Friday, October 24, 2008

Reasons To Be Cheerful: week of 10/24/08

(This is a compiled repost of items culled from my soon-to-be-extinct subsidiary blog, 'Brief Window')

1. Chris Wyllie's 'Tailgate The Vote'

Artist Chris Wyllie uses car parts and other found objects in his work, which can be seen at the
Found Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island, and online at the Found Gallery website.

2. Ron Howard Requests Your Attention:

3. I, Nerd (New stills from the upcoming Star Trek flick)

Okay, I'll admit it, I was a little bit heartened the other day by these images from the new
Star Trek flick
- - the one we'll have to wait 'til next Summer to see (whether it's any good or not)...

I'd had a moment several months back when I realized with sudden dismay that although the movie is a 'prequel', they probably wouldn't remain faithful to the look of the original TV series.
Sets, costumes, groovy high-'60s color palette, etc. - -

Perhaps because I'm a nerd,
(and a geezer, too) it just hadn't occurred to me that there might not be an interest in adhering to that style just for some sake of 'continuity'.

- - But at least it looks like they're kinda sorta trying to at least give a passing nod to that style.
A 're-imagining' or something.

Looks like the starships will be a little bit 'retro'-looking, too.

Hooray, I'll take it.

You can see these and other images embiggenated at the 'official' website...

4, Via the rich, linky goodness of Journalista comes the treasures of the extensive illustration archives of
Norman Saunders (1907 - 1989).

A good intro and prelude:
'The Painted Covers of Norman Saunders'
at Comics Should Be Good!

- - and then the massive trove of pulp, paperback, comic book, magazine and trading card artwork at Norman Saunders.Com!!

Dig in, and dig it!

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