“Atlas Obscura”: The Magnificent Illustration Work Of Artist Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong is an Illustrator born and raised in New York. His work draws from his passion for anime and manga, classic JRPGs, video games, woodblock prints, and the internet. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. Continue reading »

“Backstage Disillusion”: The Incredible In-Game Photo Artworks By Petri Levälahti


Generation Zero

Petri Levälahti aka Berduu works at EA DICE in Stockholm. He’s also an accomplished game photographer: his flickr stream is a visual triumph (“video game tourism, snapping shots as mementos”, he said). Like Duncan Harris, Berduu pursues an aestheticized digital photorealism that recalls Jean Baudrillard’s notion of iper-reality using camera hacks and mods developed by other modders, including Finnish maestro Matti Hietanen and Dutch wunderkind Frans Bouma. Continue reading »

“Playing Russian Reality”: Atmospheric And Immersive In-Game Artworks By Yuliya Kosobryuhova

Yuliya Kosobryuhova is a visual artist working with documentary photography and other media. She was born in Russia in 1987. She is a graduated specialist in history and ethnography. Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading »

“Wakka Wakka Wakka”: Amazing Nostalgic Video Game Artworks By Rachid Lotf

When we think back to the nineties today, all we can think of a strange things. Terrible clothes, horrible hairstyles, bad music. All day long talk shows were shown on television, the turn of the millennium was a time for computer specialists, and with it also us, in fear and terror, SMS fees of 11 cents per sent 160 character message tore deep holes in our wallets, which were anyway far too tight. From a cultural point of view, the nineties were probably a decade that, on the surface, did not belong to the brilliant achievements of the human race. Continue reading »

“Children Of The Damned”: The Superb Artworks Of Ástor Alexander In Classic Sci-Fi And Noir

Imagine a combination of low-budget spaghetti westerns and Pixar cartoons, such as Toy Story. What world would it be set in and what stories would we be able to see? In fact, such a story has been at the center of attention of an American illustrator, Ástor Alexander. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator Asteroid: Wandering Through The Ruins Of The Future

Whether they are set in the past or in an imagined future, ruins are a favorite subject of illustrators working in the fantasy and science-fiction genres. Not only can they be very visually appealing, they can provide the backdrop for a potentially rich narrative about a once flourishing world and the reasons for its demise. Continue reading »

Official Final Fantasy 14-Themed Weddings Now Available In Japan

Couples who love playing Final Fantasy 14 Online together can now get married with an officially licensed wedding themed after the in-game Eternal Bonding Ceremony in Japan.

The ceremony is set up through a wedding planning company called Bridal Hearts, and cost about $31,500 for a standard plan with 70 guests. Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the reservations for the service should open in a few weeks. Square Enix and Bridal Hearts held the first mock Final Fantasy 14 wedding on Feb. 14, in Kobe, Japan. Continue reading »

The Only Thing More Bonkers Than This Starcraft Cosplay Is How They Made It

When you see an incredible cosplay like the one below (by Tasha), it’s easy just to take it for granted. Yes, it’s a meticulously-detailed, endlessly impressive recreation of Kerrigan from Starcraft — but there’s a ton of other stuff on the internet to ogle, so usually people stare at this kind of thing for a brief moment or two and then move on. Continue reading »

“The Morning Never Came”: Amazing Fantasy Illustrations By Adrian Smith

The awesome fantasy illustrations of Adrian Smith, a freelance illustrator, concept designer and comic book artist based in Edinburgh. Adrian’s drawing, character and figure work is just incredible, fantasy art doesn’t get any better than this. Adrian and Ian Miller are especially well known for their work in the early days of Warhammer and 40k in creating a dark serious atmospheric setting. Smith has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. Continue reading »

The Superb Detailed Low Poly Art Of Ben Regimbal

Ben Regimbal has made this fantastic bustling diorama, that is full of life and lots of mini narratives. The stylised art direction and the sheer density makes it a real joy to explore. Regimbal is an art director in South Korea who used to work in the Games industry. Continue reading »

The Detail And Variety In This Futuristic Concept Art Is Mind-Blowing

Sometimes you click some art on the internet and just want to get lost in it. That’s certainly the case with the work of Ben Nicholas.

Nicholas is a senior concept artist at Ubisoft, so he’s well-embedded in the video game world. In his free time, though, he goes beyond that, exploring futuristic vistas through the influence of famous artists, or just his own take on what the galaxy might look like way down the road. Continue reading »

These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home

Sci-fi worlds are usually fairly recognizable. Maybe they’re shiny, gloomy, or desolate. But either way, there’s almost always a monochromatic, hard-edge feeling to them. That’s not the case, though, in the imagination of Matt Gaser. Continue reading »

Artist Pays Homage To Classic Video Games With Awesome Oil Paintings

Nikolay Lobzov is a Russian painter and digital artist based in Moscow who has been paying homage to games he loves with amazing oil on canvas paintings of classic titles like Halo, Half-Life 2 and Soul Calibur. From the texture of the paint to the contrast in the medium itself, these artworks are a fun and creative ‘fan art’ tribute to video games many of us grew up playing. Continue reading »

Randy Lewis Creates Photo Manipulation Word Games That Will Make You Smile

Cactus or Poop?

Graphic Designer Randy Lewis creates quite an unusual and fun series of image manipulations. The artist takes simple, everyday objects and blends them together, creating something new and unordinary. The result of his creativity is a series of clever and witty images. They’ll make you look twice, and they are certain to put a smile on your face. Continue reading »

Symmetric Top-Down Photographs Inspired By Nintendo Games Of The 80’s

Always curious to know what was hiding behind big buildings or beyond a thick forest, Martin Reisch started to photograph landscapes from above with his drone. Continue reading »