In case you have been living in a cave somewhere, you know that the fantastic illustrator Paul Sizer was the one who designed the current headed at the top of my page.
I liked his stuff and commission him to do the work without first knowing that he also designed CD covers for Thomas Dolby, one of the first and favorite early multimedia artists of the Video Age. Dolby combines images with his music to give the listen/viewer an more immersive music experience. He does this all in a world with Steampunk sensibilities. How could I not be a fan?
I dig that me and Dolby share a designer.
What follows in another example of the keen design mind of Paul. I love this whole idea. I hope Dolby has a concert coming my way.
Up until now, this was just a JPEG that I put together for Thomas. Now, according to these pictures from Houston, the Time Capsule is a real, solid thing that will be towed behind Thomas’ tour bus and will allow people at his concerts to go inside and record 30 second YouTube messages to the future, then have them automatically uploaded for voting. So amazing to see it in more than pixels!
Here's the design I mocked up for Thomas Dolby, based on his suggestion to use this trailer model as a starting point, which he then ordered, and had some sculptor friends of his in California actually produce it.
It will follow Dolby's tour bus the entire tour, being parked out side at each venue, for people to climb inside to record a 30 second "message to the future" that will automatically be uploaded to a YouTube channel for voting.
Pretty groovy, eh? Post away; Dolby just completed concerts at SXSW and is moving around the continent counter-clockwise.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.