Video games as pulp fiction covers

Pulp fiction covers are at their nostalgic best, and so are a number of Nintendo games. Artist Ástor Alexander put together those two greats and created a set of images of pulp fiction covers for Nintendo games, and a few more, but we’ll go with the majority of the set. They are pretty darn cool, and I’m pretty sure I want to read a Nintendo game inspired pulp fiction novel.

Ah! What a nice, plaid group of humans

Chinese photographer Zhang Bojun has a nice collection of plaid designs in his portfolio. These “designs” are digital manipulations created from overhead images from the vast sea of humans that are Beijing’s streets. The artist photographs the swarms of people that throng the streets of Beijing and repeats observed patterns, while reducing the actual image to a bird’s eye view. These images take the form of interlocking designs that are usually seen in plaid fabric.

Powerlace sneakers auto-lace without the pesky batteries and motors

It’s about time the prophecy of Back to the Future came true. Well, it’s 2015, and the hoverboard seems far away, but thankfully, we do have those sweet auto-lace shoes from Nike. As much as Nike’s idea does look like that in the movie, it’s more desirable to do that auto-lacing thing better. That’s exactly what the Powerlace sneakers intend to do. It looks like a regular shoe, and has a solid auto-lace mechanism that does not depend on motors, batteries, and springs.

Trion Nemesis is in the futuristic hardcore supercar business

Trion, and by association, the Trion Nemesis are both new names in the supercar game. And as things stand, they might as well be here for the long haul. I say that because I’m smitten with its good looks and excellent form. Top of the line model Nemesis N1-RR comes with a humongous 9.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine that has 2000 horses at its command. This motor will be mated to an 8-speed sequential transmission. Working together, the arrangement promises a zero to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 290 mph.

Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7 on the streets of LA [video]

Grab a cola, sit back, relax, and watch Ken Block pull off amazing stunts in Gymkhana 7. The unbelievably skilled driver of Hoonigan Racing teamed up with Need for Speed and Ford for this video that for a fair part plays out in the streets of LA. That brings us to the second amazing factor of the video. No cars on the roads of Los Angeles? They must have time traveled to a post-apocalyptic world!

In weird images, humans show up with animal heads

Humans are cool. Animals are cool. Humans with animal heads, not cool at all, especially with the serenity that comes across in these images. There’s really no way to put aside the creepy feel that comes out of these images by multidisciplinary Venetian artist Francesco Sambo. For his project Bestiary, the artist delves into digitally manipulated images where human heads are swapped with, or mashed up with animal heads. Hell, even the koala… especially the koala, looks so very sinister.