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Topic: Some 'skiffy' humor, if you will

From: patrick
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Date: 11/30/2007

This rather surprised me, given there's any seriousness, here:

http://autos.aol.com/gallery/2007-la-auto-show-design-challenge

Re: Some 'skiffy' humor, if you will

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/02/2007

Wonderful stuff, patrick! Reminds me both of Syd Mead (one of my favorites) and some of the work for the EON Challenge. Hm--I wonder if cars will decant their passengers and let them sit in a carafe for a while before they go shopping?

Re: Some 'skiffy' humor, if you will

From: patrick
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Date: 12/04/2007

Mead is actually better than what I linked - though I prefer Donato. His stuff is quite refined. It has its own distinct physical essence, actually much like the textures of my own dreams, a rare real-ness that is relegated to the most killer illustrators.

http://www.donatoart.com/


Another is Jim Burns, particularly his British edition covers for Peter f. Hamilton.

http://www.peterfhamilton.co.uk//index.php?page=Jim_Burns

Re: Some 'skiffy' humor, if you will

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/05/2007

I like Luigi Coloni as well--great airliner designs. Not sure if he has a web presence. Jim Burns of course has illustrated some of my best covers, too.

Re: Some 'skiffy' humor, if you will

From: patrick
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Date: 12/07/2007

Mm. Nothing comprehensive easily found on Coloni. No pictures, and no personal website. What's more is there are links with different spellings - Coloni/Colani.

Re: Some 'skiffy' humor, if you will

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/10/2007

Pardon. That should be Colani, of course. There's a piece in Wikipedia about him, and other sites.

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