Sunday, January 31, 2010

Russian Sand Sculptures

The organizers didn’t realize that Moscow is not the best place to held such an event because of unstable spring climate. Usually those contests are conducted in the regions where the rains are not so often, but in this city and at this time of year, it can rain daily, so it’s big pity they didn’t last long.


Unrecyclable Robots

This robot and his minions were made from discarded styrofoam.
So go out to all the bins, skips and rubbish tips and do something useful for the environment, build a giant robot!!


HYS – Remakes and adaptations

It’s been a while since the ESPV team has offered a HaveYourSay post for yall to mill over.. so we thought we’d throw a nice simple one out there to kick off the new year.

For many film lovers and critics the last ten years was known as the decade of remakes, adaptations and attempts to bring old stories to life.. sometimes with dire results.

The Lord of the Rings, Transformers, Sin City, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, King Kong, 3:10 to Yuma, Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Alice in Wonderland, Dawn of the Dead, The 300, Infernal Affairs, Hell Boy, Superman, Batman, Where the Wild Things Are… all remakes, adaptations or classic stories brought to life for the first time on the big screen.

(Images: Google)
For some, original storylines and characters loose their authenticity when, for example, brought from the comic book page to the silver screen. Some aspects of a story which originally captivated a select audience, when adapted to film, often come across as being watered down to suit Hollywood’s mass-market.. much to the displeasure of true fans and followers.

Others find satisfaction in Hollywood spending big bucks on remaking classic favorites. But, as we all know, the results aren’t always inspiring or satisfying.

What has been your best/worst movie remake, adaptation or old-skool story?

Do you think Hollywood has done a good job over the last decade?

What classic story would you like to see made into a film?

Leave us your comments below!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Them Thangs Site Returns

Hallelujah!!i got an email from the man himself, Justin Blyth to let me know that the site, Them Thangs was back up & running. Thanks to REVOK for originally posting abt this amazing pictorial blog last year.

I became hooked instantly and was gutted when it had to close down due to bandwidth issues 2 months ago. However, JBlyth managed to get some serious funding and is now able to do what he does best; Re-mix other people's work into one massive psychedelic, dark , sexual collage!

LTR HDS Show Australia

LTR HDS Melbourne/Sydney
The exhibition of the English alphabet
Letterheads 2010 brings together twenty-six contemporary artists to each re-envisioned a single letter of the English alphabet, creating a collection that explores the influence of the ubiquitous letterform in all aspects of contemporary art. The lineup of high profile and emerging artist, represent the fields of illustration, cartooning, fine art, graffiti, street art and graphic design from around the globe. Featuring 26 artists (incl. Lister, Usugrow, Mr Jago, She-One, Meggs) who you can see HERE

Melbourne Exhibition
from 26th February until 26th March at 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne.
Opening Reception
26th February, 6pm until 10pm

Sydney Exhibition
from 16th April until 17th May at Red Bull Gallery, Huntly St and Burke Rd Alexandria.
Opening Reception
16th April, 6pm until 10pm


Nick Gentry Floppy Disc Art

"Throughout history, information has always been recorded on physical objects. Important documents, favourite songs, videos and more were stored on mountains of tapes, polaroids, cassettes and disks. As media is rapidly absorbed into the World Wide Web the rich variety of formats of the past are becoming obsolete."

This represents a big shift away from physical, real world objects, driving towards a human existence that is ultimately governed by billions of intangible data files. This release of information from the physical form allows personal data and identities to now be revealed and infinitely shared online. At the same time many of us consider individuality and privacy to be more precious than ever. Will humans be forever compatible with our own technology?

Each floppy disk used in the paintings has a history and story of its own. It represents the increasing pace of the modern life cycle, where objects are created, used and disposed of quicker than ever.

To challenge this notion, as these personal artefacts of life are cast aside, the obsolete are now given new life and a renewed purpose by using them as a medium for art." - Text from his website...

See more of Nick's disc art HERE.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

How To Ask Out A Girl 50's Style

This chick wants the weenie!

Art Shows This Week 28th January

Jef Aerosol

Ad Hoc Art presents international stencil master Jef Aerosol in New York City for “All Shook Up”, a stunning show of cultural icons by a Street Artist with 30 years in the game.
The show with Ad Hoc Art, a gallery widely regarded as one of Street Art’s polestars, features brand new stenciled works as well as the now-classic pieces that have made Jef Aerosol’s name itself iconic; on paper, wood, and found objects.

January 29 – February 21, 2010
Opening Reception – Friday, January 29, 2010, 6-10pm
Ad Hoc Art Gallery
43 Bogart Street

Brooklyn, New York 11206

Matt Sewell
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus

Crawfurd Adamson & Barbara Steinberg

On January 29, 2010, London’s Signal Gallery opens Mortal/Immortal. The exhibitions brings together two mature artists – Crawford Adamson and Barbara Steinberg – who work in different painting styles. Adamson, the figure takes center stage. His work positions the body free of setting and narrative. Steinberg, in contrast, paints with bold abstract form and color. Both artists have exhibited extensively in the United Kingdom and have previously appeared at Signal Gallery.

Signal Gallery
96a Curtain Road
London, EC2 3AA
Nearest Tube: Old Street

Londoner Rivals Space Jumper

Coming just days after Felix Baumgartner announced the news that he will be looking to break the highest freefall record, Steve Truglia has announced he will be going for the record too. Aiming to do it this summer, he hopes to beat Felix to it.

Read our article on Felix's jump HERE.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The iPad Is Here!

Apple's long-awaited tablet is here which has now officially been named the iPad.
It is to be a mobile video-watching, book-reading, game-playing, photo-perusing, music-listening, web-surfing, and email-emailing device. It looks like an oversized iPhone, and behaves like one; working in both portrait and landscape modes

Pricing begins at $499 - that'll get you a non-3G iPad with 16GB of storage. A 32GB version costs $599, and a 64GB version, $699. Want 3G? That'll be $130 more.

Weight: 1.5Lb
Screen size: 9.7"
16GB of working memory
32GB or 64GB of storage space
802.11n WiFi


Travelling Days Are Over For Spirit


After six years of roaming the Red Planet, travelling days for the Mars rover Spirits are over.
Spirit has been stuck in a patch of soft, sandy soil since April 2009. After months of testing escape manoeuvres with two mock rovers on Earth, NASA began attempts to rescue Spirit in November 2009.
The rover's three left wheels are almost entirely buried and have little traction, and two of its right wheels are broken and must be dragged or pushed.
If it survives the upcoming Martian winter, it could be used as a stationary research lab to help study the planet's interior.

Some of Spirits' more amusing discoveries.

Alien head


Wu Tang Return Of the Wu Album

Wu Tang Return Of The Wu mixed by Mathematics
In stores February 2010

I have to admit, I was kind of sceptical when I received the link from for the full Wu Tang album download. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the content of the album. It's a mix of old tracks remixed, new tracks, hardcore/chilled vibes and mixed by Mathematics. (To be honest, he needs to have stopped using the "I know why you're here" sample....he uses it about 600 times throughout the album!
If you are a hardcore Wu fan then go for it, it's good to hear them coming together again and doing what they do best.....
Download: 'Clap 2010'. Wu-Tang Clan feat. Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man & U-God from Mediafire

On My Way To Work London Graffiti

Paco Pomet

Paco Pomet has been painting solidly for 10 years now and he has a very whimsical approach to his work, blending, realism & surrealism together in a subtle way.


Lego Characters


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bruce Lee 70th Anniversary Figures

2010 marks Bruce Lee's 70th Anniversary if he was still alive...
One Sixth Bruce is going to be releasing some very nice-looking 1/4 Scale busts this year in conjunction with Enterbay, to commemorate the master of Kung-Fu..

Great ESPO Tag


1960 's Communist Anti-Christian Movie

Its funny and creepy at the same time. Cold War propaganda at its finest.

Steampunk Gameboy

This sick steampunk GameBoy was made by Thretris.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Swet Goes Red Challenge

Molotow magazine has posted this:
The 100 Pieces in 100 Days Project featuring Swet has started december 1st 2009! From that day on danish graffiti writer Swet tries to set up a new record. Swet about the project: "for me it’s a challenge to see if I can find the time to paint even more without neglecting work or my family. And of course see what I can do with my style when all the pieces have to be different and with only one fill in colour to work with…” Good luck! 100 Pieces in 100 Days. Here you can follow him until march 10th 2010. In use: the Molotow Premium 400ml Swet100 Traffic Red.

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