10 Best Ayn Rand Tributes on Etsy
Desire Books has a sense of humor. Their felt portraits series lovingly recreates famous authors and poses them with a book that most accurately describes their philosophy in life or some other aspect. In Rand's case, it's a tome called Don't Touch My Stuff, a fair representation of the virtuous selfishness she preached. It doesn't hold a candle to the Sylvia Plath one, though. That one is titled, What's Cooking, Good Looking?
Just in case you were planning on sleeping soundly tonight, here's a painting that will ensure that you spend the darkness waiting for the visions and the sounds of the loons, the loons, the loons to pass. It's the work of Hypgnosis, whose artwork generally runs the gamut from disturbing to... nope, sorry. It just sets up shop at disturbing, actually. The idea of the acrylic piece of Ayn Rand reincarnated as a vestigial twin, just alive enough to beg for a hand out with a tiny malformed hand like some kind of horribly ironic version of Kuato from Total Recall.
I hate dolls. They're soulless empty shells just waiting to be filled with malice... which I guess makes this one of Ayn Rand so appropriate. Handmade by Uneek Doll Designs (I'm not sure if finding a unique way of spelling "unique" is insane or brilliant) the 4-1/2 inch tall representation is made of wood, wire, and clay. She sports handmade clothes, real fiber hair, and carries a copy of Atlas Shrugged. Stick her in Barbie's dream house and watch her not pay property taxes!
And just to prove that there are no hard feelings, I'd like to end with something wonderful that never would have existed without Ms. Rand. That's the video game BioShock and its libertarian utopia under the sea inspired by Rand's philosophy that ultimately degenerates into a civil war fought by golems and murder mutants. This painting by Abuse of Reason Art is simply stunning, and captures both the beauty of man's accomplishments and the horrors that arise when greed is unchecked. It was even featured on the official
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