With their insane personas and bulging muscles, professional wrestlers can seem almost invincible, at least until the drugs that cause their insane personas and bulging muscles prove otherwise. Now they can live on forever in your heart/on your wall, with The Dead Wrestler Society.
Made purchasable online just in time for the WWE's Friday invasion of the Pepsi Center (RAW!!), this limited-edition series of giclee prints gives artful, mind-blowingly creative treatment to “the most colorful and charismatic figures in sports history” (...who are dead), all courtesy of a London design group called I Love Dust, but not "I Love Goldust", because again, they only draw wrestlers who are dead, and charismatic.
Slammin' prints include:
1. Macho Man Randy Savage: Slim Jim's late spokesperson is given the look of a “heavy metal neon cowboy” who “defies all attempts at labeling or categorization”, with the exception of the label that he defies labeling or categorization. And also "heavy metal neon cowboy".
2. The Big Boss Man: A bold black and white design (that's patterned after an NYPD badge) carries the grappler's catchphrase, “You'll be serving nothing but hard times”, recalling his torturous special move where he forced opponents to watch an entire episode of that RJ Berger show.
3. Yokozuna: The two-time World Champion gets a bamboo-ish typeface spelling out his name, with the artist believing his “larger than life character” dovetails nicely with the print's “graphic novel style” -- fitting, as Zuna probably weighed right around 300.
If you want some international flava, they also have three Mexican superstars (Rolando Vera, El Santo, and Blue Demon) done portrait-style with their traditional luchador masks on, a grim reminder that when it comes to roided-up wrestlers, things can quickly go south.