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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Picture of the Week- Spock and other Star Gird Posters

“Distance yourself from the stars and enjoy the view.”

These optically amazing Star Grid Posters were made by graphic designer Mark Brooks. They were designed for the apparel brand SantaMonica. Buy the prints here for €29-€49 (about $39-$67).

They have a lot of other Star Grid posters as well such as: Pablo PicassoSamuel L. Jackson, Sophia Loren, Ray Charles, Statue of Liberty, Morrissey, Malcolm X, Luchador, Max Headroom, Indian Chief, Bob Marley and Kiss.

Links:

Mark Brooks Graphik Design Portfolio

Mark Brooks on Behance

Spock Star Grid Poster

Stormtrooper Star Gird Poster

Salvador Dali Star Grid Poster

 

[Source Geek-Art.net and Behance.com]

Picture of the Week- May the Font be With You

Fabian Gonzales made these typographical Star Wars wonders.  These characters, if you haven’t noticed, are made solely out of typefaces! It’s every geeky graphic designers dream!  I hope he does more.  Jabba would rock in type! Check out his Flickr here (Lishoff on Flickr).  You can buy the Boba Font as a poster, iPod case, iPod skin, Laptop and iPoad Decal here.

Fonts Used: Arial, Myriad, Futura, Helvetica, Gill Sans, Comics, Rage italic, MaiandraGD, Scala Sans Exp Black, Daxline Pro, Bauhaus, Fago, SF Transrobotics.

C3typo and RDtypo

 

Boba Font

SansTrooper

[Source Geeks are Sexy]

Beautiful Doctor Who Posters

I found these great Doctor Who posters on Geek-Art.  They are made by Karma Orange, a French graphic designer. Check out his website for more great stuff!

Mini spoiler warning: Some may say the images contain spoilers, however, but in my opinion, the posters are less of a spoiler and more of just not “getting it”.

Click here for some awesome Doctor Who tattoos I featured for my weekly Tattoo Tuesday posts.

Other Doctor Who Goodies:

Doctor Who and X-Files Mashup Poster

Cyberman Swimming Cap

Doctor Who Infographic

DW Nest Egg

Star Trek and Doctor Who Art

DW Valentine’s Day Cards

DW x Doctor Seuss Mashup Art

DW Minimalist Art here and here

Now if you will excuse me, I’m going to go back to daydreaming about David Tennant.