The legacy of James Bond lives on. With the treasured franchise now reaching its 50th anniversary and the new feature film, Skyfall preparing to hit studios; there’s no better time to take a closer look at the Bond legacy — especially when it comes to his vehicles and gadgets. We all know James Bond was known for his ability to seduce the most bombshell vixens the planet has ever seen, but he was also known for having the hottest rides and coolest gadgets – all decked out with the most high tech and often impractical weaponry ever needed for any situation. [Read more...]
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, graphic designer Arina Orlova proudly exhibited a glamorous series of icons throughout the years at cueB Gallery in London. The hand-painted Giclee prints shown here are from the set Bond Girls: Love & Let Die. As Bond girls have always been worshipped for their beauty, the series shows how the aesthetic for sexiness and fashion changed over the half century. Orlova said, “the visual language of the project is inspired by the iconographic traditions of Byzantium and ancient Russia where each colour had its own value and meaning”, which is why she chose to use red for the girls who were killed on screen. [Read more...]
If you’ve ever wondered how some of the better photoshop creations go together, photographer and computer artist Dave Hill has come to your rescue. Hill has put together some beautifully revealing videos featuring some of the many layers that go into his highly detailed photo manipulations. In his aptly titled “Adventure” series, plots the likes of James Bond and Indiana Jones face heros in the thick of action. For lots more, including videos expanding on his other projects, see Hill’s website: davehillphoto.com. [Read more...]
After being booted from his first two data-centers, PRG and last Wednesday Amazon, controversial WikiLinks founder Julian Assange is going for something a little more secure… a bunker inside a Swedish Mountain that’s being discribed as something out of a “James Bond” movie.
The host, a company called Bahnhof, is hosting WikiLeaks from a literal cave inside White Mountain close to Stockholm, Sweden, according to an article by technologyreview.com. Considering the immense political pressure the previous hosts have experienced, it’s surprising that Bahnhof is willing to take on WikiLeaks and be put under constant attack for the probable future. But maybe that’s because Bahnhof was founded by Oscar Swartz, a member of the Pirate Party and open campaigner for freedom and integrity on the internet.