Posts Tagged ‘spaceship’

Used future: Serenity

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The term “used future” was coined by George Lucas to describe the unkempt reality of life in outer space, specifically Han Solo’s dingy Millennium Falcon. Serenity, the film by Joss Whedon that concludes his cancelled sci-fi TV series Firefly, shares this worn-spaceship realism.

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Joe Colombo

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Joe Colombo, 1930 – 1971, a prolific Italian architect, designer, artist and filmmaker, produced a substantial, instantly recognizable body of work before dying far too young at 41. 60s space age design owes much of its look to Colombo, who seemed to innately understand the capabilities of new injected molded plastics and other contemporary materials and who innovated with them to explore ergonomics and a kind of  space age psychedelia. 

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