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A Volta: Isometric Madness

Nothing says violence quite like isometric violence. In the music video for their single “A Volta”,  N.A.S.A. teams up with a whole bunch of creatives to bring out a nightmarish city scape filled with corruption, narcotics, evil bosses, dodgy henchmen, prostitutes, and piles of cash. The tune’s very catchy and unsurprisingly the video contains strong language, simulated sex, and violence, lots of it. See it below or watch it in HD at YouTube.

NA.S.A. (short for North America South America) is a music collaboration project assembled by Squeak E. Clean and Ze Gonzales. The video is directed by Logan and inspired by the artwork  of the The Date Farmers. It features Sizzla, Amanda Blank & Love Foxxx.

See the making of video after the jump.

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Friendly Reminder: Win Tees from Mingo Lamberti!

Just a quick reminder that our latest giveaway will be ending on midnight July 19th and if you’d like to win one of the three super-cool Mingo Lamberti tees we’re giving away, then head to our competition post and get your entry in before the deadline. Good luck! :clover:

We’ll announce the winners on Monday.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Art Meets Video Games

Feeyyaad over at Utter Insanity sent this to me with an impassioned plea to take a look at it. I was mad at him for infecting me with his foul sickness and didn’t pay much attention to it, until now. Having seen it, I think I might just have to kiss him!

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a side-scrolling shooter from artist Michel Gagne and FuelCell Games. It’s packed with striking visuals, bizarre looking gameplay, and totally made of WIN. It’s the best thing you’ll see today. Here are some screenshots.

Check out the trailer below or see it in HD at GameTrailers.

As crazy-good as it look, the game currently has no publisher or platform, but Gagné gives this assurance: “Our goal is to get it on as many platform as possible.” Keep up with the game’s progress at its production blog.

Amazing Super Powers!

I’m pretty sure I have a super power, I just don’t know what it is yet. It’s a painful process eliminating the possibilities. Just the other day I walked into the ladies toilet and was met with blood-curdling shrieks and fits of violence. That’s a pity, I was really hoping for the power of invisibility.

The guys over at AmazingSuperPowers not only have a pretty ironic sense of humour but have super powers themselves – they can time-travel, but they can only go forward. And at a constant rate. Check out some of their comics in the gallery below.

More at AmazingSuperPowers.

[via TheDailyWhat]

We Choose The Moon: Remembering Apollo 11

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the first manned mission that took astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr to the moon.

The trip lasted 8 days, and on July 21st 1969, Armstrong stepped off the lunar module and into history as the first human to set foot on another world – “That’s one small step for a man…one giant leap for mankind.” Two and a half hours were spent walking on the moon and on July 24th returned home, making a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Boston.com’s The Big Picture is celebrating the anniversary with 40 images of that historic journey. Here are a few of those images.

Many more photos can be found at The Big Picture.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum honours the moon landing with the launch of a new interactive website, We Choose The Moon. It recreates Apollo 11’s mission, gives minute by minute progress using archival audio, video, photos, and “real time” transmissions. It’s in a pre-launch phase right now – according to the Apollo 11 timeline actual liftoff occurred at 13:32:00 GMT on this day four decades ago.

Follow the mission progress at www.wechoosethemoon.org.

Hemlock

We’re on a bit of an arty vibe today and in his short film, Hemlock, self-taught animator Tyson Ibele from New Zealand tells the story of an ancient myth using a Steampunk aesthetic. This what Ibele has to say about how the story and title came about.

The story came from an idea I had a few years ago about a twist on the “King Midas” myth, where instead of a king touching something and turning it into gold, he touches it and it turns into clockwork. Then, I adapted that idea into the “Fountain of Youth” story, because I felt I could work a better over-arching narrative into it.

The film is named after a plant called hemlock that was used in poisons throughout history. It’s a fairly innocuous-looking member of the parsley family, in plant terms, but it is quite deadly. So, it’s a reference to the way the water from the well in the film seems desirable….but drinking it has terrible consequences.

Terrible consequences indeed. It’s a creepy tale and animated well. See it below or watch it in HD at Vimeo.

[via Haha.nu]

Elemental Light Art

Lightmark is made up of the twosome Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke who like to travel around the world and create beautiful light art photos as they go along. They use different light-sources ranging from LED lights to various kinds of fire. See some of their shots in the gallery below.

More of their long exposure shots can be found at Lightmark.de.

See more light graffiti and photography at WebUrbanist.

Win a Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood Hamper

I was having a chat the other day with fellow gamer Delon from Curious Onion. He is fine in case you wanted to know. He also happens to be giving away a rocking Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood hamper that includes a branded t-shirt and bandana, a promotional copy of the game for the Xbox 360, and a set of 6 tequila shot glasses. There is no tequila in sight though – Delon could have drunk it, he is sneaky that way ;-)

In any case if you’d like to win the hamper, head on over to Curious Onion competition post and answer the simple question. The giveaway will end on July 25th.

BONUS: It turns out Delon was on the locally-produced show The Verge to demonstrate Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood. He makes a slight hash of it. See the video after the jump.

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Reid Peppard’s Disturbing Taxidermy Jewellery

Just this morning a co-worker mentioned how dapperly I was. Normally I consider that as hate speech upon my person – I am trying hard for the subversive gangster vibe and dapper totally throws that out of whack. However, if I were to be a neatly dressed young man as suggested, I would need something to accentuate the look, and what better than the off-colour fashion accessories from designer Reid Peppard.

Peppard is a British taxidermist (and vegetarian) who has launched a line of taxidermy jewellery. From guinea pig hair combs to mouse neck chains, to rat head cufflinks, Peppard’s creations may be a tad off-colour and morbid, but could be surprisingly versatile when paired with boho or beach-inspired look. I have no idea what I just said but here are some images of Peppard’s jewellery.

Would you be comfortable wearing something like this? Let us know.

[via izismile]

2012: It’s a Disaster!

Some time back we posted about Roland Emmerich’s upcoming disaster flick 2012. If you found the trailer a touch too serious, then here’s re-cut that may just make you feel a little happier.

The folks over at i09 used creative styling and music from the 70s to emphasize the film’s strong points – plane disaster, train disaster, whole city disaster! The most spectacular disaster porn EVER! Did I mention how disasterific it is?!?

All movie trailers should be made like this.

[via Next Round]