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.
All that is known about Darth Vader Princess is that she was photographed at Comic Con in San Diego this past July. No further information is available about Darth Vader Princess.
When it comes to carrying your lunch, your delicious dark side treats need an extra level of protection. Encase your precious lunch in the sinister Darth Vader Helmet Lunch Kit. Even more exciting than the way it looks is a feature that allows you to press a button on the lunch bag and prepare to be captivated by Darth Vader sound effects!
Darth Vader Helmet Lunch Kit Features:
- Lunch bag shaped just like Darth Vader’s helmet
- Press the button to hear Darth Vader sound effects
- Insulated bag keeps food hot or cold
- Zippered enclosure
- Padded handle
- Easy to clean inside and outside surfaces
- Size: 9″ x 10″ x 3″ (22.9 cm x 25.4 cm x 7.6 cm)
This Rad Lunch Bag sells for just $14.95! Sadly, this item is no longer available.
The Darth of a Disco Dancer (Image Source)
While I did very much enjoy Carrie Fisher’s one-woman Broadway show, Wishful Drinking – I’d never stoop to call myself a Star Wars fan. The thing is, the whole Darth Vader mystique is iconic enough that it bleeds over into the mainstream, not obsessed-with-Star Wars culture. Anyway, I saw this item over on the Geekologie blog and, due to my passion for all things big, shiny and geeky, I had to snag it. Thank you, please drive through.