(Confused) Transportation Options
A Smart Car monster truck. If anyone ever asks you to define the term twee oxymoron — show them this picture. Srlsy. And there’s video. More happily there’s a post over at Men’s Mentore about race car transporters from the 50’s. Lord, are these fabulous looking. An El Camino carrying an open wheel racer and a swoopy round haunched Mercedes with a fromula car on the back. Swoon. I needed a moto picture for this morning’s links so I went to the big bucket of transportation RSS feeds and there this was — right on the top
Literature and Culture.
It’s summer — we all need something to read at the beach. But how to choose a summer winner? Um, maybe ask the writer who penned your favorite book? William Gibson weighs in on sci-fi and Peter Cary gives you historical fiction, along with 4 others. Propaganda material of the ages is a rich source of visual inspiration. Meant to grab and jerk the viewer from a distance without much consideration for subtlety. Smashing gives us a look at 100 years of history and some of the best and worst examples. Judging the images and their effectiveness without considering the messages is an trying exercise in design mind.
Art, Images, and Design
Science Television is Gianmarco Magnani. A designer and print maker. His two current series of prints, Villains and Riders, and Forgotten Monarchy bring spot color and line work to the fore. Vaguely anime inspired, girls and motos. Can’t miss. Paper and paint mixed with bits of toy-train set world-building goods. Landscape through the eyes of Gregory Euclide. Danny St. (saint) takes pictures in Singapore. Street pictures that provide portraits of the people and place. This gallery gives some of the hundreds of wonderful images.
Group therapy for naughty little un-deads. Okay, it’s called Nosferatu Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. You figure it out.
Noisy, Smoky, Generally Bad
Bejamin Gudel (from a couple of days ago) has a nice new website. But you have got to seriously admire a guy who includes a link to this animated/audio-ated mess of a 2007 website. Healthy sense of humor, or morbid self flagellation. You make the call. (Moving parts, noise, and an obscene tattoo) NSFW
Tea drunk, links up, next … plumbing — urk.