Scoring for this challenge ends today, so get in there and help us decide which lucky artist will win $2,000, a $500 Threadless gift code, and an Intuos Pro large tablet compliments of our pals at Wacom!
Last year’s news that Studio Ghibli mastermind and all around amazing person Hayao Miyazaki was retiring hit us all pretty hard here at Kotaku. If you’re like us—i.e., still grieving in between bouts of playing Ni No Kuni—then I suggest you feast your eyes on these charming pixellated recreations of iconic moments from some of Miyazaki’s many, many great films. Made by artist Richard J. Evans, they all capture the whimsical beauty of the original work with surprising clarity. Now who else is hoping that this gives some game developer the inspiration needed to turn Pom Poko into a retro-style turn-based RPG à la Chrono Trigger?
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed new image of the Lagoon Nebula.
This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright young stars, and is home to young stellar clusters. This image is a tiny part of just one of eleven public surveys of the sky now in progress using ESO telescopes. Together these are providing a vast legacy of publicly available data for the global astronomical community.