Steam to return to the Salt. An update on the efforts of Cyclone Power Tech to recapture the landspeed record for a steam engine. Quixotic and wonderful.
Ducati has acquired Elizabeth Raab’s Ducati photographs which match several of the iconic Ducatis with the form of a nude woman in an exploration of shape and surfaces. Skip the words and go straight to the gallery. They’re lovely, if a bit trite, and very NSFW.
Undiscovered gem. Trishikh Dasgupta shoots the recreation of his bike Silverblaze. An R‑E Bullet Machismo 500.
Government sponsored space porn. Not quite. Remixes and mash-ups of NASA footage by folks with a bad case of space lust. Some seriously space cowboy goodness here.
Art, Images, and Design
The inane lyrics of Lady Gaga make a perfectly marvelous Dr. Seuss-ian nonsense children’s book. With
vintage graphics in black and white with blue.
Today’s if I had one-shot-a-week-like-that I’d so happy photograph. The umbrella perfects the image. Max Fomin is somewhere in Spain but writing in Russian.
Olaf Hajek’s Antoinettes. A dark, earthy vision of natural excess. Many other fine things as well.
Animation and Moving Images
Paint, and sound. Add a couple of cameras, and a turn table with a fierce rotation, et viola, a nifty ad campaign for printers. It’s so simple and it’s so stunning.
These are so sweet, and so awesome and so just right. The cut-out animations for the film of Le Petit Nicolas. (1:57, nice music)
Hell for Leather dug in and got the details on the new helmet design that has been ping-ponging around the internet. The technical details of Del Rosario’s helmet are a lot more interesting than the space ranger looks. (Del Rosario home page.)
Another damned CB450 that I want. Dime City Cycles are evil. This is the one they built for the Discovery Channel special. They have others…
Photographs from the French factory of Patrick Godet — where the Egli-Vincent is produced.
More on Godet-Vincent. Is this awesome dedication to recreating an important piece of bike history? Or an attempt to milk a few more dollars out of someone else’s creation? I can’t say.
Oh heavens, how wonderful. An entire blog of cartoon cooking instructions. Easily leaping over the language barrier. Alya Mark is good.
And she’ll show you how to make a cake box out of tag board.
I am not always a fan of the reviews and interviews at Spike magazine. But with 600 pages worth to choose from you will probably find something you’d like to read in this collection of essays, interviews, and reviews.
Art, Images, and Design
Kinetic paper-works. MechaniCards are 3‑D build-it-yourself wonders. (Or you can buy one already made up — but where’s the fun in that?) The second printing of the rotary engine is sure to sell out quickly. So get on with it.
Excellent linear illustrations in primary colors. Andrew Pawley put new work up on Hire-an-Illustrator. Too many wonderful things to choose from. Try these. Bathtub, Cosmonaut, Oiseau.
Playing with Light. Short animation with a real story. A boy, his robot, and a little trip out to get supplies. Nice soundtrack as well. (Video 4:00)
get moving people, it’s Monday :)