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Museum of Modern Robocop Art. Some guy made lots of amazing Robocop pictures using the limited palette offered by Artpad. Ignore the site, xoxohth, which is a college and law school discussion board filled with vulgarity, but revel in the many ways Robocop is conceptualized.
posted by Falconetti (24 comments total)
What an amazing talent for drawing Robocop, coloring book-style.
posted by tomharpel at 6:34 PM on August 20, 2005

Wow--it's like that movie, "The Mystery of Picasso," except with Robocop.
posted by josh at 6:44 PM on August 20, 2005

I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this, especially the Boston marathon one, with a surprise guest appearance by Goomba. I like his technique of softening the outlining black lines by going over them with (usually) white paint.
posted by iconomy at 6:46 PM on August 20, 2005

Reminds me of some of the stuff I've seen on Oekakis, except with Robocop instead of naked anime characters.
posted by zsazsa at 6:48 PM on August 20, 2005

The mere phrase "Robocop pictures" compels me to point out this.
posted by argybarg at 7:06 PM on August 20, 2005

Semi-related webcomic.
posted by strikhedonia at 7:16 PM on August 20, 2005

Actually, the xoxohth site can be pretty funny to read. It offers an often entertaining and more often disturbing glimpse into the postmodern world of pre-law and law students with overactive minds and way too much time on their hands. It's just a bunch of college educated kids giving free run to whatever is on their minds, even if they would never say these things in the real world. Vulgar, often stupid, but I find it interesting.
posted by banishedimmortal at 7:18 PM on August 20, 2005

I agree that xoxohth can sometimes be interesting or even illuminating (especially concerning law school), but I didn't want it to detract from the actual point of the post.
posted by Falconetti at 7:29 PM on August 20, 2005

Is he bleeding?

This post is just stunningly awesome. Thank you, Falconetti.
posted by cortex at 7:40 PM on August 20, 2005

This is truly the best of the web.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:42 PM on August 20, 2005

A happy little cybernetic police officer.
posted by Eamon at 8:27 PM on August 20, 2005

I like this one in particular.

Also, argybarg, the Robocop Supper you linked to is most compelling -- though I can't figure out who is depicted besides Robocop and Drudge...
posted by killdevil at 8:43 PM on August 20, 2005

Awesome. Robocop-as-Linus shall be my holiday card.

Robocop is more than a post-modern semi-kitsch figure. He's a hero for the ages that shows us that no matter how much society locks us away in metal, we're always human at the core. Well, human at the core of your being, but at the core of your leg is an awesome gun.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:06 PM on August 20, 2005

I'd buy that for a dollar!

What a find, this is fascinating. I'd love to have the collection as a screensaver.
posted by furtive at 9:13 PM on August 20, 2005

this is absolutely amazing.
posted by blasdelf at 9:15 PM on August 20, 2005

This post caused me to remember how cool Robocop once was. And Peter Weller.
posted by maxsparber at 11:32 PM on August 20, 2005

Oh, these are good. Anyone have contact details for the artist? I really want a couple of these as t-shirts, but it'd be nice to get his permission first. Especially as he's a trainee lawyer, and everything. Or would that count as fair use? Or do the artpad creators de facto own them? Whatever, they're superb!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:08 AM on August 21, 2005

The art was great to watch, not least of all for the comically new way it made my firefox poop the bed.
posted by Corpus Callosum at 12:48 AM on August 21, 2005

On my mac, I can get decent resolution images out of the artpad flash applet.
  1. Click the print button at the top
  2. In the "Page Setup" Popup:
    • Set the printer as "Any Printer"
    • Set the paper size as "Tabloid"
    • Set the Paper Orientation as Landscape
    • Set the Scale to 200%
    • Click OK [If you are grabbing more than one, you'll want to click where it says "Settings" and choose "Make Default"]
  3. In the "Print" Popup, don't print to a real printer, tell it to save as PDF. The buttons are different in Panther & Tiger.
  4. You can then print scaled down to Letter paper and have it look okay, or convert the PDF to TIFF and muck around in Photoshop.
This workflow would probably work on a PC with a good PDF printer. OS X thinks in PostScript already, so it's built in PDF printer is flawless.

There's also probably a way to use Firefox and some bizzarro Greasemonkey-fu to capture the data that the flash applet sends to the browser in JavaScript that normally just pops up the Print dialog. You may be able to get nice vector data or at least better resolution bitmaps that way. I dunno.

If the Flash causes your browser to soil itself, try downloading the Flash Player 8 beta. Makes Flash way better on my Powerbook.
posted by blasdelf at 1:05 AM on August 21, 2005

This is truly the best of the web.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:42 PM EST on August 20 [!]

posted by Busithoth at 8:51 AM on August 21, 2005

Heh! You can add to them, if you like. Berlin Brigade strikes again!
posted by taosbat at 11:56 AM on August 21, 2005

more important than warhol.
posted by Hackworth at 12:11 PM on August 21, 2005

chin up is the best one.
posted by knave at 11:38 AM on August 22, 2005

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