Like the title says, here are five things that I’m currently obsessing over:
1. The art of Patrick Connan (http://barbarianfactory.blogspot.com/)
Connan is a French illustrator and designer based in Paris who reimagines popular movies as gorgeous minimalist posters. I found his work after someone linked me to his Lord of the Rings trilogy works, inspired by chess pieces (above), but everything on his blog is worth checking out!
2. Nimona, a comic by Noelle Stevenson (http://gingerhaze.com/nimona/)
This is probably one of the best web comics I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading… and apparently others agree: It won Slate Magazine’s 2012 Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year! It follows the adventures of supervillain Ballister Blackheart and his shape-shifting sidekick Nimona as they attempt to prove that the good guys aren’t as good as everyone thinks. Updates every Tuesday and Thursday.
3. This Middle Earth-inspired dress:
Found on this Flickr stream from DragonCon 2012, it was designed and created by user cressiebeth (scroll down to the comments). Stunning work and an amazing attention to detail!
4. Demobaza (http://www.clothing.demobaza.com/)
This is a fashion design team from Bulgaria, I believe, and their clothing is best described as “futuristic” or “post-apocalyptic”. I find some of their designs to be a little too strange for my tastes, but I love their concept art! I truly hope this is what everyone is wearing after the end of the world!
5. Hannibal, the TV show
When I first heard about this show, I was completely uninterested. I’ve seen Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon, and didn’t really want to watch a show about a guy eating people. But then I realized that it’s created by Bryan Fuller (who also did Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me) and stars Hugh Dancy, with Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal. So I gave it a try, and now I’m addicted! I’d describe this show as both “gorgeous” and “creepy”, although certainly not for the faint-of-heart. And you should probably reconsider eating that hamburger while watching…
[Photo credit, in order: Patrick Connan; Noelle Stevenson; Matt and Kristy; Demo and Tono of Demobaza; NBC]