Someone on imgur has uploaded a whole lot of fantastic images depicting the filming of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. There are 100 of them, and boy, do they provide a lot of fascinating detail about one of the most ambitious movie sets ever constructed—especially in terms of the available technology. It’s great to see how much of this is analog—I mean we know it had to be analog, but the contrast with today’s CGI way is stark. I especially love the stills where you can see the grandeur of the massive stage sets, how they solved the problem of filming, for example, a set in which the inside of a massive wheel is a continuous flat surface in a zero-gravity space vessel.
‘Intergalactic inspiration’ by Steven Klein styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014. NSFW
Models: Maria Borges, Joan Smalls, Kristina Kruse, Jamie Bochert, Daria Strokous, Ajak Deng, Lily Donaldson, Meghan Collison, Catherine McNeil and Chiharu Okunugi
Styling by Edward Enninful.
Hair by Orlando Pita.
Makeup by Kabuki.
Soviet Cigarettes Collection
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Soviet space propaganda posters, 1958-1963
“I am happy - this is my work joining the work of my republic”
“Soviet man – be proud, you opened the road to stars from Earth!”
“We will open the distant worlds!”
“Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!”
“We were born to make the fairy tale come true!”
“Socialism is our launching pad”
“Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!”
“Through the worlds and ages.”
“In the name of peace and progress!”
Man if you just look at these Russian Space Program posters you’d have to think they were promising the best drugs, space kicks AND super powers…all you had to do was sign up riiiiiiight here….