(All Images Via Zeon Santos)
DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Vice Magazine invited twenty artists to come up with their own unique version of Batman’s cape and cowl for an exhibition called Cape/Cowl/Create, promoting the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham Knight.
The artist's interpretations ranged from Dark Knight approved deadly cool to uncharacteristically bright and cheerful, with a full LEGO interpretation included to round out the collection.
Here are some of the interesting, and extremely diverse, artistic interpretations of the cape and cowl found in this exhibition, which were unveiled at the Hard Rock Hotel- San Diego during Comic-Con 2014:
White tally marks, crosses and checks design by designer Justin Fines:
Glossy blue and black airbrushed design by tattoo/graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon:
Bright pink ice cream cone version by street artist/painter Buff Monster:
Spooky retro racer inspired design by artist/custom motorcycle designer Conrad Leach:
Tagged up graffiti inspired design by street artist Apex:
Surreal paint vomit design by artist/designer Mike Perry:
Blue, black and pink floral design by artist Benjamin Escobar:
Apocalyptic red cross design by artist and My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero:
Detective Comics cover inspired LEGO creation by brick artist Nathan Sawaya:
Fur and tribal design creation by illustrator/designer Sara Blake aka ZSO:
Strange hobo disguise version by artist Michael C. Hsiung:
Colorful Joker inspired version of Batman's cape and cowl by illustrator Derek Deal:
Purple and blue geometric pattern version by artist HorseBites:
Chibi characters and bright yellow stars version by artist Akio Segawa:
Bright and colorful rastafarian Batmon design by artist VNM Yardley:
And, last but not least, a contribution from actor Will Arnett, who voiced Batman for The LEGO Movie:
Chances are the Dark Knight won't be trading in his signature black cape and cowl for these crazy creations anytime soon, but it sure would be fun if some of these artistic looks made it into the video game as alternate outfits for ol' Bats to wear around town!
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