For those moments when being a playboy philanthropist and secret vigilante doesn’t satiate your inner demons… Treat yo’ self!
Check out the latest addition to the Geekerie’s stash of geeky goods. You think it’s easy being rich and mysterious? Think again. Sometimes you just gotta go out and buy yourself some pretty to keep your demons at bay.
Products for sale by The Geekerie on the redditgifts marketplace.
20% off Flash Sale now until 4PM EST today, June 4th. Get there ASAP if you want to check out our fantasy, science, and astronomy art.
As The Geekerie’s fourth anniversary closes in, I thought it was time to update my brand logo and credentials. While I strive to both create new and exciting genre-inspired designs, I also enjoy interacting with the geek community and sharing stories, art, and other news with our fans. The new Geekerie brand is designed to be a bridge between our Etsy shop and our Social Media outreach.
Check out our poster and print shop via Etsy! I’m working hard to develop new and exciting designs inspired by pop culture icons, science, and technology; all with a vintage, retro, or modern edge.
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ARTIST FOCUS: CHRIS PETERSEN
Our artist focus series kicks off 2014 with a great interview with Chris Petersen who runs a little shop everyone knows as “The Geekerie”. Chris creates excellent artwork of all sorts and in such a wide variety that there’s something for every geek to love. His interview begins below…
Tell us about yourself. Where are you from?
I’m a Yankee, born in Boston and am currently living a quiet life in the capitol city of South Carolina.
What is your day job? What
By day, I’m a graphic designer and corporate shill for a company which caters to the aerospace and medical industries. In my spare time, I run a design business specializing in print artwork for geeks.
How long have you been designing/illustrating? What’s your “origin story”?
I’ve been an ‘artist’ since I was in elementary school. I really developed an interest and talent in design while I was studying to be a computer programmer. This was the great irony of my life; the belief that the pursuit of art would free me from the shackles of my PC. I was half right, I use an iMac now.
Who/what influences your art? Is there a particular person’s style that has influenced you?
I’m influenced by typography as illustration and strong, simple design like that of most Pop and Mid-century artists. While I don’t create works in his style, Pollock was my first and always favorite artist. I like the controversy his work inspires. Is it art? Is it just a bunch of splattered paint? Is it raw, frenetic emotion on canvas? I like ambiguity in art.
What medium do you typically use when creating your art?
I’m strictly digital, kids!
What does being a “geek” mean to you?
For me, geek used to mean that you can be a fan of fantasy movies or comics as long as you kept it to yourself. I had no concept of cons or fandom or that there were other people out there who went through three VHS tapes of the Fifth Element. Today, geek means acceptance and wonder. To me, it is the collective joy of inspiration, imagination, and exploration.
How do you tackle a new project? What’s your process?
I like to let things evolve in real-time. I don’t generally approach a project with sketches or research. I like having freedom in the moment when I design.
What is the best art advice you have ever received?
The world is vast. There will always be someone to appreciate your art no matter how abstract or unique your vision. You don’t have to fear ambiguity.
What do you like to do for relaxation/fun?
I really try to continue my education in all things design, culture, and geek. In my spare time you will likely find me streaming whole series’ of Classic Who, or reading Simon Pegg’s autobiography. I also just got Star Trek Catan as a gift, so watch your back Klingons.
Are you playing any video games currently?
Even with diminished free time, I managed to beat Ni No Kuni and Pokemon XY. I’m currently playing A Link Between Worlds, Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
If you could be any video game character who would it be and why?
Superficially, I would like to be the main character in a Pokemon game. People just give you valuable items and rare Pokemon all the time. You get tame and train some badass wild animals to fight for/protect you. Not to mention the huge sums of money people throw at you after you’ve devastated their lineup. You actually lead a very cruel, greedy life in those games. So, maybe I’d be Link.
Do you have a favorite video game series?
Final Fantasy is my tip-top, all-time favorite series. I have played every numbered sequel to or near completion.
If you could be any dinosaur with any super power, what would you choose?
I would be a Tyrannosaurus with stretch powers. I feel like I would have all my bases covered at that point. Then mouthy triceratopses wouldn’t tease me in poorly-marketed CG films.
Interested in keeping up with what Chris is working on? You can follow him on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook for all of his latest updates. Also, be sure to check out his Etsy Shop for a full selection of his fantastic work.
Wonders of the Universe
A collection of prints designed to celebration the wonder of stars, planets, nebulae, and all manner of celestial events. Check out our Etsy shop for many more space-themed designs and a host of Geek-inspired art prints and posters.
To continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, we are returning with our popular line of prints inspired by many dynamic episodes of the show. Included here are Utopia, Silence in the Library, The Girl in the Fireplace, The Day of the Moon, Vampires in Venice, and The Curse of the Black Spot