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  1. justinejoli:

    lacarpa:

    Shichigoro Shingo

    Love.the mech

    Gah! Awesome!

  2. at Griffith Observatory

    at Griffith Observatory

  3. samspratt:

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

    samspratt:

    SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY

    In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.

    In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.

    As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

  4. dramatisecho:

s / h

I only wish the barcode was an in-joke or something. Otherwise awesome.

    dramatisecho:

    s / h

    I only wish the barcode was an in-joke or something. Otherwise awesome.

  5. Something I was playing around with. I’m not sure if it’s “done” or “right” but I had to get it out of my system. The text is a poem by Ray Bradbury:
If Only We Had Taller Been
The fence we walked between the years
Did balance us serene;
It was a place half in the sky where
In the green of leaf and promising of peach
We’d reach our hands to touch and almost touch the sky,
If we could reach and touch, we said,
‘Twould teach us, not to, never to be dead.

We ached, and almost touched that stuff;
Our reach was never quite enough.
If only we had taller been,
And touched God’s cuff, His hem,
We would not have to go with them
Who’ve gone before,
Who, short as we, stood tall as they could stand
And hoped by stretching tall to keep their land,
Their home, their hearth, their flesh and soul.
But they, like us, were standing in a hole.

O, Thomas, will a Race one day stand really tall
Across the Void, across the Universe and all?
And, measured out with rocket fire,
At last put Adam’s finger forth
As on the Sistine Ceiling,
And God’s hand come down the other way
To measure Man and find him Good,
And Gift him with Forever’s Day?
I work for that.

Short man, Large dream. I send my rockets forth between my ears,
Hoping an inch of Good is worth a pound of years.
Aching to hear a voice cry back along the universal Mall:
We’ve reached Alpha Centauri!
We’re tall, O God, we’re tall!

    Something I was playing around with. I’m not sure if it’s “done” or “right” but I had to get it out of my system. The text is a poem by Ray Bradbury:

    If Only We Had Taller Been

    The fence we walked between the years

    Did balance us serene;

    It was a place half in the sky where

    In the green of leaf and promising of peach

    We’d reach our hands to touch and almost touch the sky,

    If we could reach and touch, we said,

    ‘Twould teach us, not to, never to be dead.

    We ached, and almost touched that stuff;

    Our reach was never quite enough.

    If only we had taller been,

    And touched God’s cuff, His hem,

    We would not have to go with them

    Who’ve gone before,

    Who, short as we, stood tall as they could stand

    And hoped by stretching tall to keep their land,

    Their home, their hearth, their flesh and soul.

    But they, like us, were standing in a hole.

    O, Thomas, will a Race one day stand really tall

    Across the Void, across the Universe and all?

    And, measured out with rocket fire,

    At last put Adam’s finger forth

    As on the Sistine Ceiling,

    And God’s hand come down the other way

    To measure Man and find him Good,

    And Gift him with Forever’s Day?

    I work for that.

    Short man, Large dream. I send my rockets forth between my ears,

    Hoping an inch of Good is worth a pound of years.

    Aching to hear a voice cry back along the universal Mall:

    We’ve reached Alpha Centauri!

    We’re tall, O God, we’re tall!

  6. jtotheizzoe:

    Stop The Western Australia Shark Cull

    In response to a handful of fatal shark bites over the past several years, the government of Western Australia has launched a multi-million dollar effort to systematically catch and killing sharks, allegedly “protect the people of Western Australia”. This is in direct opposition to Australia’s existing Shark Recovery Plan. I guess when you call something a “cull” it’s supposed to sound more acceptable than “indiscriminate killing of a keystone ocean species.”

    Today I join with thousands around the world (what up, Ricky Gervais?) to say that this must stop. This is not supported by science. Hundreds of marine biologists agree.

    More than 100 million sharks are killed per year, for food and fear, pushing many of them, like the great white, to the brink of extinction. Meanwhile, you could count the number of fatal shark attacks every year on one hand.

    You have a 1 in 3,700,000 chance of dying from a shark biting you. In contrast, you have a 1 in 63 chance of dying from the flu. Shark bites are a rare event, and fatal ones are astronomically rare. Sharks don’t actually attack humans, this is an invented term that implies that sharks are out to get people. They are not. “Rogue sharks,” those that specifically seek out humans for food, are a myth. Sharks are apex predators who keep ecosystems healthy and keep food webs in balance, all the way down to the plant level.

    Instead of killing sharks, we should be using this money to study them, to track their behavior and migrations, or even to install automatic alert and surveillance systems. 

    See that photo above, under mine? That’s the WA cull’s first victim, a tiger shark, being dispatched this week. The cull is wrong on many levels, but it took four shots with that .22 to kill the shark, and that is adding greater inhumanity to an inhumane act. 

    Join me in calling for an end to the Western Australia shark cull. Download the #noWAsharkcull sign here, add your face to the thousands protesting this cull, and tag your photos with #nosharkcull and #noWAsharkcull.

    You can find more information on shark conservation at Support Our Sharks and there’s a petition in place on Change.org

    We can make a difference!

    I really hate humanity like, a whole damn lot. 

  7. Made a few more paper flowers but I’m sleepy. I’ll do more tomorrow when I’m alert.

    Made a few more paper flowers but I’m sleepy. I’ll do more tomorrow when I’m alert.

  8. ☛ Ian Derry — Portraits

    Wow, this photographer shoots all My Favorites, and with such a beautiful quality of light, setting, framing, processing…

    This is the sort of photography that I dreamed of doing when I was young and fantasizing about a wildly unstable and unpredictable career as a portrait photographer.

    I’m definitely going to scrutinize and learn some lessons from these.

  9. expecttheunexpectedtoday:

    expecttheunexpectedtoday

    -Cuckoo-Project-Week-Five / Stilnest, Germany #PAPER ART

    Germany’s Stilnest enlisted six artists from around the world to play a part in designing 3D printed”conjoint remake of the traditional German cuckoo clock in synch with the Zeitgest of the 21st century.”

    Without ever meeting each other, the artists from Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, and Mexico each agreed on a specific piece of the clock that they would digitally draw.

    Each designer sent to Stilnest the specific piece of the clock that they created and with a 3D printer Stilnest printed and assembled them into a traditional German Cuckoo Clock.

    I don’t even know what to say. I already loved cuckoo clocks…this definitely takes it to eleven, and dare I say, beyond, what with those Depeche Mode-y sirens on the side.

    (via hifructosemag)

  10. Sherlock (by Olga Tereshenko)

Wonderful digital art, whether or not you like Sherlock.

    Sherlock (by Olga Tereshenko)

    Wonderful digital art, whether or not you like Sherlock.