One of my absolute favorite types of design styles is the kind that parody's a popular icon. This is why I am in love with basically any type of Star Wars art. Some may say its not being original as a designer, which, in a sense its not (since somebody else came up with the original concept, and you are just tweaking that.... which I guess is what art and artists have done to a degree for a long time... but that can be a debate for another time since even I am on the fence about it). However, the thing I like about the style is that artists and designers are implementing their specific style to the icon, which is what makes it new and original to me every time. But, I digress...
On a side note, my wife and I got Zeke Sesame Street Chutes and Ladders, and a Spider-Man mask to go with the Spider-man Vans shoes we got him for Christmas :)
I'll tell you what, I stinking LOVE hosting this thing. And its not just the theatrical versions, oh no. These are the extended versions which add at least 2 hours to the marathon. Sweet LOTR goodness! What makes this year just a bit bigger than past years is that the big wigs have finally decided to release the extended versions onto blu-ray, which I of course got my hands on. The movies on a theater screen is cool enough, but when the screen gets that big, the picture quality is important. Needless to say I was extremely excited for the blu-rays to be out well in time for the marathon.
As you can see, I added that minimalist flair that I love so much which, as I said before, naturally fell into place, seeing as LOTR is such an iconic movie.