It was at the Five Points Festival that I spotted this amazing painting by artist Paul Fernandez-Carol that mashes up The Beatles with characters from Star Wars in a very clever way. On one hand, we could be looking at The Beatles, dressed in their colorful, highly-recognizable satin band suits from the Sgt. Pepper-album cover — Ringo in Pink, John in Yellow, Paul in Blue and George in Red — who are avoiding being recognized by wearing disguises on their heads. On the other hand, this might be the Star Wars saga characters of a Scout Trooper, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and an Imperial Stormtrooper (who are all distinguishable by the helmets they wear) posing as The Beatles. Who can say? Speaking of posing, I believe that the figures’ poses in this painting were copied from This Photo of the Fab Four taken in 1967 during a promotional photo shoot for the Sgt. Pepper album cover. You can see more art by Fernandez-Carol on his page at Seven Arts Gallery.
Please be assured that I did not lisp when I say, May the Fourth Be With You! — for it is May 4th, also known in the GeekoSphere as Star Wars Day!
To celebrate in style, this awesome design, a mash up of Star Wars‘s character Boba Fett, and Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, is available on a T-Shirt for just $19.95— with 20% off your purchase through May 8th — and other fashion swag for a few dollars more, at This Link!