Image of the day: Your bathroom needs this Demolition Man artwork

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Jun 5, 2017

People use the bathroom every day, multiple times. You might as well put something fun in there to look at while you go about your business. This is the funniest bathroom material I’ve seen in a long time.

Artist Barry Blankenship has paid homage to the 1993 film Demolition Man by creating a poster of the three seashells.

It’s from the scene that was never explained: Sylvester Stallone’s character John Spartan says that instead of toilet paper in the bathroom, there’s a shelf with three seashells. The other characters mock him for not knowing what the three seashells are for, but they do not clarify. 

To this day, no one knows for certain what the three seashells are supposed to accomplish, although you can imagine some painful scraping maneuvers. It turns out that the screenwriter Daniel Waters had asked a friend for advice on futuristic toilet habits. His friend “looked around his bathroom and said ‘I have a bag of seashells on my toilet as a decoration?’ I said ‘OK, I’ll make something out of that.’”

io9 found this poster in an art gallery, which has some other entertainingly geeky images on display, such as this by Ashton Gallagher:

And this by David Vordtriede:

Gallagher, Vordtriede and Blankenship all create geeky art. Check out their websites, and while you’re at it, buy something. This fabulous art doesn’t create itself, ya know.

(Via io9)