Happening right now. We are cardboard prototyping the Long Now Salon. Serious fun is going on. For the Long Term.
Fantastic, classic, car script logo design… via room42:
Chromeography | Metal logos, lettering, emblems, and badges affixed to vintage autos and appliance.
The famous fashion designer Erté demonstrates one of his creations on a very young Joan Crawford, still being referred to by her real name, Lucille LeSueur, in 1925. via nitratediva
Print Cité de l’Architecture by Illusion
Havas Paris asked the group of photographers Illusion to imagine for the Cité de l’Architecture a series of posters a high quality sleek graphic style. With three visual CGI 3D representative individual wooden house even bark, Puck building in New York in brick and Amiens Cathedral in the same block of stone, discover these creations.
Martyl Langsdorf, Doomsday Clock Designer, Dies at 96…
"Mrs. Langsdorf was a painter who specialized in abstract landscapes. Her husband, Alexander Langsdorf Jr., was a physicist who had worked on the Manhattan Project developing the atomic bomb. In 1945, as preparations were being made to drop bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dr. Langsdorf and others formed the Bulletin as debate was escalating within the group about what it had created. … Mrs. Langsdorf’s career designing magazine covers stopped and started with that first magazine issue of the Bulletin (which declared that it was 11:53 p.m.)."
Cross for the Unforgiven by Houston artist Mel Chin: AK-47 assault rifles (cut and welded), via gaksdesigns. From the artist:
Cross for the Unforgiven was made in 2003. Asked for eight AK-47s from the local country store. They asked, “What youens gonna do, start a War?” I responded there was one going on already and I was going to make a sculpture. Deathly silence followed but they figured a way for me to purchase all eight that day.
[…] the Kalashnikovs, a new International Symbol of Resistance to the West, formed this Maltese Cross from times of the Crusades, now eternally welded in opposition.