Star Wars: The Blueprints is a detail fiend’s wet dream. Coming in at 336 pages with ten 4 foot long gatefolds this is absolutely no kids book, and at $1,000 for a signed and numbered copy it really is only for the true faithful.
The book features 250 blueprints covering everything from RJD2 to the Millennium Falcon and Jabba’s barge, all highly detailed and frankly – pretty amazing:
Ok – so they’re ugly to look at, but these cigarette pack designs by Jennifer Noon and Sarah Shaw sure beat the hell out of the uninspired plain olive colouring that is Australia’s current leading option.
I think these packets actually speak more to what the government is trying to achieve, in that the entire pack becomes simply an advertisement for the health risks that cigarettes pose. The designers have also changed the shape of the box to make it more difficult to carry in a pocket, decreasing the product’s appeal even further.
Remember Planking? Maybe thinking it was a bit clever until someone fell off a balcony? Remember the ensuing national debate where everyone from Kochie and Mel to the Prime Minister weighed in? Oh God, remember Sam Newman giving it a crack after we’d all moved on and making us truly sorry we’d ever even heard of it?
Clearly, the downfall of Planking meant the next fad had to be funny, safe and PM commentary proof. Well, the kids over at projekt202 have provided us with the answer:
Stocking is the new Planking
We’ve all seen those horribly inane ‘stock’ photos produced by the likes of web giant Getty. Images of penguins looking at airport signs (search term: ridiculous) and women gazing lovingly at salad (matches: 3,368) have always begged to be ridiculed. Now, by choosing the most terrible stock image you can find and re-creating it, you can join in the fun. Post your image side by side with the original and enjoy.
Jody Pendarvis was visited by aliens in 1999.
Since then, he’s built a 30 foot spaceship in the front yard of his South Carolina home to sit and wait for his friends to return.
Oh yeah… And he loves ‘the female aliens’.
If you’re in Melbourne tonight, and a fan of pretty much anything Everfresh – get along to Backwoods Gallery to see Meggs unveil some hella skulls and awesome shtuff
It’s the return of Robert Van Winkle.
We can’t embed the video, so make sure you check out Vanilla Ice Real Estate to see what happens when a washed up one-hit wonder learns how to leverage 80’s cheese into the real estate market.
We haven’t stopped laughing all morning…
Hook me up Ice!
Words can’t do this concept justice…
All we can say is please enjoy:
Australia’s most talented artists
remaking one of
Australia’s greatest ballads
as an homage to
Australia’s most famous landmark
Now go here and enjoy the whole experience
Shot by husband and wife team Ryan & Sheri Killackey over a year and half, using an 800 dollar Canon Rebel.
Follow Ryan on Twitter here
Are you a wannabe graffiti artist who’s too law abiding to actually go bombing the streets?
Maybe you’re a seasoned paste-up professional, but you want to test run your designs in small scale first?
Perhaps all you want to do is tag your initials in New York but don’t have the money for a ticket?
If you’re nodding in agreement to any of the above, or you know someone who would be, then the Walls Notebook is what you’re looking for. With 80 pages of full colour busses and buildings from around New York City you can graffiti away to your heart’s content, free from fear that your masterpiece will ever be tagged over…
I just love this idea, so simple and yet so clever.
Via the ever wonderful Quipsologies.
Dropping bombs underwater via Reddit
A lot of art projects aim too high, and lose their audience in the process.
Conversely, millions of people travel the world every year, while their friends and family curse their wasted youth.
Photographer Justin Keena and historian Meredith Meehan are attempting something much better.
It’s called Finding Sanctuary, and if you’ve never gotten behind a Kickstarter project before, I’d say this is a pretty good place to start. Sure, you can throw them a dollar or two, but for just $15 you’ll get a limited edition postcard from the road, along with the satisfaction of helping a couple kids have a whale of a time documenting how the whole world escapes from it all.
Hairy Dude = Tom Offer-Westort
Director = Peter Simon
Congratulations to Melbourne lads Rob Ward & Chris Peters, who recently launched this cracking idea after reaching 50% of their Kickstarter Project finance in the first week.
Opena Case is just 40 bones, available here
This is the greatest song ever written.
Big ups to the Melbourne Comedy Massive… Right?
Why is the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army so funny?
If you have to ask, you’ll probably never get it.
via Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things
You may remember our recent post about the Epic Sax Guy.
He sucked compared to the Epic Sax Walrus