“The Celestial Hippocampus” by Andrew Ghrist

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Absolutely stunning!!

PangeaSeed and special guest artist Andrew Ghrist are pleased to announce the sixth official print release of our 2015 print suite “Tales from the Deep: Stories, Myths & Monsters” – a fine art print suite to help save our seas.

This stunning print will be available for purchase at 12pm PST Wednesday, June 17, 2015 via shop.PangeaSeed.org

The Celestial Hippocampus by Andrew Ghrist

Edition size: 140 signed / numbered
Print details: Five color screen print with gold metallic inks on French Old Green paper
Dimensions: 18”x 24” inch
Price: $65 USD – plus shipping (please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery)

Artist statement:

The Scar by China Miéville is a novel which has been a part of my life for many years, and has travelled as my companion through since adolescence. I’ve attempted to depict the Avanc, a colossal marine creature described in The Scar. It is a beast unbridled by our conventional imagination, miles long and strong enough to tow an entire pirate city. The Avanc is shown here after being summoned from a foreign place, its sublime nature derived from other worlds appears as ephemeral bubbles on the ocean floor. The otherworldly nature of Miéville’s novels is parallel to our understanding of the ocean. With every discovery breaking the surface, he pushes our expectations and continuously reminds us that the ocean is mysterious, unending, and larger than ourselves.

Detail shots:

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For more information on how you can help save our seas, please visit PangeaSeed.org

I’m a huge advocate for the protection of sea life, so expect to see more artwork from PangeaSeed.

PangeaSeed is an international organization who collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. PangeaSeed is dedicated to raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril. 

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Geek Art: ‘Repurposed Thrift Art’ Series by Dave Pollot Art

‘Repurposed Thrift Art’ series by Dave Pollot Art. We’ve seen a similar series where an artist takes an existing painting and brings it back to life by adding a geeky touch. You can also check out, David Irvine (Artist Turns Old Thrift Store Paintings Into Geeky Masterpieces). 

Below are some of Pollot’s creations:

Which one grabbed your attention?

I’m definitely going to need more wall space. Prints are available for $15 each or $45 for a bundle at his Etsy store.

If you enjoy Dave Pollot Art work, check out his website to see more of this series and his other work: Facebook| Instagram | Twitter | Website 

Artist Turns Old Thrift Store Paintings Into Geeky Masterpieces

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How much fun is this series?

I love seeing what artist come up with. In his latest series, “Re-Directed Art,” artist David Irvine takes existing “boring” paintings that he finds at thrift stores and turns them into geeky masterpieces. Irvine adds his artistic touch and re-directs the focus of each painting by blending pop culture icons like Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Darth Vader, Spider-Man, Batman, and Slimer into the existing scenery.

Irvine will often imitate the style of the original painting he alters by using the same brushstrokes, coloring, and lighting. But sometimes, he’ll go the opposite direction to achieve a high contrast in imagery.

Irvine’s work is available for purchase on EtsyRedbubble, and Society6.

If you enjoy Irvine’s work, check out his website to see more of this series and his other work: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Website

Which one is your favorite?

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32 Awesome World Cup 2014 Posters By Cristiano Siqueira

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I’m a HUGE fútbol geek!! Not only am I American, I am also Argentinean, Cuban, French, and Spaniard. On top of that, my brother-in-law is Portuguese and my cousin is Italian. In my family, we take the World Cup seriously. :)

ESPN commissioned Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira to create 32 awesome national team posters (33 including the trophy) in celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 

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[Via ESPN Media Zone]