I live by the beach and this little guy just popped by for a visit
Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our lord, Poseidon?
Malaysian artist-architect Hong Yi excels at the art of playing with her food. Being an artist who “likes to paint, but not with a paintbrush,” Hong Yi decided to create one new piece of food-based artwork for every day in March. That’s 31 days of delightful food paintings!
Everything she’s made so far has been awesome. As you can see from the examples shown above, some of her pieces are original creations while others are inspired by classic works of art.
This morning, actress Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas announced that they were moving forward on the long-awaited Veronica Mars movie by asking fans for $2 million through Kickstarter. Less than twelve hours later, their goal of $2 million has been met, and the movie is officially greenlit.
The Veronica Mars Kickstarter project is the fastest and largest fund raiser in the history of crowd-funded movies, and is sure to inspire many copycats in the business. The $2 million goal was reached shortly after 6 pm. Warner Bros. is now committed to a summer start date for the movie, which is based on the Veronica Mars series that launched in 2004 on UPN and ended its run as part of The CW in 2007. A big screen adaptation has been promised to the fans ever since the series was canceled, and now those plans are finally coming to fruition.
Rob Thomas had this to say about reaching his goals set forth this morning.“My mind is blown. I’ve been fantasizing about this taking big and had to tell myself, ‘Stop it, Rob, you’re being silly. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment. And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up. We better deliver.”
Kristen Bell continued with this.“I knew Veronica Mars fans were cool, but I had no idea they could rally with such power. They are unstoppable - just like Veronica. I will have a permanent blush on my face, feeling so lucky to be associated with this entire thing.
The Kickstarter goal was Warner Bros.’ last ditch effort for getting Veronica Mars to the big screen. The movie will get a limited theatrical release as well as a VOD release. Rob Thomas added that the studio was eager to try out this Kickstarter campaign.”Kristen Bell and I met with the Warner Bros. brass, and they agreed to allow us to take this shot. They were extremely cool about it, as a matter of fact. Their reaction was, if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board.”
Veronica Mars revolves around a young female high school student who transitions into college moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father. Not many story details have been released at this time about the movie, but it is known that Veronica will be taking on a case during her high school reunion. You can still donate money to the project, which will go to upping the budget of the movie: clickHere
Artist Hillary White (previously featured here) has created an extensive and completely awesome series of paintings, entitled Pop Reinterpretation, for which she beautifully recreates painting by the Old Masters depicting a wide variety of pop culture icons in place of the original subjects.
R2-D2 becomes Francois-Xavier Fabre’s Portrait Of A Man, Kermit the Frog becomes Frans Hals’ Portrait of a Young Woman, Optimus Prime becomes Anthony Van Dyck’s Self Portrait With Sunflower, and so on.
Hillary has painted so many of these wonderful portraits, it’s an almost unbearably awesome accomplishment. If you like these even half as much as we do, check out the entire Pop Reinterpretation gallery to see the rest.
It’s Pop Art Meets High Art on Geyser of Awesome!
For Week #128 the theme was Music Album Cover Homages and the resulting creations are absolutely brilliant. We’ve shared a few of our favourite reinterpreted covers above. Click here to view them all.
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