Design Inspiration From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Every now and again on the TopCoder Blog – subscribe top left – we like to let our hair down and put aside talks of technology, Big Data and Open Innovation. Since yesterday was “Star Wars Day” (May the 4th Be With You), it’s the weekend, and the NHL playoffs are nicely underway, we decided this was a perfect opportunity to share some really fun designs blurring the worlds of Ice Hockey and most everyone’s favorite fantasy world, Star Wars. Kick back and enjoy the jump to hyperspace.The following illustrations are from puckdrawn.com, a design community focused on hockey inspired concepts.
Even Luke wouldn’t have been “… a little short for a Storm Trooper.” on blades donning this imperial design…
Boba Fett, Where!!!?… A temporarily blinded Solo could still find these bright colors against the sheen of the white ice…
We never knew quite what they were saying, but we always knew they meant business!
Sure, you might think these things smell bad on the outside, but there’s no doubt they would look sharp on the frozen rink, or a frozen planet for that matter.
Concentrate all fire-power on the nearest goaltender!!!
Other designs from this contest can be viewed here.
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We hope you enjoyed this mental break. If you are itching to get back to Open Innovation and Big Data articles, here are few we suggest:
- The Invention of Innovation: What P.T. Barnum is About to Teach You, Again – step right up
- Big Data+Mobile+Sensors+Visualization+Gamification = Quantified Self – do the math
- The Universe as an Open API: NASA’s Plan on Getting There – blast off here
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