I love it when a company uses competent stylish women to sell cars. I also love the unapologetic pizzaz of these Tail fins from ’58.
Soft tail frame plus R1100RS engine… um… Here’s the finish, click back to page 1 to read the entire story. Some of the custom fabrication and more impressively modifications of stock parts from random models are worth a look.
Pointless Editorial Commentary
One of the rare funnies I have to share with you all. Cookie Monster in a fix.
Art, Images, and Design
The French artist Dran has a show in London this month, I Have Chalks. With a new twist on the usual prints on a the wall. 100 screen prints of one of his well known characters, the little boy drawing on the wall, were made up without the background. In other words there’s no drawing on the wall. Darn then drew on each print. That’s a terrible explanation. Just go look at the pictures.
I give you, without comment, The Architect’s Brother.
The link to the exhibition info at George Eastman House is broken. However, Simone Preuss gives some background on the artist and the process over on Environmental Graffiti.
The video quality isn’t the best but the technique and the storyline are top-notch. Animation that mimics a pop-up book, the story of a duck that unwisely stalks a little boy. The Happy Duckling.
Long week = short links. But I’ll try to have something for you every day.
Gaze Longingly at These Buicks of Yore. Well at the first three or four anyway. Classic designs. After the 60’s Wildcat it all goes down hill.
The Zaeta 530. Now (or soon) available in street legal two-up trim. There’s a nice video that features arty footage of horses, followed by the Zaeta and a Porsche doing some serious drifting in the dirt.
The Wilson II. Extreme and probably unridable but omg the pipes…
Notable especially for its origins. Mohammed Shojaie’s Ostoure (‘Legend’ in Persian) concept bike. Much of the artist’s other work is included in Bloom, an Iranian on-line racing game.
Jack Horkheimer — the Star Gazer — passed away late last week. For some background and a taste of his humor have a look at this Profile column from the Jan 06 edition of Astronomy. (PDF)
Looking back at earth from space. Wired Science presents a gallery of images of algal blooms. Damn we live on a beautiful planet.
Art, Images, and Design
Only one artist this morning. But this overview of Alex Varanese’s work including the wonderful Alt1977 retro-futurism project will give you a good start to your week.
off you go kiddies.
As a tribute to my first readers and in thanks for their continuing support for my efforts and brickbats when I screw up…
The First Anniversary Fools Edition of Morning Linkage
From Susan Lenox’s vintage German illustration stream. 1924, class act of lady and bike.
There’s some serious warbling and wobbling going on here. Ann-Margret — Big Time. It’s a two-fer, an open air video shoot and the stage version that follows. ;-)
Especially for me! The best of everything: motorbikes and Hello Kitty (Hell)
Our Lady of the Hot Pink Buick Riviera. Color photo with awesome sauce.
Miles of mods. The Honda Chaly gets used, abused, and dressed up to play. Check out the “Ducati” cafe racer and the bobber with wire basket fenders.
Girls, motorcycles, and cat ears!
Girls, motorcycles, dragon ball.
More bike (less girl, sorry) But, oh my, those Italians know how to shoot a British bike in black and white… um, yeah — more scrambler.
thanks for a great year