(the slightly confused branding edition)
First a little something soothing for the mid-week slog. When was the last time you were properly entertained during a flight delay, hm? A little chamber music might help the time go by.
Ducati branding reaches into all the important parts of your life. Like breakfast. Red is a good color for coffee-making equipment.
Strange BMW Thing 1. A scooter. All sorts of fancy body-work, some high-tech gizmos, and tons of fluffy PR. But don’t imagine that they aren’t serious about making a maxi-scooter. The second video is much more visually appealing than the talking PR heads on the first one.
And if the maxi-scooter isn’t enough weird for ya here’s Strange BMW Thing 2. The Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept.
Palette cleanser. 1953 BMW R51/3. Better now?
What could be better than machine pr0n? Maybe typographic fantasies? A touch of literary diddling? How about a trailer for a movie about the Linotype machine. Oh god yes, yes, yes…
Art, Images, and Design
Amy was right, I want this calendar too. Images from early blues records and sheet music.
I can’t imagine how unacceptable to OSHA Anthony Burrill’s choice of ink was, but he’s making a great point. Oil and Water Don’t Mix, a limited edition screen print to benefit Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
Restoring the old masters is one of those I‑wish-I-had jobs. An old dark sooty crusty crucifix turns out to be a bright shiny masterpiece by Giotto. A small image of the cross before restoration is included in the Corriere Della Sera article.
A tip-off from a fan of the Magpie brought me to Betsy Youngquist. Elaborately beaded dolls and figures. Surreal, cuddly and spiny at the same time. Buck Fish is fab.
Principal Skeleton. The fine art of student motivation. Yet another giggle inducing grickle animation. (Graham Annable)
happy humpday — I’m off to get my hair done. It’s hard work being a redhead.