Geek Pick of the Week: Block Print Ninjas

Our latest Geek Pick of the Week are some limited edition art prints featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in stunning hand-carved form.

As the Holiday season approaches, we’re bringing back our Geek Pick of the Week. Each week leading up to Christmas, we’ll be highlighting a cool product we’ve found that we feel would be the perfect gift for geeks of all kinds. Use these to help fill in your own wish list or find the perfect gift for the nerds in your life. Click HERE to read more about previous Picks of the Week!

While I’ve been putting the focus of Geek Pick of the Week on items I’ve actually tested out and think nerds would love, today’s is just too cool (and too limited) to ignore. The second release of iam8bit’s Lean/Mean/Green: A TMNT Limited Edition Art Print Series brings the goods in a combination of traditional hand-carved art and the Heroes in a Half-Shell.

These painstakingly hand-carved, 18×24” linoleum block prints – on 20×30” Nepalese Lokta paper with deckled edges – are only available for a limited time, exclusively on iam8bit.com; all four prints (each priced at $120) are in short stock, with only 75 of each in existence. A limited release, “Block Print Ninjas” will only be available from October 27-November 10, or while supplies last.

Working in his own striking, ukiyo-inspired style, Santa-Maria casts the Turtles as heroes of mythic import, even as their expressive features and various poses capture the irreverent, far-out ethos that’s propelled these characters from their sewer hideout into pop-culture super-stardom. All prints will be numbered, stamped, and signed by the artist.

These are limited, which means if you don’t get your order in before November 10th, you’ll miss out on them for good. Learn more about the artist who brought these to life here, andd then head on over to iam8bit’s site to get your order in!

Peter Santa-Maria (ATTACKPETER) is a Miami-based artist and teacher. Working primarily in the process of printmaking, he has gained a dedicated fan following through his artwork, which spans from original designs to pop culture icons. He’s worked for Marvel, Mondo, and Sideshow and is currently an in-house artist at Skybound.

He is heavily influenced by traditional imagery from Thailand, American traditional tattoo flash, and his peers. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram and can view his printmaking process on his Youtube channel.