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.

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.

More info: richard-wilkinson.com | Instagram

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Savant 1 year ago

*cue music*

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Savant 1 year ago

an insect, you are.

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Pepper 1 year ago

AAAAAAA;OAWIRUNCAHD;BHEUIBVKSABUR *CHEWY NOISES*

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Savant 1 year ago

R2 - Beetle

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Savant 1 year ago

how many are there? ;)

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All With Heart 1 year ago

Han shot first

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All With Heart 1 year ago

Is this bug as annoying as the original?

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Rico Valdes 1 year ago

AT AT and AT ST

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Dan Beck 1 year ago

IT'S A TRAP!!!

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Savant 1 year ago

jabba the what?

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SaddleUp 1 year ago

Leia! Daughter of the Empire, too hehehe Love the Latin!

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SaddleUp 1 year ago

Millenium Falcon?

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Rico Valdes 1 year ago

Boba

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T Rex King 3 months ago

I'm not sure, might be Mon Mothma

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Savant 1 year ago

oops

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Xena Mariott 1 year ago

Looks like a Bib Fortuna. Unexpected, cool

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Csaba Hegedűs 1 year ago

No, it's a TIE pilot.

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Γεώργιος Γιολδάσης 1 year ago

There is a fan theory anyway, that the movie is about a hive.

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Rico Valdes 1 year ago

Gamorrean

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Bryan Chavis 1 year ago

han solo

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T Rex King 3 months ago

Luke Flywall-ker

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Rico Valdes 1 year ago

Old Ben

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Plumpapollo 1 year ago

Tusken raiders

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Rico Valdes 1 year ago

Lando

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SaddleUp 1 year ago

Salacious Crumb!

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