A retrospective on the “golden age” of computer gaming, when software was often purchased by mailing a cheque to a P.O. Box, and the requisite artwork that accompanied it. Born of the era of prog rock, the box art was often more like what you would see on a Yes or Moody Blues album cover, and it never showed the graphics–ever (oftentimes because there were none!).
The no-rules design of early computer games
Source: Box Art Brut — World Writable
As completely impractical as this is, it’s pretty cool. Granted, there’s a whole host of petty “liberal” arguments as to why this is a bad idea, but as an art piece, I love it!
I love to pick one particular detail, such as the amount of anatomy revealed, then see how it evolves over time.
Some wonderful person uploaded scans of every Playboy Playmate centerfold to imgur. It’s an amazing collection, whether your interests are prurient or lofty.
The Exoplanet Exploration Progam at NASA/JPL has commissioned a set of absolutely gorgeous posters for significant planets, moons, exoplanets, and nearby stars, each accompanied by text explaining their significance and what humans might do if we reach them.
Brian Ewing (creator of the Anatomical Frankenstein print) has just posted another fab illustration: Slimer from Ghosbusters riding in an Rat Fink-style rat-racer.