‘Overlook’, An Astonishingly Detailed Woodcut of a Natural Vista

Overlook Woodcut by Tugboat Printshop

“Overlook” is an astonishingly detailed woodcut of a natural vista by Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop. Roden and Leuth have been working intermittently on the “key” woodcut block for two years. The final print will include at least three colors — each color will require a separate woodcut block. “Overlook” will be available in a limited edition print — it is available for pre-order.

Overlook Woodcut by Tugboat Printshop

Overlook Woodcut by Tugboat Printshop

Overlook Woodcut by Tugboat Printshop

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Syracuse University Creates and Experiments With Molten Lava

Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York is home to the Syracuse Lava Project, a collaboration between the school’s Art and Earth Sciences departments to create and experiment with molten lava. One video from 2013 posted by Sam Morrison features geology professor Dan Curewitz discussing the project during a lava pour, and another video posted in 2012 by YouTube user Thornton4227 demonstrates what happens when hot lava is poured over an ice block.

The Syracuse Lava Project has also been used in the past to cook steak.

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Wonderfully Eerie Photos of an Abandoned Railway in Paris

Wonderfully Eerie Photos of an Abandoned Railway in Paris

In his wonderfully eerie photo series “By the Silent Line,” French photographer Pierre Folk documents the Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (Little Belt Railway), an abandoned railway in Paris. Work began on the 19-mile circular system in 1852, and it was originally built to link competing Paris railways and to provide ready access to the city’s 19th century defensive wall. The system was partially abandoned in 1934. Some lines have been repurposed for the city’s modern transit system, but much of the system is slowly going back to nature.

Wonderfully Eerie Photos of an Abandoned Railway in Paris

Wonderfully Eerie Photos of an Abandoned Railway in Paris

Wonderfully Eerie Photos of an Abandoned Railway in Paris

Wonderfully Eerie Photos of an Abandoned Railway in Paris

photos by Pierre Folk

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‘Noct’, A Top-Down Survival Horror Video Game Viewed Through the Lens of a Thermal Imaging Satellite

Noct is a top-down survival horror video game by indie developer Chris Eskins that is viewed through the lens of a thermal imaging satellite — lending a creepy, black and white monochrome style to the game. The premise of the game, which includes multiplayer, places the protagonist in a world firmly entrenched in “the aftermath of an apocalypse” that has brought about horrifying creatures that now inhabit the devastated landscape. Eskins is currently raising funds for the video game via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.


“Unfortunate” by Wordclock

Noct Video Game

Noct Video Game

Noct Video Game

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Dreamlike Self-Portrait Photography by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Estonian photographer Kylli Sparre creates self-portraits that have a distinctly surreal, dreamlike quality. Her images are a combination of elaborately staged photo shoots and digital manipulation. Her graceful poses are informed by the years she spent training to be a professional ballet dancer (a career she ultimately did not pursue). Her work is on display at Qlick Editions in Amsterdam until October 1, 2014.

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

photos by Kylli Sparre

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