I love these drawings by Nagai Hideyuki, which are drawn on two notebooks placed at roughly right angles to each other and which give the impression of a three-dimensional sculpture when viewed from the proper angle. You can see the effect more clearly in this video.
The Composites is a site created by Brian Joseph Davis, who uses composite sketch software used by law enforcement agencies to create sketches of literary characters based on their descriptions. Above is Billy Pilgrim, from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five:
Billy was preposterous-six feet and three inches tall, with a chest and shoulders like a box of kitchen matches…He was the only one of the four who had a beard. It was a random, bristly beard, and some of the bristles were white, even though Billy was only twenty-one years old. He was also going bald. Wind and cold and violent exercise had turned his face crimson…He didn’t look like a soldier at all. He looked like a filthy flamingo…He didn’t want the animal to drop into his face and maybe claw his eyes out or bite off his big nose…At that moment, Billy’s high forehead is in the cross hairs of a high-powered laser gun. (Multiple suggestions)
The title says it all. These are forensic reconstructions of three famous fictional skulls: Skeletor from He-Man, Manuel Calvera from Grim Fandago and Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas.
This picture is from Commander Fred Haise’s checklist, which was attached to his arm while walking on the moon as part of the Apollo 16 mission. It’s going up for auction at Bonham’s in London on July 16. It’s basically a prank of the easter egg variety, put there by the mission backup crew, who packed the Extra-Vehicular Activit checklists before the mission, without the astronauts seeing what they were doing. Haise didn’t know it was there until he was walking on the surface of the moon. Come on, if you could pull this prank, wouldn’t you?
Houston, We Got Porn on the Moon [Gizmodo]