Boring Euro sedans, re-makes of already classic cars, and the Porsche convertible for the masses. This list of 10 future collector cars from folks at Hagerty Insurance Agency doesn’t make me want to run out and buy something to stash in the barn. Except maybe the Fiat or the Mini Clubman. But you can still get the originals if you’re looking for classic. Whadda ya think?
I am disturbed that the common name for the owners and operators of these wildly custom vans from Japan is Yankee. Or maybe it’s just the reaction to seeing so many flying plastic wings and those lower mandible spoilers. Bonus — all these vans make the 2 custom sedans included in the gallery look really tame.
I like this Sportster. I like old school and I like satin paint. NewBlood by Deus.
Another Sportster. Completely different from VTM in France. Best Tron-ish future bike I’ve seen recently.
Very early attempt at the hub steer. Many more innovations in this 1921 Ner-a-Car.
Flying squid. It’s a confusing mix of squidliness (tentacles) and rayness (flapping wings) but the video is cool and the glimpse into doing deep-sea research with remote-controlled submarines will make your desk job seem boring. CreatureCast.
Where’s George? And what can the data collected on the web about the travels of dollar bills tell us about the country we live in? First things first. How are you going to look at all those bills? This student-created video from Northwestern shows how some of the calculations of networks and boundaries look while they’re grinding away. Cool.
Art, Images, and Design
Originally I was just going to point out the picture of the underside of the wave. But that’s just not the only awe inspiring picture in this round up of Nat’l Geography 2010 Photography Contest.
These photos of ants in mossy places look like the set designs for Avatar. Maybe better, the narrative makes more sense.
DieLine takes another look backwards — this time to the seed packages of old. The lettering is lovely, flowing, and all hand drawn.
I don’t care if it is in Spanish — it’s not like we’re going to need to follow the dialogue. Javier Olivares does a new Batman cartoon for TV. The look is just right, gothic, gotham, and little grainy.