From the serialized story Diesel City Noir, again.
But is this a flashback, or did the projectionist mix up the reels ? Even the director can't be sure...
I'm always hopeful, with so many talented fellows on Dieselpunks, that someone, maybe, will link these pictures to each other in some noir storyline ! Anyway, thank you so much, everybody, for such a warm welcome to this stuff. It wouldn't be half as fun to design without you to share it with.
Our daily dose of noir. Beautiful, hot people just screaming danger, like they so often do.
I'm so glad (some of) you, guys, like this set. Thnak you very much for your interest and kind words !
Those who, like Mister Pilsner Panther, hinted that "what happens after the El Coco Club closes" is trouble... proved to be right.
The design of this ray gun was inspired by a patent drawing officially registered in the early fifties by a Mister Grover C. Schaible (most efficiently assisted by his lawyers, whose names cannot be read )...
... just as a toy, Thank God.
"The harder they fall", here-today-gone-tomorrow glory, Vanitas Vanitatis... and all that sort of things. I'm sure you got the idea.
Out of my long time fascination for Robert Cottingham's mindblowing artwork, plus, of course, the Diesel era…Continue
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Cover for a project as a collaboration with Rodolforever, the master of graphic Art Deco revival and the sweetest of guys :…
1 - [adj] under the level of the ground;
2 - [ n] a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force;
3 - [adv] in or into hiding or secret operation;
4 - [adj] used of independent armed resistance forces;
5 - [adj] conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods...
There is, I think, something sadly ironical - and the same could be said about the 1937 Exposition Universelle in Paris - in the fact that the fair conveying most the hope and faith in The World of Tomorrow happened to be held on the very same year the almost entire world sunk into what was to be the worst conflict of modern era.
The picture is…Continue
It is hard to imagine, on some days, that there was a time, not so long ago, when we could stop in some service station without any second thought or this vague feeling of guiltiness about pollution, global warming, oil shortage, etc...
A time when oil meant only progress and hope and faith in constantly brighter tomorrows, not war and threats of all…
This is a panel from the Dick Crazy comic Stilettos published by some French magazine a couple of years ago. The comic is actually a (hopefully) fun, sexy pastiche of noir comics/films/novels, etc... that includes in an offhand manner each and every one of the noir clichés and stereopypes. However, I have to say I've been very…Continue
Thank you very much, everybody, for the so kind words about the Paris Aerial picture !
Here is another art deco store for some Christmas streamline…Continue
The picture could also have been titled RATP, for Reseau Aerien de Transport Public... For anyone outside Paris, the acronym RATP actually does exist : this is the Paris Metro Company. It means Regie Autonome de Transport Parisien (Independant Company of Parisian Transportation), though, and not "Aerian Net of Public Transportation". Too bad.
It has to be said, too, that this acronym is relatively…Continue
When Consumer Society was young.