April 18, 2014

Great fictional cars of film individual triptych prints by Jakob Staermose

http://society6.com/Staermose

April 18, 2014

OEM Imperial equipment.

Prints by Jakob Staermose available here: http://society6.com/Staermose

April 18, 2014

Figure art of Scott Pettersen: http://www.spettersenart.blogspot.com/

Just look at the detail in “City Speaking Dandy” Gaff, above. Just look at it!

April 18, 2014
Badass At A Hundred Plus: Dodge’s New Centenarians Ad Is Excellent

Badass At A Hundred Plus: Dodge’s New Centenarians Ad Is Excellent

April 17, 2014

Dodge Press Conference - 2014 New York Auto Show

*Super happy with the Dodge press event we designed and produced this morning. If I may gloat about work for a moment, I think the dueling Hemis, aircraft hangar-inspired transforming set, industrial platform descent, solid video, graphics, lighting, sound and choreography all worked tightly together to communicate the badassery of “the new muscle”.

April 16, 2014
"Some roads you shouldn’t go down because maps used to say there’d be dragons there. Now they don’t, but that don’t mean the dragons aren’t there."

"Some roads you shouldn’t go down because maps used to say there’d be dragons there. Now they don’t, but that don’t mean the dragons aren’t there."

April 15, 2014
‘Fargo’: Once more across the frozen plains of the soul

Very much looking forward to this tonight. Smart, darkly humorous, compelling television with high level writing, acting and cinematography is always welcome.

April 15, 2014

Some of the many Temptations of St. Anthony:

Hieronymus Bosch, (detail) 1500-ish

Bernardino Parenzano, 1494

Pieter Huys, 1547

Mathis Gothart Grünewald (yes, his real surname was GOTH-ART), 1515

Felicien Rops, 1878

Béla Kondor, 1966

Kris Kuksi, 2009

Max Ernst, 1945

*Click above for higher-res images. The devil is in the details, so to speak.

Author James McDonald on Saint Anthony and Christian artists:

Self inflicted torture - often historically genuine - was a popular subject for Christian artists. Saint Anthony (c. 251–356) chose to live in the the alkaline Nitrian Desert region, west of Alexandria. There he remained for some 13 years. Supposedly, the devil fought St. Anthony by afflicting him with boredom, laziness, and phantom women, providing a popular theme for Christian art. Along with imaginary martyrdoms this was an ideal excuse for painting naked woman.

Anthony moved to a tomb, where he closed the door on himself - allowing Christian artists to introduce the other popular theme of death. When the devil observed his ascetic life, he became envious for some reason and decided to beat him - allowing Christian artists to include scenes of beating and flagellation.

He went back into the desert to a mountain by the Nile called Pispir, where he now lived strictly enclosed in an abandoned Roman fort for some twenty years. The devil - or perhaps his own disturbed unconscious - resumed the war against the unfortunate Saint. It not seem to have occurred to him, or any Christian writer, that living alone in the desert for years, fasting and with no activity other than self-denial might induce sexual fantasies and hallucinations.

April 15, 2014
First Contact by André Béguin, 1969

First Contact by André Béguin, 1969

April 15, 2014
black rice on Flickr.
*The most brutal grain.

black rice on Flickr.

*The most brutal grain.