Star Wars

‘Star Wars’ Has an Official Makeup Line: Links You Need to See

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Easy, breezy, beautiful… android? iO9 reports that the Star Wars franchise has entered a whole new realm of merchandising by partnering with CoverGirl cosmetics. The full campaign won’t be revealed until Allure rolls it out, but the line includes lipstick, nail glosses, and mascara with quotes from The Force Awakens on the tubes to drive speculation even higher. Props to Star Wars for marketing outside the stereotypical geek demographic, though.
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‘Star Wars’ Meets Kids’ Imaginations in Craig Davison’s Evocative Paintings

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If your childhood entailed a healthy mix of both getting lost in Nintendo and playing outside with your tangible friends, then British artist Craig Davison‘s Star Wars paintings will warm your heart and simultaneously make you wish that paper-towel rolls could still transform into lightsabers. In Davison’s series, pre-tweens use their imaginations to travel to a galaxy far, far away and craftily become beloved characters from George Lucas’ epic Star Wars universe. Clicking through the slideshow, you’ll encounter a makeshift Luke Skywalker (using Grandpa’s cane as a lightsaber), Yoda (with ears made from clothespins), R2-D2 (whose rotund head is crafted with a bowl), Princess Leia (toting a hair-dryer gun), Darth Vaders in hoodies, and spacecrafts made from the lids of trashcans. Prints of Davison’s work are available to purchase online from the ArtMarket and The Hawthorn Gallery websites. Feel the force!
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How Would Radiohead’s “Karma Police” Look as a Painting?: Links You Need to See

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Summer is finally settling down around us, and the warm weather will probably have you thinking about all the awesome things you want to do, while simultaneously distracting you from actually doing any of it. If one of your goals for something to pretend to be interested in accomplishing this Summer is writing, then you should read these rather educational pretend-letters between Hemingway and Fitzgerald about The Great Gatsby. 
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