Picture of the Week and Contest- X-Men 80’s Patrick Nagel Designs

I bet you thought this post would come with leg warmers and shoulder pads, nope! Just totally gnarly X-Men apparel from Mighty Fine (welovefine.com) from their 80’s Art Fashion Series. These bodacious X-Men babes are inspired by the 1980’s minimalistic illustration style of Patrick Nagel.

The day I discovered welovefine.com was the same day I ordered a Storm Nagel-inspired shirt (and Phoenix for a friend’s birthday gift). The icing on the cake was when I received my package in the mail and not only did I get my shirts but also they threw in some great Mighty Fine swag. It included a big bag with Hello Kitty on one side and Elmo on the other, a Mighty Fine poster with my name on it and some stickers. It was a nice touch to see all that fun stuff in my box which shows how they go the extra mile to make their customers happy. They also keep adding new and fun Nagel-inspired designs check them out here.  

Mighty Fine has much more (non-80’s) addictive designs and shirts ranging from My Little Pony to Star Wars.  Since I love you and these shirts so much I’m going to give one away to a lucky reader! A huge thanks and shout out to Mighty Fine for sponsoring this contest! 

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Contest Rules to WIN a Nagel-Inspired X-Men shirt from Mighty Fine:

  • – Answer the following question: If you were a mutant, what would your powers be?

  • – Subscribe to my blog on the top right hand side of the page or click here 
  • – Like my Facebook page 
  • – You can submit your answer THREE different ways (or all of them if you fancy):
  •           – The comments section of this post
  •           – Facebook: Post your caption in the comments section of this image
  •           – Twitter: tweet me @girl_gone_geek your answer using #ifiwereamutant (you can use more than one tweet to respond)
  • – Winner will be chosen next  on Monday Sept 5th


Picture of the Week-The Women Firefly Nouveau Posters

Megan Lara is an aspiring illustrator and a “huge nerd” who claims to, ” …draw way too much nouveau, but that’s okay because nouveau is awesome.” And I definitely agree, on the awesome part. You’ve probably seen her nouveau work before whether it was Nintendo Nouveau or Marvel Nouveau. I’m slightly obsessed with her work and have had several brain melts trying to decide on which of her many gorgeous designs to get. 

This weeks Pictures of the Week Megan blesses us with some shiny and gorgeous Firefly art nouveau posters featuring our favorite women from the series. 

Megan Lara Links:

Five Art Nouveau Beauties Grace The Verse 

[Source:  Visit Quantum Mechanix for the set of four, and for Saffron here]

Picture of the Week- More Technicolor Geekery and Interview with Artist Technodrome

Peter Chung 'Reign the Conqueror' By Technodrome

I’ve featured the pop artist who is partial to neon hues, Technodrome, in the past and wanted to feature some of his newer pieces. I was also able to interview the Brooklyn based artist and find out more about him, his art and his inner geek. Continue reading →

Picture of the Week- Star Wars Abstract Art

R2D2 By Tommervik

Tommervik created these wonderful cubism infused Star Wars artworks. I think The Met or MoMA should make some space on their walls for one of Tommervik’s pieces, don’t you?

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Picture(s) of the Week- 30 Pieces of Imaginative Harry Potter Artwork

Potter and Hedwig By Michelle Romo

If you’re like me you are counting down to the last installment of Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows Part 2 with a combination of excitement and sadness. Excitement for the obvious reason, it’s Harry Freaking Potter; and sadness because it’s all coming to an end. No more book, no more movies. There is Pottermore… but still!

Like many of you, I’ve been a Potter fan for over a decade now. I even got my parents hooked on the HP. We still laugh about how we’d all fight over whose turn it was next to read whenever the latest book came out. We also had a strict vow of silence until everyone was finished, no spoilers!

With Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 coming out this week on July 15th (yes I will be at the midnight showing on Thursday) it was damn near mandatory to feature Harry Potter & Co. for Picture of the Week. The Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA is showcasing an exhibit inspired by the J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Continue reading →

Picture of the Week- Beautiful and Colorful Amy Pond Fan Art

While getting my daily sh*ts and giggles at Derptor Who- Questionable Doctor Who Fan Art Tumblr I found this absolutely gorgeous piece made by Carrie-ko on one of their Good Art Friday posts. The colors are captivating and Amy looks so delicate and peaceful floating in space it really illustrates science-fantasy. This also reminds me of the beginning of “The Beast Below” from Season 5. Can you spot the Doctor in the picture? Continue reading →

Picture of the Week- National Mario Kart League and Interview with the Artist Rodrigo Ferreira

*Mario voice* “Here we go!” This weeks PotW is also the design for the week-long contest I’m having. To see how you can win visit the CONTEST post. 

The NMKL (National Mario Kart League) design was created by Rodrigo Ferreira, which combines sports logo design with my all time favorite racing game Mario Kart ( which is also the only racing video game I like). I think the combination is perfect considering the intense competitiveness MK can bring out of a player and the ritual victory dances after a win which are reminiscent of end zone dances after an impressive touchdown.

My brother and I spent an absurd amount hours and days playing Mario Kart on N64, the best in my opinion (this is no way related to the fact that I’m better on N64 than on other systems). You can already guess which was my favorite character to play, I’m partial to pink. Whether it’s the tracks or battle mode, no matter how many times you play it never seems to get old which is why Mario Kart will always hold a spot in my top favorite video games. 

Rodrigo was kind enough to answer a few interview questions telling me about the inspiration behind NMKL, his favorite character and item from Mario Kart, as well as advice for aspiring illustrators and graphic designers. 

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