Arty Awesomeness Weirdness

Will You Be My Ghoul Friend?

Monsters need some love, too. And back in the 60s, the Topps candy company tasked the late pulp artist Norman Saunders with painting a series of cards called Frankenstein Valentine Stickers.

Saunders painted iconic monsters from TV and film together with the cute, punny, and creepy pick-up lines they might try on the opposite sex. Mole Man has eyes for your silky skin, while Dracula vants you in vein, and all Zacherle hopes for is a ghoul friend.

Have a look at the Frankenstein Valentine Stickers after the jump.

Arty Awesomeness Gaming News

A Special “Shadow of the Colossus” Valentine’s Day Message

From Olly Moss, the man behind the wonderfully minimalist Star Wars posters and Resistance 3’s Saul Bass inspired artwork, comes a very special Valentine’s Day message. Moss based it on the events in a certain PlayStation 2 game by venerable game designer, Fumito Ueda.

Moss tweets, “I made this dumb valentines thing for the girl” but anyone who has experienced the love and loss in Shadow of the Colossus will surely empathize with the message. It lies in wait after the jump.

Lists Mindlessness

Offbeat Valentine’s Gifts

Valentine’s Day, once a tribute to a Roman Catholic martyr, has been perverted by florists and candy companies. That’s my excuse for not buying the missus anything on February 14th. It’s worked in the past, and I’m sticking to it.

Fun fact: Did you know that until 1969, the Catholic Church formally recognized eleven Valentine’s Days?

If you’re one of the unlucky millions that have to buy something, here are a couple of non-traditional gift ideas:

Heart Butcher Knives

Created by Bloodbath McGrath comes personalized heart butcher knives. For those moments when a severed heart reminds you of your lover.

Edible Candy G-String and Bra

A great way to end a Valentine’s Day meal, the Edible Candy G-String and Bra contains 30 fruit-flavored candy pieces, and has just 60 calories. Great if you’re watching your weight and if don’t care about the hygiene issues that may arise from eating sweets out your lover’s vajayjay.

8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt

The idea behind the 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt is that you wear one and you give one to your lover. When you both are in range, the pixelated hearts start glowing to full charge. The hearts will dip to two and a half when you both are out of range. Geeky, but cute nonetheless.

World’s Largest Inflatable Heart

Nothing says “I Love You” more than with an outrageously large inflatable heart.

Click out to Oddee for more unusual Valentine’s gifts.