Random Day after Tax Day tab closing exercise.
Classic Lambretta scooter ads.
New ads for the M‑B G class. Making images from the landscape — in this case sand and stones.
Art, Images, and Design
From Olson Kundig — a tower of isolation on the edge of a forest. *
Cutting up oil paintings on canvas to make social commentary. I knew all those “replicas” would be put to good use eventually. Check out Washington crossing the Delaware, with a little help. Titus Kaphir.
The Selvedge Yard brings the tender bits of New York City in the 1970’s to life with the pictures and words of Allan Tannenbaum. I“m not sure you can describe what I feel as nostalgia, more of a grinding familiarity.
Simple, sweet, and to the point. A clever visual for Fedex. London -> Madrid.
Lush visuals and music bring the children’s book La gran orquestra de los animales, to life. A journey from the countryside to the city for fame and fortune, and back. and then back again.
… and another week goes in the books.
* One of the partners in the firm Olson Kundig is a relative.
Yesterday it was bumblebee fairy tales. This morning it’s a bumblebee hacked hack. Ural. Citroen engine. Really.
Aprilia’s print ads have a distinct flavor about them, no matter which part of the line up they are showing you. (NSFW butt cheeks)
Enclosed motorcycle parking container. Would you pay to be able to lock up your bike like this? The only down side I can see is that the 3 vehicles in one parking space advantage of riding is eliminated by the bulk of the container. Also available for private purchase for your garageless house.
Girl shaped moto gear is available. Sort of. Mostly it’s guy gear recut and not designed from the ground up. Except maybe this grrl shaped chest protector. Tactical corsets indeed. (NSFW — black plastic girl shaped stuff)
3 videos of neurons at work. Awesome to think that all this stuff is going on inside my head. Keep the mutant comments to yourselves.
National Science Foundation 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. A video in which some of the winners talk about their science and the illustration there of. Also links to bigger version of all the winners.
Art, Images, and Design
Fritz Hoffman’s photographs contrasting the new and the old in Shanghai. For Nat’l Geographic. Flavorless modernism does not age well, Shanghai will come to regret it’s push to eliminate the old everyday parts of it’s city
Jason Holley’s paintings have appeared on the covers of many well know magazines including, New Republic and Rolling Stone. He also writes well about each painting and it’s role in creating the theme of the issue. His anti-ode to Okra for the Texas Monthly echos my own hatred of that veg. Far left, fourth row.
Very, very obscene, slightly disturbing, lyrically graceful, and a sly poke at the PC-filled world of BDSM. Bound a type face for special projects. By Gatis Cirulis. Don’t miss the sketch book pages at the bottom of the post. (NSWF)
that’s enough slacking for one day.