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Vandalized Sci-Fi Villain Helmets

Serge Seidlitz Adorns Darth Vader's Mask with Star Wars Doodles

— March 18, 2012 — Pop Culture
Darth Vader’s mask is no longer ominous thanks to Serge Seidlitz. The talented UK-based artist has taken the visage of the sci-fi villain and given it a street art makeover, adorning the top portion of the helmet with Star Wars doodles, coloring the face piece and neck guard in a chic white and lining the inner portions of the helmet with red material. Overall, it gives this Darth Vader spinoff a kind of Dracula color scheme. Fans need not worry about all the modifications though, as Seidlitz’s creation easily retains Darth Vader’s badassery.

Part of the fun in looking at Serge Seidlitz’s version of Darth Vader’s helmet is in identifying all the scenes he illustrates onto the thing. The X-wing, Chewbacca, the AT-AT and Boba Fett are among the awesome things found in the doodles.
Trend Themes
1. Sci-fi Street Art - Artists are using street art techniques to transform iconic sci-fi imagery to appeal to younger urban audiences.
2. Fan-art Collectibles - Fans are creating customized merchandise based on popular franchises, offering unique and collectible items that appeal to superfans.
3. Pop Art Makeovers - Pop artists are applying bold color schemes and graphic design styles to reimagine classic sci-fi and pop culture characters and images.
Industry Implications
1. Collectibles - Companies can offer limited edition, fan-designed and customized merchandise incorporating iconic franchises to appeal to superfans and collectors, offering unique and authentic items.
2. Art - Artists can build on the growing trend of street art and pop art makeovers of sci-fi imagery to create new art pieces, prints, and installations that appeal to younger, urban audiences.
3. Media and Entertainment - Film, television, and gaming companies can leverage fan-art collectibles and viral content related to their franchises to increase engagement, generate buzz, and increase brand awareness and loyalty among superfans.
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