GothamSmith & the creationism makery
Harold Clayton Lloyd
(April 20, 1893 – ∞)
"My character symbolized something important. I symbolized the little, struggling man, working at menial types of jobs…. He was really no different from anybody else. But he did things that other people would like to have done."
Power plants are not typically considered photogenic, but Anna Filipova thinks differently of Iceland’s geothermal energy. She writes about her photos:
The extraction of geothermal energy is transforming the rural landscape. In this way, nature is shaped by industry. This project documents this transformation and tries to show the grace and beauty within these new artificial landscapes.
via It’s Nice That
A collection of concept art for the incredible Discovery Bay land at Disneyland, an expansion project lead by Imagineer Tony Baxter that, unfortunately, never came to fruition.
The land, which would be located just northeast of the Rivers of America, would bring to life a “time and place that climaxed an age of discovery and expansion”. Inspired by the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, Discovery Bay would visually boast a steampunk aesthetic and feature unique attractions such as a Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, a dinosaur-themed boat ride, a Spark Gap electric coaster, a hot-air balloon ride, Professor Marvel’s Gallery of Discoveries, and a major E-ticket based on The Island at the Top of the World.
While a few of the ideas were adjusted to fit Disneyland Paris’ Discoveryland and Tokyo DisneySea’s Mysterious Island, the majority of this land has never been built. But, as always, a good idea never dies at Walt Disney Imagineering, so there’s always the possibility of this land showing up at one of the current or future Disney parks across the globe. Until then, we’re left salivating over this amazing concept and what could have been.
The land that never was.
Me at work.
Momentous day for us here at GothamSmith. Would you please swing by Jo’s (264 Elizabeth) and help us send off the place that brought us all together. The future is bright for all.
Artist Cyprien Gaillard’s work includes these rubbings of manhole covers, which he describes as the “gateway to the underworld.” The New York Times’ T Magazine has a short interview with Galliard, whose work is the subject of a new exhibition that opened last weekend at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
The image above looks like a scan gone wrong , right? Nope. It’s an intricately carved furniture piece by Ferruccio Laviani. Yeah, we were blown away too.
Crafted Glitch…we love it.