Haikuesday, June 18th, 2013
prophets of profits
the US of America
searching for a them
Haikuesday, June 11th, 2013
behind the eyelids
My what a lovely Space Oddity you are. Artist Jenn Mann makes these awesome LED Space Helmets. She made the first one as part of a Major Tom costume for a David-Bowie-themed party. And now she makes them for other aspiring astronauts:
This astronaut helmet has a visor that opens and closes all the way so you can talk to other people or say “brb, going into space.” LEDs are arranged around the inside back of the helmet so it glows from the inside. The back of the helmet is painted solid white.
The visor pivots (they hold the visor to the helmet) are custom-designed and can be printed in one of several different day-glo colors! Currently available are fluorescent yellow, fluorescent green, and fluorescent orange. They’re UV-reactive, so they actually fluoresce when the LEDs are blue. The acrylic helmet is lightweight, but comes with a bit of padding for contact points on your shoulders and the back of your head.
LEDs on the inside light up in 16 different colors. Includes a remote control to change LED color. Comes with a 12V battery pack that lasts for hours and hours (more than 8h in my experience).
The helmets are available on a made-to-order basis via Jenn’s Etsy shop, SimpleAsPi.
SO I ordered a few of the prints from my Inprnt store to sell at this weekend’s HeroesCon (where I’ll be at table AA-1004, between Koyama Press and Evan Dorkin). I set these files up especially to print for Inprnt’s parameters, at 18x24, and literally got a little drunk when I opened up the package. The ink is so rich and dense, and there’s something weirdly… right about an 18x24 print that was originally a little 8x10 ink drawing.Anyway, these prints look fantastic. I’ll have 3 each of the one pictured, “Behold! The Dinosaurs!,” “Tyrannosaurus Bats,” and “In The Woods.” Plus my recent books, other smaller prints, originals, all the crazy bazaar of stuff I bring to shows. I’m actually bringing a 6’ tall shelf just to show off more stuff.And if you aren’t going to be at HeroesCon this weekend, those big 18x24 giclee prints are available in my Inprnt store, ship fast, and look amazing.
Back stage pic I took of @jujujuxiaowen at the V MAGAZINE beauty shoot in Paris. Made the nails on the spot inspired by a logo on a hat 👀