I’m not a fan of choppers — it’s a style I just don’t get. But ZZ Chop is true to his roots and does graphics with a distinctive chopper ethos. Great, grungy, retro work.
Making a scrambler out of an older BMW RT is cool. Though I wonder a little about bashing through the woods on anything with that kind of width :) The quote from the Cycle Magazine explaining the 70’s BWM nomenclature and the relationship between the various bikes in the line is priceless.
Planes and bikes. A lovely little blue and white piper cub and an equally sweet blue and white Passport. (Yeah it’s just a nice pic. Soothing even.)
Gyrodactylids. Parasitic flat worms living on fish. Cut paper animation and nesting dolls? As always Creature Cast shows you something you wouldn’t come across in your daily reading of the news. (And provides great examples of amateur animation used as a learning tool.)
Art, Images, and Design
Faces in objects, found and enhanced by Flix. Bright mecha-man goodness.
Swoon is an American girl in Paris and she takes us on a night-time ramble to install one of her wheat paste posters. Her life-size images of people stand up well to the background noise of Paris.
Snippets (SFW) of classical paintings enlarged and pasted into new but entirely appropriate contexts. Zilda. More (some NSFW.)
Large scale, partial images, hints of a story yet untold. Mesa works up some faces on a ruined wall somewhere in rural Spain.
keep calm and carry on
Kinda unfinished looking. The Merlin starts with an old flat head and adds a couple of moped parts, some stuff from the back room at the push-bike shop down the street, and bits dented sheet metal from who knows where. Appealing in its rawness.
What to do with the inevitable rusting away of certain bits of that cheap scooter you bought. Bobber Passport. Check out the engraved velocity stack. Woo.
If I had a bike this pretty I’d let it eat in the kitchen too. Moto Guzzi Airone 250.
First up — all the Dr Who espisodes and their (approx) place in the time line of the universe. As you’d expect the comments are FULL of rancorous disagreement and the picking of the tiniest nits. None the less, a prodigious feat of data scraping.
Two sets of graphics from Phillip Howard at Michigan State. The illusion of diversity in food. Soda pop and organics are big business and the consolidation of the little brands under the umbrella of the giants continues. Soda pop and other bottled/canned drinks. Who owns the organic labels. Buying up the independents.
Art, Images, and Design
Alice Feagan — commercial illustration in cut paper, this one for the cover of a weekly food guide … and a private piece celebrating summer at the lake.
Three new pieces from Alberto Cerriteno. That sweet tooth doesn’t look so sweet.
Excerpts from Sir William Hamilton’s Campi Phelgraei describing his observations of the volcanic activity of Mt. Vesuvius in the 1760’s and 1770’s. Engravings by Pietro Fabris.
Animation can show us the world from a different height. Lucille finds herself overwhelmed by her visit to the guitar shop.
thursday, chicken for lunch?