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Posts Tagged ‘ James Dean ’

Blending Iconic Faces From The Past And Present


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Then and Now is a powerful collection of mash-ups by photographer and graphic designer Marc Ghali. In the series, the Canada-based photographer creatively blends old black and white photographs with sections of colorful, modern images. He perfectly arranges the new and old fragments so that, upon quick glance, viewers might believe they are looking at just one subject. However, each compilation features two faces representing the past and the present.

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The subjects are often related in regards to professions, ranging from singers and actors to historical leaders. Some of the mash-ups include Rihanna and Diana Ross, Brad Pitt and James Dean, and two British princesses, Kate and Diana. It appears that Ghali really has an eye for matching faces as the many similarities are quite striking. The artist says, “I wanted to do something fun creatively. I was inspired by a series [by George Chamoun] called Iconatomy, and wanted to draw on parallels between influential figures pasts and present in an interpretative way.” It’s certainly fascinating to see how the world really hasn’t changed much across so many decades of time.

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Porsche Is Resurrecting The 550 Spyder.


Porsche is mulling a reissue of the iconic 550 Spyder model owned by US actor James Dean, boss Matthias Mueller said on Thursday.  “I can well imagine that a modern version of James Dean’s famous Porsche would please our clients”. “I am fascinated by the idea of reviving this technical legend.”  The 550 Spyder was built between 1953 and 1957 and was the car Dean was driving at the time of his fatal crash in September 1955.  A remake, which Mueller said could be the 551 Spyder might “not be a retro car, but a two-seater convertible would suit us nicely.”  It would have to be priced to attract new customers, the Porsche head added.  The least expensive Porsche at present, the Boxster, has a minimum price of 50,000 euros ($71,000) according to the company’s website.  Long an exclusive auto for wealthy clients, Porsche is targeting annual sales of 200,000 vehicles by 2018, double the forecast for this year.  Mueller said the automaker’s budget for research and development would grow by 50 percent meanwhile, as Porsche sought to offer a total of seven models, compared with four at present.

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