Lady Lemur’s Awesome Emporium

I have an iPad case. It is awesome.

So, @LadyLemur made me an iPad case...

Seriously.

Not a week goes by without someone passing comment about it in some way, shape or form. AND I LOVE IT. I’m not one to follow the crowd you see. I like things to be different (this too will also explain my iPad’s Joker-themed back decal as well as its sustainable African bubinga wood cover – I know there’s a word for this, but I don’t care).

Anyway, my point is, I used to know a girl called Roger and many moons ago we used to write a comedy blog together, and it was fun. However, times change, and it would seem, names do too.

These days Roger goes by the new mantle of ‘Lady Lemur‘ and while her blogging prowess has not ceased, her sewing and darning skills have grown immensely. So much so that what started off as a mere folksy-based hobby, is now a fully-fledged part-time job.

Lady Lemur’s Awesome Emporium is a place where you can purchase all sorts of geeky, material-based covers. From iPads to iPhones and everything in-between (read: kindles), Lady Lemur can cater for you all. Word has it she also makes handbags, but I wouldn’t know much about that.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is, if you have a piece of tech that needs a geeky cover – Lady Lemur’s Awesome Emporium is where you should be headed.

She rules.

Liam Brazier

Awesome comic book art is awesome.

I first came across the work of Liam Brazier on one of my favourite art blogs, My Modern Metropolis. Probably after I tweeted about JUST HOW AWESOME his work was, I got into a rather geeky exchange with my friend Elise Pearce – which ended up with both of us committing to buying some of his work.

Elise bought BatmanCave Man‘, I went for SupermanMan Up‘.

However, the way that I wanted Supes wasn’t really advertised on Liam’s online shop, so I reached out to him (fortunately he’s fairly active on Twitter) and explained what I was looking for… he said it might be extra, I said I didn’t care… so we came to an agreement, and I got what I wanted.

I have... New art.

— ‘Man Up’, on my wall at home —

It is, clearly, awesome. And I believe it is also the only one, of its size, in existence.

Epic. Win.

Brazier’s work covers off the standard comic book heroes, obviously, but there’s also Star Wars, Rocky, Withnail, Teen Wolf and a whole bunch of other great stuff that I don’t know the name of.

I guess my point is, if you’re a geek with a penchant for the artistic, take a look at Liam’s work. I really can’t recommend it, or him, enough.

 

Update: turns out he does animation too. Wicked.

 

MOVIEBARCODE

I hate the word ‘movie‘, but this site, MOVIEBARCODE, (that I found (and have been meaning to blog for) just over a year ago now), I can forgive for the staggeringly gorgeous work it produces.

This, from The Matrix, for example:

The premise is simple, but Flowing Data describes it best –

Choice of color in a movie can say a lot about what’s going on in a scene. It sets the mood, changes the tone, indicates a change in point of view, so on and so forth, which is why moviebarcode is so fun to click through. The concept is simple. Take every frame in a movie and compress it into a sliver, and put them next to each other. Voilá. Movie barcode.

Seriously, as a film lover this site is a veritable treasure trove of thematic insight. Plucking a few favourites from the extensive site index, you can really see how this works both as art and as a window into how directors use shade and colour to help bring their overall vision to life.

Hero

The Lion King

If you’re as enamoured as I am with these images then you’ll be pleased to know that prints are available and, if the film you’re looking isn’t available, Mr Reid has published a handy ‘how to’ guide too.

Enjoy.