Colossus by Pat Vale

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Massive thanks to John Barber for the incredible musical score. Hear more of his work at and

Thanks to Colorist Daniel Silverman at MPC (and Ariella Amrami)

Dom del Torto at Big Animal

Colossus is a drawing that I made in New York during December 2014.

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The Fallen of World War II

An animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other wars in history, including trends in recent conflicts.

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A portion of a ‘body density map’ created in 1918 by…

A portion of a ‘body density map’ created in 1918 by Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Messer. Lt.-Col. Messer was engaged in an attempt to record battlefield crosses and have the bodies of soldiers moved and re-interred in cemeteries.

This is a section of a map depicting an area of the Somme battlefield, one of the largest battles of the war. Each small square on this map is an area of 83 by 83 yards; each blue number written in these squares represents the number of soldiers killed in that area. So, for example, in the top-right quadrant of area S-10, Lt.-Col. Messer counted 808 dead.

The Battle of the Somme lasted for almost three months in the summer of 1916. More than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed; it was one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

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Lunar economic zone by Zhan Wang

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Architectural Association graduate Zhan Wang has produced an animation depicting a fictional technotopian future scenario in which China has built a giant port to distribute minerals mined from the moon.

Zhan Wang’s Lunar Economic Zone project imagines a celebration taking place in Shenzhen in the year 2028 to mark the arrival of the first shipment of lunar minerals.

The animation portrays the architecture and infrastructure required by such a system and the way the parade might be propagandised to present China’s technological and economic prowess through the lens of the global media.

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xplanes: Apparently I have posted only eight times in the last…


Apparently I have posted only eight times in the last year. This is due to a new addition to the family, who is now too big for his skeleton suit.

All I have for you at the moment is this: the spooky tag

(above image: ““Farman 40 of pilot Lt. Jaumotte and observer sLt. Wouters”, from a website/source that no longer exists!)

Hope to be “back” soon.

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