Because wood paneling shouldn't only remind you of the remodeling your parents did to their basement 15yrs before you were conceived in it to the soundtrack from The Empire Strikes Back, shake it off and spy the latest etchings from Mike Hammecker, an online editor/writer at the Herald by day slash artist by not-day, who paints an inspired assemblage of posterized sports/pop culture icons straight onto wood panels.
Sweet silhouetted stylings you might recognize include:
Celtics: Fill the void left by the rapidly vanishing NBA season and just try to remember the good old days when the C's roster was filled with dudes named Wayne Kreklow with either a green 6x6in side profile of the Big Three, or an iconic cut of a cigar-smoking Larry Bird with Red Auerbach after winning the '81 title.
Music, Art & Culture: Impress overnight guests and robbers with your taste in tunes/pop art iconography by displaying these colorful shots of Andy Warhol, Sid Vicious, the Beatles, and "Modfather" Paul Weller riding a scooter.
The Beautiful Game: Confirming once again you don't have to be a hilarious child on YouTube to appreciate kicking balls, there's a series of pro soccer players painted atop their national flags/colors that ranges from Wayne Rooney, Gigi, and Ronaldinho, to Michael Ballack, Cristano Ronaldo, and Clint Dempsey... you know, from the United States? No, not Tom Dempsey, the old placekicker with no toes, Clint. Ugh, you know what, nevermind.