Friday, May 20, 2011

'Jar of Heart Containers'

I can't say that The Legend of Zelda was the first thing that came to my mind upon hearing Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts," but after seeing the following illustration on artist Ryan Grant Long's blog last week, I'm not sure I'll be able to think of anything but that Famicom/NES classic whenever I hear the Phillie-born singer's hit single.



Unfortunately, I can't link directly to Long's blog post about his "Jar of Heart Containers" drawing at the moment, as it seems to have been a victim of "The Great Blogger Blow Up of 2011." What I can link to: Long's spreadshirt.com shop, where you can buy t-shirts bearing the design above. Also, here's a link to his blog and deviantart gallery.

9 comments:

Kamiwoo said...

This is the kind of game shirt style that I actually like - something classy that looks nice to everyone, but that people who are "in the know" will recognize as being based on a video game.

The jagged, pixel edges on the hearts from the original Zelda in particular make me love this design <3

Bryan Ochalla said...

Glad to hear that you like it, too, Kamiwoo! (Hey, that rhymed.) Also, I agree with you that this is the perfect kind of gamer tee -- it looks nice and classy to those who aren't in the know, but it blows away those who are :)

the immigayrant said...

Wow! Grant Long is a great artist! Thanks for sharing his artwork. ^_^

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, I liked that song before, but now? I love it. And using all the heart containers across the series? Genius.

Bryan Ochalla said...

You're welcome, immigayrant! Glad you like it :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Justin: Yeah, including all of the series' different heart containers is what makes the image for me :)

Lewis said...

Excellent design! Might have to buy me one of those!

RetroKingSimon said...

Nice picture, great idea too :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, Lewis, buy one! And then tell me what you think of it. I'm thinking of buying one, too, eventually...

Simon: Thanks! Yeah, I thought it was a pretty great idea, too :)