“…Because truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.” — Herman Melville’s Moby Dick
This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has vegetable skeletons, dark fashions, rock and roll history through a French lens and an ambitious project collapsing (via CGI effects).
These young toughs didn’t originate in the Grease era (no Pink Ladies here), but they do enjoy showing off their bikes and wearing leather. In fact, these photos come from a rare and rather remarkable book, Roquette Rockers, originally photographed by Ken Pate in the 1970s. This collection shows the lackadaisical moods and whims of teens with little to do but hang around Paris’s rue de la Roquette. Published in 1975, these photos provide a glimpse into a subculture that, though never truly gone, had become infinitely smaller since its rise in the 1950s. [Via Sighs and Whispers]
I’m not one to fawn over CGI effects (sorry, Avatar). I’m more old fashioned, I suppose; I enjoy catching sight of a puppeteer’s protruding arm, the string holding up a cardboard spaceship, and the mechanical wonkiness of the lovable Chairry. However, these 3D animations by the Zeitguised studio stymie me. Are they representations of cells? Floating pill dirigibles? Microscopic rice? The fact that I have to open my mind to the many possibilities is enough to make me a believer. (But, I still don’t like Avatar.) [Via But Does it Float]
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