Pop Icon A Day

Ask me anything   A pop-culture icon every day. Each is a detail taken from various iconic designs by chopshopstore.com and are generally available as t-shirt and posters. The format for each icon posted is also good as a wallpaper for any retina display mobile device.

Hard to believe Metropolis was made in 1927. Special effects aside, just the design alone of the robot — before too many people had ever considered what a robot even was. Take a look at the early sketches of C-3PO and the influence it had on science fiction over time is apparent.
Check out our new weRobot design for 2014 which features the above and 64 additional celebrity robots all in one design including the long requested KEY! Get it in your choice of three size variations 8x10”, 13x19” or 17x22”.

Hard to believe Metropolis was made in 1927. Special effects aside, just the design alone of the robot — before too many people had ever considered what a robot even was. Take a look at the early sketches of C-3PO and the influence it had on science fiction over time is apparent.

Check out our new weRobot design for 2014 which features the above and 64 additional celebrity robots all in one design including the long requested KEY! Get it in your choice of three size variations 8x10”, 13x19” or 17x22”.

— 2 months ago
#robot  #scifi  #science fiction  #metropolis  #maria  #wallpaper  #mobile  #retina  #iphone 

Special for Pop Icon A Day today is our new weRobot for 2014 which features 64 icons. Originally released in 2008 with 51 robots, this new print updates our best-selling design with new robots, a title treatment and the long requested KEY! Get it in your choice of three size variations 8x10”, 13x19” or 17x22”.

The first image is a wallpaper suitable for most smart phones, while the second is corrected for the parallax effect on iPhones using system ios7.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#werobot  #print  #celebrity  #scifi  #science fiction  #star wars  #Dr. Who  #Matrix  #Wizard of Oz  #transformer  #movies  #film  #television  #video games  #terminator  #futurama  #battlestar galactica  #robot  #wallpaper  #retina  #iphone  #parallax 
Bono of U2. Inspired by the climbing of a lighting rig at a Red Rocks performance to plant a white flag. The stunt happened during the performance of Electric Co. and the recording appears as a part of Under a Blood Red Sky which was U2’s first officially released live album.
This and many other icons of ’80s popular music can be found on the Chop Shop design videoRock as a t-shirt or an archival quality digital print.

Bono of U2. Inspired by the climbing of a lighting rig at a Red Rocks performance to plant a white flag. The stunt happened during the performance of Electric Co. and the recording appears as a part of Under a Blood Red Sky which was U2’s first officially released live album.

This and many other icons of ’80s popular music can be found on the Chop Shop design videoRock as a t-shirt or an archival quality digital print.

— 2 months ago
#bono  #u2  #'80s music 
These are the wrong trousers. Unless you are looking for the Wallace & Gromit mini-feature.
This and many other robotic icons can be found on the Chop Shop design weRobot available as a t-shirt, poster or among 148 other icons of SciFi on this limited edition screen print.

These are the wrong trousers. Unless you are looking for the Wallace & Gromit mini-feature.

This and many other robotic icons can be found on the Chop Shop design weRobot available as a t-shirtposter or among 148 other icons of SciFi on this limited edition screen print.

— 3 months ago
#wallace & gromit  #aardman  #robot  #trousers  #wrong  #stop-motion  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile  #science fiction  #scifi 
It was a generation that grew up on, “Pork Chop Sandwiches”, “Hey kid, I’m a computer” and “Who wants a body massage?”. What we mean to say is that it was the generation that didn’t grow up properly — that later enjoyed being adult-sized children watching the many Fensler/G.I.Joe films that invaded the internet around 2003.
This icon and many other classic internet memes can be found on the Chop Shop t-shirt design, “The Internets”. Our very first iconic collection design.

It was a generation that grew up on, “Pork Chop Sandwiches”, “Hey kid, I’m a computer” and “Who wants a body massage?”. What we mean to say is that it was the generation that didn’t grow up properly — that later enjoyed being adult-sized children watching the many Fensler/G.I.Joe films that invaded the internet around 2003.

This icon and many other classic internet memes can be found on the Chop Shop t-shirt design, “The Internets”. Our very first iconic collection design.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#internet  #memes  #g.i. joe  #fensler films  #eric fensler  #mobile  #retina  #wallpaper 
Can we re-use our moon background again? It is just too perfect for this one as well. The legend of Sleepy Hollow is the oldest icon to adorn the undeadWe design and is also front and center. The original was a short story published among 34 others by Washington Irving in 1820. Years later, the town North Tarrytown where the story was set officially changed its name to Sleepy Hollow. 
This along with many other icons of horror can be found on the Chop Shop design undeadWe as a t-shirt, poster or among 148 other icons of horror and fantasy on this limited edition screen print.

Can we re-use our moon background again? It is just too perfect for this one as well. The legend of Sleepy Hollow is the oldest icon to adorn the undeadWe design and is also front and center. The original was a short story published among 34 others by Washington Irving in 1820. Years later, the town North Tarrytown where the story was set officially changed its name to Sleepy Hollow. 

This along with many other icons of horror can be found on the Chop Shop design undeadWe as a t-shirtposter or among 148 other icons of horror and fantasy on this limited edition screen print.

— 3 months ago
#sleepy hollow  #legend  #headless horseman  #halloween  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile  #horror 
Tom Waits does it all. From drunken piano bar, to drunken street corner hustler, to supporting role actor. On the surface what Waits offered was a gravel voiced darker alternative to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”, but there was always so much more right under the surface. The world started to notice once other well-known artists began covering his material, including The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and Tim Buckley to name a few. In later years Waits’ music became more experimental… almost industrial with many calling Rain Dogs one of the greatest albums of the 1980s.
This and many other icons of rock from 1972-82 can be found on the design Rebel Rock as either a t-shirt or a digital print.

Tom Waits does it all. From drunken piano bar, to drunken street corner hustler, to supporting role actor. On the surface what Waits offered was a gravel voiced darker alternative to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”, but there was always so much more right under the surface. The world started to notice once other well-known artists began covering his material, including The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and Tim Buckley to name a few. In later years Waits’ music became more experimental… almost industrial with many calling Rain Dogs one of the greatest albums of the 1980s.

This and many other icons of rock from 1972-82 can be found on the design Rebel Rock as either a t-shirt or a digital print.

— 3 months ago
#tom waits  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile  #'70s music  #rain dogs  #rock 
What was once a phenomenon that the world had only seen for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis… was now being seen on a whole new level. So radical was the reaction to the birth of The Beatles that to this day most people born after 1970 still know the term “Beatlemania”. In the English language it has even spawned its own suffix by adding “mania” to anything that becomes wildly successful in popular culture.
This and many other Beatles related icons can be found on the design weFab, available as either a t-shirt or poster at chopshopstore.com.

What was once a phenomenon that the world had only seen for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis… was now being seen on a whole new level. So radical was the reaction to the birth of The Beatles that to this day most people born after 1970 still know the term “Beatlemania”. In the English language it has even spawned its own suffix by adding “mania” to anything that becomes wildly successful in popular culture.

This and many other Beatles related icons can be found on the design weFab, available as either a t-shirt or poster at chopshopstore.com.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#beatles  #John Lennon  #paul mccartney  #George Harrison  #Ringo Starr  #england  #british  #bobbies  #wallpaper  #mobile  #retina 
Best known villain quote of all time, “kneel before Zod”. Kryptonians it seems are too good to put criminals to death because that would be too barbaric. But instead they lock them in glass slabs to float among the empty cosmos for eternity. Perhaps that explains Zod’s anger.
This and many other aliens can be found on the design alienWe as a t-shirt, poster or on this screen print among of 148 other icons of science fiction. 

Best known villain quote of all time, “kneel before Zod”. Kryptonians it seems are too good to put criminals to death because that would be too barbaric. But instead they lock them in glass slabs to float among the empty cosmos for eternity. Perhaps that explains Zod’s anger.

This and many other aliens can be found on the design alienWe as a t-shirtposter or on this screen print among of 148 other icons of science fiction. 

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#alien  #science fiction  #scifi  #superman  #movie  #film  #zod  #kneel before zod  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile 
They mean to win Wimbledon!
This and many other icons of Monty Python can be found on the Chop Shop design It’s as either a t-shirt or print.

They mean to win Wimbledon!

This and many other icons of Monty Python can be found on the Chop Shop design It’s as either a t-shirt or print.

— 3 months ago
#monty python  #python  #british  #comedy  #sketch  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile 
Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground (and with a considerable solo career beyond the band) passed away last year on October 27, 2013. Reed and company may as well be considered the first alternative rock band. Heralded as groundbreaking by their peers during what is considered by many to be the golden age of rock music. Velvet Underground did enjoy a kind of art-rock success below the mainstream success of many of their contemporaries. However, their legend has only grown since their breakup in 1970 and their influence on music is paralleled by only the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bowie and very few others.
Lou Reed and many other legends of classic rock (1964-76) can be found on the Chop Shop design Rock Star available as a t-shirt, poster or as a limited edition letterpress print.

Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground (and with a considerable solo career beyond the band) passed away last year on October 27, 2013. Reed and company may as well be considered the first alternative rock band. Heralded as groundbreaking by their peers during what is considered by many to be the golden age of rock music. Velvet Underground did enjoy a kind of art-rock success below the mainstream success of many of their contemporaries. However, their legend has only grown since their breakup in 1970 and their influence on music is paralleled by only the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bowie and very few others.

Lou Reed and many other legends of classic rock (1964-76) can be found on the Chop Shop design Rock Star available as a t-shirtposter or as a limited edition letterpress print.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#velvet underground  #lou reed  #classic rock  #alternative rock  #inde  #rock  #Rock Music  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile 
You need a Needler. Not as awesome as a sticky grenade, but still fun to launch off a hundred of these guided bullets.
This with many other icons of fictional weapons can be found on the Chop Shop design weLoaded, available as a t-shirt or as a print.

You need a Needler. Not as awesome as a sticky grenade, but still fun to launch off a hundred of these guided bullets.

This with many other icons of fictional weapons can be found on the Chop Shop design weLoaded, available as a t-shirt or as a print.

— 4 months ago
#halo  #needler  #weapon  #gun  #alien  #scifi  #science fiction  #wallpaper  #mobile  #retina  #Bungie  #video games 
The four Vampire brothers are citizens of Halloween Town. They are all a different height and width. Two of them are tall and skinny, the other two are fat. They also are apparently of different ranks- Prince, Baron, Lord, and Count. They wear a black cape with red collar and they use black umbrellas to block out the sun during the daytime in some sequences. Taken from The Nightmare Before Xmas Wiki.
This and many other creatures of the night can be found on Chop Shop’s weBite available as a t-shirt, print or as a limited edition letterpress print.

The four Vampire brothers are citizens of Halloween Town. They are all a different height and width. Two of them are tall and skinny, the other two are fat. They also are apparently of different ranks- Prince, Baron, Lord, and Count. They wear a black cape with red collar and they use black umbrellas to block out the sun during the daytime in some sequences. Taken from The Nightmare Before Xmas Wiki.

This and many other creatures of the night can be found on Chop Shop’s weBite available as a t-shirtprint or as a limited edition letterpress print.

— 4 months ago with 75 notes
#nightmare before christmas  #Tim Burton  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile  #vampire  #horror  #stop-motion  #halloween 
Rather than talk about this icon directly, I am going to point out something I have always wondered about. Why is the theme to The Banana Splits Show have the same exact hook as Buffalo Soldier (see around 1:25) by Bob Marley? Did they steal that from Bob or was Bob stoned watching Sid & Marty Kroft and forgot, only to later pen the tune?.
Find this and many other icons on the Chop Shop design weVolve, available as either a t-shirt or poster.

Rather than talk about this icon directly, I am going to point out something I have always wondered about. Why is the theme to The Banana Splits Show have the same exact hook as Buffalo Soldier (see around 1:25by Bob Marley? Did they steal that from Bob or was Bob stoned watching Sid & Marty Kroft and forgot, only to later pen the tune?.

Find this and many other icons on the Chop Shop design weVolve, available as either a t-shirt or poster.

— 4 months ago
#banana split show  #the banana splits  #monkey  #ape  #gorilla  #wallpaper  #retina  #mobile  #sid and marty krofft  #kroft 
T-Rex is the band, not the individual seen above whose name is Marc Bolan. A part of the original Glam rock scene, Bolan left his mark on music before his untimely passing in 1977. Many big names from the alternative scene in the 1980s named him as a major influence including Johnny Marr (Smiths). There are almost too many ’80s covers of his material to count including Violent Femmes, Depeche Mode, The Bongos, Bauhaus, Adam Ant, The Replacements, Power Station (Duran Duran splinter group) and X.
Bolan and many other legends of classic rock (1964-76) can be found on the design Rock Star available as a t-shirt, poster or as a limited edition letterpress print.

T-Rex is the band, not the individual seen above whose name is Marc Bolan. A part of the original Glam rock scene, Bolan left his mark on music before his untimely passing in 1977. Many big names from the alternative scene in the 1980s named him as a major influence including Johnny Marr (Smiths). There are almost too many ’80s covers of his material to count including Violent Femmes, Depeche Mode, The Bongos, Bauhaus, Adam Ant, The Replacements, Power Station (Duran Duran splinter group) and X.

Bolan and many other legends of classic rock (1964-76) can be found on the design Rock Star available as a t-shirtposter or as a limited edition letterpress print.

— 4 months ago with 4 notes
#Marc Bolan  #t-rex  #classic rock  #glam rock  #'70s music  #'60s Music  #wallpaper  #mobile  #retina  #Rock Music