Monday, October 31, 2011

Link Round-Up: October 31, 2011

A Bizarrely Creative Mashup: Star Wars & Classic Scary Movies

Free, print-and-play Bioshock Monopoly.

Giving the F.B.I. What It Wants. "A Bangladeshi-born artist and academic is mistakenly detained at the Detroit airport. He doesn’t get mad. He gets even."

Google handcarves 1,000-pound pumpkins for Halloween

Just released: The cast and crew of Doctor Who (Tennant era) lip-dub to The Proclaimers song "I Wanna Be (500 miles)". You will never be sad again. Also released today: John Barrowman, Catherine Tate, and David Tennant thank Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner for a great run on Doctor song. 

Scaredcited: A cartoon essay that explores why we love to be scared. Be sure to click through to the second page of Knisley's latest comic "Scaredcited," for which she polled her readers on their greatest fears.

ThinkGeek has posted the results of their 2011 Great Geeky Pumpkin Template Contest.

Quick Pic: Boo Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving by Meaganmakes
"I generally hate carving pumpkins, so much so that I never do it. Well, this year I decided to carve one for work, and in a typical Meagan-nerd fashion I made mine into a Boo from Super Mario Bros. He turned out looking SPOOKTACULAR!"

Quick Pic: Starcraft Pumpkin

featuring Kerrigan and a Hydralisk

To see the process and details of carving this pumpkin, check out their blog.
This pumpkin was one of the winners of the 2011 Blizzard Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Quick Pic: Ghoul Pumpkin

Sculpture: Earthquake Seismograph

Japanese Earthquake Seismograph Sculpture by Luke Jerram

Luke Jerram used a rapid-prototyping machine to transform seismograph readings from the worst nine minutes of the 2011 Tōhoku Japanese earthquake and tsunami into a three-dimensional sculpture.  The sculpture will be displayed by the Jerwood Space in London as a part of an exhibit on how data is read and interpreted.

Sweets: Pumpkin Cake

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Diorama: Star Wars Models

These Star Wars dioramas were recently presented at the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan, and they pretty much blow every other Star Wars model you're ever seen out of the water.  In fact, I'm pretty sure a few of these are more detailed than the models actually used in the original films.

Source:  Gigazine

Painting: Where the Wild Things

"Where the Wild Things Are" by Massimo Carnevale

Link Round-Up: October 30, 2011

"A superheroic twist on Norman Rockwell's 'The Runaway'"
A step-by-step look into the process of making this can illustration.

Cedric Laquieze is a sculptor specializing in unusual creatures like fairy flowers and goddesses made from organic materials.

Create a Blog with Attitude by Using Google Web Fonts

How To Dress Like Edward Gorey (And everyone he ever drew)

Tilt is a Firefox add-on that lets you visualize a web page's DOM (document object model) in 3D. In effect, you can see all the layers in a web page stacked upon each other with this.

Top Ten Geeky Pumpkin Carvings

Quick Pic: Aperture Pumpkins

The Aperture Science Automated Pumpkin Turret by DracoGT

DracoGT constructed these turrets from LCD lights, PVC piping, and pumpkins. You can read how to make your own Halloween defense system at Instructables. Wheatley Pumpkin Personality Core coming soon from Aperture Science.

Quick Pic: Dalek Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Angry Pumpkins

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick Pic: Candy Corn Pumpkins

Quick Pic: Alliance Pumpkin

For the Alliance!

Quick Pic: Zombie Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Apple Pumpkin

Entrants in the annual E! Pumpkin Carving Contest

Source: E!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Link Round-Up: October 28, 2011

39 Best Pumpkin Carvings of Famous Faces

The Art of Daniel Danger.

Book Creator lets you create picture books right on the iPad

Concept art for The Thing by Robert Simons.

Pink Ray Gun has posted a whole host of Pumpkin Carving Stencils, including some excellent Doctor Who patterns.

A Stormtrooper's Family Album.

We and the Color is a blog about creative inspiration in art, graphic design, illustration, photography, architecture, fashion, product, interior, video and motion design. Also on Flickr.

Project: Raygun 52

An initiative from “the Company” in the year 2258, in a future where shiny, happy rayguns are frowned upon, a future no one should want to live in. Time Travel, however, is all good, so the Company has decided to commission some present-day artists to create raygun concepts. All in the name of science fiction! Get project updates via Twitter!

Quick Pic: Jack Skellington Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Hylian Pumpkin

Excellent Hylian Shield Pumpkin styled after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by deviantARTist Johwee. Halloween is full of creativity!

Quick Pic: Pac-Man Pumpkins

The perfect pumpkins for any arcade nerd.
Source: Instructables
"Pac Man, ghosts, pellets, and cherries. The Pac Man and ghosts are carved from Sugar Pie pumpkins. The Pac Man was carved on it side so I could retain that round shape. The pellets are just small gourd pumkins turned on their sides. The cherries are made from two crab apples painted red and some 8 guage wire. The pumpkins are mounted on dowels on a board. I used flourescent acrylics to paint the pumkins so they would glow when lit with a black light. Paint was applied with a home-made airbrush made from a paint canister/pen/dust-off canister. For scale, the Pac Man is approx. 10 inches tall."

Illustration: What's This?


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quick Pic: Batman Pumpkin

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Link Round-Up: October 25, 2011

"Bigger fish eat the little ones."

Halloween light show complete with grinning pumpkins. Warning: LMFAO.

Threadless has created a t-shirt line for UNICEF in which the shirts cost the same as what's depicted on them. So this one, of a cargo flight, costs $300,000. This one, for insecticide-treated mosquito nets, might be more in your price range.

Today, an eight foot tall Lego man washed up ashore in Siesta Key Village, Florida. This is not the first time this has happened. The figures are the creation of Ego Leonard, an enigmatic figure in his own right.

Vote for Can't Stop The Serenity's 2012 Official Artwork!

Infographics: Movie Monsters

The Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters
Source: Popchartlab

From Godzilla to Chucky to Crawling Eye, the definitive guide to a universe of terror.

Humor: Geek Car Safety

Quick Pic: Toothy Jack-o'-Lantern

Quick Pic: Nightmare Pumpkins

Humor: Paperback Charlie Brown

Paperback Charlie Brown by Tony Medeiros

Charles Schulz continues to churn out new Peanuts volumes from beyond the grave... at least in the imagination of Tony Medeiros. Medeiros runs Paperback Charlie Brown, a blog devoted to Charlie Brown parodies posing as paperbacks that were lost to time.

Sculpture: Typewriter Cat

Quick Pic: The One Pumpkin

One pumpkin to scare them all
One pumpkin to find them
One pumpkin to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them
I spent my annual pumpkin carving efforts on this little beauty. It was quite hard to get the intricate curves and swirls of the writing carved right, but I still think it’s a pretty epic pumpkin 8D

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sculpture: Beaded Skulls

Beaded Skulls from Our Exquisite Corpse

Now this is how you decorate for Halloween! Our Exquisite Corpse, headed by Catherine Martin, has released a series of life-like skull replicas festooned with beads in the imitation of the traditional folk art of the Huichol people of the Sierra Madre mountains.

The beads are laid in patterns representing the Huichol Sun God, ancestor spirits and principle deities: Deer, Corn, Peyote, and the Eagle.

Buy them at LN-CC.

Short Film: Wind Mills

It is a dead, lightless world, where a little girl, despite her father's renunciation and despair facing the death of his wife, maintains their dream of building a machine powered by magic winds to fly and reach the sun.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sculpture: Escape

"Escape" by Yuki Matsueda

"Escape" by Japanese artist Yuki Matsueda captures the everyday objects mid-explosion, as though the art has decided that it’s had enough of being looked at and has tried to make a run for it. As if, after all the harsh things that were said about it, art had no other choice but to try a prison break.

Quick Pic: Pumpkin Face

"Show Me Your Pumpkin Face" by Ray Villafane

Photography: Vortograph

"I have just discovered the work of Kawahara Kazuhiko a Japanese Architect and photographer along with the Vortograph photography movement. vortograph is the first completely abstract kind of photograph, it is composed of kaleidoscopic repetitions of forms achieved by photographing objects through a triangular arrangement of three mirrors. Alvin Langdon Coburn, a member of the Photo-Secession group and a pioneer in nonobjective photography, invented vortography in 1917 and remained the principal advocate and practitioner of the technique. So nothing is new!

Like me Kawahara Kazuhiko uses architecture as a source of inspiration for his kaleidoscopic images but he has taken it to another level. He was producing this kind of work for a few years now, perhaps the movie Inception was inspired by his work? Well I do like his work, so had a go at using the triple image idea of the Vortograph fused with Kawahara Kazuhiko."

Quick Pic: Zombie Jobs

Zombie Jobs
Photographed at Broome and West Broadway by Chrismenning

I think this is supposed to be an allusion to They Live, in which case it's pretty clever.  The real question, though, is too soon?

Fresh Take: Spy vs Spy

"Spy vs. Spy" by Jim Lee

Link Round-Up: October 24, 2011

Zombie Warning (Too Late) by Powerpig
Available on Society6

The Dalek of the Rings. The Dalek of the Flies. Pride and Prejudice and Daleks. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Dalek. The Dalek of the Baskervilles. The Dalek at Pooh Corner. And many more illustrations by Kathleen Jennings.

Decorate your mini-van with Star Wars Family Member Car Stickers to represent your entire clan

Firefly fan-art by French cartoonist and blogger:  Boulet is a french cartoonist who has an illustrated blog that also gets published in comic book form. He somethimes draws fan-art, and this time it's an hommage to Firefly, in kawaii style.

Realistic portraits of the women of animated Disney films

Star Wars Pumpkins from The Pumpkin Geek

Mash-Up: Star Wars / Dr. Who

Friday, October 21, 2011

Link Round-Up: October 21, 2011

Stained glass pop artists, Mark Bloom and Maggie Rickard of Velvet Glass, handcrafted this series of Classic Monster Mosaics based on the horror films of the 1930s. Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula, and The Wolfman are all beautifully represented in monochromatic black-and-white stained glass mosaics.

The Big Bang Theory Cast As Super Heroes
Chrome Experiments:  "Neon Flames" by Jonas Wagner

Dream Like A Child: 10 Fantasy Treehouses Around...

Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 for hire this Halloween

The Super Huge, Detailed Map of the Warhammer Old World is exactly what it claims to be. 29952 by 22528 pixels in size, it covers all of the Old World area of the Warhammer Fantasy setting. The map was made by Gitzman, who has made lots of other maps of the Warhammer Fantasy world, hosts a WFRPG podcast and has a bunch of other resources to help game masters and players in that setting. He had help from Andreas Blicher, whose site has even more maps of the Old World, and Alfred Nunez jr., who has even more maps, articles and resources for people interested in the Warhammer Fantasy universe.

Quick Pic: Death Star Pumpkin

Source: Reddit
It was as if a million pumpkin seeds cried out and were suddenly silenced.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Posters: Famous Capsules

"Famous Capsules - The Big One" by Greg Guillemin

There are a few in there that are still puzzling me, but I'm way too much of a TV junkie not to have guessed most of them.  Anyone know who the two set of grey faces near the top represent? I'm guessing The Three Stooges and The Beatles, but I'm not sure. Once you're done guess, head over to Reddit for the answer key. Buy your own print at Society 6. Price: US$18.00

Mash-Up: Daleks in Literature

Harry Dalek

Illustrator / writer Kathleen Jennings took a collection of classic book titles and gave each one an awesome Dalek spin. Check out more on her art blog.

Short Film: The Gawper

Gawper directed by Seth Watkins

The Gawper is an animated short created by the folks at A Large Evil Corporation in the style of the early horror flicks it pays homage to, such as Frankenstein and Dracula.

Tribute: Steve Jobs in Post-It Notes

This group of Apple fans created a tribute to Steve Jobs featuring 4001 Post-It Notes outside of the Apple Store in Munich, Germany.

Source: MacRumors

Posters: Dune Travel

"Dune Travel Posters" by drfaustusau

Dont worry about taking a vacation with our Navigators,
after all, fear is the mind.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Project: Burning House Project

(Part one and Part two)

What would you take with you if your house was on fire? It's a classic question but have you really thought through the answer?

This is the exact premise of Robert Holden's intriguing project, titled The Burning House. "It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable, and sentimental," he says. "What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question."

What's most fascinating about the series is the noticeable and extreme differences. While some would take weapons like guns or knives, others find that their most valuable belongings include books, cameras, or basketballs.

Short Film: Zombie in a Penguin Suit

Zombie in a Penguin Suit directed by Chris Russell

Project: CCTV/Creative Control

Photos by Marcos Zotes

Creative Control is a video projection of a giant eye projected on the underside of a 10 story high water tower in Brooklyn. The projection was displayed as part of Nuit Blanche: Bring To Light New York 2011, a nighttime public art festival, in Brooklyn, New York.
CCTV/Creative Control seeks to question the oppressive mechanisms and discourses implemented in the city through the temporary appropriation of public space. The intervention consists of a video projection displaying an over-sized eye onto the lower surface of the 10-storey-hight Milton Street water tower in Brooklyn, New York. Still the highest point in the area, until it is dwarfed by new gentrification plans, the water tower exists as a relic of the neighbourhood's industrial past. The intervention temporarily transforms this iconic landmark into a discernible CCTV tower, raising questions of private control over public space in the urban context.

Link Round-Up: October 18, 2011

Source: Braeburn
Photographed at Flagler College

Quick Pic: Super Mario Map

Super Mario Map
Photographed in in Hamburg, Altona
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