Via Road and Track:
On one side: a 55-horsepower, Giannini-tuned, BMW 750 engine. On the other: the driver. Both were encased in slippery, streamlined pods, with a flat-facing airplane-style radiator in the middle. Built on a Fiat 500 chassis, again, it weighed a tick under 1000 pounds and reportedly churned out as much as 62 horsepower. The result is unlike any race car that ever existed. It looks like the underside of a fighter-bomber’s wing, where the driver is nothing more than a physical nuisance, bulging out and getting in the way of such aerodynamic slipperiness—in a time when aero was developed by simply, pardon the pun, “winging it.”
By Ivan Black
Artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz paints enormous portraits of sliced fruit, often scaling four feet across or more.
The construction of Robbie cost an estimated $125,000 ($1.1M today adjusting for inflation). He was the first major departure from the classic [“oil can” style robot] and his design has influenced all aspects of Sci-Fi from the original Lost in Space series to the Protectron robots in the modern Fallout games. He is an icon of cinema sci-fi history, and an incredible byproduct of the 1950’s/1960’s space fever
Arena is a short film by Ireland-based artist Páraic McGloughlin which explores the similarities of international roadways, farming infrastructure, and urban design. In the minute and a half work, McGloughlin presents thousands of aerial images collected from Google Maps to create a series of winding pathways and geometric shapes that snake across the screen.