Art & Design
Using a pair of record players, a stick of wood, a binder clip, a fine point pen, and some tape, you can make a machine that traces the movements of one turntable’s arm, to make abstract art on the other’s platter. You can make something even cooler with a little extra effort.
Designer Kevin Finn’s equine playing cards feature abstract line-art images of horses, with jockeys as the jokers. The images shown here are just design prototypes. The finished cards will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company, with gold metallic details.
While you might think those goofy dancing inflatable guys you see at car dealerships were the brainchild of some advertising genius, they actually got their start as moving sculptures during an Olympic opening ceremony 20 years ago. Great Big Story shares the details.
Possibly the strangest drawbridge design we’ve ever seen, the Heatherwick pedestrian bridge in London, England curls itself upwards like a pill bug instead of the traditional lift mechanisms. While it’s not exactly necessary, it’s an impressive feat of engineering.
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