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The Art World is Too Safe Now: H.R. Giger has Died

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No. 217 from Brain Salad Surgery, © HR Giger, 1973. Cover for the album by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The art world has become safer, less dangerous and less disturbing than it ought to be today. The giant in the night, H.R. Giger, has died, it is being reported. No. Just no. One of the [...]

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Urban Farm Versus the Apocalypse

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Urban Farm on a Rainy Day © Jon Ellis (aka jonorobo). Click each image to see enlarged version on DeviantArt. Most concept art is obsessed with various forms of self-inflicted apocalypse.  If humanity has any hope to avert future catastrophes, that hope lays with designers, architects and engineers. I came across the Urban Farm concept art [...]

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Future of the Big Five

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Will our desire to hunt remain after we’ve stripped the Earth of its megafauna? This concept art series-in-progress by Robert Chew focuses on the future of Africa’s Big Five – rhinoceras, cape buffalo, elephant, lion and leopard – and seems to suggest a future where the forms linger even if the animals in their natural [...]

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Hazy Day in the Cretaceous

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Sometimes we just have to put up an image because it calms everything down. This beautiful Protoceratops digital speed painting by scientific illustrator and concept artist Ville Sinkkonen evokes quiet contemplation outdoors. A hazy day, and the promise of summer to come. [h/t to David Orr] – - See more of Sinkkonen’s evocative work: There [...]

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Secrets of a Paleoart Rockstar: Julius Csotonyi

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One of the most popular fields of science with children and adults alike is paleontology. And there’s a very good reason for this. Since the first fossil was recognized and found, it inspired imaginations to envision what the animal was like when it was alive. From the myths of giant cyclops to sinewy dragons, fossils [...]

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What Did You Miss?

Last month, we posted a wide variety of science-art here at Symbiartic. We thought it’d be nice to post an overview in case you missed or wanted to revisit any. Enjoy!

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SciArt of the Day: Dynamic Dragon

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  In a world most of see through an Instagram filter and Photoshopped tweaks, a dynamic illustration of an animal can entice the eye in a way no filter can. Illustrator Derek Mah‘s cover art for The Dragon Turn caught my eye and wouldn’t let go. The  wonderfully foreshortened view of the Komodo dragon marches [...]

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SciArt of the Day: Frog Mech

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The concept of biomimicry is increasingly popular and useful. Recent advances in robotics are giving us the soft, colour-changing robotic octopus. Concept artist and science fiction illustrator Brian Lindahl took the idea in another direction, with his lonely picture of a heavily armored Swamp Frog Mech standing guard in a marsh. Could it hop out [...]

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Incredible Hulk Anatomy

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Like millions of other superhero comic fans, I loved Joss Whedon’s & Marvel’s The Avengers when I saw it (in 2D) opening weekend. Motion-captured Mark Ruffalo turned in the most incredible version of the Hulk we’ve seen yet on the screen.  Squeeing and cheering, it reminded me of a drawing I had made back  in [...]

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Dinosaur Couture Should Be Open to All

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Should an illustration of a dinosaur skeleton be considered as functional as a pair of jeans? Watching this TED Talk with Johanna Blakley recently discussing copyright and fashion, she points out that some creative industries have little or not copyright. The world of fashion. Automobile design. The tattoo design industry.  The reason, Blakley points out, [...]

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