Since fulfilling his wild dream of making the Cthulhu tiki mug, Jonathan "Atari" Chaffin of www.HorrorInClay.com has decided it's time to tackle a wilder dream...the Innsmouth Fogcutter tiki mug (with matching Esoteric Order of Dagon Fez).
This large original tiki mug is inspired by HP Lovecraft's story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (you should read it if you haven't... I'll wait right here). Back? Good! Like I was saying, I designed a tiki mug…Continue
It's the Little Sport that Could: Basketball! Once a second-tier game with a minor following, basketball is about to hit the big time!
With the growth of the new American Basketball League, this lesser-known American sport, invented a while back in the Midwest by Dr. James Naismith, is getting a new influx of money and a new surge of interest outside of the small gymnasiums,…Continue
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This is the first in a series of short illustrated articles on Art Deco items.
The idea is to focus upon a classic piece of design that generally doesn't feature in the usual coffee table books and doesn't cost $1000s. This week, a classic cocktail shaker.
The Master Incolor Cocktail Shaker was manufactured in England circa 1935 and is a classic of Art Deco streamlined design with several unique features. These features are not the sole reason for writing this…Continue
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The silent mental duel of pitcher versus batter, the sting of a lightning double play, the tension of the bottom of the ninth, and the roar of the crowd after a homer...this is what makes Baseball, the Great American Sport!
And let's face it, folks, we're living in a new Golden Age, and we can perhaps thank one man for bringing the excitement to every home in America: the…Continue
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Here in California, the February and March weather may be meshugges (whoever's in charge of it seems to have forgotten that it's supposed to rain in the winter)— but Pilsner's Picks goes on, right on schedule no matter what. I brave the 70-degree freezing cold in my t-shirt, shorts, and sunglasses just to put these playlists together, and what thanks do I get?!
Actually, I get plenty of thanks; but what I REALLY…
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Introduction and Background
Although having its origins prior to The Great War what is today known as Art Deco has come to symbolize an era of glamour epitomized by The Roaring Twenties and 1930s Hollywood. Partly an antidote to the war and a reaction to all that led up to it as well as to the era of economic slumps, depression, social strife and political unrest which followed, Art Deco remains one of the most easily recognized styles of…Continue
Film noir is . . .
1. A French term meaning "black film," or film of the night, inspired by the Series Noir, a line of cheap paperbacks that translated hard-boiled American crime authors and found a popular audience in France.
2. A movie which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to be a happy ending.
3. Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, of apartment buildings with a high turnover…Continue
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Twit Publishing announces long awaited release of Dieselpunk, an Anthology!
Eight exciting tales of Dieselpunk adventure and intrigue!
New and exciting worlds that never were (but…Continue
She was the darling of the Diesel Era screen. Irrepressibly cute, but with just enough precocious personality to temper the sugar.
Shirley Temple was an icon of the silver screen. Instantly recognizable by her springy curls, bright eyes, and dainty voice, she became one of the first child superstars [above image from encoremag.com]. She could sing, she could…Continue
It wouldn't be fair, I guess to end this very brief review of what Paris has to offer in the regard of Art Deco museums and exhibitions without mentioning the Musée... des Arts Décoratifs. Even though the location of this major national museum isn't exactly Dieselpunk style - it is set in the western wing of the Louvre Museum - the place provides a gorgeous frame to its extensive collections in the very heart of Paris downtown, literally one block away from the room where…Continue
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Strap into your pads, grab a pigskin, and gear up for some good ol' American Football!
Yes, the Cabaret is putting aside our posh threads and gettin' sporty. With radio broadcasts and newsreel distribution bringing the games home to fans the nation over sports is now a form of mass entertainment. So it's high time the Cabaret grabbed a pennant and cheered for the home…Continue
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Paris has a love affair with Art Deco, well... since Art Deco exists. No wonder: it's not to brag it, but although the word was coined later, Art Deco - Arts Décoratifs - is originally very much a French thing. While many star creators and designers of the era came from various foreign countries, it is in the welcoming, artists friendly, very cosmopolitan Paris of the 20's and 30's they studied, perfected their skills and talents and met success, making Art Deco the trademark of…Continue
If there is a place in Paris anyone who calls himself a Dieselpunk can't ignore while visiting La Ville Lumière - sorry Tome, you've missed it the last time you saw Paris, to quote Mister Hammerstein! - it's the Musée des Années 30 (Museum of the Thirties). The Museum isn't actually located in Paris, but in Boulogne-Billancourt which is, however, immediatly next to Paris and very easy to reach by metro. Boulogne-Billancourt, it…Continue
Gear up, folks, we're going to war! And we're taking our Animated Batallions with us!
Yes, folks, once again the fires of war have spread across this world, and this time it really IS a battle to make the world safe for Democracy!
To this end, we're mobilizing every sector of our nation, and Animation is…Continue
Mushing my sled through the ten-foot snowdrifts of a California blizzard with nothing to feed my dogs but fresh oranges (picked right off the trees), I still came through on time with another "stack o'sides!" Yes, fans, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night, etc., etc., etc..." Anyway, if you happen to be freezing your tuchis off, I've heard that doing the Charleston is a great way to warm up— so I'm happy to provide some appropriate music as a public service (me and Paul Whiteman,…Continue
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Steampunk and Disney fans alike, this one’s for you!
On February 22, The Disney Gallery at Disneyland park will unveil a new exhibit titled "Mechanical Kingdoms ~ Steam-Driven Visions of a Victorian Future." Though certainly not part of the steampunk wave (at least not consciously), Walt Disney Imagineers have been creating their own visions and versions of retro-futuristic technologies since well before that time, incorporating them…Continue
Animation has exploded onto the sivler screen like never before!
It's everywhere, folks, with shorts from every studio you care to name.
There's hardly a movie on the silver screen that doesn't feature an animated short beforehand alongside the newsreel.
The Warner Brothers have entered the animation game with some unforgettable characters of their own!
Taking on Disney's Silly Symphonies head on, the Warners have launched a two-pronged animated offensive with Loonie Tunes and Merrie Melodies. A product of the dream team of Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, these silly music-driven shorts are sure to get your gut shaking and your feet tapping.
And boy have they taken the animated world by…Continue
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