Steampunk Lincoln & the Robot Monkey need company
August 24, 2009 3:15 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for art with a certain geek/nerd aesthetic. So far I like Robot Destruction, Steampunk Lincoln, and various Penny Arcade prints such as this one. My criteria are:

  1. No cats. "LOL" or otherwise.
  2. No posters.
  3. Has to be frameable
Any recommendations? The backstory:

My wife has decided that my man cave (spare bedroom) is no longer pretty enough to meet her standards. My old particleboard desk from Wal-Mart is marked for death and she has informed me that "things" will need to be placed on the walls to aid in the prettification of the room. I have been given some discretion regarding the "things", so I'm looking for some cool/geeky prints to help spice things up a bit.
posted by braveterry to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Perry Bible Fellowship and Achewood both offer signed, framed prints.
posted by kaseijin at 3:18 PM on August 24, 2009

Also, there is some fantastic geekery for sale at

My favorite is this
posted by kaseijin at 3:20 PM on August 24, 2009

I've wanted to buy many of the prints on explodingdog over the years.
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of... at 3:22 PM on August 24, 2009

MST3K artwork.
posted by shammack at 3:26 PM on August 24, 2009

You can buy prints of many Dresden Codak strips.
posted by pombe at 3:33 PM on August 24, 2009

There are lots of nice weird prints over a Topatoco.
posted by lore at 3:34 PM on August 24, 2009

Gallery Nucleus is where I go for my geeked-out art. Nothing says arcane-D&D-grandmaster-yet-cool-beyond-belief like a signed print of the original Star Trek poster. If you're looking for something to stare at when you're tripping, then I would recommend something from rice-boy.
posted by fert at 3:34 PM on August 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

Eric Joyner's work would have a prominent spot in my man-den (if my entire apartment wasn't already a man-den).
posted by chairface at 4:15 PM on August 24, 2009

Frank Frazetta!
James Jean
Audrey Kawasaki(?)
Jamie Hewlett
Have you sifted through deviant art?
posted by degrees_of_freedom at 4:34 PM on August 24, 2009

Boot Disk + others from Shanalogic/Pixelgirlpresents by Cynthia Malaran.

I'd also browse any sort of geek/nerd tags on Etsy as you really can't go wrong with homemade dorkery. Are we avoiding ThinkGeek's Home & Office for any particular reason other than prices?
posted by june made him a gemini at 5:11 PM on August 24, 2009

Pick up a copy of Juxtapoz and check out the back pages for bucketloads of great art of that caliber and better.
posted by JJ86 at 6:10 PM on August 24, 2009

Seconding chairface's recommendation of Eric Joyner. I've got the Rockem Sockem robots print, had it for 3 years or so, and has been commented on with glee by nerds and jocks alike.
posted by Lemurrhea at 6:45 PM on August 24, 2009

I just bought this print from threadless. If you're at all into music it should work. I'd check out the rest of threadless's print collection, though that was the only one that I personally like (and bought.)
posted by kylej at 8:07 PM on August 24, 2009

There's some great stuff at Buenaventura Press.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:28 PM on August 24, 2009

A friend of mine: Will Dinski
posted by sararah at 9:34 PM on August 24, 2009

Rivet Gallery sells prints and original art in the low brow/pop art spectrum. You know, the kind of stuff you see in Hi Fructose and Juxtapoz. I am sure other vinyl toy galleries would have a similar selection.

Right now they've got a show up called We'll Be Right Back After These Messages focusing on eighties cartoon nostalgia. I really want one of these huge silkscreen prints of Rainbow Brite, but uh, your wife might not approve of that one. Heh.

Keep an eye on A Paper Tiger; they sell prints from the I Am 8-Bit video-game themed gallery exhibitions. It's been a while over a year since the last one so they don't have much right now but they should have a good selection after the next annual show.
posted by Juliet Banana at 8:23 AM on August 25, 2009

Brandon Bird is right up your alley.
posted by scarykarrey at 10:00 AM on August 25, 2009

Thanks for all of your suggestions! I like the Rockem Sockem Robots print, several prints from the Nucleus Gallery, and a few items from Deviant Art.
posted by braveterry at 7:15 AM on August 26, 2009

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