The Polytron Portable Pro gets its first hardware upgrade since its original inception, following Fez designer Phil Fish’s discovery of Teenage Engineering’s super sexy OP-1 synthesizer (with one more bonus concept model below the fold).
A new painting by the ultra-prolific Deth P Sun (who you may recall previously partnering with Cactus on an artXgame), which proves that his feline adventurer takes a break now and then the same way as the rest of us.
The piece is part of the Giant Robot Biennale 3 exhibit which just opened at LA’s Japanese American National Museum and runs through January 20th. Pieces from the show — including this one — should be showing up for sale at Giant Robot in just a few days time.
A Poke-pun tribute to Rian Johnson’s latest by Paul Robertson, creator of ‘Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006′ & ‘Kings of Power 4 Billion %’ as well as art-lead behind Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game & the recently-Kickstarted Mercenary Kings.
The poster’s posted here as a reminder to head to your local cinema this week, if you haven’t already, if you like being pleasantly surprised by subtle sci-fi that’s even smarter than you expect.
Another quick & masterful Shadow of the Colossus sketch from Rachel Morris, who, in addition to everything else, is one of the key character designers behind Thunderbeam, the upcoming iPad adventure game from Austin indie upstart Karakasa Games.
A sketchy portrait of Shadow of the Colossus‘s Wander & Agro from Rachel Morris, the New York based artist behind the NYU Game Center lecture series posters, each of which is more or less a masterpiece, and most of which you can buy as prints via her Society6 shop.
Another Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat Zen piece, which he summarizes thusly: “Pandatsu was once the head monk of the remote Boo Temple. One day while sweeping he had a moment of insight.”
I’ve somewhat inadvertently spent the better part of the morning revisiting the newer, Zen-inspired works of Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat — best known as the artist behind Parappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy — and so, offered here is a small peaceful piece featuring his Thunder Bunny.
The illustration is from a larger, wordless book called Thunder Bunny Nature, which you can purchase here, or view in its entirety here, and serves as a companion piece to an iPhone app I’ve only just realized existed called Thunder Bunny Weather, which seems slightly broken on Western phones, but which I somehow have no regrets about purchasing regardless.
Even more brutal than the last, just one image from Raquel Meyers’ bunny/wolf battle that doesn’t end well. Meyers is the curator behind super amazing tumblr TEXT-MODE cataloging text art going back as far as the 1800s, and across a number of retro-future delivery systems like teletext.
Her recent series looking at the ‘χχχ’ industry apparently still-flourishing through Swedish & Spanish teletext broadcasts is particularly fascinating & as non-work-safe as you’d imagine, should you work somewhere where racy pixels are frowned upon.
For those that may not have been tuned in, one blessed weekend this past June the art/game/music communities joined together in celebration of Superbrothers/Jim Guthrie/Capy’s #sworcery with an all-out remix & original illustration fest.