Genitals have always had a way of fascinating people. Everybody loves them, but most people are too embarrassed to show them to anyone. We’ll use the idea of genitals to sell anything from cars to food, but if you show an actual penis or vagina on television, it becomes a big fucking deal.

This taboo associated with human reproductive organs has made them an excellent subject for art, but for the most part we have become focused on sculptures and paintings of penises. UK-based sculptor Jamie McCartney looks to change that with his piece entitled “The Great Wall of Vagina.”

To create his 30-foot wall of vaginas, McCartney asked 400 women from various walks of life to let him cast a plaster mold of their bits. He used a wide range of women aged 18 to 76 over a five-year period including identical twins, transgender individuals, and postnatal woman. There’s pretty much every kind of vagina you could hope to see on the 30-foot wall of labia.

While it may give some a boner, the piece isn’t intended to be erotic. According to the artist’s website, the piece is about “grabbing the attention, using humor and spectacle, and then educating people about what normal women really look like.”

McCartney says that many women find the appearance of their vagina to be a source of anxiety, so he used the power of art to do something about it. Reactions to his piece have been generally positive with most people agreeing it’s a spectacle to behold.
 
 
I love being pointed in the direction of new and talented artists, and I think I’ve found a good one today in the form of illustrator John Gallagher. He’s an entertainment artist out of Canada, and has a crazy awesome portfolio that I just had to share.
His work is mostly focused on superheroes, but more than a few video game and movie characters slip in here like Mad Max, Solid Snake and more. I think his Captain America is far and away my favorite, but really, they’re all worth checking out.
 
 
This isn’t the first time I’ve come across artist Butcher Billy’s Punk Rock/New Wave superhero crossover art, but I hadn’t seen ALL these covers before, so I thought I’d share the lot of them. They combine various musical icons of that era with different DC superheroes. I think I like Billy Idol as Aquaman the best, as the hero has never been so badass. 

Anyway, you should check out the entire series below which include Robert Smith as Plastic Man, Adam Ant as Green Lantern and Morrissey as Superman.
 
 
If this can be made on almost no budget, Dimension has definitely been doing the sequels wrong.

Director Mike Le Han’s most prominent directorial credits are on various UK true-crime reconstruction shows. With the aid of concept artist Paul Gerrard (Wrath of the Titans, Seventh Son) he has done one hell of a lot more than simply reconstructing Clive Barker’s world. Think Hellraiser meets Silent Hill meets whatever other Japanese video games have depicted Hell over the years.

Since this was put together, Barker himself got the go-ahead to write a new script, so the odds of this particular version happening are slim. But what could have been is fascinating.
 
 
There are countless pieces of Star Wars fan art out there, as the series is the most popular cultural phenomenon in the history of ever. Therefore, it takes something particularly special to catch my eye. Something like this series of prints from artist Raymond Swanland.

Swanland took four of the most badass characters from the original trilogy and each gave them their own portrait. There’s Han Solo (with Chewbacca) and Boba Fett above, Darth Vader and Yoda below. 
 
 
Villains may be bad guys and capable of doing evil, but you can’t deny the fact that they speak with blunt and painful honesty sometimes. These affirmation posters by artist Christopher Ables feature antagonists like Bellatrix, Captain Hook, Ursula, and more. They each offer beautiful art and a little nugget of encouragement and advice. Even though they’re funny, some of them are all too true.
 
 
We have artist Alice X. Zhang to thank for these delightfully sarcastic Sherlock e-cards. They’ve got Sherlock and his whole crew saying all the things you think, but never say out loud. 
 
 
These stunning Japanese-inspired versions of the Thundercats are the work of artist Phil Postma. They’re some tough looking characters who’d look right at home in an updated version of the show. The contrast between the muted, traditional-style backgrounds and the more vibrant characters is just beautiful.
 
 
When you think of Marvel and DC, you may not think of the word “friendship” first. The two companies are competitors in a specific market, and consumers are usually partial to one of those companies over the other. That said, they do have more than a couple of similar characters. DC has Catwoman, Marvel has Black Cat. DC has Aquaman, Marvel has Namor. Artist Darren Rawlings has noticed this and created some cute art that puts the characters together as little friends. I like this world where everyone gets along…

MOON KNIGHT & DARK KNIGHT

MARTIAN MANHUNTER & THE VISION

HAWKMAN & ANGEL

GHOST RIDER & ATOMIC SKULL

THOR & CAPTAIN MARVEL

CAPTAIN AMERICA & COMMANDER STEEL

 
 
When you think of Marvel and DC, you may not think of the word “friendship” first. The two companies are competitors in a specific market, and consumers are usually partial to one of those companies over the other. That said, they do have more than a couple of similar characters. DC has Catwoman, Marvel has Black Cat. DC has Aquaman, Marvel has Namor. Artist Darren Rawlings has noticed this and created some cute art that puts the characters together as little friends. I like this world where everyone gets along…

QUICKSILVER & FLASH


CLAYFACE & SANDMAN

DARKSEID & THANOS

MOGO & GALACTUS