Angel Galactica: Digital Collages Inspired by Mecha Culture



These awesome digital collages are the creations of Hong Meow (aka Estefania de Armero), a Tokyo-based digital photographer, collage artist, and “wannabe” musician. Meow’s surreal works are heavily influenced by the garish, animated GIF excesses of the internet of the ‘90s, and also Japan’s anime culture.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, the artist is an alumni of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her works have been exhibited at the Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, Georgia.

You can visit her site (NSFW) to see more of her artwork. Don’t forget to check out her ongoing Faceshirts portraiture project, where you can submit a photo and have it turned into a custom made shirt design.

More images after the jump.


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The Japanese Spider-Man and El Mariachi – Funny Retro Clip

More retro movie madness. This is one of the awesomest clips, I have ever been able to lay my eyes upon.

Forget about the news of Tony Stark (Iron Man) making a guest appearance in the upcoming Hulk Movie. Now  imagine, Spider-man, El Mariachi, and a Mecha/Gundam robot, all coming together in a movie. That would rock. Unfortunately, it would be close to impossible for Hollywood studios to get all these characters from different genres into a single movie. Imagine the  endless, bitter negotiations, rights acquisitions and piles of paperwork. But the good folks in Japan (bless their big hearts) have already done it. Obviously, they didn’t bother to get the rights for these famous characters, but who really gave a heck those days.

The last scene in the clip, takes the film to a different level. El Mariachi drives away with his lover son, leaving a forlorn Spider-man to wonder at what might have been. Wow ! A Brokeback Mountain story arc, too ?


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