If you've ever wondered to yourself whether or not Darth Vader's armor suffered from wear and tear, this illustration by Pixelpancho should answer your question, sort of.
But it's not just Darth Vader who gets the rusted armor treatment by Pixelpancho; Batman, the Flash and Captain America all suffer similar fates even though their suits usually contain no mechanical elements. I don't think fans will care too much about fidelity though as the worn down retro android look of these illustrations are so rad, they make up for their lapse in logic.
Pixelpancho is a graffiti artist whose work can be seen throughout Torino, Italy. Many of his images feature similar vintage robots to the ones seen in this gallery, only they engulf entire building sides and walls.
Pixelpancho Paints Worn Down Equipment Belonging to Geek Favorites
1. Retro Armor Illustrations - Opportunity for artists to create unique and nostalgic artwork by applying worn and rusty aesthetics to iconic fictional characters' armor.
2. Worn Down Geek Favorites - Potential market for merchandise featuring retro and distressed versions of popular superhero and sci-fi characters' armor.
3. Vintage Robot Graffiti - Emerging trend of incorporating vintage robot imagery in street art, providing opportunities for artists to showcase their creativity and nostalgia.
1. Art and Design - Artists can explore new creative avenues by incorporating worn and rusty aesthetics into their illustrations and designs.
2. Entertainment Merchandise - Opportunity for companies to create and sell merchandise featuring worn and distressed versions of popular fictional characters' armor.
3. Street Art and Graffiti - Artists specializing in street art can tap into the demand for vintage robot imagery and create captivating murals and installations.