August 12, 2008

Tuesday Illustration: Iron Man, lasers, and more

  • Semi-political
    strangeness:

    • Politicians often serve as pincushions, but it’s rare that they’re actually made of pins, as in this Thumbtack Obama. [Via]
    • Gene Tempest’s long but interesting essay covers the Posters of Paris ’68, talking (among other things) about how the French artists played on memories of Nazi collaboration.
    • "Did United Artists doctor a photo of anti-Hitler plotter Claus von Stauffenberg to make him look more like the Top Gun actor?" asks the Guardian. [Via]  (Even weirder: My wife just glanced at the image and said, "I thought that was you for a second.")
  • Designer Marian Bantjes
    has been producing great stuff lately:

    • Her Design Ignites Change is a limited-edition, laser-cut poster that dramatically changes appearance under different conditions.  Proceeds benefit kids orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Kenya. [Via]
    • In Love Stories she creates a riot of great type–some of it edible!


Posted by John Nack at 6:56 PM on August 12, 2008

Comments

  • thorsten wulff — 11:16 PM on August 12, 2008

    Regarding Stauffenberg, yep, they Cruisefied him. I grabbed a copy of the old AP portrait and redid the Slate overlay. The strongest changes are in the side of the nose, the fuller lips and the chin.

  • Ken — 6:34 AM on August 13, 2008

    Those rabbit drawings are somewhat weird too.
    But just as weird is to witness two whales taking on a video blog. One whale says to the other,” I don’t know why they want to save us, they can’t save themselves”.
    Ken in KY

  • EMComments — 8:02 AM on August 13, 2008

    John re:photo doctoring. Apart from this being an old story it has the small defect of being untrue. Follow your own Via link to the Slate website where they have published a correction. You are just compounding the spread of an untruth based on poor research because of poor research. Given your piece back in May ‘Just make something up’ http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2008/05/oct_1.html, the phrase “Kettle … Pot” comes to mind. Great Blog by the way. (I have no connection with UA, Scientology or Screaming Film Stars!)

  • Real Iron Man Costume — 7:16 AM on August 14, 2008

    Haha, whats with all the rabbits and Whales?

  • John Esberg — 3:35 PM on August 15, 2008

    As a person with a world of experience in designing for laser, in both production and art pieces, I can appreciate the “Design Ignites Change” peice. I can see a considerable amount of knowledge went into the work. Excellent!

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