No matter how you feel about cigarettes and smoking and advertising, if you’re over 35 you’ll always associate the Camel brand with motorcycles. This collection of Camel ads has too many of the cartoon camels but there are a couple of prizes. A rough sidehack on the beach, a full page of army motos from the 40’s, and AMA Pro dirt bikes (60’s?)
Washington State Transportation Department is one of the finest examples of a government agency using social media in its outreach. Yeah, yeah, I hear you asking what’s this doing in the transportation section… the WSDOT blog recently announced that their Flickr stream, begun in 2007,has reached the amazing milestone of 10,000,000 views. That’s right 10 million. Go have a look around, you’ll find something that astounds you. I promise.
I have never seen the BMW R7 prototype based on the 1930’s star frame before. I am smitten. Also a Type 255 Rennsport. The Vintagent’s excellent round‐up of BMWs presented at the Paris photo equipment trade show.
Ten lovely images of the structures of the brain. The starting point for Carl Shoonover’s new book Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century. And again reminding us that Richard Axel was right when he “science without enchantment is nothing! (via my friend T and Simon Mainwaring)
Art, Images, and Design
Making a virtue of necessity. If you have to run conduit and wires on the surface of concrete walls you may as well make an aesthetic statement with it.
Koikoikoi selects 28 black and white portraits from Nobuyuki Taguchi’s large volume of work.
If you prefer something in color, how about this set, also from Taguchi. Making pointe shoes at the Freed of London factory.
Reliquaries are one of my favorite formats for art. Coilhouse features three new paintings in the form of reliquaries by Madeline von Foerster. A much larger image of The Red Thread is currently on the front page of the artist’s site. (NSFW — artistic nudes)
We are reminded that in some parts of the world, autumn is a time of fine, soft light rather than murky gray.
Tuesday — at least it’s not Monday and I used to like Mondays :(