We’re enormous fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork around here, ever since we first came across him in 2013. His work mixes high-tech futurism with scenes from every day Sweden. Now, he’s released a brilliant art book, Tales from the Loop.
Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s…
Kosmas rigged his computer so that it could interface with the AchronoTech machines. His mother complained about the power bill, but he assured her it would be worth it when he was the first to override the access controls. Concept art by the inimitable Simon Stålenhag.
His cat was always trying to chase the dinosaurs. And yet she never really struggled very hard when he picked her up to prevent a confrontation. That's how he saved his cat, and his cat's pride, at the same time.
There are a number of massively talented illustrators, concept designers, and visual effects artists who work to bring other people's projects to life. But many of them have incredible ideas of their own—ideas that we'd love to see as movies, video games, or television shows.
Unleash your Jurassic Park dreams in this week's Concept Art Writing Prompt. Share your tale of a place where dinosaurs spend their days behind fences and their nights sleeping in barns.
When we first met, he took me on a walk to the far edge of the city. We listened to its atmosphere generators hum, and watched the sunset stain the carbon filters with pink light. Decades later, the sound of a geoengineering facility always reminds me of what I loved about him.
Two boys are playing with their robot in a sunny meadow when the police appear on the scene. Are they here to ruin their robotic fun? What happens when the police face off against this remote-controlled machine?