The 1980’s We Did NOT GET(And That’s A GOOD Thing)

The Arts Mechanical

The 1930’s SF Comedy “Just Imagine.” While this is a comedy, this retro future has some disturbing elements.  Considering when the movie was made and what it shows this is what the Progressives wanted as their ideal end game.

Apparently the model used in the movie was designed around the 1929 regional plan for the City Of New York with some touches from the granddaddy of urban utopia film, Metropolis, a film that still has great impact, but that people never seem to learn the most important lesson from, which is, don’t do this.

Click to access RPA-Plan1-v1-Regional-Plan-of-New-York-and-Its-Environs.pdf

Click to access RPA-Plan1-v2-Regional-Plan-of-New-York-and-Its-Environs.pdf

In amongst the Art Deco and Flash Gordon look(literally, many of the effects and props were used by Flash Gordon and other serials) is a society that, is pretty fascistic. Considering that the movie was made in 1930…

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Bíró Pen

The Inspiration Shots

iPhoneOgraphy – 02 Mar 2016 (Day 62/366)

A ballpoint pen, also known as a “biro”, “ball pen”, or “dot pen” (in Indian English) is a pen that dispenses ink over a metal ball at its point, i.e. over a “ball point”. The metal commonly used is steel, brass, or tungsten carbide. It was conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to quill and fountain pens, and it is now the world’s most-used writing instrument: millions are manufactured and sold daily. As a result, it has influenced art and graphic design and spawned an artwork genre.

The concept of using a ball point within a writing instrument as a method of applying ink to paper has existed since the late 19th century. In these inventions, the ink was placed in a thin tube whose end was blocked by a tiny ball, held so that it could not slip…

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