The Internet is filled with people doing modern, minimalist, retro or all together out there takes on iconic imagery. Brazilian artist Rafael Melandi isn't the first person to make heavy metal records from the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Slayer and Judas Priest his focus, but his redesign of each of ... continue reading
New York based artist Adam Lister sees things a little bit differently when it comes to the art he creates. He creates each of his pieces uses an 8 bit retro style and a diverse collection of iconic imagery that you're probably already familiar with. When we say diverse, we mean seriously diverse. Want that iconic ... continue reading
Thanks to modern technology, we've lost touch with our music. We've waved goodbye to sound quality and owning our favorite albums. To fix this, get a turntable. Then sign up for Vinyl Me, Please. Every month they'll send you exclusive pressings of albums worthy of your time. Each comes with original 12" x 12" album-inspired art and a custom cocktail pairing. Past selections have included 'Lost In The Dream' from War on Drugs and many others. Sign up now and start with an exclusive pressing of Father John Misty's latest. It's like Record Store Day with free delivery and no lines. ... check it out
It's almost impossible to find a person that "likes" a Wes Anderson flick. The unique filming style, story and direction are polarizing when it comes to the audience, so it's usually a love it or hate it kind of discussion. Most of us here at Cool Material, and a good portion of you reading it, fall into the former ... continue reading
With all the posts and responses tossed up on Reddit on a daily basis, there are bound to be more than a few typos. Illustrator Austin Light took some of the movie title typos he found and made a month-long series of drawings based on what those one letter off movies would look like. We'd buy tickets to Obocop. (via)
Dennis Culver's "All in the Game" poster perfectly illustrated all the characters from The Wire. Culver is back at it again with "The Elements of Bad" which, in case you didn't figure it out yet, is all about Breaking Bad. All 58 characters from what some critics describe as the best television show ever, illustrated ... continue reading
Starting in 2006, classically trained artist Joe Forkan began a series of work that combines the masterpieces of western art with The Big Lebowski. Using the film as a starting point, each piece represents a scene that the artist recreates using narratives, themes and titles from well-known works of western art (Caravaggio, ... continue reading
You're probably familiar with Ralph Steadman's work from his time spent with Hunter S. Thompson. Now, Steadman is working with something else loaded with drugs. These Breaking Bad illustrations will appear on the covers of some limited edition Blu-Rays which will be released next year, but you can get an early ... continue reading
In Rock Heads, Ludovic Ismael teamed up with Nicolas Delille to create a series of portraits with somewhat hidden meanings. Look through the short gallery and see which rock bands the artists are referring to in each image. We'd say three were easy and two are still giving us issues.
The creation of this Beer Quotes Print was a labor of love we undertook over a few brews with our in-house artist Vincent Avila. It's an homage to our favorite beverage, and perfect for your home bar or free wall space if you feel the same way. To celebrate the launch of the print in our shop, we're giving you the ... continue reading
There might have been a time when you looked at a Pink Floyd album cover and saw it move because of something you inhaled or ingested, but these album covers do so without any drugs necessary. Take a look at some of JB's work, and click-through to his Tumblr to see the rest.
We drink beer to celebrate, but sometimes we just need to celebrate beer. A while back, we ran a series of hand-illustrated beer quotes created by our in-house artist Vincent Avila. After numerous requests to make them available to purchase, we decided to do so. This Beer Quotes Print features 12 of our favorites on a 12x16 sheet of 110# matte cover paper. Put one up on your wall, and crack one open in celebration of sweet, sweet beer. ... check it out
From Cameron's Dad's car in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, to the posters of Italian supercars that plastered all of our walls growing up, we all love Ferraris. There was only really one true problem with ownership--the price tag. Now, thanks to LEGO, we can all own a Ferrari. The new LEGO x Ferrari collection was developed ... continue reading
There's an overwhelming sense of masculinity behind Mattis Dovier's little GIFs. From sexy ladies to explosions and middle fingers, the little pieces of art will get your testosterone going in 3-second spurts.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to talk about breaking news in the world of LEGO. Did you know that there's a LEGO version of Kickstarter called LEGO Ideas? You share your idea on the site and try to gather the support of the community. If you hit 10,000 supporters then your idea goes in front of ... continue reading
We're going to assume you've already prepared for the zombie apocalypse. We're sure you have a bag packed and a trusty crossbow resting nearby (cause that's an effective weapon). But have you thought about where you're going to go when the hoards come after you? Fear not, now you can place your escape route on the ... continue reading