Monday, February 26, 2007

Die, Wunderkammer

Hey all. I’ve decided that Die Wunderkammer’s time has come, and now the Germanic “the” that exists as the first word in its name can take on a whole new meaning. All content here has now been incorporated into Back of the Cereal Box. You can view these posts, slightly reformatted, as well as new content by checking out the Cereal Box tag “die wunderkammer.”

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Not Gone Yet

Like I said, if I found anything of consequence, I'd post it here. After a long delay, I present two more images.

This is Shigeru Miyamoto, the brain behind a lot of what made my childhood fun. This image appeared in Time magazine's "Asian heroes" list.

And this bit of vintage arcade cabinet advertising just amuses me.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Party for Me

Happy Birthday, beloved sock monkeys.

And with that, I'm sorry to say that the Die Wunderkammer picture blog is out of images to post. That doesn't mean this blog will be going away. No, it's just served its purpose of archiving the visual treats that I would have lost had my computer ever died. They're here now. Enjoy them. I will be updating Die Wunderkammer as I find other things that warrant posting, sure, but I imagine that such updates will be few and far between. In the interim, please read my regular blog, Back of the Cereal Box, and I will be sure to make a note of whenever I post something worthwhile here.

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Jesus Balloon

Can't remember from where or when, but I somehow would guess Sanam's various online tendencies had something to do with it. You have to admit — —it's pretty freaking awesome.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Two Sets of Eyes, Both Seeing Blurry

The Kit Cat Clock, which as I type this hangs motionless on the wall with an expression of time that's wrong all but twice a day. I took this picture and have always enjoyed it.

Because one photo of Jill isn't enough for this picture blog. Here she is, trying to wash shaving cream out of her eyes. I think Meghan took this picture and I can't remember what caused our inter-house arguments to escalate to rapidly.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Nexie the Time-Eating Monster

The last depiction of me in the Daily Nexus. I wrote my farewell column more than a year ago, and Mark Batalla chose to depict me as throwing my official Nexus decoder ring into the mouth of what I take to be the apparent mascot of the newspaper: "the time-eating monster called the Daily Nexus," as I wrote it back then.

Although I'm wearing the very t-shirt depicted in the above cartoon, I'm slightly miffed that I look like Logan Echolls here. Oh well.

Friday, September 15, 2006


If you can explain the connection between these two images, you win for the day.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Ghost Tree of Malaysia

Does it not make you feel slightly uneasy? It should.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Don't Blink

I acquired this as the result of an email forward. Despite these origins, I enjoyed it. It's funny, if in a way people could accuse of being rooted in racism. It's not racist. It's just funny because their clothes are different from my clothes.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Large Heads

Two images representing the video games of my youth. The first is an ad depicting some of the original artwork for Kid Icarus, the game the lent me my all-purpose screen name.

And secondly, we have the Apple Kid. You know — the Apple Kid?

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The Minds of Children

Three rather nice images that some nice person scanned from their old children's books. Presenting a Mexican marketplace:

The house of the future:

And your circulatory system, as explained by an Italian canary:

Creepier in Monochrome

Two slightly unsettling images I ganked from Miz Bri. Meet Medie Jones:

And her new pal Grace Bradley:

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Tired / Lazy

As the title of this post might suggest, I'm currently trapped between the poles of wanting to go to bed but being struck by the notion that I haven't updating this blog in a while. The result: the hodgepodge of unlabelled, unclassified images you see below. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm Not Loving My Crippling Stroke

In case of emergency, call McDonald's. Best billboard ever.

Sex Sandwich

Interesting album art from the Ennio Morricone album Mondo Morricone.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Don't Drink the Cuckoo Punch

It's just not a good recipe. Click for a larger image with readable text.

My Friend Leonard

Sanam finally retaliated to the rapist mugshot image with a little wedding announcement.

I thought I might as well remind everyone of what else about Sanam's personal life has been leaked online.

Abject Horror

I'd guess I found this somewhere on MySpace, but I really don't remember anymore. What really gets me about this picture is the notion that, with the naked man standing behind her, this cat may be terrified for reasons other than the water.

And seriously, who would want to expose their naked skin to an angry cat anyway?

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Endangered for Your Own Safety

Unknown origin. Funny nonetheless.

One of My Prouder Accomplishments

Ducto, the Chair of Tomorrow. Sadly, this duct tape-constructed chair is no longer with us. But at least I have the memories.

Onomatopoeia in the Style of Andy Warhol

Pop art? Or recycled imagery from the old "Batman" TV show?

A55, Florida Orange and Red-Green-Yellow

Ha ha. From the Smoking Gun's files on ill-planned license plates.

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The "Video" in "Video Games"

An admittedly random assortment of video game-based art that I enjoy. I've played video games since I was very young, and since they're such an inherently visual medium, I've always thought people could do something cool with the pixilated visuals that they beam into our heads. Turns out a lot of people agreed.

Flickr user skinny coder posted this on his account. It's Duck Hunt, realized in Legos. What's especially cool about this project is that he's managed to preserve the blocky graphics of the early age of video games while still creating his art in a three-dimensional space. I like it. He's done a few other games, too, including Excitebike and Bionic Commando.

This piece, titled "Pipe Dreams" was made by an artist calling himself Danimation. He re-styled a whole lot of Mario characters in a more fluid, cartoony style. For Mario fanboys, this is the equivalent of a centerfold.

This piece apparently first showed up as a poster in Nintendo Power, a magazine I actually used to subscribe to when I was a kid. I just like that the artist, some guy named Gabe Swarr, bothered to put as much effort into it as he did. He's covered most of his bases by showing a healthy cross-section of the various Mario-related games I played when I was wee. And I can't help noticing that he seems to have drawn Mario to look like the Mayor from "Powerpuff Girls." Gabe Swarr, by the way, has his own blog, where he posts a lot of his work.

I'm not sure who's actually responsible for making this Mario-related installation, but it's a neat idea for public art. The pigeon presumably agrees. Can't remember where I found it.

Flickr user Neil Fiddleton posted this on his account. It's strangely vacant landscape art created from the original Super Mario Bros." graphics. This one is titled "Martin Short." He's also made ones called "Steve Martin" and "Four Sisters."

This is a snow sculpture representing a character named Totakeke, whom I wrote about earlier in a Back of the Cereal Box post concerning him and the Pet Shop Boys. The image was posted on Flickr by somebody named Mr. Pippo. A good likeness, really.

This next one is utterly confounding. I think I picked it up from Kotaku or Destructoid or some such other gaming blog. It's Japanese in origin, so it makes no sense. In it, you can see realistically drawn humans dressed up like Mario characters. You can also see Mario in a car being driven by Mario. Oh, Japan.

The final three images come from work exhibited in the i am 8 bit show that I saw in Los Angeles last year. Neat stuff. I don't know who did the below work, but I know it was featured in the show. Using fabric to show the princess in a more playful sense really works to get at what the artist was going for.

The above pieces stands in stark contrast to the next two, which both depict familiar Mario characters in a dystopic setting. Below is Isaac Pierro's "Don't Be a 2nd Player Hater." Poor Luigi.

And finally we have this piece, "The M.K.," by Jose Flores.

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