Tag Archives: Skeleton

Space Teriyaki 2 – A Collection of Japanese Illustration from 50 Watts

March 2nd, 2014 | Robot, Space

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Akira Shishido, postcard, early 80s

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Takuro Kamiya, ca. 80s

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Jinsei Choh, ca. 80s

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Shusei Nagaoka, Androla in Labyrinth, 1984

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Katsuji Isaka, early 70s

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Shusei Nagoaka, Humanoid, movie poster

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Noriyoshi Orai, advertising poster, 1980

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Hajime Sorayama

I featured some images from Will Schofield’s (50 Watts) collection of 1970’s and 1980’s Japanese illustration last year, but the series is too cool not to share some more. The work tends to feature distorted figures with a courageous palette of colors, reminiscent of surrealist paintings. Hope you enjoy!

Look for more Japanese illustration here & here.

-RSB

[via 50 Watts]

Brian Andrews Created a Creepy Fusion of Animals and Humans

November 30th, 2013 | Brain

Hominid

Hominid is a new animated movie by Brian Andrews. To say that it’s a bit creepy is an understatement. He juxtoposed human skeletons into a world of insects, frogs, and spiders to create something truly strange. The whole project is based on a series of similar photo composites which has been exhibited around the world.

You can find out more information on the project at hominidanimation.net.

-RSB

Space Teriyaki – A Collection of Japanese Illustration from 50 Watts

September 18th, 2013 | Robot, Space

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Noriyoshi Orai, late 70s

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“Blood maintaining life by conveying various substances,” illustration by Kazuho Itoh for “Newton,” 80s

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“Falling motion,” illustration by Kazuho Itoh for “Newton,” mid-80s

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Shusei Nagaoka, from Androla in Labyrinth, 1984

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Masao Minami, early 70s

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Shusei Nagaoka, from Androla in Labyrinth, 1984

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Natsuo Noma, late 80s

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Takashi Yamazaki cyber cycle 1985

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Atsushi Yoshioka

50 Watts is one of the best vintage design & illustration blogs on the web. Space Teriyaki, a collection of books and catalogs on Japanese illustration and design from the 70’s and 80’s, embodies the brand of intriguing and rare content that Will Schofield has gathered.

I’ve always enjoyed Japanese illustration and have featured the likes of Kazumasa Nagai and Yusaku Kamekura before. The pieces from this era tend to share a boldness in both color and form.

If you’ve enjoyed these, you can find more at 50 Watts.

-RSB

Science Photography from Fritz Goro

June 8th, 2013 | Brain, Robot, Space

Fritz Goro Heart

Blood circulating through a heart, 1948.

Fritz Goro was a German-born photographer known by many to be the most influential science photographer the world has ever seen.  He was born in Bremen, Germany and studied at the Bauhaus school of sculpture and design.  In 1933, Goro and his family fled Nazi Germany for the United States and they never looked back.  For over 40 years, he captured incredibly influential science photos working for LIFE magazine and Scientific American.

Seen here is just a sample of the timeless images Mr. Goro was able to capture during his career.

Electronics Fritz Goro

 Electronics, 1961.

Matter Experiment Fritz Goro

Burning a candle in a sealed flask of oxygen on a balance shows that matter can not be destroyed, 1949.

Fetus Fritz Goro

Fetus in an artificial womb, 1965

Monkey Visual Experiment Fritz Goro

An anesthetized monkey has its brain activity monitored, 1971.

Leaf-Cutter Ant Fritz Goro

A leaf-cutter ant carries away rose fragments, 1947.

Quartz and Frog Organs Fritz Goro

A scientist uses a quartz rod as a light conductor to observe a frog’s organs, 1948.

Lab Equipment Fritz Goro

Shipboard laboratory equipment used for measuring sea water to detect any traces of radioactivity after an atomic bomb test in Bikini lagoon, 1946.

Cow Fetuses Fritz Goro

A pair of 90-day-old cow fetuses clearly visible inside an amniotic sac, 1965.

Skeleton Fritz Goro

Plastic skeleton showing spots of body most likely to be affected by radioactive fall-out, 1961.

Find more science photography from Fitz Goro at Life Magazine.

-RSB

Skeleton Car from Li Hui

April 15th, 2013 | Brain, Robot

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Li Hui is a Chinese Installation artist who works with stainless steel, acrylics and lasers.  The skeleton car above was created in 2006 for a show titled “Who’s afraid of red, amber, and green?” – a direct reference to the painting series “Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue” by American abstract expressionist Barnett Newman.

The installation (named ‘Amber’) features a full size horse skeleton, which has been etched into the acrylic race car to create a truly ethereal scene.

Jérôme Sans (director of the UCCA) writes that “Li Hui’s works explore questions of life and death, existence and transcendence, materiality and spirituality, technology and humanity. But it is his penchant for melding the organic and the inorganic that foreshadows a world in which mortal and machine have become one, making people indistinguishable from their tools.”

Here are the other two pieces from the show, “Reincarnation” and “Cage”:

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Ausstellung "Cage"

Light is not a usual medium in artwork, but artists such as James Turrell have shown that it can be mastered.

In Li Hui’s own words… “Light doesn’t seem like a material that can be used in art – if you do not handle it well, the outcome will be awful. Everyone can use light in their work, but light may not always be a good material to help them express what they want to express.”

I’ll look forward to more futuristic works from Li Hui.

-RSB

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