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Billboard Love Story

Stop motion animation on the epic scale: 355 pictures have been taken, printed in billboard size and shot again (no computer animation involved). This is the second of Olympus PEN videos, see the first one here.


Credits: Agency: DSG Dialog Solutions GmbH; Creation: Christian Wilfer, Alexandra Lier; Directors: Takeuchi Taijin, Peter Göltenboth; Production Company: BIG FISH

Today's pictures & links:

Hyllie Water Tower, Sweden

Industrial photography by Kim Høltermand: visit his site for more alien-looking technology artifacts.

(image credit: Kim Høltermand)


Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT Concept Car, 1962

Rare promotional image of this curvaceous machine:

(image via)

"Developed under the leadership of GM Design chief Bill Mitchell, this stunning concept was the work of Larry Shinoda, also designer of the Sting Ray Corvette... " - more info.

(image via)



Perhaps the most fantasy-like landscape on Earth, this is Skye's Trotternish Peninsula, with basalt pinnacles looming over the Sound of Raasay - see more photos in this gallery.

(photo by Jim Richardson, National Geographic)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Evolution of the Alphabet - [cool animated image]
Ugly Mystery Beast Washes Up in Ontario, more - [weird]
Hundred Little-Known Facts About the "Empire Strikes Back" - [interesting]
Rocket Bikes and Cycles! Read all three articles - [geek tech]
"Odessa" Nazi Network - [sinister organization]
Ripley's Weird & Wonderful Objects - [a selection]
Life-Saving "Dance", closer view - [wow video]
The Origin of Levis - [interesting]
Interesting Artist and Animator from China - [art video]
Incredible Hail Storm - [wow video, loud audio]
Figure Skater vs. Hockey Players - [fun video ad]
Japanese Penguin Goes Shopping - [cute video]
You, but smaller. Order your doll here. - [cool site]


Russian Aircraft Carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov"

Once also known as "Leonid Brezhnev", this is the flagship of the Russian Navy. More info here.

(image credit: aviaflot)

Another atmospheric image:

(image credit: aviaflot)


Hayley Mills in the "Truth About Spring", 1965

(image via)


Mass Transportation on the Moon

Enticing concept of the Moon passenger shuttle, from the pages of 1965 LIFE Magazine:

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Futuristic view of the maintenance and repair station in space (from 1965 LIFE Magazine, as well):

(image via)


I See You!

(original unknown)


Outstanding! The Advent of Bikini.

(vintage postcard, circa 1955)


What Did You Just Say??

(original unknown)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That first Monza painting looks a lot like Syd Meads work

Anonymous chefren said...

Hyllie Water Tower, Sweden

Grown up with this in view. Used to be a restaurant on top where I did eat as a kid many years ago. Locally know as "svampen" wich means "the mushroom".



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