Apparently prints of the Swedish book covers can be purchased here.
wow they are beautiful!
oh my god
Lindsey Carr is a painter and budding printmaker whose work is heavily influenced by the Natural History artists and engravers of the 18th & 19th century. Primarily oriental or oriental inspired works.
She’s currently making a Natural History book which attempts to copy the same techniques used by these artists.
"Kathu Townlands is a high density Earlier Stone Age locality in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Here we present the first detailed information on this locality based on analysis of a sample of lithic material from excavations by P. Beaumont and field observations made in the course of fieldwork in 2013. The results confirm the remarkably high artefact density at Kathu Townlands and do not provide evidence consistent with high energy transport as a mechanism of site formation, suggesting that Kathu Townlands was the site of intensive exploitation of highly siliceous outcroppings of banded iron formation. The results presented here provide a first step towards understanding this complex locality and point to the need for further research and the importance of preserving this locality in the face of intensive and rapid development" (read more/open access).
(Open access source: PLoS ONE 9(7): e103436, 2014)
Berlinde De Bruyckere.:Suffering and ProtectionFlemish sculptor creates sculptures and drawings of suffering human bodies that resemble nothing so much as reality. It mixes in his sculptures on religious grounds and media images and writes the Christian motif of the human suffering in the contemporary era. The confrontation with the body that engages the artist led to questions about the ethics of our society and are the place to fundamental questions about the nature of the human being.
These disturbing and uncannily lifelike sculptures by Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere are incredibly visceral and eerie. The repulsion instinctively triggered in the viewer comes from their verisimilitude, and the sense of reality of this nameless, grotesque, distorted, half-human, seemingly fluid flesh; combined with their beauty, the delicate, subtle mottling of colors, the pure realistic visceral fleshiness of the works, and their technical grace.
Globe Chandelier byBenoît Vieuble
This gorgeous glowing globe chandelier by Benoît Vieubled is totally rocking our world right now. Composed of 15 spinning spheres of Earth, the planetary constellation is made of repurposed desk globes outfitted with lights and suspended from the ceiling’s firmament. Dubbed “Monde à l’endroit, Monde à l’envers”, the beautiful chandelier will add an out-of-this-world ambience to any room – now let’s see some DIY versions!
And people wonder why I love Wonder Woman so much.
The First Turtle by Kevin Eastman
The first ever turtles illustration, co-created by Eastman & Peter Laird, is up for auction for a cool $2 Million.
The First turtle Vinyl is also coming out, along with a 1/6 scale Mouser two pack figure set, as part of Mondo’s new TMNT toy line. Available to pre-order this Fall 2014, and currently on show at the Mondo booth, #835, at SDCC 2014.