Over at WebUrbanist, Steve Levenstein gives us a heavily illustrated overview of the constantly changing art on the cars at the Cadillac Ranch. I didn’t know just how intentional the invitation to passing graffiti artists was.
DiscoveryHD brings us a 2 part documentary on the Cafe Racer sub-culture. Airing Oct 13 and 14. Fire up the Betamax Ethel.
For all I know this web page is advertising bogus “like a tiger” nostrums. It’s in Japanese, I don’t feel like dealing with the translator. I just want you to see the picture of the 70’s era wall of death riders.
Okay I lied, I did translate it and it’s the web page for Din Tai Fung Speed Stunt Troupe. There’s a few more pictures here.
The totally awesome adventure of two guys, a little video camera, and a helium filled weather balloon. Not quite to infinity and beyond, but to the edge of space and back. The footage from the flight will make you feel both small compared to the vastness just out of our reach and proud to be a member of such a curious species.
Somewhat specialized and technical, but of interest to the photographers and web geeks in the group. Google has proposed, demo’d, and open sourced for public use, the experimental new image compression technique WebP as an alternative to the commonly used jpeg compression techniques. Your opinion on the quality of the compressed images?
Art, Images, and Design
A new wall portrait by Vhils for the Nuart show in Norway. Created by cutting, (drilling, punching, and pounding) into the layers of finish on a wall. More information on Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) and more walls.
Object of desire — but unavailable at this moment. Pint Size has a water bottle. Pint size appears — inexplicably — in the comic Questionable Content.
Practicality-stretching design exercises are all over the internet. Beds that do origami to hide away during the day, coffee tables with interesting shapes but no place to put a cup or a magazine, it’s goes on and on. Most of these exist only in rendering files but once in a while… A swing set like dining table and chairs. Um, no drinking at this dinner party, okay?
Two minutes of Monday humor. If it’s raining on you too this morning I hope you find a big guy with an umbrella. Manfred. (Animation — 2:00)
keep calm and carry on,