Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski has created Control, a satirical illustration of Pikachu saddled up and riding on a human who is walking around, playing Pokémon GO. Prints of Pawel’s drawing are available to purchase from his Pictorem shop.
Fell madly in love with the Netflix show Stranger Things and binge watched all 8 episodes last week. Its so well done and chock full of 8Os movie nostalgia! If you haven’t already…dive in yall!!
“I’ve just contributed to world of dreamers”
Great Big Story takes a look at the remarkable miniature worlds crafted by the incredibly talented Dan Ohlmann, former cabinet-maker, miniaturist and proprietor of Musée Minature & Cinéma in Lyon, France. Among his very many gifts, Ohlmann has a photographic memory, which allows him to be so faithful with details and creative with illusions within his designs.
A dab hand at cabinetmaking, interior design, and theatre sets, for 20 years Dan Ohlmann has been a passionate miniature maker. His long career and the stringent demands of a craftsman’s life have endowed him with solid technical skills. Combined with his passion for miniature sets, this has made him an artist practising the quirky career of a “miniature reporter”. His time as a cabinetmaker has left him with a remarkably conscientious application of his art. This integrity, this need for authenticity that even in miniature shows respect for scale, for academic or popular styles, traditional assemblies, and the masterful use of raw materials. As a sculptor, he models and carves: scrolls, acanthus leaves, rosettes, or frescoes… often required for a faithful reproduction of a location. As an architect, he has mastered the complex images that are fundamental to his new miniatures, making hundreds of copies, sketches, and photographs. In this way, he meticulously analyses the life-size locations he is tasked with reproducing in miniature. In creating his miniature locations, he
uses the same drawings and calculations that he once used for life-size renovations, interiors, and spaces. As an interior designer passionate about sets, his affinity with inhabited spaces and atmospheres imbued with human presence enable him to create highly perceptive, stunning visual mirages that he calls “real”.
While visiting the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda during January 2012, wildlife photographer JJ King encountered the same beautiful Rushegura family of mountain gorillas whom he had observed the night before. The group included several females, several babies and a huge silverback male, who were walking down the path towards him. The gorillas stopped when they saw their visitor again, surrounded him on all sides and thoroughly investigated. King was wearing a black shirt, and combined with his gray hair, perhaps the group believed that he was another silverback who presented no threat. The ultimately accepted him as one of their own and went on their merry way.
We had extraordinary luck on day one and spent a beautiful hour with the Habinyanja group on the edge of a clearing where adult gorillas were eating (they are vegetarians) eating almost exclusively wild celery. The young gorillas were, of course, playing. Fantastic photographic opps! We were in and out of the forest in about 5 hours. Day 2 had us tracking the Rushegura group and trackers took us into a completely different section of the forest. Here we were in a dense canopy and with tracker determination found the troop in a little more than an hour. The group was in a rest period after probably having been feeding all night. We observed up close and personal babies nursing and youth playing in the presence of the silverback that was incredibly heartwarming. So much caring and love among these creatures. We were back to our vehicle, basking in a wildlife encounter high in about 3 ½ hours. Mission accomplished!! Imagine our surprise and absolute amazement when we woke up the next morning to find that the Rushegura group had traveled for three hours and tracked us!! The rest….you already know.
The longer version of the encounter.
Douglass did not exactly adhere to the five basic rules of vexillological design laid out by flag-obsessed 99% Invisible host Roman Mars, but he certainly added some interesting elements like exclamation points, Minions, and Dragon Balls to the flags of the world.
The Rockin’1000, the enormous 1,000-person band that performed “Learn to Fly” en masse in order to (successfully) convince the Foo Fighters to play in Cesena, Italy, played their first stadium concert called “That’s Live“, on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Orogel Dino Manuzzi Stadium. Included in their show were covers of “Seven Nation Army“, “Rebel, Rebel“, “Smells Like Teen Spirit“, “Blitzkrieg Bop“, Bittersweet Symphony, along with an incredible medley of legendary guitar riffs.
Will Smith made a series of increasingly elaborate and ridiculous entrances for his recent appearance on The Tonight Show. Smith, who was the show’s first guest with current host Jimmy Fallon, made Fallon keep introducing him until he finally made the entrance he felt the audience deserved.
“You’ll never look at music the same way again”
MTV/Viacom recently announced that they would be rebranding the VH-1 Classic channel as MTV Classic as of August 1, 2016, the 35th anniversary of their original launch in 1981. The new channel would focus on the music, live performances and programming from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, including MTV Unplugged, Storytellers, Total Request Live/TRL, Daria, Beavis & Butt-head, Headbangers Ball, Aeon Flux, Run’s House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass, Punk’d and The Real World weekend marathons. Expect lots of big hair, acid washed denim, pink lipstick and flannel shirts.
The original launch on August 1, 1981.