Posts Tagged ‘ Street ’

Little People Project


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Slinkachu is as a London-based artist who creates very small street-based installations and then photographs them. He modifies tiny human figurines from model train sets and places them in real urban situations, capturing them sight-seeing, camping, grocery shopping, fighting and dying. Slinkachu creates tiny scenarios that, seen from afar, are almost unrecognizable, but when viewed up-close unveil an almost-hidden alternate reality.

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Bye Bye Bugatti: See The New Fastest Production Car On Earth.


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American supercar the Hennessey Venom GT has hit 265.7mph (427.6kph) to beat the Bugatti Veyron’s existing record on a technicality to steal the top speed crown.  The technicality in question is engine tuning. A standard production version of the Hennessey Venom GT managed to come close to 270mph along a 2.9 mile stretch of runway whereas the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, using Volkswagen’s 5-mile+ straight, got closer still, hitting 267.8 mph (431kph).  After setting its record, the production version of the car had its engine slightly detuned so that its top speed would be limited to a mere 258mph in order to guarantee the tires don’t disintegrate.

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Therefore, though it is still technically the world’s fastest petrol engine car, the Bugatti is not the world’s fastest street-legal production car.  The Hennessey Venom GT was tested in February but the figures have only now been ratified. The car, which is loosely based on the Lotus Exige, is powered by a twin turbo-charged 7.0-liter V-8 engine. It pumps out 1244 horespower and, as the car weighs exactily 1244kg, its power to weight ratio is 1000 horsepower per tonne.

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In February of 2013, the Venom GT officially became the quickest accelerating production vehicle in the world as it ran 0-300 km/h in 13.63 seconds, thus establishing a new Guinness World Record.  The car also managed to go from 0-60 mph in 3.05 seconds and 0-100 mph in 5.88 seconds, and it ran the standing quarter-mile in 10.29 seconds at 158.83 mph.  Only 29 Venom GTs are scheduled to be built and each will cost their lucky owner $1.2 million plus shipping, not including options.

Funny Street Artworks.


Sometimes if you look around you can find unique and fun pieces of street artwork in areas where you would least expect it.

Rainbow Origami Street Art?


French artist Mademoiselle Maurice creates stunning geometric figures on urban surfaces in Paris. For her recent project Rainbow, she used hundreds of colorful folded origami figures. Each of simple geometric shapes represents ideas such as harmony, spirituality and balance. Rainbow is a temporary installation.

Bugatti Veyron vs. Nissan GT-R.


Now, for all my car people, (Including Yum Yum), we all know that as impressive as the Nissan GT-R may be… it never stood a snowball’s chance in hell against a Veyron.  That being said, I’m not sure if the folks who made this video honestly tried to see which was faster, but everything said and done, this just turns out to be a very impressive amateur commercial for the Bugatti.

The video has a very “Top Gear”-esque style to it which makes it more impressive than your average handy-cam street racing flick.  Check the method below.

Another Set Of Examples Of Brilliant Street Art.


Street art is honestly by far my favorite medium for visually expressing ideas.  It literally comes in all different forms, and can inspire, scare, bewilder, warn, and make people laugh.  This is probably my 9th or 10th street art collection on this blog in the last 2 years.  So although I think one or two photos may have been repeated in previous posts, check out all these incredibly interesting pieces of street art.

Spray Painted Masterpieces.


Everyone has been driving down the street in some city and seen a tag on a wall from some idiot with a spray paint can and too much time on his walk home.  Although spray paint is commonly associated with pointless graffiti, using spray paint as a medium for true artwork is far from easy.  Check the video below of a street artist using spray paint in a seemingly haphazard fashion, and wait till you see the finished product he comes out with in just a few quick minutes.

A Way To A Wind Powered Future.


The simply named Road Lights is a system of wind generated lane lights powered by the wind of vehicles whizzing by. You’ve all felt it before, that wall of air as a car passes by. Why waste it? The energy captured by the system illuminates a series of pegs 50-100 meters in front of you to lead the way. Eco-friendly (yes I’m still using that phrase) and a perfect opportunity for a really creative car commercial.

Lets Get It Thursday’s (October 13th).


Click the pic for pre-sale tickets.

October 13,2011, Nstinct will be performing live @ Supperclub in San Francisco. It’s undoubtedly going to be ridiculous.  Come out and support a night of party and entertainment, dance the night away, mingle the entertainers and the cities’ finest and toast to a wonderful life to the sounds of Top 40/Hip Hop/House/Electro. “Lets Get It Thursdays”.  Need I say more?  Click the pic to cop your pre-sale tickets.

Wild Street Graffiti


I’m familiar with ton’s of illustrators and designers who all have different specialties, and who all are extremely good at what they do.  When I see some street graffiti however, I’m reminded that it takes such a different type of skill and love for your craft.  Running the risk of getting arrested for simply expressing yourself is just one of the minor pitfalls of this type of art, climbing to insane heights, venturing into dangerous areas, or risking being mistaken for a thief by police are all things that happen quite often.  This is why it amazes me to know the some people go through that and still manage to display stunning works of art.  Check some of these pieces out below.