Dadu Shin, Image Quality, and Wizards

"You lead a small band of foolhardy adventurers that dares challenge me. Ha!"

This art looks straight out of the 70s, right? It’s not. It’s for a 2015 issue of MIT Technology Review, illustrating an article about the “internet of DNA.” It’s uncredited in the article, but it’s by Dadu Shin.

I would have bet money that Dadu was strongly inspired by retro sci-fi art, specifically the cyborg-looking figures that Dean Ellis was fond o…

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