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Geek Chic Headphones & Sunglasses Will Make You The Envy Of All Nerds

Ketchupize is a design studio based in Athens, Greece.  Their work immediately caught my eye while surfing Etsy recently and since I’m both a nerd and have a sunglasses obsession, I basically want them all. Items range from about $40-85 depending on the style of headphones or glasses/sunglasses and feature designs from Doctor Who, Adventure Time, The Walking Dead, My Little Pony, and more!

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Craig Drake Illustrates Badass Female Action Stars & More In Solo Show

I’ve been ogling Craig Drake’s work for a while now and when I saw he was doing a solo show, I lamented not having $200 for his work featuring Buffy…on wood! Then I found out there were prints. But they were already sold out (#nerdworldproblems). However, thanks to “The Internet,” I can look at his gorgeous images until my heart is content. Take a look at a few of his pieces featuring characters from Game of Thrones, Kill Bill, Star Wars, and more.

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Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Icons as Byzantine Religious Icons

To be fair, Fotis Varthis says on their Behance page that their Byzantine series is based on the Byzantine art style as a whole, not on any particular saint iconography. The series began when they were attempting to draw a prophet and accidentally drew Saruman instead. You can probably guess what came next.

Check out two more of Fotis Varthis’ series at Behance.

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Steph Caskenette Recreates Videogames in Nostalgic Digital “Papercraft” Art

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you. I’m not really sure what digital papercraft means. But I do know what a dang cute Kirby looks like.

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Amanda Visell’s Wooden Action Figures Return with Superheroes and Disney Villains

Among her other work, Amanda Visell makes beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden “action figures” based on pop culture characters, complete with box art and accessories. We’ve featured them twice before, but we couldn’t resist Wonder Woman.

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Genderswap Disney & Dreamworks Characters Deserve Their Own Film

DeviantArt maby-chan has done their genderswap version of Disney and Dreamworks characters, something we’ve seen in a few different styles before, and I can’t help but want to see them in their own films. Take a look at Merida, Rapunzel, Sinbad and more!

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We Cannot Overemphasize How Good Looking These Mondo Disney Posters Are

For those of you lucky enough to be at SXSW, Mondo’s joined forces with Oh My Disney for “Nothing’s Impossible,” a gallery exhibition you can go see right now. For the rest of us, here’s a sampler platter. The full set’s this-a-way.

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How To Make Winterfell Out of Cake and Candy

Are you a Game of Thrones fan who can never decide whether you want to eat candy or cake? Then Bagnitsch has a cake making guide for you.

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These Book Sculptures Give Pages A Life Of Their Own

I know some of my fellow bibliophiles balk at the idea of cutting pages, but I have a real soft spot for book art. What I love most about these evocative sculptures by Malena Valcárcel is their suggestion that something within each book is alive. They look as if their contents are pouring out into our world, becoming part of the reader’s reality. Exactly what happens when you crack open a good book.

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10 Pieces of Lovely, Scary, Cute Pokémon Fan Art from Michelle Zhu

The middle of January isn’t exactly the best time to head to the seashore anywhere near The Mary Sue’s offices, so we’ll just have to live vicariously through this Ursaring, drawn by artist Michelle Zhu. You can find even more pokémon and the rest of her art at Behance.

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