Friday, February 27, 2009

Nuno Gomes Top Soccer Ball

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The Dorvack Document Pt 2

Continuing from the first post on the Dorvack series of WWII-inspired model mecha posted in January. No-one, except MaK is anywhere near the wicked aesthetic Makoto Kobayashi achieves. Click on images below to see details of either the dioramas or the sketches. Inspiring stuff!

Abandoned School In HK

Nice flicks (dunno bout the girl in the last pic!) of an abandoned school in Shau Kei Wan, HKG. The school has been closed for a number of years and has now become a great hang-out and proving ground for local writers.

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Santos And Ortega Graffiti



Couldn't find any info on these guys, but definitely digging their style! (T-agang crew?)

Casting Would-Be For Video Game Movies

Pwn or Die has chosen to focus on video games as films and who they would like to see play some of their favorite characters. They came up with thirty examples of actors and actresses we feel would fit as video game icons. Perhaps some of these movies will be made and yield Oscars for these thespians in years to come?

Lovecraft Freaks Take Note: This Web-Comic Is For You!

Ol' B-Sol back at ya with a truly primo discovery. Web-comics have been around for quite a while now, but I've never been that into the phenomenon, preferring the old-fashioned paper variety. Until now.

Larry Latham's Lovecraft Is Missing is a web-only comic/graphic novel that asks the intriguing question, "What if H.P. Lovecraft's stories were based on real life?" The story takes the form of a bizarre mystery, as an occult scholar and a fellow pulp writer follow the trail of the vanished Lovecraft and the strange secrets he's stumbled upon. The art is striking, including some color work that really breaks new ground with regards to the possibilities of Photoshop. The whole affair has a definite Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neill LOEG vibe to it.

Latham has been publishing the work online, page-by-page, since last August. A recent sample, with all due credit to Mr. Latham:

Gear Live currently has an interview up with Latham wherein he talks about the long struggle he's had bringing Lovecraft Is Missing to fruition, from its incarnations as a CD-ROM game, proposed DC Vertigo title, and animated flick. After checking out this quality stuff, I assure you that you, too, will be scratching your head at Vertigo's uncharacteristic lapse in judgment. I urge all fans of Lovecraft and Lovecraftian horror to check it out!

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And while I'm on the topic of discoveries, I'd also like to take the time out to direct your attention to a fine new blog that you would do well to get in on at the ground floor. It's called Day of the Woman, and its author, the lovely BJ-C, is a horror fanatic/aficionado of impressive rigor. The task she has charged herself with is the exploration of the subject of women in horror, and she's already put up a fascinating bunch of posts on topics such as the fixation on creepy little girls, and the morbid fascination with rape. So head on over and take a look--if for no other reason than to marvel at Camille Keaton's iconic posterior.

Colors Show

An unseen and original show that combines artistic performances and visual effects. This 35 minutes show performed by 3 people is a truly festival of colors.

Transformers Autobot Bumblebee Build

An in-depth look at the five-plus hour process of erecting the 18-foot tall, 3,700 pound replica of the Transformers Autobot Bumblebee by Chevrolet for the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.

Two Samurai Women graffiti

Gigapixel Camera

The best professional digital cameras can capture photos containing tens of megapixels. But, thanks to an affordable robotic tripod, it is now possible to use a consumer camera to take images in the gigapixel range.
The tripod robot, called Gigapan, was developed at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and uses motors to capture a scene with a grid of hundreds or thousands of images with the camera set to full zoom. Photo stitching software then combines them into a single super-detailed image containing billions of pixels, called a gigapan. The largest, most spectacular gigapans can be too large to handle on all but the most powerful desktop computers.
The result is too detailed to be viewed on any printout, but gigapans can be uploaded to a dedicated site where users are able zoom right into the images.
With an affordable version of the device launched last month, the three-legged robot has the potential to be a boon to science, as well as holiday snaps.

Check out the detail HERE when it was used at President Obamas' inauguration.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lava Burst Street Art by Edgar Mueller

This giant fissure was created in the German town of Geldern by Edgar Mueller to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a street art competition. He spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square metre image of the crevasse, which, viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D. He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.