FSotW: Rayguns

Flickr Set of the Week is rayguns (intergalactic self-defense mechanisms) by lockwasher. Who says:

I started putting these intergalactic self-defense mechanisms (ray guns) together after being totally inspired by Clayton Bailey, artist/gunsmith. I also draw inspiration from old 50’s and 60’s space movies/TV/toys…anything retro cool! I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I did creating them. Stay tuned, I have about 15 or so that I’ve already completed but have yet to load up and depending on what kind of stuff I find, I can usually crank out a couple of these a month.

air juicer ray gun, originally uploaded by Lockwasher.

hitman of the party ray gun, originally uploaded by Lockwasher.

Cool though those are, I’m getting bored of FSotW. It’s not as entertaining as Mask of the Week used to be. Hmm. Might need to think of something else.

FSotW: Inverkip Power Station

Flickr set of the week is Inverkip Power Station by Dazzababes.

Inverkip Power Station is an oil fired power station built in the 1970’s which, by the time of completion, was already uneconomical to run owing to the rising cost of oil.
It only reached peak capacity during the miners strike of 1984 and has lain disused since it was mothballed as a strategic reserve in 1988.

Plans are underway for the dismantling of the plant, although no decision has been reached as to a subsequent use for the site.

Inverkip Power Station – Control Room, originally uploaded by Dazzababes.

Inverkip Power Station, originally uploaded by Dazzababes.

Inverkip Power Station, originally uploaded by Dazzababes.

FSotW: Polaroids

Flickr set of the week is Polaroids, by anniebee. They’re polaroids (obviously)
mainly taken in New York. I really like these – do check out the whole set. Particularly, but not only, the glorious ones of Coney Island.

FSotW: My Happy Soviet Childhood

Flickr set of the week is My Happy Soviet Childhood by Freedom Toast.

EDIT: Oh crap, there’s always something, isn’t there. Why can’t any two browsers render the same bit of code in the same way? I don’t want borders under my linked images, you stupid machine.

EDIT LATER: Well, I’ve come up with a solution that works on every browser I’ve tested except Opera. I think I’m willing to accept that 1.1% of my visitors are just going to have to put up with it. Hell, my new version even looks slightly better on the older versions of IE which fail to display dotted borders properly.

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FsotW: zoomify

Flickr set of the week is zoomify by Trazy.

This is scotch tape, being ripped from the dispenser:

This is salt and pepper:

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FSotW: Heavy Metal Concert Flyers

Flickr set of the fortnight, really, since I forgot last week. Anyway, it’s Heavy Metal Concert Flyers by quibx. From the old days before computers when people actually did these things with a felt-tip pen and a photocopier. It would be hard to claim that any of the results are lost design classics, but I do like some of the idiosyncratic details. Like “former Fate’s Warning members”:

And what’s not to love about a tag-line like “George Bush, Dan Quayle, and The P.M.R.C. all hate RANCID FOETUS”:

And Heavy Metal Design Rule #1 is of course, that you can never go wrong with a skull motif:

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FSotW: local

A day late, but hey-ho. Flickr set of the week is local by squacco. ‘Local’ in this case being Manchester – the one in the north of England, not one of the 19 Manchesters in the US. Or indeed the ones in Bolivia or Surinam.

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FSotW: USSR Posters

Flickr set of the week is USSR Posters, an absolutely staggering collection of 1,469 “Russian and/or Soviet propaganda & advert posters [1917-1991]” put on Flickr by bpx. I’ve only had a chance to dip into them, but here’s a few to give you a taste:

The same person has an even larger selection of WWII posters which might well be FSotW another time. It certainly deserves its own post.