Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"As One" by Makoto Yabuki

AS ONE from makoto yabuki on Vimeo.

(Thanks: Beautiful/Decay.)

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tube twins

Michael Garrett sighted this example of the "tube-girl" meme at this amazing gallery*.

While a purist might argue that the structure encapsulating the twins is too wide to qualify as a genuine tube, I would argue that the presence of two women justifies the unusual proportions.

*Be sure not to miss the weaponized lobster.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Tube-girl sighting!

I found this while browsing Golden Age Comic Book Stories' collection of Andre Norton covers.

For more, click here, here and here.

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The entomological art of Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, scientific illustrator and science artist, was born in 1944 in Zurich, Switzerland. For 25 years she worked as a scientific illustrator for the scientific department of the Natural History Museum at the University of Zurich. Since the catastrophe of Chernobyl in 1986, she has collected, studied and painted morphologically disturbed insects, which she finds in the fallout areas of Chernobyl as well as near nuclear installations.

See more of Hesse-Honegger's painstaking illustrations here.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The art of Xia Xiaowan

This isn't a hologram; it's a succession of glass frames meticulously tinted with colored pencil by multimedia artist Xia Xiaowan. I'd love to see this stuff firsthand.

(Hat tip to Beautiful/Decay.)

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ernst Haeckel remixed

Gene-splice the amazing illustrations of German biologist Ernst Haeckel with the reiterations of a computer-generated fractal and the results are both elegant and unaccountably alien . . .

More here.

(Thanks to Reality Carnival.)

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Sunday, August 23, 2009


(Thanks to Next Nature for the tip.)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I'd be willing to assume this androgynous alien comes in peace, but that vial in its hand bothers me. What the hell's in that thing, anyway?

More here.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Guns, girls and monsters

A sample from Saving The Women: War And Science Fiction.

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

The toilet paper tube art of Junior Jacquet

Junior Jacquet creates arresting faces from toilet paper tubes. (The one on the right reminds me vaguely of the Face on Mars.)

More here!

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sounds from the future

Imagine a post-biological landscape where all the trees are like this . . .

(Found at Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival.)

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Shaking its thing

Say what you will, but I think this chunk of cyborg meat does a great Britney Spears impersonation.

Meat Market from Joan Healy on Vimeo.

Can you say "American Idol"?

(Thanks to Grinding!)

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Thursday, July 30, 2009


Schwa (30-second spec spots) from Meinert Hansen on Vimeo.

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Chapter I: The Discovery

From We Make Money Not Art:

Anyone visiting LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre before September 7 will get face to face with a mysterious installation by young artist Félix Luque Sánchez. Chapter I: The Discovery is an impenetrable, geometric object and a series of videos restaging the moment of its discovery, as if it were a scene from a sci-fi movie, where the hero is suddenly confronted with an alien, slightly chilling figure.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The "women in tubes" meme goes steampunk.

It was inevitable, really.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Asemic texts and "alien" writing

One of the most compelling blogs to catch my attention recently is The New Post-literate, a repository of asemic writings sometimes reminiscent of channeled texts and alleged extraterrestrial symbols.

The example above, for instance, features glyphs superficially similar to those found in the notorious CARET documents.

According to the tale related in the CARET material, the apparent "letters" lining the graceful, swirling "blueprints" are actually components of a self-executing software program, an essentially "magical" code that generates physical effects on the environment without visible mechanical assistance. (That the intricate designs that figure so prominently in the CARET material resemble some crop formations is almost certainly deliberate, suggesting a common, presumably extraterrestrial, origin.)

I contend that the asemic writings compiled by The New Post-literate and the tantalizing forms that litter the CARET documents hail from the human subconscious. While making no immediate rational sense, perhaps they are indeed "self-executing" in the sense that they appeal to hidden recesses of the collective psyche.

In this context, a literal attempt to decipher the enigmatic forms that grace at least one recent crop formation is probably doomed to failure. The CARET designs, along with their asemic and cereological counterparts, are fundamentally artistic expressions that masquerade as language so that we might take the time to attempt a proper reading.

Update: Greg Bishop weighs in on the "alien writing" issue here.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The art of Chris Ryniak

Sculptor/painter Chris Ryniak's xenomorphic creations perfectly straddle the gap between "whimsical" and "grotesque."

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

The art of Marc Groennebaum

Click here to visit the artist's website.

(Thanks to @Richard_Kadrey.)

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Friday, July 17, 2009

More, please!

Right this way . . .

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

The serenely apocalyptic world of Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes' paintings portray a mythic, jarringly plausible near-future where the excesses of the 21st century have begun to recede into a pastoral landscape, inevitably "repurposed" by a burgeoning animal population.

(Thanks to @PinkTentacle.)

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