Without a doubt, one of the challenges facing our world population is the need for sustainable energy sources. With the converging issues of pollution, dwindling fossil fuel supplies and a rising population, it’s high time we work on smart solutions. Now Nautical Torque Technologies is proposing a way of generating electricity that eliminates many of the problems with previous technologies and does it using a readily available energy source: docked ships and tides. [Read more...]
With the motto, “Your ship looked like $H!# so we painted it!” international street art collective DuDug brightened up the cruise liner, the Duke of Lancaster, which has been sitting in the same spot collecting rust since 1979. Latvian graffiti artist KIWIE was hired by DuDug to create these pirates to protest The Council who has made it impossible, with unjust excuses, for the owners to transform the ship into a fun ship. Over time more art has been added to the hull and the once rusted eye sore is becoming more vibrant and beautiful. The latest plan is to transform the ship into the largest open air art gallery in the UK. [Read more...]
The sinking of the Titanic has gone down in history as one of the greatest follies of all time: the “unsinkable” ship was swallowed whole by the vast Atlantic ocean on its maiden voyage. With interest being revitalized in the ship with the release of James Cameron’s Titanic 3D, it’s time to take a look back on the specifics about one of the most famous ships to ever sail the seven seas. [Read more...]
Emilio Valerio D’Ospino’s series of ship paintings, “Naval Fields” is strangely devoid of a human presence, leaving the fruits of their builders labor to speak for itself. The ghostly series features great seagoing vessels in various states of construction and dry dock, all in a near monocromatic grisaille with striking wide angle perspectives. The large scale oil paintings strike a eerily surreal spectre, as if there where more to the scene than first meets the eye. For more of D’Ospino’s work, including some very captivating images of factories in disrepair, see his website evdospina.com. [Read more...]
Taken in 1915, these fantastic pictures are from the dawn of color photography, and from an astounding event during the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.” Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew where in the midst of one of the most incredible expeditions and subsequent survival stories of the last century… and managed to photograph much of it in color.