During some lengthy web browsing we stumbled upon these magical illustrations of Harry Potter characters by artist Heather, also known as Makani on some parts of the web. Her website Accio Brain is filled with completed drawings and sketches of the wizarding world. Unfortunately, you can't buy these prints as of now, but you can check out the pieces of our most beloved characters in the slideshow!
If home is where the heart is, then you should be able to show off your geeky side with gusto under your own roof. Deck your halls and adorn your walls with these geeky chic prints from Etsy, and please — share your favorite prints with us in the comments. We're always looking for more artwork to pile on!
Want to incorporate your nerdier tendencies and passion into your decor? You know, without committing to using beakers as glasses and painting a robot mural? You can decorate your house with a hint of your personality without tipping over into certified fangirl territory. Here's some inspiration for simple, subtle, and inexpensive ways to geek up your space.
You have lots of options these days when it comes to custom-printed gifts and art, but you can add one more to the list — Barcode Gallery. This company allows you to print a custom QR code on a gallery-style canvas (which range in sizes from 10 inches to 40 inches, and you can choose from 32 colors) starting at just $50.
You can customize your message as well, embedding up to a 300-character text message that will be deciphered when you scan the code with your smartphone's QR code app. If you're on a tighter budget, you can get your QR code printed on paper, which is perfect for framing.
Geeky posters are great, but for art buffs who want a little more, there's Bespoken Art. Similar in nature to the DNA posters we saw awhile back, these art pieces are made of sound waves. You can record a custom message — of you singing happy birthday to your grandpa, saying your favorite phrase, a motto, a song, whatever — and the sound wave of your voice is printed out on a gallery-style canvas to adorn your walls for years to come. How adorable would it be to capture the sound of your first born saying his first word? Adorable, indeed. Pieces start at $250, which seems pretty reasonable considering the custom nature of the art. Check out more images in the gallery!
You may not know the name Susan Kare, but you know her work. As a digital interface designer, Susan has been crafting computer operational icons for companies like Apple, Intel, and IBM since 1983. Remember the Macintosh bomb? Yeah, that's her. Now, Susan is offering up her work as limited edition prints which have been signed and numbered for your collectible pleasure.
Starting at $89, and working up to $499, you can adorn your geeky walls with her best-known icons like the hand, watch, fill tool, and many others. Check out more images in the gallery, and order your own directly from the KarePrints website!
Although I have most of these Mac shortcuts memorized, I wouldn't mind them hanging on my wall to add a touch of tech flavor and color to an otherwise bare room. I'll admit that I haven't done much in the way of decorating my own home office, but I'd love to get some inspiration from you — won't you share your home office (or work office) designs with me in our Capture Your Cube group? Also, if you have any office design tips, leave 'em here in the comments!
I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm a poster kind of gal. I think geeky posters can be especially endearing if you've got them framed up nice and tight, and bunched up in groups. It's a statement, and one I love making. Want some poster inspiration of your own? Check out these five that would be great in a game room, entertainment room, or office!
Check out these beautiful city maps, created using nothing but type. These gorgeous prints definitely satisfy my inner font geek, and they aren't bad to look at, either. The collection of three Typographic Maps features Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago with Manhattan and Washington DC on the way.
During the printing process, each letter was manually placed, a process that took "hundreds of hours to complete for each map." The result: intricate and beautiful depictions of each featured city. Poster-size prints of each map are available for $30.
Like what you see? Click through the slideshow for more detailed images of these beautiful maps.
What do you get when you take gorgeous landscape photographs and insert your favorite 8-bit details? 8-bitscapes, a collection of 8-bit inspired prints. The collaboration between photographer Kevin Rozario-Johnson and illustrator Jamie Sneddon is comprised of eight "strictly limited-edition" prints, with retro gaming characters making their way through some familiar and not-so-familiar landscapes.
The collection will be first displayed at an exhibit in London before prints are sold. No word on pricing yet, but given the "strictly limited-edition" nature of these prints, I'm sure they'll cost you. At the least, they are incredibly stunning. Check out my five favorites below.