Inspired by his call to action, I thought I would create a few low poly, vector illustrations inspired by some of Chris Pratt’s greatest, cinematic roles. I’m still working on finding my voice within the Low Poly art scene, but I think that these ended up fitting together very well in color and composition. What follows is a visual journey through the various faces of Chris Pratt.
I’ll eventually be offering vector portrait service for custom orders via The Geekerie. Shoot me a message if you’re interested!
Be they fiction, reality, or somewhere in between; there are those whom we elevate to the status of cultural icon. Be they genius, visionary, or mogul; we aspire to emulate and celebrate certain fixtures of the public consciousness. This is our attempt to visually honor some of our geek heroes!
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD- With a radiation suit, some stolen plutonium and a steel-encased chariot, Doc Emmett Brown set forth to challenge all misconceptions of time travel and explore the major decades of future histor. Our playful and colorful illustration style celebrates pop art icons in the style of mid-century greats.
HAYAO MIYAZAKI- Dedicated to the art of animation and storytelling, the modern master of fantasy inspires all of us to dream big. Hayao Miyazaki fuses historical and moral lessons within his gorgeous fantasy animated films to great effect.
RUPAUL- From mentor to mogul, this superstar has been ahead of the curve with inspiring television shows, a decades-spanning music career and serious style. Part of our new series of pop-culture icon portraits, this design is bright and sharp.
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Jocelyn was the first scientist to uncover the mysteries of radio pulsars. Though she did not initially receive her due credit for the discovery, she was able to chart a successful career in academic circles; having been elected president of the Royal Astronomical Society, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Chancellor of the University of Dublin.
Annie was instrumental in defining and categorizing the variant types of stellar bodies which would eventually allow us to estimate their distances from Earth.
Henrietta was the first to catalog and tie the brightness of stars later allowing scientists to calculate the distance between earth and far off galaxies.
All these women and more have contributed so much to our understanding of the Universe and place within the endless expanse of time and space. So we honor them with these wonderful silhouette prints complete with their compelling words and likenesses.
The Masters of the Cosmos series pays tribute to some of the men and women who devoted their lives to the pursuit of knowledge. Some say they tried to learn the unknowable, but many gave us great insights into our place in the Universe and inspired us to continue asking questions about our world.
P.S. While this first set does only contain men, I promise we’re going to be honoring the many women who have contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe!
Charting the Final Frontier is the product of a collaborative initiative between myself and long-time freelance partner Quantum Mechanix. While it is not available for purchase, I wanted to share the fruits of the experiment.
Given the challenge to “create a periodic table of Starfleet technology,” I did quite a bit of research into not only the LCARS graphic user interface designed for the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, but also the many hundreds of technologies introduced since the franchise’s inception.
Believe me when I say my lists topped out at 500 unique defined technologies, races and worlds to consider for the 110+ spots available in any basic periodic table. What followed was a process of elimination that, as a fan of all Trek, tore at the very core of my nerd soul. I would only later find peace while designing the structure and basic cell layout for the table, as Michael Okuda created a universally adaptable GUI in LCARS.
While the finished product is a unique configuration of Okudagrams, the fonts, colors, and diagrams all adhere to the standards established in the LCARS system. I’m also including some of my alternate versions which, in the end, were far too complex visually for a design so complex subjectively.
Look beyond the planets and asteroids of our own solar system, and venture forth into the great unknown with a print from our astronomy-inspired art prints. Full of original and quoted texts and custom illustrations; these vintage and minimalist designs aren’t just eye candy, they are full of hope and inspiration for the future. This is the essence of The Geekerie.