Here at Apartment Therapy, we try to keep our posts timely and topical, coordinating them with book releases and museum openings and such … but sometimes impatience rules the day. I realize it is only May and that summer blockbuster season won't start for a couple of months, but I am ready for a new Batman movie NOW. Haven't we waited long enough?You guys, I love Batman. I used to watch the old crooked Adam West television show with my dad, and Batman Begins is one of my favorite films. The entire movie is a makeover montage! What could be better? Also, I think Batman has the best style of all the superheroes: basic black, sleek, incredibly high-tech but elegant. It's no surprise then that countless artists have made prints inspired by the flawed-but-lovable Caped Crusader, and that most of them are awesome. Here are the best of the Batbunch:
- Arian Novier's Super Heroes Painted: Batman from Søciety6 is haunting and sophisticated. It feels like a portrait that Batman might hang in his own home.
- The same goes for the Batman Begins poster from Poster Inspired. Such a powerful image!
- Wired featured Justin Van Genderson's Superheroes' Home Cities posters. His Gotham City print is currently sold out, but maybe if we ask nicely he'll make more.
- Clearly, Adam Juresko is even more impatient than I am, as he's already made a poster for the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, complete with release date.
- The Blackening Co's Polygon Hero: Batman really captures the impressive quality of Batman's sculpted suit.
- Pat Langton reminds us that even Batman has to do laundry sometimes. (But does he?)
- The Masked poster by Mini & Maximus is awesome for its own sake, but it also reminds me of one of my favorite Halloween costumes: Batman Princess. Some of us girls don't want to be Batgirl or Catwoman: we want to be Batman. And maybe also a princess.
(All images as credited above.)