Way too much of the reporting done on Wired’s Autotopia blog is automotive industry due diligence. Even the writers sound a bit dazed by all the cute little urban commuter and eVehicle fluff lately. But once in a while they strike gold. On the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday they published this fab airborne photo of Georg “Schorsch” Meier at the 1939 Isle of Mann TT.
Dear heavens the boys over at Christies’ catalog department are having fun with this bike auction. “…complete the transformation and end up with a cafe-racer ne plus ultra, a genuine road-going Manx Norton with literary provenance…” Henry Manning III’s Norton Manx is for sale. (Along with a few other treasures from his son’s shed.)
I try, I really try to elevate the level of this blog — but some days… so here it is a fanciful design for a space going vehicle for honeymooners. Sex in space. I know you all want it. (NSFW)
Art, Images, and Design
Totally charming. Cut paper silhouettes of two people on bicycles. Other vehicles, animals, map parts, and mustaches too.
Verve. No, not the record company, the magazine: French 1950’s. Joan Miro — The Dog Barking at the Moon. One of the strangest silliest, most wonderful prints ever. In the same issue a Chagall (meh), a Matisse collage (ooh), and Leger (Leger always confuses me.)
In the Beginning. Another look at Genesis, with a sense of humor and better voices by Katie Wendt. (NSFW — Adam is naked)
git outta here — the week is done.