Limits produce the best design. The Metamorfosis Masiva is a Spanish customizers challenge that begins with SR250 and limits the cash outlay to 1000 euros. No limit on time. The wrenches detail is beyond cool. You can get more Metamorfosis coolness at their blog.
What to do with a wrecked Hypermotard…
Sales brochures have always been a part of automotive marketing. And collecting those brochures is a sub‐hobby all its own. Charlie White has helped a collector put up scans of a complete binder of the materials sent to Porsche dealers for the 1955 line‐up. 43 pages of Continental, Speedster, and Spyder lust.
Art, Images, and Design
Crucial news for photography enthusiasts. Alan Taylor is moving to the Atlantic and launching a new photo blog there. The Big Picture will continue to be published by the Boston Globe but Alan’s particular eye and vision will be moving on. He talks about it here.
Bright, bold, and full of life. Danni Xi’s paper collages put my in mind of Mattise’s later work, but with a strong hint of tribal vitality.
Low relief paper sculptures by Cheong‐ah Hwang aka: Papernoodle. Birds, still‐lifes, sea creatures, Red, and Alice. The flickr stream is full of process shots as well. And you can buy the prints at the etsy shop.
My nominee for best eyebrows on an imaginary creature. Phlegm’s sea mammal.
Animation and Moving Images
You may be having a bad day but not *this* bad. Part 2 of a highlights reel from a Tamil film called ROBOT. Wait ’til you see the cobra… and the drill… and the mega‐robot. Cartoon violence and insane robot mayhem. (Video 9:49)
There’s a part 1 as well. More comedy but less insane robot awesome. And heaven only knows why the Borg cube is there. (Video 9:49)
A bit more soothingly. Beach sand as a medium for stop‐motion animation. Sea turtles, mermaids, and a monster. (Music video 3:43) Yuval and Merav Nathan