Back Before There Were Emoji, These Existed
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Back Before There Were Emoji, These Existed

We seriously geeked out when R2D2 made a surprise appearance at Re:Make this year. (Can you blame us?) And when we spotted a pop-culture/historical artifact mashup, we had to take a moment to breathe into a brown paper bag.

Designer, illustrator and nerd Josh Lane takes sci-fi heroes and comic book legends back — waaaaaaay back — and retells their epic sagas in hieroglyphic form, a series aptly titled “Hero-Glyphics.”

He’s excavated and restored the defining moments of geek culture in full color. You can purchase these 14″ x 18″ prints for $31 each.

We can’t think of a more perfect holiday gift for the ultra-nerd in your life.

What do you think about these superhero cave drawings? Carve it in the comments!