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Celebrate the destruction of New York City with this crazy giant monster art

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What could be more beautiful

Artist Raid71 has a show coming up next week at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn where you can see these illustrations of New York City being destroyed by monsters. The theme of the show is "the popular face of New York," and will also include other pop culture icons that are not covered in tentacles or breathing fire.

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Illustration for article titled Celebrate the destruction of New York City with this crazy giant monster art

Here's Godzilla, who is actually not represented quite accurately here — the Gozilla who destroyed New York was in the Roland Emmerich movie and looked like this (much to everybody's annoyance) — so I think Raid71 has improved on cinematic history here.

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And here's a little Independence Day action.

Illustration for article titled Celebrate the destruction of New York City with this crazy giant monster art

King Kong, of course.

Illustration for article titled Celebrate the destruction of New York City with this crazy giant monster art
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Cloverfield!

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This is from a Roger Corman cult classic called Q from the 1980s, where Ray Harryhausen did the effects.

Illustration for article titled Celebrate the destruction of New York City with this crazy giant monster art
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Can you name this one? It's the monster that should have been in a certain comic book movie but wasn't.

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platypus222
Platypus Man

"It's the monster that should have been in a certain comic book movie but wasn't."

OK, I love Watchmen, but for the squid monster to have made any sense and not come off as entirely too cheesy for the movie (if that's even possible), it would have required another hour of explanation and backstory. Considering the movie was already 2 hours 42 minutes long, I can understand why it was cut. The Sub Quantum Unified Intrinsic field Device (or S.Q.U.I.D.) Veidt used instead was perfectly acceptable in my book.

That said, these pictures (that one included) are pretty cool.