Flipbooks by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, not only are the animations beautiful, but the underlying mechanism is pretty darn sweet. The artist makes these mechanisms by recycling and repurposing parts from old bicycles and clocks. Then comes along the process of hand drawing, painting, and screen printing the images. Several of these display birds and insects in flight, a subject that goes extremely well with the sound made by the flipbook as pages shuttle.
It’s so meta. Firemen, water hose, and a hovercraft.
Photographs by Asher Svidensky show the badass eagle hunters of Mongolia. Just to be clear, these are people that hunt with the golden eagle to capture prey. As we already know, the golden eagle is one badass hunter, even more so when combined with the skill of these hunters.
Sailor Moon and Sailor Scouts get to the job of being the Earth’s mightiest superheroes in these illustrations by Jei Shepard.
We are totally amazed, not just by the blast of colors that is visible here, but also by the imaginative presumption that someone counted eight million flower petals. Nevertheless, this tiny Costa Rican village did get showered with millions of flower petals.
With great power come inexplicably large names. The latest special edition Bugatti Veyron is the Black Bess. Belonging to the Bugatti Legends series, the new supercar pays homage to the Type 18 Black Bess. One of the fastest street legal cars of its age, the Type 18 made quite a mark in the pre World War I era.
Chomp on an object that you see everyday around you, and it just might be a chocolate, or it might be what it looks like. Japanese sokkuri (‘look alike’) sweets are desserts that look like everyday objects. Recently on a game show, celebrities and participants were asked to bite everyday objects; some of which were desserts, and others were exactly what they looked like.
Everyone recognizes spidey by the conventional mask he wears. In the comic universe though, spidey is no different than the other superheroes and has seen quite a variety of masks over time; including a paper bag. Because that’s just how the amazing spider man rolls. This infographic by Printster.co.uk takes a look at the masks spider man has worn through the years.
Venice, the city of canals with canals for roads never faces a time where winters would freeze the waters. What if we could push the north-eastern Italian city a little further north? While we are messing geography up, let’s take it all the way to Russia. The pictures here show what a Venice taking on the Russian winter would look like.
Once upon a time, the Walkman was the cool music device that everybody wanted, and carried with them. Now they are technological dinosaurs with people having no idea what they were good for. We haven’t seen a walkman in years, and most of the kids, have not seen one ever. To think, it has been four years since Sony officially pulled the plug on the Walkman. Of course, it had been dead long before it was laid to rest. The video here shows the reactions of children when they are handed the outlandish piece of technology that is the Walkman.