For the younger generations it might be hard to imagine a time before seat belts, airbags and crumple zones were standard features in cars, but it wasn’t really that long ago. These astounding photos capture the golden age of the automobile around Boston Massachusetts in the 1920s and 1930s, showing the aftermath of car wrecks in the simple yet speedy cars of the era. At the time, cars had become affordable to the masses, but when you consider that people were not required to take a driving test of any sort, and drinking and driving was legal unless you were considered outright intoxicated, it’s not surprising that these wild wrecks happened frequently. [Read more...]
It’s hard to get enough of these amazingly beautiful movie remixes from audio/visual master Pogomix. It’s not so much about the video here though, but more about the intricate audio collages remixed from the sounds in each film. Pogomix does this adeptly, creating electronic music which sweeps us away into a nostalgic sugar high, reminding us of our youth and tickling our ears with smooth sine wave bass. He’s taken such hits as Hook, Harry Potter and about every Disney Princess movie, and created extremely catchy tunes using sounds from the films. [Read more...]
When you’re a kid, you dream of going big… and this would just about define every kids dream. Japanese artist Jumpei Mitsui spent 6 years and 4 months creating a 1/40th scale model of the battleship Yamato. The huge piece weighs in at a sizable 330 pounds and stretches to 22 feet long. Be sure to check out the video at the bottom of this post. Very impressive. [Read more...]
For anyone who’s worked in the creative world, there are always those clients who seem to stand out. Maybe they don’t know what a pixel is, or are set on telling you those complimentary colors don’t quite work together… or maybe their suggested payment method is a little unconventional. When working with people there are always good stories of the times communication just didn’t seem to flow: this video highlights some of the best of those moments from the design world, sourced from the painfully hilarious site Clients from Hell. [Read more...]
The Flaming Lips have raised $25,000 for charity by selling a human blood filled version of their Heady Fwends album, but not just any blood- famous people blood! The specimens contain blood from Ke$ha, Chris Martin, Justin Vernon from Bon Iver, 2 members (Alex & Stewart) of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Erykah Badu, and many more. [Read more...]
These little mice might be the most endearing little creatures out there. Known as the Eurasian Harvest Mouse, they are the smallest european rodent – only about half the size of a normal house mouse – and live in fields of tall grasses and cereal crops like oats and wheat. Their long tails are prehensile, giving them the ability to wrap around their playground-like living space and climb high into the air. They build circular nests and raise their young, unlike other mice, regurgitating food into their mouths much like birds. French photographers Jean-Louis Klein & Marie-Luce Hubert spent a year and a half with the cute little creatures, capturing the intricacies of their community in an astoundingly intimate way.
Oh the 80s… so wonderful and so completely regrettable. Check out these examples from Apple’s foray into the fashion world from somewhere about 1986. Baggy sweatshirts? Elastic waisted nylon pants? Bodacious graphic design? Check, check and check. We can guarantee any of these designs would put you in the top slot at your next 80s party costume contest… you can’t beat the lethal combination all-out tech nerdery and, like, totally rad style! [Read more...]