Cover painting for The Man from the Ciguri, Moebius’ follow-up to The Airtight Garage. Click through for a super hi-res image.
I draw inanimate objects when I can’t sleep :(
Derailing My Train of Thought by Thomas Wightman
Says Thomas about this project: “The final book sculpture of my major project series. Like the previous two sculptures it uses a visual metaphor to convey the emotions of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and embodies my research by visualising an expression used by a sufferer of OCD. The expression was ‘derailing my train of thought’, because the person felt that the rituals they had to perform were disrupting their day. Where the compulsions and worry would side track them from doing everyday activities.
To convey this metaphor the sculpture shows a train travelling on a journey that has become disrupted, leading it to derail from its set path. Typography was used on the tracks for the title of the piece, also type was used for the coal. In the scene it shows the coal cart tipping over where the type has become mixed up to symbolise the mixed emotions during anxiety and panic”.
↳ Hannibal Lecter as Hades; Will Graham as Persephone
When you fall asleep,
With your head,
Upon my shoulder.
When you’re in my arms,
But you’ve gone somewhere deeper.
When you play it harder,
And I try to follow you there,
It’s not about control,
But I turn back when I see where you go.
Oblivion - Bastille
Renegades documents the fans of Botswana’s heavy metal subculture, an underground minority rebelling against the status quo, redrawing the borders of both heavy metal and orthodox culture in Botswana. Marshall traveled to Botswana to take portraits of the metal scene there – a small but strong one, heavily influenced by bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeath and Motörhead.
“I can’t recall one instance where they were reluctant or dubious towards my taking their portraits,” says Marshall. “In most cases they relished the opportunity to show themselves off. They are proud and wield a sort of tangible power, wrought from both the fantasy and sonic force of metal. Whereas many ‘metal heads’ can be arrogant or smugly indifferent, these guys in Botswana are very open.”
Codex Seraphinianus, 1976-1978
‘The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, from 1976 to 1978. The book appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, an alphabetic writing intended to be meaningless.’
“You know, in all seriousness: everyone got hurt on this movie, everyone was scarred, everyone went through a little bit of physical kind of pain. But if you’re talking about something life-changing… something huge, you know, something that really had a deep effect on all of us - not only the person it happened to, but the crew and most of the Western hemisphere - Orlando breaking his rib was huge.” Dominic Monaghan