Over the last 30 years, the flow of our brightest engineering graduates was sucked into the bloated and profligate financial-services sector, seduced by lucrative compensation packages. Meanwhile, manufacturing was allowed to wither on the vine, seen as an unfashionable anachronism in the charge to a predominantly services based economic model. In countries like Australia, [...]
Crowdfunded Moon Nazi film “Iron Sky” is looking for skilled Lightwave artists to join the VFX team. More details can be found here. Iron Sky is a science fiction comedy being produced by Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions in Finland, and co-produced by 27 Films in Germany and New Holland Pictures in Australia. Iron [...]
Early in 2009, I blogged on a collection of Sydney police photographs, originally taken between 1912 and 1960, the negatives rescued by the Historic House Trust of New South Wales from a flooded warehouse and later reproduced to be displayed in museum exhibitions and coffee table books. From the latter, my copy of ‘City of [...]
The 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro is an American muscle car with venerable international design genes. That stunning exterior was penned by a Korean-born designer, the GM Zeta platform is Australian, and it’s made in Oshawa, Canada. Proof that GM finally understands how to mine the rich seam of talent that runs through their global operations, [...]
If only the lottery draw could be that titillating. Australian digital artist Brian Walker’s surrealist images have gained him world renown. His worlds are filled with plasticised humans and zombie kits, fusing fashion and illustration while taking a cheeky poke at hyperrealist postmodern culture.