(the slightly confused branding edition)
First a little something soothing for the mid-week slog. When was the last time you were properly entertained during a flight delay, hm? A little chamber music might help the time go by.
Ducati branding reaches into all the important parts of your life. Like breakfast. Red is a good color for coffee-making equipment.
Strange BMW Thing 1. A scooter. All sorts of fancy body-work, some high-tech gizmos, and tons of fluffy PR. But don’t imagine that they aren’t serious about making a maxi-scooter. The second video is much more visually appealing than the talking PR heads on the first one.
And if the maxi-scooter isn’t enough weird for ya here’s Strange BMW Thing 2. The Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept.
Palette cleanser. 1953 BMW R51/3. Better now?
What could be better than machine pr0n? Maybe typographic fantasies? A touch of literary diddling? How about a trailer for a movie about the Linotype machine. Oh god yes, yes, yes…
Art, Images, and Design
Amy was right, I want this calendar too. Images from early blues records and sheet music.
I can’t imagine how unacceptable to OSHA Anthony Burrill’s choice of ink was, but he’s making a great point. Oil and Water Don’t Mix, a limited edition screen print to benefit Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
Restoring the old masters is one of those I‑wish-I-had jobs. An old dark sooty crusty crucifix turns out to be a bright shiny masterpiece by Giotto. A small image of the cross before restoration is included in the Corriere Della Sera article.
A tip-off from a fan of the Magpie brought me to Betsy Youngquist. Elaborately beaded dolls and figures. Surreal, cuddly and spiny at the same time. Buck Fish is fab.
happy humpday — I’m off to get my hair done. It’s hard work being a redhead.