Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Comic book covers from the season finale of Fringe on sale




Carlos D'Anda's alternate universe comic book covers from the season finale of Fringe are on sale at eBay.

Avatar/Smurf mashup t-shirt



Smurf/Avatar mashup t-shirt by Louise Mundo on sale at Threadless.

Adventure Time sword mailer






Adventure Time folding sword promotional kit.

A Spelling Bee for Cheaters



Poster for 826LA's A Spelling Bee for Cheaters fundraiser.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Laser Death Cat in Team Fortress 2







A custom map for Team Fortress 2 features a gigantic demonic cat that shoots laser beams from its eyes and vomits hornets. Via.

*Previously: Cat with laser eye.

*Buy ray guns at eBay.

Walt Disney World's Adventurer's Club



Walt Disney World's Adventurer's Club recreated in Half-Life 2. There's hundreds of photos of the club in this Flickr pool. Via these sites.

*Previously: Narwhals Broomball Club.

*Buy They Lived to Tell the Tale: True Stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club at Amazon.

Missing Cat posters





Three of several missing cat posters by David Thorne. Via.

*Previously: TV Reporter Goes Swimming With Missing Woman's Husband.

*Buy Wanted!: Wanted Posters of the Old West at Amazon.

Packaged dinosaur meat




Velociraptor leg and sabertooth fillet by DDB advertising Bosch refrigerators.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dark Room warning sign



Dark Room warning sign via these sites.

Marie Antoinette hoody with beheading action



Clever Marie Antoinette hoody lets you sever her head every time you unzip. Vote at Threadless is you'd like the chance to buy it:

The Beheading of Antoinette - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

This pleasure dial goes to 11



Illustration by Koren Shadmi for the Israeli magazine Kalkalist - - the article dealt with the psychological mechanism behind pleasure. Koren has several great prints on sale here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

"An unknown street cartographer recently began stenciling directional compasses" outside subway exits

"This will no doubt be a welcome development for commuters, residents and tourists alike"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Big Trouble in Little China poster



Jason Chalker's Big Trouble in Little China/Big Daddy Roth mashup is now available as a print for $15.

Monday, June 21, 2010

"In Leaked Lecture, Details of China’s News Cleanups"

NYT:

The official, Xia Lin, described how a design flaw had exposed the astronaut to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry, splitting his lip and drenching his face in blood. Startled but undaunted by Mr. Yang’s appearance, the workers quickly mopped up the blood, strapped him back in his seat and shut the door. Then, with the cameras rolling, the cabin door swung open again, revealing an unblemished moment of triumph for all the world to see.

"Jong apparently loses it every single time he hears the North Korean national anthem"

Deadspin:

Anyway, a headscratcher I've been puzzling over for a few days now: what's with sobbing guy on the North Korean national team? Guy has never even had to live in North Korea!

Jong was born in Japan, lives in Japan, plays for a Japanese club.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Between 40 and 60 whole and partial human heads confiscated Wednesday at Little Rock National Airport"

AO:

The specimens, in three “rubber containers” and bound for a medical lab in Fort Worth, were taken to the morgue after a Southwest Airlines employee opened the totes because they were mislabeled and called police, Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper said Friday.

"the interesting story of conquering armies parading architectural models of the forts they’ve destroyed through the streets of their own home city"

BB:

These triumphant returning soldiers would sometimes “carry models of forts captured by the victorious army,” she explains. “Enthusiastic accounts of the procession held these models to be so accurate that the places were ‘easily recognizable’ to the participants in the various battles.” It was about “the success of display no less than the display of success,”

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bioshock 2 fan art



Big Daddy by Aleth Romanillos.

Dancers Among Us making of video






Jordan Matter posted a video showing the making of the Dancers Among Us photo series.

"Meet the Australian Who's Saved 160 People from Suicide"

Gawker:

Don Ritchie lives across the street from the most famous suicide spot in Australia: A cliff known as "The Gap." Most people would move, but Ritchie's stayed for almost 50 years—saving an estimated 160 people from suicide.

Concept art for new giant army blimp



Northrop Grumman has a contract to build three of these football field-long spy blimps for the military.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Skateboard



Generic skateboard available at Univ.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rome turned into Wonderland



Alice looks down on shoppers in Rome.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Aztec Pantheon at The Getty Villa

From The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire show at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles:


Mictlantecuhtli, lord of death and the underworld.



Tlaloc, the rain god.



Chicomecoatl, a goddess of agriculture.



Ehecatl, a wind god wearing a duck mask.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hippopotamus skull



Hippopotamus skull.

Infinity table





The Nova Infinity table, available in various shapes at Amazon.

The hole







Advertising by Auge for the movie The Hole:

Launch of the movie The Hole in 3D directed by Joe Dante.
(A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.)

Step 1: 2 weeks before: GUERRILLA. Floorstickers with a man falling into an hole were placed all over metro stations in Rome and Milan and in hundred of movie theaters.
Step 2: 2 weeks before WEB. Website about the movie with extra content (trailer, bills, phobias etc..).
Step 3: 10 days before: AMBIENT. Fake legs were added at the floorstickers and at special Billboards.
Step 4: 1 week before: EVENT. A black container was placed in the center of Milan and people were invited to challenge their fears. An infrared-cam recorded people’s reactions and the videos were uploaded on youtube and facebook.
Step 5: PROMOTION. Limited edition t-shirts (showing different fears to fight) were produced. People could win them entering the container.
Step 6: GADGETS. Fluorescent bracelets were given during the days of the event.
Step 7: 2 days before: 3D PRINT. Special 3D print was published on free press “On Stage”. 3D glasses were distributed with the magazine.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Street golem






The Golem: Sculpture by Allan Carrasco. Painting by Sebastien Picque.