Superhero casual day
June 16, 2011 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Artists lovingly take on costumed heroes: Gregg Segal follows superhero impersonators home to get some great shots of crime-fighters doing chores (also, here). Mark Newport knits super hero costumes, when he is not trying to be the official knitter of the NFL. Meanwhile, Rafael Bastos creates minimal super hero costumes out of household objects (use a few laser pointers to become Cyclops!).
posted by blahblahblah (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

The first link made me think of The Real Story of Superheroes.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:03 AM on June 16, 2011

Iron Man on casual Friday.
posted by bonehead at 9:15 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

Fork. Rubber glove. Masking tape. Wolverine.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:35 AM on June 16, 2011

I followed the super heroes home to highlight the contrast of the fantastic and mundane. Though in costume, the super heroes are unmasked by the ordinariness of their apartments and their routine chores.

But those aren't "their apartments" for Superman (Fortress of Solitude), Batman (Bat Cave) or Wonder Woman (Paradise Island[?]). Why not show them doing their chores actually in their "real" surroundings? (Answer: cost.)

Or better yet: The reason it looks funny to have Superman vacuuming is that when Gregg Segal says "fantastic" and "mundane" he really means "privileged" and "ordinary". So instead of showing Superman vacuuming his apartment or even the Fortress of Solitude, show Superman's servants doing it. He must have them. Batman certainly has at least one. Wonder Woman is a princess, she must have attendants and servants. Show them doing the work. For one thing, that would make showing Spider-Man doing his own laundry (because of course he would) all the more revealing.
posted by DU at 10:34 AM on June 16, 2011

DU: "Batman certainly has at least one. "

I believe his name is Alfred.
posted by I am the Walrus at 11:06 AM on June 16, 2011

show Superman's servants doing it. He must have them.

Yeah, robots in the Fortress of Solitude.
posted by jedicus at 2:53 PM on June 16, 2011

I love the whole "official knitter of the NFL" idea. But since that was in 2010...I'm guessing that hasn't worked so much?
posted by jenfullmoon at 2:56 PM on June 16, 2011

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