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Mario Takes the Money

What gives, Mario? The cover for this Japanese Mario game shows the little hero giving up Princess Peach to a prince (who could well be a relative of hers, considering they look alike)! But Mario seems happy, as he has a bag of coins that would break a camel’s back. Link

The Pulp Fiction Cover Art of Bruce Pennington

The Abominations of Yondo Bruce Pennington has beenin the business a long time. His first sci-fi cover commission came in 1967, for the New English Library 1970 paperback edition of Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. Not a bad start! The book became the sacred text of The Church of All Worlds, a religious group [...]

Old County Map Title Pages

In the 19th century, printers were proud of their craft and made everyday jobs into works of art. Consider county records, such as maps and deeds and such. They were bound into volumes of boring but useful historical data, and the typography printed on the cover was magnificent …at least compared to the computer-generated cover [...]

When Geeks Rule The World And Get The Girl

W00t! Only 48 more years till geeks rule the world and get the girls, according to this If science-fiction magazine cover by Robert Swanson. More If covers at Golden Age Comic Book Stories – via Nerdcore

Geekiest Google Moog Doodle Performance Ever!

[YouTube Clip] Remember the Moog doodle that Google put up to honor synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog? Wired’s Underwire blog has a round up of the geekiest cover tunes recorded [...]

The Best Tattoo Cover Up Ever

A reader of Geekologie sent in this great story of how a terrible Edward tattoo obtained during a bet eventually became an awesome Rufio tattoo in what is arguably the greatest tattoo portrait cover up ever. “OK, so this guy I used to know recently made a deal with his friend that they would choose each [...]

The Cover Art of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. It is the most famous rock album cover of all time: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. One of the many things that still fascinate us about this incredible album is the cover. The concept [...]

11 Album Covers Re-imagined with Clipart

The album cover meme is bound to jump the shark soon. In the meantime, there’s a fun tumblr called Clipart Covers. On the blog, they say “Classic (and not so classic) Album Covers in Clipart and Comic Sans”. Below are my 11 favorites but there are dozens more, so be sure to check them out. [...]

Hypnotizing Comic Book Cover GIFs

In this latest batch of animated comic book cover GIFs by Kerry Callen- Nick Fury uses some hypnotic effects to daze evil-doers, and Lois Lane shares some sugar with the boys from the Justice League, while Superman’s off fighting crime and posing for promo posters. Grab these and spruce up your desktop, or attach them to [...]

Promised Land

The illustration on the cover of the Thanksgiving issue of The New Yorker magazine shows the Pilgrims immigrating to their new homeland. It’s called “Promised Land” by Christoph Niemann. Link