Art, Science

Visions of the Future / Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future — via Visions of the Future

Art

The Glass Sculptor / Signal Multimedia

Jack Storms is a rarity in the art world: truly unique.

He sculpts glass art using a cold process — something very few artists do — and some of his methods are exclusive only to him.

Storms has made one-of-a-kind works for athletes, heads of state and celebrities — all from his studio right here in Valencia. Signal Multimedia visited him in his element to see how he combines math, mechanics and muscle to create his glass marvels — via Youtube

Art, Entertainment
  • Cthulhu’s Playing Hardball / Owlturd Comix
  • Cthulhu’s Playing Hardball / Owlturd Comix
  • Cthulhu’s Playing Hardball / Owlturd Comix
  • Cthulhu’s Playing Hardball / Owlturd Comix

Cthulhu’s Playing Hardball / Owlturd Comix

— via owlturdcomix

Art
  • Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan
  • Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan
  • Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan
  • Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan
  • Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan
  • Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan
  • Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan

Midnight Radio / Ehud Lavski + Yael Nathan

Midnight Radio. Written by Ehud Lavski. Art by Yael Nathan. If you like it, please share. Contact: elavski@gmail.com — via EL Comics

Art, Wildlife

Bronze leafy sea dragon sculpture / Kirk McGuire

Leafy sea dragons are in the same family as the sea horse. They are delicate and whimsical creatures. Sea dragons are some of the most ornately camouflaged creatures on the planet. Hiding in meadows of seagrass. This sculpture is a free standing sculpture, allowing it to be displayed almost anywhere. Creating this sculpture was a challenge for sure, and required a complex system of moulds to capture my sculpture — via Etsy

Art

Crazee Cats Graffiti: Detail / Red Wolf

Crazee Cats Graffiti: Detail, Crazee Cats Graffiti: Detail, Crazee Cats Graffiti: Purple Detail, Crazee Cats Graffiti: Spear Cat and Crazee Cats Graffiti: Cat Pawprints originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Art

Crazee Cats Graffiti / Red Wolf

Crazee Cats Graffiti: Boombox, Crazee Cats Graffiti: Garfield, Crazee Cats Graffiti: Drool Cat, Crazee Cats Graffiti: Catwoman and Crazee Cats Graffiti: Nyan Cat originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Art
  • The Four Businessmen of the Apocalypse / Ben Templesmith
  • The Four Businessmen of the Apocalypse / Ben Templesmith
  • The Four Businessmen of the Apocalypse / Ben Templesmith
  • The Four Businessmen of the Apocalypse / Ben Templesmith

The Four Businessmen of the Apocalypse / Ben Templesmith

The four businessmen of the apocalypse. Whacked em up at 78squid.com — via Ben Templesmith on Instagram

Art

Glitches on the Ground / Faig Ahmed

Please be patient, the image of a traditional Azerbaijani rug pattern is still loading beneath your feet. The often centuries-old conventional motifs from an ancient centre of carpet weaving stretch, pixelate and otherwise glitch out in unexpected ways in a tactile series by artist Faig Ahmed, enhancing practical textiles with unexpected modern details inspired by the advent of computer technology — via Dornob

Art, Entertainment

Summer of ’76 limited edition print / Shag

Quite a departure from Josh Agle — aka Shag — who has left the 1960s and dropped into the ‘70s for this wonderful Summer of ’76 limited edition print.

Of course, the stars of this particular show are The Ramones and (we are guessing) the CBGB club. Although we’re not sure if there were so many posters on the wall of the club back in 1976! Either way, it’s an iconic band in a cool club setting.

It is a 13-colour hand pulled serigraph print, sized at 32.5 x 17 inches (82.5cm x 43cm) and sold in an edition of 150. Each print is also signed and numbered by Shag and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The initial price is $450 — via Retro To Go

Art

The Many Faces of Mr Skull / Stephanie Buscema

A fun piece that has been beautifully reproduced from a series of little studies Stephanie drew and hand inked. This is a limited edition print of 40 pieces made, each will come signed and numbered with archival ink. Print measures 7.5″ wide by 9.75″ high and printed on high quality, heavy creme coloured stock Mohawk paper — via Etsy

Art

Las Palmitas Mural / Germen Crew

Germen Crew just completed what could be one of the world’s largest murals in a small Mexican pueblo. The colourful mural was Commissioned by the Las Palmitas, Pachuca District municipality in the state of Sinaloa, long known for its role as the Drug Capital of Mexico. The Nuevo Muralisimos of Mexico spent five hard months working with the community to realise this ambitious urban revitalisation program. A massive public art project comprising 209 homes and over 215,000 square feet, the Macro Mural reveals a hybrid style that leans heavily on the group’s graffiti background, deftly coaxing the country’s most recognisable art form into the 21st century — via Inhabitat

Art, Entertainment

The Avengers pop art print collection / Art & Hue

Want some sixties style for your walls? You can’t get more stylish, or better typify the era, than The Avengers. They’re the inspiration for this new pop art print collection by Art & Hue.

The set of twelve prints have been produced in collaboration with StudioCanal — the official copyright holders of the show — and draw on the extensive archive held at Pinewood Studios. The print above, for example, is based on a publicity shot taken on the set of the episode called Never, Never Say Die.

Each print is designed employing half tone printing, and can come in a whole range of different colours. Add to that three different sizes, and the various sets of prints and there are loads of options for John Steed-ing and Emma Peel-ing your walls!

Prices range between £15 and £39 — via Retro To Go

Art, Entertainment

The Title Design of Saul Bass / Art of the Title

The Title Design of Saul Bass from Art of the Title on Vimeo

To celebrate the release of the long-awaited book Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, we put together a brief visual history of some of Saul Bass’s most celebrated work.

It should be noted that much of Saul’s title design work after 1960 was made in collaboration with his wife Elaine Bass

Art, Politics
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris

The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris

A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris — via Wil Wheaton

Art
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing

Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing

Gongen Racing reproduced the final Kevin Magee model, my favourite helmet design — via Gongen Racing

Art, World

Australian Idioms Illustrated / Jared Atkins

No trip to a new country would be complete without experiencing the culture that makes it unique. Indulging in the local food, attending festivals and visiting museums is easy but getting to know the language is a great way to take your understanding and appreciation to a whole new level. Hotel Club asked Australian illustrator and animator Jared Atkins to depict some typical as well as some of the more quirky Australian sayings you might come across on your next trip — via Hotel Club

Art, Politics

“Watch Out! There’s a Politician About” Election Week Posters (1975) / Scarfolk Council

The general election will soon be upon us so we thought we’d upload a new poster every day during the week’s run up.

All the posters are from the 1970s Watch Out! There’s a Politician About campaign.

Just before the Scarfolk election of 1975 the ruling party was keen to permanently eradicate all political opposition and set out to smear what it called a hazardous surplus of politicians and others suffering from civic delusional disorders. The incumbent’s aim was to bring about a state of emergency that would permit a legal postponement of the election, a postponement that could, in theory, become indefinite.

The smear campaigns knew no bounds as one politician after another was exposed for corruption, sexual and moral improprieties, and poor table manners. The media was awash with reports that many election candidates were telepathically controlled by immigrants, who, it was alleged, were all born of the same non-human mother and functioned as a hive mind.

As the campaign gathered pace, there were even false flag acts of terror. For example, when a bomb destroyed the headquarters of the National Health Service in May 1975, it was blamed on exploding lice carried by the children of liberal and intellectual parents, and in the same month a plot was uncovered to shackle the UK to mainland Europe with billions of tonnes of string below the waves of the English channel.

Use your vote wisely. Alternatively, vote for one of the parties currently on offer — via Scarfolk Council

Art, Entertainment

The Twilight Zone / Shag

Don’t go looking for The Twilight Zone limited edition prints by Shag at his own online store. The only place to get any variation is at theDark Hall Mansion website.

The hugely popular artist is the the first guest to take on the challenge of the iconic TV show as part of a new and ongoing series of prints. There is, of course, a richly coloured edition of the artwork, but not only that — you can also get a black and white homage to the show as well as an extremely select, signed, foil edition of just 15.

All the prints are signed and numbered by Shag and measure 22 x 39 inches, with the standard in a run of 150, the variant in a run of 50. The standard will sell for $325, the variant for $450 ad the foil edition will cost you $575 — via Retro To Go

Art
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby

and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby

shubbabang — via thefrogman

Art

Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge sets new record at auction

The Lockheed Lounge by Australian designer Marc Newson has retained its title as the world’s most expensive design object, after selling for more than £2 million.

Newson’s riveted aluminium and fiberglass chaise longue fetched £2,434,500 during a sale at auction house Phillips in London last night.

This surpasses the £1.4 million raised by a prototype of the design when sold by the same auctioneers in 2010, when it first became the most expensive object sold by a living designer.

We are proud to have set, yet again, the auction record for Marc Newson, one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century, said Alexander Payne, worldwide head of design at Phillips — via redwolf.newsvine.com