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The Last of the Vulcans Retires After 55 Years of Service

On the 1st of July, 1960 Avro pilot Tony Blackman climbed into the cockpit of a Hawker Siddeley Vulcan delta wing strategic bomber in order to deliver her from the aircraft manufacturer (A.V. Roe and Company, Avro) for Royal Air Force service. The British four-jet aircraft dressed in antiflash white–military serial… » 7/03/15 9:30am 7/03/15 9:30am

Doctor Who In A 1989 Notebook Ad, And 12 More Wacky Hungarian TV Spots

Do you love old television ads? Preferably from ex-socialist countries? Then this is the right stuff for you! YourTuber Hol van Ato has just uploaded more than one hundred funny, weird and grotesque Hungarian TV advertising spots from the 80s and 90s, and believe me: this collection is one of the most entertaining… » 6/10/15 8:20pm 6/10/15 8:20pm

Get Lost in the Intricate Details of These Amazing Pinball Machines

You may never have noticed, but pinball machines are actually works of art. Yesterday, we featured 50 back glass masterpieces from the collection of PBall Gallery, a pinball museum in Budapest, Hungary. Today, let’s look at all the incredible details of the machines themselves. http://gizmodo.com/50-gorgeous-ex... » 6/04/15 5:15pm 6/04/15 5:15pm

The Beautiful Art That Helped Inspire Space Travel

Chesley Bonestell was born long before the flight of the first airplane, and yet he’s well-known as the most influential people in aerospace art. The painter, designer and illustrator died the year of the Challenger disaster—1986—but not before witnessing humankind embrace space in much the way he’d dreamed. » 5/15/15 3:00pm 5/15/15 3:00pm

These Century-Old Drawings Show Humanity's Deepest Fear: Alien Invasion

We all know the scenes of a devastating Martian invasion: gigantic alien tripods and fighting-machines destroying towns, killing helpless humans, abducting men, women, and children. But do you know the Brazilian painter who was responsible for bringing those images for the first time in the early 1900? » 5/12/15 6:00pm 5/12/15 6:00pm

Here's Your Chance To Own This Legendarily Weird Star Wars Poster Art

All serious Star Wars fans know the work of Tibor Helényi. The Hungarian painter, who sadly passed away last year, created some of the most-hated and beloved posters for the original Star Wars trilogy. And now, more than one year after his death, the original oil paintings are going to be auctioned off on May 31 by … » 5/11/15 2:40pm 5/11/15 2:40pm

The Space Artist Who Perfectly Painted All Our Cosmic Dreams 

John Conrad Berkey (August 13, 1932 – April 29, 2008) was probably the best known and loved space artist who ever lived on this planet. You may have seen the world-famous American illustrator’s work on dozens of book covers and NASA concept art, or admired his early Star Wars and Star Trek paintings. » 5/06/15 5:00pm 5/06/15 5:00pm