The human urge to classify and collect enables us to understand and explore the universe - but that same impulse also makes us fanatical about the things we love from the modern world.


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Artist Richard Wilkinson is working on a collection of illustrations that celebrate that trait in both Natural History and modern culture. The first book - ‘Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: Insects From A Far Away Galaxy’ takes its inspiration from perhaps the most widely recognized subject of obsessive fandom - Star Wars.

Each insect looks subtly like a character, creature or vehicle from our favourite space opera. Some are instantly recognizable. Others take some time to see but you get a great ‘Aha!’ moment when you finally see them! (If you’re a fan of language, the latinised names will give you a clue too!)

Several other collections are in the works: taking inspiration from the world of Pokemon, Superheroes, Ghibli, Sanrio, and Disney, as well as sneakers, vehicles, architecture and anything else we, as fanatics, love to obsess about.

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Savant 4 months ago

*cue music*

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Savant 4 months ago

an insect, you are.

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Pepper 4 months ago

AAAAAAA;OAWIRUNCAHD;BHEUIBVKSABUR *CHEWY NOISES*

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Savant 4 months ago

R2 - Beetle

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Savant 4 months ago

how many are there? ;)

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All With Heart 4 months ago

Han shot first

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All With Heart 4 months ago

Is this bug as annoying as the original?

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Rico Valdes 4 months ago

AT AT and AT ST

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Dan Beck 4 months ago

IT'S A TRAP!!!

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Savant 4 months ago

jabba the what?

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