Fab Ciraolo

Chilean illustrator combines pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy in a mind-bending amalgamation

The work of Fab Ciraolo makes it immediately clear that the Chilean-born illustrator has a very interesting outlook on this world. His pieces combine re-imagined elements of nostalgic popular culture with fantastical sci-fi standards and beautiful space-like atmospheres. Incorporating classic cartoon characters, fairy tale favorites and edgy popular icons, Ciraolo constructs compelling and enchanting artwork that stirs up whimsical feelings for the past while keeping …

Alex McLeod

A Canadian artist's technical take on the fantasy world

In a slick demonstration of hybrid creativity, Toronto-based artist Alex McLeod fuses his mastery of computer-generated imagery with a background in painting to create fantasy landscapes where fluid, hyperreal topography gel with glossy colors and a tactile sheen. Using a number of different graphics and 3D programs, McLeod builds ethereal sculptures that are then rendered and printed using the typical digital photography methods. His latest …

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure

New Wii role-playing figures transport your character anywhere

Among the many new exciting games and oddities at the 2011 Toy Fair, Activision’s latest gaming experience for the Nintendo Wii stood out for its fresh take on role-playing games. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure is action-packed entertainment that lets player interaction cross between the game and real worlds. The game includes over 30 characters, each with distinct personalities and skill sets that offer unique advantages for …