Apparently things are little different in GT racing in Japan. Anime franchises sponsor cars painted like space ships, drivers wear suits patterned after officers uniforms and the ‘race queens’ look like cos-players. Evangelion gets the treatment.
It’s not all Evangelion and Gundams. Run’a did Toy Story. (It’s worth running this through Google translate of Babble Fish. The driver is a funny guy.
Speaking of cartoons: Are you cool enough for the Dark Knight? Yup, they’re back — for a limited time you can get your very own, personal, custom crafted, batman moto gear.
Closer to home and bit more real: A nice, very custom, Harley flat-tracker. Lots of build info too.
Society, Culture, and Literature
There’s a new estimate of the dollar value of fair use: $4.7 trillion. Google’s policy blog summarizes and points to the full PDF. I’ve been waiting for the content cartels to provide some counter points arguing against the numbers given here. I haven’t seen them. Hmmm.
Art, Images, and Design
Shoes and fantasy photography No, it’s not what you think it is. These are images created by Khuong Nguyen for Louboutin’s Fall-Winter 2010 fashion magazine ads.
Free-form blocks, in bright colors and patterns. Alberto Garcia makes commerical illos in Spain. Check out the Red Hot Chili Peppers CD art.
Paper quilling is an old fashioned art. Something for maiden aunts to do in the kitchen on weeknights. Or the young Russian, Yulia Brodskaya, to create for Starbucks and Nokia to use in some very cheery and colorful advertisements.
You might want to turn the sound off after the first minute of so — the music doesn’t get any better — but definitely watch the video all the way through. Yes, your printer is haunted :-) (Sound)