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25 Jun 21:29

Artist Joe Mangrum Creates Eight Sand Paintings in Eleven Days For Museum in the Netherlands

by Lori Dorn

Joe Mangrum

Brooklyn sand artist Joe Mangrum, whose work we’ve previously posted, was recently commissioned by the Doe Museum in Zuidlaren, Netherlands to create 8 original sand paintings in just 11 days, all of which were documented in separate time lapse videos.

A marathon opus of 8 sand paintings in 11 days reveal a spectacular series of creations! Enjoy all 8 videos of Joe Mangrum’s masterful art time-lapse process and share the spectacle! Experience these superb one-of-a-kind sand paintings in person on view at Doe Museum from 22nd of May until 30th of October.

Sand Painting

Sand Painting

Sand Painting

images via Doe Museum

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28 Jun 14:31

Ranger Ron's Wilderness survival guide

Christopher Lantz

Sage advice.

http://oglaf.com/rangerron/

23 Jun 19:13

probertson: 🍄🍄🍄MUSHROOM BOYS🍄🍄🍄



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26 Jun 01:30

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20 Jun 16:40

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22 Jun 19:11

The Wisdom of ‘Star Trek’ Captain Jean-Luc Picard Set to an Electric Beat by Eclectic Method

by Glen Tickle
Christopher Lantz

While I respect the other captains, Picard will always be my homie.

Star Trek: The Next Generation character Captain Jean-Luc Picard, as portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart, espouses some profound wisdom set to an electric beat by Eclectic Method. Picard shares his insights about the Universe as well as reminds people that he is the captain–all with a danceable beat.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

19 Jun 16:36

‘Apotheosis’, A Gorgeous Time-Lapse Film Capturing the Exquisite Colors of Solar Activity Over Iceland

by Lori Dorn

Independent filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee of Evosia Studios captures the exquisite colors and fiery flares of the Icelandic sky caused by the March 2015 solar maximum in the short time-lapse film “Apotheosis”.

On March 17th, 2015, I was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time when the solar storm of the decade hit Earth. The sky was covered with auroras so strong, they were visible at dusk. This continued all night until dawn. In the film you will see rare red, yellow, white, blue and violet purple auroras. I was also fortunate to get shots of aurora borealis lighting up the sky while the Bárðarbunga volcano was erupting. The orange/red glow you will see in the distance is from the hot lava spewing from the volcano.

via PetaPixel

19 Jun 11:30

fuck yeah dementia!!1!

by rkn
18 Jun 19:41

Amazing Concept Art for the Film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ That Was Created Around 15 Years Ago

by Justin Page

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Concept Art

Approximately 15 years ago, Australian artist Peter Pound contributed over 950 amazing storyboards and concept art for George Miller‘s hit film Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s interesting to see how little things changed from the time that Pound created the artwork and when the movie actually released this year. More illustrations from the collection are available to view on Pound’s portfolio website.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Concept Art

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Concept Art

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Concept Art

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Concept Art

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Concept Art

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Concept Art

images via Peter Pound

via Digital Spy, GeekTyrant

17 Jun 19:26

Exquisitely Detailed Wild Animal Masks Handcrafted From Hammered and Welded Steel

by Lori Dorn

Tiger

Turkish artist Selçuk Yilmaz has crafted exquisitely detailed wild animal masks made from hand-hammered and welded steel. Included in this line is a red fox, a lynx, and a tiger.

Tiger with Artist

Fox

Fox Mask

Lynx

Lynx2

images via Selçuk Yilmaz

via Colossal

17 Jun 17:00

‘Turbo Kid’ Trailer and Release Date: Sundance Crowdpleaser Races Into Theaters This Summer

by Angie Han

Turbo Kid

Hot on the heels of Mad Max: Fury Road, here comes a different Mad Max-inspired adventure. Epic Pictures Group has set a summer release date for Turbo Kid, a Sundance Film Festival crowdpleaser that looks tailor-made for fans of ’80s action. And to get the word out, they’ve released a colorful new full-length trailer as well. Check out the new Turbo Kid trailer, and get release details, after the jump. 

Epic Pictures Group has announced it will put Turbo Kid in theaters and on VOD August 28, bringing a jolt of energy to an otherwise sleepy weekend. Other films opening that weekend include the EDM drama We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron, and Alejandro Amenábar’s thriller Regression starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson.

Directed by Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, Turbo Kid is a coming-of-age tale unfolding in a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic 1997. An orphaned kid (Munro Chambers) sets out across the Wasteland on his BMX bike out to look for his best friend (Laurence Leboeuf) after she’s kidnapped by an evil warlord (Michael Ironside).

Peter caught the film at Sundance and was quite taken with it. Here’s an excerpt from his review, which is actually quoted in the trailer:

Turbo Kid is insane. It’s remarkable that a film like this was produced at all. Imagine what a movie might look like if it came from the mind of a ten-year old kid from the ’80s who is obsessed with Mega Man, and who just saw the Mad Max movies for the first time. Take a step further, and picture the film, if it was produced by a competent team of filmmakers with a budget affording that kid access to a good team to create practice special effects and makeup.

And finally, here’s the new Turbo Kid trailer. If violence, gore, and nostalgia trips are a turnoff, this might not be for you, but for everyone else it looks like a weird, wild ride.

The post ‘Turbo Kid’ Trailer and Release Date: Sundance Crowdpleaser Races Into Theaters This Summer appeared first on /Film.

12 Jun 12:00

Get It Together, Phil

16 Jun 19:22

A LEGO Version of the Doof Wagon From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ With a Functional Set of Speakers

by Justin Page

LEGO Earsplitter/Doof Wagon

LEGO Will has created a wonderful LEGO version of the Doof Wagon from the popular film Mad Max: Fury Road. The speaker-stacked war machine also features a functional set of speakers. More photos of the LEGO “morale machine” are available to view on Flickr.

LEGO Earsplitter/Doof Wagon

LEGO Earsplitter/Doof Wagon

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LEGO Earsplitter/Doof Wagon

LEGO Earsplitter/Doof Wagon

photos by LEGO Will

via Geek x Girls, Geeks Are Sexy

16 Jun 18:13

Filmmakers Capture Incredible Footage of the Eruption of the Calbuco Volcano in Southern Chile

by Glen Tickle
Christopher Lantz

Beautiful.

Filmmakers from Timestorm Films have captured some incredible footage of the April 22, 2015 eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile. The finished video incorporates 4K and 8K footage taken from several different cameras including a Canon 6DPentax 645Z, and a Sony a7.

via Vimeo Staff Picks

15 Jun 19:14

A Gorgeous Photo Series That Simultaneously Captures the Beauty of Water and the Life That Exists Above and Below

by Lori Dorn

Portugese Man o' War

Over/Under is a gorgeous photo series by Matty Smith that simultaneously captures the beauty of a body of water along with the incredible amount of life that’s breathing just below and above the surface. Limited edition prints are available for purchase through Smith’s site.

Liquid-Lined

Silver Bream

Waratah Anemones

grotto

Silver Breem 2

Army of Blue Bottles

photos by Matty Smith

via Faith Is Torment, My Modern Met, Colossal

09 Jun 20:44

Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

by Avi Abrams
Christopher Lantz

Enchanting

"QUANTUM SHOT" #897
Link - article by Avi Abrams



On the Way to Wonderland: Rare and Beautiful "High Fantasy" Illustrations

Victorian fairy tale art is definitely worth a look if you are trying to get inspired, start a new creative project, or just want to clear your head from modern influences of gritty realism, pessimism and post-everything cynical worldview. Many of vintage books of this nature were collected by the University of Florida, as part of The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature - many of them lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed and so gloriously otherworldly that it seems they've dropped straight from the Fairy Kingdom itself.


(images credit: University of Florida, The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature)


Above: illustration from "Once Upon a Time: A Book of Old-Time Fairy Tales" by Margaret Evans Price. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1921.



(images credit: University of Florida, The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature)


Hans Christian Andersen's "Fairy Tales" editions in particular feature beautiful cover art and wondrous inside illustrations, see for example such tales as "The Nixie (Mermaid)" and "Thumbkinetta":




(images credit: University of Florida, The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature)


Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales editions from the 1890s are no less enchanting:




(a medieval scene painted by Alice Mary Havers, 1850-1890; images via)


Margaret Evans Price's quiet, understated art

Margaret Evans Price was a children books illustrator with a very distinctive style: spare lines, minimum Victorian embellishments, great sense of composition and wide use of pastel colors. She started selling her drawings in 1900 and later became equally well-known for co-founding the Fisher-Price Toys company in the 1930s. Her art perfectly communicates the peace and quiet of Old English countryside and is imbued with a sense of understated beauty:


Above: "The Frog Prince" from "The Big Book of Fairy Tales", published by Blackie and Son Limited in 1911.


Truly, the "less is more" approach is evident throughout the Margaret Evans Price' art: check out these elegant lines and pale colors -



Above: illustration to "Diamonds and Toads", via


This was the time of transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, and Margaret Evans Price's art falls into this territory with its soft colors and elegant lines.


left: Margaret Evans Price art from "Once Upon a Time: A Book of Old-Time Fairy Tales", 1921; right image: art by Arthur Gaskin, via


Edmund Dulac: Light & Dark Magic

Victorian art also had a place for some dark fantasy, as seen here in Edmund Dulac's "Buried Moon" from his 1916 Fairy Book:




Edmund Dulac also effectively used brighter colors, see for example this piece illustrating the "Fire Bird" tale:


(images via)


Babes in Wood: The Ultimate in Children's Fairy Art

Fairies and High Folk (as elves are sometimes named) were still lingering in England (we mean the old merry English countryside) at the end of the 19th century, it seems. Flower fairy art was extremely popular with children and adults alike, and books were written about various contacts with Fay creatures in the "Twilight Realms" (one highly-recommended modern example of such fairy fiction is Ursula Le Guin's "The Beginning Place", check it out).

The rare and beautiful "Babes in Wood" 1890s edition (also found at The Baldwin Library) contains perhaps the richest and unabashedly wondrous illustrations from that era:






This edition was created by Edith Nesbit in 1896 - really evocative and innocent piece of art:


(images credit: Edith Nesbit, publ. by Ernest Nister, London, 1896, via)


German Fairy Tales: high elves, dwarfs, trolls, and even a "winged wolf"

King Laurin of Tyrol was one of the magical folk (the ruler of a thriving race of dwarves) inhabiting the Swiss/German Alps back in the day - don't forget that Tolkien's Rivendell (an Elven outpost in Middle-earth during Third age) was partly based on Lauterbrunnen valley in Interlaken, truly spectacular location in Switzerland. Some of that Old World grandeur can be tasted in early German fairy tale book editions, full of mysterious, half-hinted magic and glorious events:




"The South Tyrol saga of King Laurin is also a popular explanation of the optical phenomenon of Alpenglow (Ladin: Enrosadira), by which the summit of the mountains change their color to shades of red and purple during and after sunset" - read more:


(images via)


"The Winged Wolf" fairy tale is especially fascinating, though perhaps slightly too weird for modern tastes:


The Winged Wolf and Other Fairy Tales. Collected by Ha Sheen Kaf. Illustrated by Arthur Layard. Edward Stanford, London, 1893


Beautiful maidens magically appear and, sadly, equally magically disappear in many fairy tales (by turning into other creatures, or taken by evil overlords), and the late Victorian romanticism used this to great effect in popular printed editions:




Magical birds, angels, butterflies, pixies inhabit "Legends from Fairy Land":


(images via)


Masterful black & white illustrations by H. J. Ford

Henry Justice Ford was especially famous for illustrating Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910). The books were named by various color - The Blue Fairy Book, Red, Green, Yellow, etc. - but the inside illustrations were black and white, beautifully realized and infused with magic and romanticism by H. J. Ford:







(images via)


Magic & Romance, Illustrated

Beautiful romance is a cornerstone of many Victorian-era fairy tales, and its various aspects are wonderfully expressed in illustrations by Walter Crane, Arthur Layard, and Margaret Evans Price


(left image below: Margaret Evans Price; right: illustration to Brothers Grimm's fairy tale "The Six Swans"


This one is from "The Red Fairy Book": Graciosa and Percinet - read it here:




"The Sleeping Beauty", illustrated by Walter Crane, from "Household Stores from the Collection of the Bros. Grimm":


(image credit: Walter Crane)


The prince rode to the castle:



Above right: illustration from "The Terrible Head" from The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang - read it here.

"All's well that ends well" - a romantic couple on a horse, depicted by Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825-1916):




Hopefully this collection has been the source of inspiration and encouragement for those who still appreciate pure magic and grand values of Victorian romanticism-era fairy tales and Merry England's idyllic pastoral way of life. We are going to return to "high fantasy" subject in the future, trying to uncover more inspirational gems.


Left: "Cinderella" illustration by Elenore Abbott, from Grimm's Fairy Tales, 1920; right image via)


"Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead..."
-- J. R. R. Tolkien


ALSO READ: "EPIC FANTASY: THE START OF THE JOURNEY" ->

& "STRANGE SHADOWS: BEST CLASSIC FANTASY" ->


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08 Jun 17:11

Bahaha aw.



Bahaha aw.

06 Jun 18:20

I’ve seen this image before but this is the best caption.



I’ve seen this image before but this is the best caption.

05 Jun 17:51

Illustrated Mashups of Characters From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Adventure Time’

by Justin Page

Blood Bag
Blood Bag

Artist Ryan May of City of Pyramids has created a great series of illustrated mashups that merge characters from the newly released film Mad Max: Fury Road and the popular Adventure Time television series. Prints of each illustration are available to purchase from his online store.

The King
The King

Mad Max
Mad Max

Furiosa
Furiosa

The Flamethrowing Guitar
The Flamethrowing Guitar

What a Lovely Day
What a Lovely Day

images via City of Pyramids

via Nerdist

04 Jun 16:40

philliplight: I’m late to the party but I saw Mad Max last week...



philliplight:

I’m late to the party but I saw Mad Max last week and loved it, especially the art direction of it. Of course I had to draw Furiosa

03 Jun 01:12

swampseer: benjaminmackey: ∆ TWIN PEAKS TAROT ∆Direct visual...

Christopher Lantz

Gorgeous.













swampseer:

benjaminmackey:

∆ TWIN PEAKS TAROT ∆

Direct visual inspiration drawn from the Rider Waite Tarot deck. 

At present, the plan is to make recreate all of the Major Arcana…and then maybe move into the Minor Arcana. 

OH MY GOD

01 Jun 14:03

Hackerman of ‘Kung Fury’ Shares a Tutorial on How to Hack Common Household Objects Back or Forward in Time

by Justin Page

But remember, with great processing power comes great responsibility.” – Hackerman

The brilliant Hackerman (Leopold Nilsson) from David Sandberg‘s over-the-top short action comedy film, Kung Fury (previously), is back with a helpful hacking tutorial on how to “hack common household objects back or forward in time.” To achieve this, all that you need is some incredible computer equipment.

31 May 16:14

Watch Kung Fury This Weekend

by Ari Spool
6a9

Weather a little too nice for you this weekend? Stay inside and watch Kung Fury, the Kickstarter-funded film that has everything: gangsters, Hitler, dinosaurs, cool cars, David Hasselhoff….the list goes on.

01 Jun 05:03

PATRIOT Act expires -- now what?

by Cory Doctorow

For the first time since its passage in 2001, Congress has declined to renew section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, which provided for mass, warrantless surveillance -- now what happens? Read the rest

01 Jun 12:29

‘The Grand Overlook Hotel’, A Mashup of Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ & Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

by Justin Page

London-based filmmaker Steve Ramsden has created “The Grand Overlook Hotel,” a mashup of the 2014 comedy film The Grand Budapest Hotel by director Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick‘s 1980 psychological horror film The Shining.

The Grand Overlook Hotel

The Grand Overlook Hotel

via Tastefully Offfensive

24 May 19:17

Anton Pieck

by Aeron
Christopher Lantz

Love me some Monster Brains.

Anton Pieck - Illustration from Grimm's fairy tales,1942 edition (2)Illustration from Grimm's fairy tales, 1942 edition

Anton Pieck - Illustration of Cuchulain from "Heroes Of Mankind," 1941Illustration of Cuchulain from "Heroes Of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration of Beowulf from "Heroes Of Mankind," 1941Illustration of Beowulf from "Heroes Of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration of Odysseus from "Heroes Of Mankind," 1941Illustration of Odysseus from "Heroes Of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - illustration from Grimm's fairy tales,1942 edition (1)Illustration from Grimm's fairy tales,1942 edition

Anton Pieck -  Illustration from "The Garden of the Gods, Part I. Battle of Good and Evil," 1939Illustration from "The Garden of the Gods, Part I. Battle of Good and Evil," 1939

Anton Pieck - Illustration of the green monster, from "The Ring Of Seven"Illustration of the green monster, from "The Ring Of Seven"

Anton Pieck - DragonDragon

Anton Pieck - Illustration from  Beowulf in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941Illustration from  Beowulf in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration from Rustem in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941Illustration from Rustem in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration from  Odysseus in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941Illustration from  Odysseus in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration from Siegfried in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941"Illustration from Siegfried in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration from Finn in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941Illustration from Finn in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration from  Hereward in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941Illustration from  Hereward in "Heroes of Mankind," 1941

Anton Pieck - Illustration of scorpion creatures from "Garden Of The Gods," 1940:47Scorpion creatures from "Garden Of The Gods," 1940/47

Anton Pieck - Illustration of Cerberus from "Garden Of The Gods," 1940:47Cerberus from "Garden Of The Gods," 1940/47

Anton Pieck - 1001 Arabian Nights, 1943Selection of illustrations found in 1001 Arabian Nights, 1943

Anton Pieck - from magazine Ons Eigen tijdschrift, 1926Illustration from magazine Ons Eigen tijdschrift, 1926

Anton Pieck - Hansel and GretelHansel and Gretel



Many of the above artworks found thanks to Jan Willemsen.

The illustrations from 1001 Nights were found here.
23 May 02:57

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24 May 19:12

If they'd given Commander Riker his own Star Trek spinoff show, it would not be as good as this

by Rob Beschizza
They should have given the franchise to Jan van den Hemel. [via The Verge]
23 May 02:48

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22 May 18:20

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