steampunk pac-gentleman sculpture

posted by the scholar on November 2nd, 2007
filed under: art, mixed media

look at the wonderful details on this crazy steampunk “pac-gentleman” sculpture from uk artist doktor a. this description written by the artist says all ye need to know about this 9″ wonder:

“when this game was first released in 1880 it was so hugely popular in taverns and inns that the bank of england was forced to mint more threepenny bits to keep up with demand. the game was created by messrs. nam & nam and co. as a novelty pastime for the masses. outdoing the previous top public house game of shove ha’penny. “

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very clever and very funny!

this piece is part of the spit and polish toy show through november 30th at cardboard spaceship in santa cruz.

see more paintings and sculptures on doktor a’s website.

via technabob


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8 Responses to “steampunk pac-gentleman sculpture”

  1. technabob Says:

    Now if Doktor A could get that Pac-Man text adventure to run on there…

  2. the scholar Says:

    hah!

  3. Terry Says:

    I love this. Absolutely love it.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi terry,

    isn’t this amazing? i love the “video screen” and the brass details…

    thanks for the visit!

  5. Bri Says:

    So much fun! My husband showed this to me on, I think, boingboing.net the other night. Such imagination. If you like this, you should rent “Steamboy”, if you haven’t yet.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    yes, this doktor has a vivid imagination. i love that thing. now i have to put steamboy on the netflix list…

    thanks for the comment!

  7. Bri Says:

    Oooo, let me know if you see Steamboy. It is anime, but good anime.

  8. the scholar Says:

    will do!

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