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October 13, 2012 1:02 PM   Subscribe

Berk Senturk presents "Ottoman was Geeky", a collection of reinterpreted pop culture characters.
posted by griphus (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Justice League one is great, but the characters become less recognizable toward the bottom of the page. I wish I knew the style he's adopting here.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 2:07 PM on October 13, 2012


"In this country, you gotta make the kuruş first. Then, when you get the kuruş, you get the power. Then when you get the power, you get the lavender-flavored jellies. Then, when you get the lavender flavored jellies, you get the honeyed pastries and the coffee with cardamom in it. Then when you get the honeyed pastries and the coffee with cardamom in it, you get the women."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:09 PM on October 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Mr Şentürk's rendition of Martian Manhunter (or Merihi Sayyad-ı Beşer, which is a pretty clever pseudo-Ottoman Turkish wordplay) looks a lot like Gulyabani ('ghoul' in Turkish) from the film Süt Kardeşler [The Foster Brothers (1976)] — see this screen capture of Gulyabani and this behind-the-scenes photograph for comparison. I can't quite pinpoint possible references in other portraits, however.
posted by cihan at 2:20 PM on October 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Do you think you can translate the other ones? I tried running the Justice League one through Google Translate but didn't really get anything cogent.
posted by griphus at 2:40 PM on October 13, 2012


Flash as Berk -- if that's the Wally West Flash, it fits.
posted by MartinWisse at 3:33 PM on October 13, 2012


posted by cihan at 3:52 PM on October 13, 2012 [13 favorites]


You are awesome.
posted by griphus at 3:54 PM on October 13, 2012


I was underwhelmed until the Blues Brothers, and then upon scrolling back up had apparently been convinced as to the brilliance of all of them.
posted by Mizu at 5:43 PM on October 13, 2012


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