Indonesia born Charles Burki did illustrations in the 30’s and 40’s.
Vintagent brings us a couple of Norton’s done from memory while he was
held in a Japanese prison camp.
There’s a flickr photostream for every interest including Citroens.
This old van is unlabeled but cool in a rusty old way.
A much nicer old (style) truck is this bike hauler. (Also from Vintagent.)
Last week I told you about Google Earth’s new tools for looking at
satellite pictures and tracking ecological changes. The number of
trees lost isn’t the only thing turning up in the images. An entire
previously unknown ancient civilization has emerged.
Barbie famously complained that “Math is hard” at least she didn’t
have an elephant in the classroom to distract her. Giggle.
Another salvo in the war of content owners on their customers.
Objections are being raised to treaty terms that would help to
guarantee access to books in alternate formats for the blind. Claiming
that it would “begin to dismantle the existing global treaty structure
of copyright law.” The existing structure serves neither creators nor
audience so why would I worry about it’s demise?
Art, Image and Design
Bakelite was (arguably) the first commercial plastic. Unlike most of
today’s plastics Bakelite improves with age. These brooches from the
collection of Susan Kelner Freeman are for sale at Bonhams.
Tim Biskup is opening another show in Spain. The poster alone is
worthy of wall space.
Salvage sculpture takes a new turn when Miguel Rivera guts dead hard
drives for their components and creates new objects. The moto is
featured in the second image.
I am mortified at having to present you with something lodged on a
site called “wedding bee pro” but the Moyle sisters have the nicest
round up of images from the mid-century team of Alice and Martin
Provensen. (The sisters’ design work doesn’t suck either. I’m just a
little too experienced to find wedding graphics charming.)
Ryan Berkley, a set of prints of anthropomorphic village characters.
Very British, very wonderful.
Something a little different from the usual Urban Sketchers style.
Suggestive line work and loose coloring. Views from the bus.
Annie Wu’s thesis material, quirky posters for imaginary movies and
products. Spaghetti Western meets Trigun with a little David Lynch
thrown in. Sort of.
Fabulous cut paper illustrations by Maurizio Santucci.
Get Back to Work is a stream of unattributed eye candy. Tank G‘s
origin isn’t easily found on the web, but I’m not giving up. There’s
got to be more of this good stuff.
Turn off the sound. Now go here and build a robot. You might want to
turn the sound back on when you make your robot dance. The tracks are
chosen with a wink.
Get back to work…