In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium promoted its new exhibit, “Conquest of Space,” by soliciting letters for the public to reserve a seat on the first trip into space. The letters all make for an entertaining read, but one in particular stuck out for me. A letter from a person named Arthur described how he’d like to…
For the DIY-challenged among us, Ikea catalogues are already terrifying enough in their own right. For everybody else, there's Horrorstör—a traditional haunted house story dressed up in trendy, Scandinavian flat-pack furniture.
An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surreal
The display on your phone is relatively tiny. But in pixels, it's friggin' huge. That's the beauty of high resolution. So how would that phone screen compare to your TV, or your tablet or your laptop if it was spread out to a similarly-sized screen? Doghouse Diaries made this graphic to show you, and it's kind of nuts.
Those of us who can barely sketch a stick figure family stare in awe when we see a talented artist at work. But this clip is even more engrossing since the camera has been locked to the artist's tools.
If you're an eagle-eyed reader, you've probably noticed our new guest artist for the month: Nook. He specializes in illustrations and motion design and if you've seen his work, you'll know how eye popping his stuff can be.
Flying firemen. Radium-heated homes. Robot-assisted architects, tailors, and barbers (eek!). These are the technologies of the year 2000, as envisioned by French illustrator Villemard in a series of beautiful drawings produced in 1910. They are pretty wacky...except when they aren't..
Earlier today we asked you to come up with something really really strange for our illustrator extraordinaire Sam Spratt to draw. Well, here it is: "Chewbacca breast-feeding Macaulay Culkin... in Space." A masterpiece.
You might've noticed some of Sam Spratt's photoshops, drawings, and illustrations on recent posts already, but we wanted to take a moment to officially introduce him to you. He's our contributing illustrator and will be sticking around for a while.
We talked to the Spitzer Space Telescope's visualization team about the challenges and rewards of rendering the mission's reams of non-visual data into something that catches the public eye.
Wired thinks that Roy A. Gallant's 1950 classic science books need to be updated with 21st-Century style and information. They're right, but while their artwork may be flashier and more accurate, it is not necessarily clearer. Take these two examples.
In the book The Art of Terminator Salvation, fans can find hundreds of examples of concept art, storyboards and illustrations from the film.