Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ghost Rider

Another blow against comic creators and for the big companies. Marvel wins dispute over rights of Ghost Rider, a character whose motorcycle-riding version was created in 1972 by Gary Friedrich. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stan Lee turns 89


McDonald’s closes all their restaurants in Bolivia. Bolivians are just not into fast-food.

Sky time lapse

From Randy Halverson's collection of time lapse videos at Dakotalapse.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My new favorite image

Wonder Woman not impressed by punk rock.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

PSB xmas 1982

Mission Impossible 4

Fighting terrorism never looked so good. Cruise and company star in a long commercial for a myriad of brand products while doing preposterous (but pretty cool) stunts in glamourized Dubai and Mumbai. Some of the gadgets and the science behind them are hard to swallow even with a lot of suspended disbelief, but then again, Brad Bird directs cartoons for a living. Tom Cruise looks good for his age, despite his awkward body posture, and is in love with shots of himself running like a maniac through a variety of surroundings, the best being a sandstorm. And Jeremy Renner is bulked up from being Hawkeye in The Avengers.

Stan Lee's Chakra

Stan Lee is teaming up with the son of spiritual guru Deepak Chopra (whose name is Gotham - seriously) to create a line of Indian comics through Gotham's Liquid Comics.

Friday, December 23, 2011

New Batman trailer

The new Batman preview? Too pretentious and boring for words.


These guys had it right. Que pasa?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Brazilian Art Museums

Art Knowledge News acknowledged this week the importance of both MASP, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, as the finest art collection in South America, and The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s national art museum.

Thunderbolts in Toronto

Amazing light show!

Brand memory

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Morning in Rio

Source: O Globo

My new favorite picture

"Tornado Over Kansas" (1929) by John Steuart Curry.

Alex Ross Exhibit

And speaking of Batman, Alex Ross is having his first major art retrospective at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. I always thought his Batman was a little chubby, but the man has done a great job being the Norman Rockwell of comics.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Batman & Son

Loving the new Batman and Robin. A delightfully new dynamic that feels so right for the duo.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Animated covers

Artist Kerry Callen turned four classic comic book covers into animated gifs.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

PSB Christmas 2011

Pet Shop Boys Christmas card. What, no exclusive track this year?

My new favorite image

PVC Pipe Sculpture by Kang Duck-Bong.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Only in Brazil

A family of quatis (Brazilian equivalent of the raccoon) in the Boa Vista Forest in Rio.

My new favorite picture

So he can make Obama laugh...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Toronto Ghost Planet

Algae Green Loop

Proposal for an algae retrofitting of the Marina City Towers in Chicago, by Influx Studio. The buildings would work as giant air filters, taking in CO2 from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen back into the city.

Monday, December 5, 2011

New animated videos

And this isn't really a song, but it makes great use of phenakistoscopy.

Playstation immersive video

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Diana of Themyscira

Still on Immortals, the movie leaves out the whole part where Theseus fights the Amazons.
Speaking of which...


There’s a lot of things wrong with Immortals (John Hurt wasted in a minor role, Freida Pinto’s acting, Mickey Rourke's facial hair and hat choices) - and the 3D isn’t very inspired - but there’s a lot of stylized eye-candy and a closer look at the new Superman (who does a pretty good job at being heroic).

If you were looking for mythological accuracy, or an actual story, look elsewhere. And even though Tarsem (director of The Cell and of the impressive and unsurpassed Dadaist movie The Fall) has his shining moments, they’re far too few. 300 remains the best Greek mythology/soft gay porn combo out there.

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Week With Marilyn

Simon Curtis’ “made-for-TV” direction is heavy-handed, but Michelle Williams is luminous and deserves the accolades she’s been getting, despite her lack of physical similarity to Monroe.

Super expensive

A pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938 (pretty much Superman's birth certificate), just sold for $2,161,000 at an online auction. The previous record for the book was  $1.5 million.

Books in Kansas City

The façade of the the parking garage of the public library downtown Kansas City.

My new favorite picture

Last year’s “Nelson's Ship in a Bottle,” by leading Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Little printer

How cool is this lil' guy?

Super human moves