Check These Out: Adam Sidwell's '52 Bad Dudes' Illustrations

August 15, 2010
Source: Uncrate, Tumblr

Adam Sidwell's 52 Bad Dudes - Frankenstein

Holy crap these are freakin' awesome! The other day, via Uncrate, I came across illustrator Adam Sidwell's series of gorgeous illustrations as part of his 52 Bad Dudes series. As he explains on his Tumblr: "My name is Adam Sidwell and this is a blog I created to keep me illustrating regularly. By each Friday in 2010 I will be uploading a new illustration I created just for this project. The theme is 'Bad Dudes' which can be many things bad and dude or dudette like." There are some beautiful pieces that he's done that are all available as 13"x19" art prints on his website. But they're limited editions and will sell out, so hop to it if you want one!

Click on any of the prints below and you'll be taken to the page to purchase (as long as it's still available):

Adam Sidwell's 52 Bad Dudes

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He's not up to 52 of these yet, but he will by the end of the year. You can find the earlier ones in his archives.

I love that Sidwell has already designed one of these prints for Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the "Point Man" Arthur in Inception (with paradoxes and all) except that he's not really a bad dude, more like a badass dude. He's also made some great illustrations for video games like Mass Effect, BioShock, Shadow of the Colossus, Splinter Cell and a nostalgic Mega Man bosses series (brilliant). The prints are pretty inexpensive ($17.50) and will probably turn out beautiful; I'm even buying a couple myself. If you dig Sidwell's stuff, make sure to follow his Tumblr for more. Hope you guys liked seeing this, I thought it was cool enough to feature today.

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Woah this is like awesome where did you find this!!!

pulp fiction212 on Aug 15, 2010


Nice work.

sumonesumtime on Aug 15, 2010


Wow these are some amazing images! Very cool!

Romantic Movies on Aug 15, 2010


these are amazing...might have to buy a print!

dee8 on Aug 15, 2010


Lotzo is nuts!

Ray on Aug 15, 2010


like 'em all.

Xerxex on Aug 15, 2010


totally buying some

DoomCanoe on Aug 15, 2010


You're not your poster you hang on your wall. You're not how much posters you have. You're not the ipod you own. You're not the contents of your facebook page. You're not your f***ing skateboard shoes. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

Jon A. on Aug 15, 2010


Bought the JGL one going to buy the reprints of Fight Club closer to pay day. These are so sick!

Sroe on Aug 15, 2010


Amazing! Had to buy the Fight Club one. What a great idea and how very skillfully executed.

Jill on Aug 16, 2010


RE: Jon A. You're not clever. You're not funny. Did it ever cross your mind that out of all of the film fans across the internet who read this website, a lot of those by they're very nature by enjoying films also happen to appreciate movie art. Hence why people are buying these posters to hang to look at. Not to be judged by others and somehow have it reflect on our lives to others. I have bought the set of Fight Club prints because i think next to one another they look fantastic and as a Graphic Designer myself appreciate the art form and love the film. Also. i have no doubt you have posters, a facebook page, an mp3 player and some skateboard esque shoes so Do One.

Alex on Aug 16, 2010


Hey Alex, Jon was quoting Fight Club, I don't think he was being a dick. Just wanted to say thanks for the post on my work! And for all the nice words people have been saying about them. His name is Robert Paulson.

RE: Alex on Aug 16, 2010


Alex - I actually do not have any poster. Instead I have real works on my wall or nothing. Posters say too much about you. I do not have a facebook page. Stand back and think about how consumed you are on facebook. It's like you're doing heroin. You become dependent on it. I also don't got a mp3 player, but that's just because I'm deaf haha @$$hole. And oh yeah I don't have skateboard shoes. You know, some people has actually have enough class to not dress like 8th grader. You should give up all of this crap. Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Alex K. Hessel's life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted. Oh, and for viewing pleasure yes, those poster are awesome. I wonder how many people would recognize the poster of Torch from Puppet Master franchise. Adam, you sure got an eye for those kick@$$ characters. Hats off to you. His name is Robert Paulson.

Jon A. on Aug 16, 2010


You have a man crush on joseph gordon-levitt

Mario on Aug 16, 2010


Great illustrator! Crappy shipper! Still waiting for my poster I ordered a month ago.

chuck on Mar 20, 2011

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