Commissioned project. My client was wonderful and sent me a book to use. It was a collection of three Star Wars books in one. The ship ended up being a bit larger than I originally planned, so it was nice to have that thicker book to offset the ship and provide a little it more stability. And, if he ever gets tired of having the book laying on a shelf, the ship looked really cool by itself. He could always snip the wires and hang it over his bookshelf.
The ship is attached in five places to the book with wire. The wings are wired through the body of the book, which has a cardboard core to hold its shape. The torpedoes are also wired.
This piece is taken, but commissions are open. For info or visit my shop: etsy.com/shop/wetcanvasart
Can Dungeons & Dragons Make You A Confident & Successful Person? [Idea Channel | PBS]
There are some deeply ingrained stereotypes about Dungeons & Dragons, and those stereotypes usually begin and end with people shouting “NERD!!!” But the reality of the D&D universe is a whole lot more complex.
Rather than being an escape from reality, D&D is actually a way to enhance some important real life skillz! It’s a chance to learn problem solving, visualization, interaction, organization, people management… the list could go on and on. Plus, there are some very famous non-nerds who have declared an affinity for D&D, so best stop criticizing and join in if you want to be a successful at the game of life.
Cadillac, The Standard of the World: 110 Years of History
Assouline, a New York City book publisher that focuses primarily on luxury editions and illustrated books for photography, fashion, art and design, will soon release its first title dedicated to a single automotive brand in celebration of Cadillac’s 110th birthday.
Assouline will offer two versions of the book, a collector’s edition that’s limited to 500 examples and housed in a black slipcase with metallic Cadillac plaque, which will arrive this fall priced at $395 (€315), and a conventional hardcover version with a dust jacket that will retail for $75 (€60).
The publication will chronicle Cadillac’s 110 years starting from 1902, when engineer and entrepreneur Henry Leland founded the wreath and crest brand.
“As Henry Ford’s first attempt to establish an automobile company faltered, Ford’s investors asked for Leland’s appraisal of the assets of the failed Henry Ford Company,” says GM. “Leland instead convinced the investors to let him make a new company with cars powered by the single-cylinder engine he invented.”
While historians debate the actual “birthdate” of Cadillac with some placing it at Leland’s original meeting with the Henry Ford Company’s investors on August 22, 1902, GM itself says that the founding of the Cadillac Automobile Company, in records filed in Detroit, is August 27, 1902. Cadillac began production and sales in earnest in March of 1903.