Over the course of almost two centuries, the gear in a soldier's kit has changed quite significantly. The photographer Thom Atkinson documented thirteen of these kits, ranging from a huscarl at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to a close-support sapper in the Royal Engineers from 2014, in a Hypebeast Essentials style. The series, published on Telegraph UK, is called Soldiers Inventories, and it's serious history porn.
There were 18,000 entries in this year's National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and the handful that emerged as winners are pretty damn spectacular. The top prize went to Marko Korošec for his shot entitled "Independence Day"—it's name being chosen because the cloud system he captured outside Julesburg, Colorado ... continue reading
Instead of adding knobs, unnecessary features, and other knickknacks to make a better speaker, People People did the exact opposite. The Swedish design agency stripped one bare to create the most beautiful speaker you've never laid eyes on. The glass box holds just the premium audio components and nothing else. The active 2.1 Transparent Speaker comes ready for Wi-Fi devices like Apple's AirPort Express so you can stream music, or plug in your device using the speaker's 3.5mm mini-jack. Pick one up from TheBlueprint.com and you'll get free US shipping, just be prepared for every guest to comment on how awesome it is. ... check it out
Great Scott! Someone might love the Back to the Future trilogy more than we do! Artist Ryan Putnam created three separate prints that detail Marty McFly's Gear from each of the movies in the trilogy. Puffy vest and JVC Camcorder. Nike Power Laces and a Hoverboard. The complete (and ridiculous) Western costume. Each ... continue reading
For the last month we've been celebrating beer's greatness by posting a quote relating to our favorite frothy beverage on our social media pages each day. Every one has featured original artwork and photography and was designed as a toast to water, malt, yeast, and hops. So pour yourself a pint and check out the full ... continue reading
The guys behind the Real World Business Cards of Fictional Characters, Invasione Creative, are at it again with a new series of World Cup and cult movie poster mashups called MOV(i)E TO WORLD CUP. USA searches for democracy on the field with E.T. Italia prepares for glory with 300. Japan becomes GOALZILLA. Check out ... continue reading
Richard Perez is an artist in Portland that does fantastic design work for some huge firms. He also finds time to make stylized illustrations of Coen Brothers characters and post them to the Coen Cast Tumblr. Well, Richard, we like your style, dude.
Besides churning out killer beers like Even More Jesus and Bozo Beer, Denmark’s Evil Twin Brewing has consistently plastered their bottles with interesting labels. From the bold and often humorous names to the almost fractal-like design, the bottles and cans from Evil Twin are instantly recognizable. We talked with ... continue reading
Edible art is one thing, but hot damn do we want some of these ice cubes for our next glass of bourbon or rye. Each cube created for Suntory Whisky's 3D on the Rocks campaign is made with incredible detail, a precision drill and fresh spring water. But don't just take our word for it, check them out.
For the next evolution of airplanes and fighter jets, Al Brady imagines us looking to animals for inspiration. Not just creatures today, but animals from the past as well. His pterodactyl jet will be featured in the upcoming film Is This Heaven, and here you can get a look at some of his other creations.
Stark Radiators. Optimus Prime Auto Transport. Hogwarts Cleaning Agency. TMNT Artistic Pizza. These are just a few of the business cards dreamed up for some of our favorite fictional entities by Invasione Creative (Italian Graphic designers Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato). If these were real places, we'd patronize ... continue reading
We're not talking about the track listings, these pieces from Flickr user Harvezt are representations of what classic album covers would like like from behind. The artwork matches the actual album covers almost perfectly.
Have you ever wondered what Steve McQueen would look like with neck tattoos? How about McConaughey with eye tattoos? What about a sleeved Obama? Honestly, we hadn't either, but clearly someone did or else the Shopped Tattoos Tumblr wouldn't exist. We're glad it does, though, because these are awesome.
Double exposure photography isn't new, but we all just remembered how cool it looks thanks to the True Detective opening sequence. Artist Hiki Komori (a reference to the Japanese "Hikikomori" that are recluses who seek isolation and confinement) takes the practice of double exposing a photograph to a level that even ... continue reading
While we were busy building cubes on wheels and passing them off as cars, Malete Dorowski was busy creating stuff far cooler. His latest is this Porsche collection which features, among other things, a really sweet 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1. Check out some of the shots and get inspired to up your LEGO game.
The images that have come out of Ukraine over the last couple of months have looked like a dystopian battlefield. But among the smoke and ash, were weapons that were far cruder than modern artillery. Photographer Tom Jamieson snapped some shots of these homemade weapons and shared them with Wired. Here are a few of ... continue reading