Superman with a GoPro

I'm a firm believer in a free (as a beer and as speech) internet, but I also believe that you should support (directly) the creators that do things you love. That's why I use and recommend platforms like Flattr and Patreon, platforms created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they love.

Today I've added another group of creators to my Patreon list, the guys behind the amazing video I'm showing you. I found it thanks to the nice chaps of Gang De Geeks, and five seconds after pushing the play button I was hooked.

That some guys with a small budget could make that reminds me once more that we live in a wonderful time where you can do amazing things like that with some consumer electronics, lots of talent, great ideas and a tight budget.

Speaking of money, the guys behind the project, Corridor Digital, are trying to live from their passion: making these YouTube videos is their full-time job. Everyday they are developing, shooting, and editing videos so that us (The Fans!) can watch them for free. And to help to keep them doing it, they are asking for patronage at Patreon.

So if you want to support the guys posting such amazing videos, add one piece to their bag!

By Horacio Gonzalez

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Wandering in my Google+ timeline, I stumbled upon a wonderful gallery by Italian artist Denis Medri: Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Denis re-imagine the iconic saga as a 80's High School TV series. The heros and villains are re-thought as teenager students and school faculty.

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

I really love C-3PO and R2-D2 as the nerds!

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

And what to say of Obi Wan and Yoda as teachers? Yoda as sport teacher reminds me of mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Denis has also drawn some key scenes of the saga adapted to his new paradigm, as this one with Yoda training Luke.

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Go see the full Star Wars - the 80's High School version gallery, you will like it!

Found via +Nixie Pixel

By Horacio Gonzalez

Review of my new Baron Fig notebook

In LiB Pens, my blog about pens, inks an papers, I've just posted a review of the Baron Fig notebook.

My Baron Fig notebook

Several months ago, I backed the Baron Fig project on Kickstarter, a humble project that asked for $15,000 to make high quality notebooks for sketchers and writers and got almost $170,000.

And after some waiting, I received my notebook two weeks ago.

My Baron Fig notebook

It's a great notebook, small enough to go everywhere in my bag but big enough to write a lot on it. The paper quality is high, and it's very fountain pen friendly.

More details and pics on LiB Pens.

By Horacio Gonzalez

LEGO Cosplay

I'm not sure if I find it cute or creepy... or both...

LEGO Cosplay

Found via Reddit

By Horacio Gonzalez

Body painting illusions

Thanks to my good friend Guigui, I've discovered the blog of Hikaru Cho, a Japanese graphics art student who does some amazing body painting art.

Body painting illusions by http://www.hikarucho.com/

I've always loved optical illusions, and I find amazing to have them done directly over the body of people. And the ephemeral aspect of her works make it even more interesting.

Body painting illusions by http://www.hikarucho.com/

In her blog you can find a lot of other samples of her wonderful art, it deserves to be seen!

Body painting illusions by http://www.hikarucho.com/

Update: I've just found that Hikaru Cho takes part in the Amnesty International's global campaign 'My Body My Rights'. I love her work for the campaign!

Hikaru Cho akes part in the Amnesty International's global campaign 'My Body My Rights'

By Horacio Gonzalez