Friday, April 27, 2007
The beautiful, simple design of the Fender Telecaster makes it especially attractive to modify and customize. I've been drooling over some of the amazing work at telemodders.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
They say the benign temperatures on the planet mean any water there could exist in liquid form, and this raises the chances it could also harbour life. "We have estimated that the mean temperature of this 'super-Earth' lies between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius, and water would thus be liquid," explained Stephane Udry of the Geneva Observatory, lead author of the scientific paper reporting the result.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I just stumbled across magazineart.org which has some nice stuff
Monday, April 23, 2007
Eventually it came to me: I could not remember being lied to so often and so consistently. In Guantánamo, lying was a disease that had reached pandemic proportions.
even more bad bad bad album covers
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Sketchbook of an anonymous WWI soldier known only as "JM", (1917-1918)
Lego Rings from the Giant Robot store. They need the female adaptor rings for some Wondertwin powers activation.
Hot on the heels of the tax deadline, the 2008 U.S. budget graph is out
Some aren't so sure.
This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all over this, your planet Earth.
Lots of concept and storyboard art from the 1953 Disney short "Toot Whistle Plunk & Boom" at Cartoon Modern. Wardomatic has a large set of finished film stills.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
A collection of ship and ocean liner paintings by jazz album cover and ad artist Jim Flora
Some really nice notebook sketches at Wagonized
The Daily Jive is on at least one.
Monday, April 16, 2007
a) finishing plans on a system that controls the weather by telekenetically operated invisible satellites, and
b) loudly lamenting the lack of German metal go-go mod dance parties featuring housepets on youtube until your friends tell you to just shut up about it already.
Get back to your drawing boards weathermasters, because b) is check.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Sea Rise buries islands in India (nytimes)
The Current Occupant, trying to escape the dreaded term Moderate Republican, has done violence to the Constitution and flown in the face of reality. He invades a country and allows neocon ideologues to play at colonialism until the country has descended into chaos and thereby costs the lives of young Americans who had other plans than to be blown up in a war whose purpose now is forgotten. And then he wraps himself in Old Glory and dares you to say otherwise. We are now three-quarters of the way through the Attention Deficit Administration and who knows what dark surprises remain?
The most familiar historical example--much lamented by a generation of progressives who came to associate the migration to suburbs with racial backlash and urban decline--is the mass exodus of middle-class white ethnics from the nation's central cities, which accelerated in the wake of the riots and social unrest of the 1960s. In more recent years, it's often assumed, the forces fueling the growth of suburbs have only made things worse--the social landscape more segregated, the sprawl more extreme, the gap increasingly vast between people who rarely set foot in cities and those who rarely leave them.
In fact, however, the gentrification of many urban neighborhoods, from Brooklyn to San Francisco to Washington, has forced many working-class residents out. In a reversal of the classic migration story, many of these displaced residents have fled to the suburbs, lured in part by the growing pool of mostly low-wage jobs there--cleaning homes, mowing lawns, staffing restaurants, strip malls and office plazas. Alan Berube, co-author of the Brookings Institution study, says the "decentralization of low-wage employment" is one of the main factors driving suburban poverty rates up.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Prints from designs found on manhole covers.
This is perhaps the most egregious example I've seen lately. Italic serifs with swooshes? Who Okayed this shit?
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
"This is better than the other theories, because it is the only theory that works," said Mr Houdin as he unveiled his theory with a 3D computer simulation.
The typical BoKlok arrangement is an L-shaped, two-storey block with three apartments on each floor. One such block can be put up in a day.
Jamaican Label Art from a to z
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
BoxOfApples has some great fruit crate art