Brazier">Liam Brazier</a> started out developing his fractured style by meticulously cutting out triangles in different color pieces of paper. He has since moved on to photoshop, but it's interesting to consider how the style could travel between the two mediums. His collection of super heros and Star Wars character are awesome, and I can't wait to see what he design ideas he develops next.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="439" title="Design, LiamBrazier, illustration" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/13/liam_brazier_geometric_2.jpg?1310602847" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/fractured-superheros-and-star-wars-illustrations-liam-brazier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/fractured-superheros-and-star-wars-illustrations-liam-brazier#comments design geometric illustration star wars superhero Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:21:24 +0000 jessicapatterson 3073 at http://design.org The Next Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Poster http://design.org/blog/next-batman-dark-knight-rises-poster <p>Yesterday, Warner Bros. released the teaser poster for the next film in the Batman series: <a href="http://www.thedarkknightrises.com/" target="The Dark Knight Rises">The Dark Knight Rises</a>. Clever words, clever use of negative space, and clever withholding of information. Often Nolan's posters feature an intriguing image, and you have to search for the title. Nolan's Batmans have always been shrouded in secrecy—from rumored villains and plot-lines to guerrilla-style campaigns, they keep us wondering and waiting to see what will be next, and the strategy works.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="917" title="Design, darkknight, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/12/thedarknight_poster.jpg?1310511772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/next-batman-dark-knight-rises-poster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/next-batman-dark-knight-rises-poster#comments comic design graphic Movie poster superhero Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:05:21 +0000 jessicapatterson 3065 at http://design.org