Replicas are one way to move bikes in a recession. Spies fans can hop
a plane to the UK for this one.
A new trend in advertising, iPhone apps. Used somewhat effectively to
advertise the new VW Scirocco.I have no idea if you get the Wagner
sound track to go with the game but it’s a drivable Nurburgring for
the iPhone. (And you all were wondering why I’d give in.…)
I probably won’t shell out the cash for Gran Turismo 5, but I know
enough people who will that I should get at least one chance to drive
the in‐game M‐B SLS AMG gullwing.
On a more responsible note. Making public transportation more
interesting with cool bus stops. Why so much fruit?
Projector TV and remote sensor tech meets pool table. Visuals that
react to the balls in play. Expensively installed in the Esquire
Ultimate Bachelor Pad, which gives you some idea of the amount of
class attached to the graphics being projected. SFW
Last Friday was Parking Day. Some pics from around the country. I am
as baffled as the poster as to what the pyramid of bowling balls was
trying to indicate.
Art, Images, and Illustration
Low 3‐D is a useful term for not‐quite sculptures that hang on a wall.
Meredith Dittmar’s boxes are inviting. (Click through to her website
for more challenging images.)
Detailed, subversive black & white line drawings framed in letter
forms. Oleg Medvedev is from, and comments on, Moscow.
More black & white from eastern Europe. Elena Asima’s anthropomorphic
animals have the feel of hallucinatory etchings.
This is more of a comment on street artist wanna‐bes than the
ubiquitous IKEA flat pack. Banksy parodies himself, his fellow
artists, and their sudden (?) legitimacy.
Tooting his own horn but not unreasonably, Brett Polok shows us a few
of his latest paintings. Comic books, stencils, graffiti. There’s a
lot of similar out recently. This is the way it should be done.
The Coming Alien Invasion
The New Yorker gives us our coming alien overlords. They think our TV
sucks too. Oh and they don’t want our precious… gravel.
meanwhile I shall return to the crucial consideration of exactly what
shade of purple to had added to my hair this time…