Monday, January 31, 2011

UFO's in Jerusalem!!

In this clip take on Friday, a ball-shaped UFO descends over Jerusalem only to zoom back into the sky. Is this some sort of camera legerdemain or ancient astronauts dropping by for some decent shawarma?

Two witnesses who happened to be at the Armon Hanatziv panoramic lookout over Mount Zion and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel at 1am managed to film what might be one of the most interesting UFO clips ever captured (see video below). The sighting took place only yesterday on the morning of the 28th of January. The men notice the large ball shaped UFO suspended in the night sky and begin to film. At a little after one minute into the clip the UFO descends almost to ground level directly over the Temple Mount. The craft hovers there for a short while and then flickers and shoots upwards at an incredible speed, to the shock of the witnesses.

Totally swipped from io9 with extra footage I found.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dark Light Photos

Just stumbled across these great images from Danielle Tunstall.

The Dark Side Of Light
An on going portrait project of very dark yet light photos.

The United States of Beer!!

Click on the image for a large scale version.

This is a map depicting the United States of Beer. From the Houston Press Blog. via

Texas, naturally, belongs to Shiner. Our rationale for this? Lone Star and Pearl are now brewed by Pabst (even though they're still brewed in Texas), so they're out. Saint Arnold, Real Ale, Independence, Southern Star and other Texas brews are all wonderful -- each and every one of them -- but none have the reach and recognition that Shiner has on a national scale. Plus, it tastes great with Gulf Coast oysters.

That logic applies to most of the other choices on the map, as well. Budweiser? Born in Missouri, known worldwide. Miller? Sorry, Leinenkugel, but it's arguably Wisconsin's biggest invention to date. Yuengling? You're awesome, Victory, but no other beer can compete with Yuengling's longevity.

Other states were more difficult to choose beers for, however.

Florida? South Dakota? Kentucky? These aren't places that one naturally associates with beer, as the map and our choices demonstrate. We finally settled on Bud Light for Kentucky as it's traditionally the most favored beer in beer cheese, a regional favorite. Florida gets saddled with MGD Light 64 because it's the beer we imagine bikini-clad Miami Beach babes drinking to stay slim.

And still other states have frustratingly outdated liquor laws, like Alabama and West Virginia. Those states were penalized by being "awarded" awful, low-ABV brews like Keystone Light and Natural Light, as these are some of the only beers that can lawfully be sold in these pitiful states. Mississippi, however, was rewarded for its persistence in fighting the man with breweries like Lazy Magnolia.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Abandoned Desert Town

Left at the mercy of the Namib desert, the winds had filled the rooms of the deserted buildings with sand. The diamond village that had once been thriving was now more like a surreal dream.

More images can be found at the photographers website.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dali Biopic is in the making!!

The life of the great Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali is finally to make it to the silver screen, starring Alan Cumming, and Judy Davis as the artist’s great love, Gala, and all shot in 3D. Philippe Mora, the film’s writer-director, said that he considered Dali’s life story to be just as incredible as his art.

The film, currently titled Dali 3D, begins with the artist semi-conscious in a hospital, where he overhears a doctor suggesting his life would make a great movie and it takes off from there.

“I want this to be the film that Dali would have wanted you to see,” said Mora. “True to his outrageous sense of humor, it will be simultaneously a surreal parody of what the artist would have wanted you to experience, a kind of crazed, artistic Inspector Clouseau. With his muse and wife Gala in the mix, it’s an extraordinary love story.”

The film is expected to be shot in the summer, in Spain, the UK, the US and Australia.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

City of Ash

Look closer at Yang Yongliang's newest sculpture, and you will see a cityscape cleverly disguised as ash from a cigarette.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day of the Dead

Fernando Matos has created some very intriguing Day of the Dead images.

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration when eating and partying are common. Due to occurring shortly after Halloween, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, although the two are celebrated differently.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Tron Inspired Art

Knock On The Sky

This is the newest piece of surreal art from Russ McIntosh. The piece takes its inspiration and the title of the piece from the new Tron: Legacy movie. As always with Russ' work, look closely at the shadows and highlights within the picture, and find much more hidden inside!

The piece can be purchased either through the Russ' website or as a canvas reproduction at

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Comics Redone

Just found a couple different blogs that have reinterpretations of classic comic covers. There are a few stellar ones that I like more than the original.

Phineas X. Jones covers Usagi Yojimbo 36

Original cover by Stan Sakai; Fantagraphics 1992. Phineas X. Jones's website is here.

Kori Michele Handwerker covers Batman: The Dark Knight

Original cover by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley; DC 1986. Kori Michele Handwerker's website is here.

David Hartman covers Casper the Friendly Ghost 41

Original artist is unknown; Harvey Comics 1956. David Hartman's website is here.

Jimmy Wallin covers Four Color 173

Original cover is by Paul Norris; Dell 1947. Jimmy Wallin's website is here.

Casey Camp covers Funny Misshapen Body

Original cover by Jeffrey Brown; Touchstone 2009. Casey Camp does not have a website.

Mike Loveland covers The Daily Howl

Original cover by John Lennon; unpublished circa 1958. Mike Loveland's website is here.

Steve Tillotson covers Peanuts

Original cover by Dale Hale; Gold Key 1963. Steve Tillotson's website is here.

Valerie Fletcher covers The Complete Peanuts 1969 - 1970

Original cover drawn by Charles Schultz and designed by Seth; Fantagraphics 2008. Valerie Fletcher's website is here.

Rusty Shackles covers Red Sonja 1

Original cover by Frank Thorne; Marvel 1977. Rusty Shackles website is here.

Isaac Bidwell repanels Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo #14

Original by Stan Sakai; 1989 Fantagraphics Books. Isaac Bidwell's site is here.

Michael Walsh repanels Detective Comics #29

Original written by Gardner Fox with pencils by Bob Kane, published by DC Comics in July 1939. Michael Walsh's blog is here. His portfolio is over here.

There is also a new blog that does the same revisioning but with Pulp books. Though, it has only recently started, so I may have to check back on it after it gets a few more postings up.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Michael Reedy - Anatomical Art

Michael Reedy says this about his art: The human figure and portraiture have been central to my studies and explorations as a practicing artist for the past twelve years. In a desire to extend beyond historical modes of representation, I have found myself increasingly interested in depictions of the body that fall outside the canon of art history, namely in cartooning and medical illustration. Ultimately, I believe that by combining the visual language and style employed by various modes of representation, both inside and outside the accepted boundaries of fine art, I can locate and capitalize on unique areas of resistance essential to the production of new meaning.

Visit his website