Japanese Actress Akiko Wakabayashi Posing With the Toyota 2000GT as Featured in “You Only Live Twice”, 1967

You Only Live Twice was the fifth James Bond movie and was set largely in Japan. Bond was once again played by Sean Connery and the plot for this latest adventure involved the terrorist organization SPECTRE hijacking American and Soviet space capsules in a bid to start World War 3.

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Although Bond wouldn’t do much driving in You Only Live Twice, the film’s producer, Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, had seen Toyota’s prototype 2000GT at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1965 and thought it would make an ideal machine for 007’s accomplice, Aki (played by Akiko Wakabayashi).

In early 1966, Broccoli called Toyota with the offer of an appearance for the 2000GT in You Only Live Twice. However, there was a problem as Connery’s large frame meant it was impossible for him to fit comfortably: with several scenes viewed from around the cockpit, a solution would need to be found. Broccoli ultimately decided the only way a 2000GT could make it into the movie was if a Roadster version could be produced as this would solve all the visibility issues.

At the time, Toyota had still only built a couple of prototype Coupe 2000GTs and series production wouldn’t begin until May 1967. They were nevertheless enthusiastic and managed to complete the order for a pair of cars within a frantic few weeks.

Two beautiful Roadsters were created. The work took place at Toyota’s special Toyopet Service Centre in Tsunashima. Both cars were painted white with black upholstery and wire wheels. Neither had side windows or a hood of any sort.

One of the Roadsters would be used for filming and the other would act as a back-up. When shooting was over, the back-up car stayed with Toyota in Japan. It was equipped with a largely standard interior. By contrast, the film car was kitted out with a variety of gadgets by John Stears and his renowned special-effects team at Pinewood Studios in England.

After the movie was completed, the gadget-laden car that had been taken to England mysteriously disappeared. Its control panel later turned up on a recreation in the old ‘Cars of the Stars’ museum in Keswick.

Meanwhile, the back-up car with its standard interior was used for promotional purposes and went on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1967. It was then re-painted blue and emblazoned with 007 decals. Another repaint followed (this time in grey) and it briefly served as the Fuji Speedway course car before turning up in Hawaii in 1977. Toyota bought it back, restored it and this car now forms a central part of their factory museum.







SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/japanese-actress-akiko-wakabayashi-posing-with-the-toyota-2000gt-as-featured-in-you-only-live-twice-1967/

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Psychedelic Portraits by Erwin Kruz

Erwin Cruz is a London-based artist who paints vivid, psychedelic portraits. With large strokes, Cruz transforms everyday subjects into stylized existential paintings, somewhat reminiscent of the Disco Elysium video game style.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/psychedelic-portraits-by-erwin-kruz/

Nightmares Under the Moon: Dark and Gloomy Illustrations by Brian Luong

Brian Luong is an illustrator currently residing in Southern California. Pulling inspiration from landscapes and natural subject matters, he creates scenes and subjects that range from being tranquil to otherworldly.

Brian employs the use of muted colors, meticulous hatching, and textures in order to create bold illustrations. For a darker, gloomy approach, he’ll render using white on black to create compositions that appear to be dimly lit by moonlight.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/nightmares-under-the-moon-dark-and-gloomy-illustrations-by-brian-luong/

Cool Photos Defined Fashion Styles of Young People in the 1970s

The early 1970s fashion scene was very similar to 1969, just a bit more flamboyant. It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that a fashion revolution occurred in the 1970s. Polyester was the material of choice and bright colors were everywhere. Men and women alike were wearing very tight fitting pants and platform shoes.

More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es

Early 1970s fashion was a fun era. It culminated some of the best elements of the ’60s and perfected and/or exaggerated them. Some of the best clothing produced in the 1970s perfectly blended the mods with the hippies. By the late 1970s, the pant suit, leisure suit and track suit was what the average person was sporting. Every woman had a cowl neck sweater in her closet and every man had a few striped v-neck velour shirts.

Tunics, culottes and robes were also very popular. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which dresses were meant to be worn at home, and which ones were for a night on the town. Chest hair, medallions, polyester, butterfly collars, bell bottoms, skin-tight t-shirts, sandals, leisure suits, flower patterned dress shirts, sideburns and, yes, tennis headbands.

There is one common theme throughout fashion in the 1970s: pants were tight fitting. And it is probably the first full decade in which women could be seen wearing pants in every walk of life.

These cool photos were found by Mark Susina that show what young people wore in the 1970s.




































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/cool-photos-defined-fashion-styles-of-young-people-in-the-1970s/

Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of Orcas and Sunsets

Mary Parkhill spends her summers in Alaska documenting the picturesque landscape, which includes stunning photos of orcas frolicking in the water. She also photographs the sunset and merges them into stunning fine art images.

Mary’s journey to professional photography has occurred in three distinct phases, each of which uniquely shaped her artistic design, framing perspective, and broader worldview. All of these experiences inform the masterpieces she produces today.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/photographer-captures-breathtaking-images-of-orcas-and-sunsets/

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Moebius - Starwatcher 6, 1993.

SOURCE: https://sciencefictiongallery.tumblr.com/post/669995660462915584

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David Millgate - 2000 AD Judge Dredd, Mean Machine Angel, 1995.

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初!太陽光発電の新宇宙探査機とは!

本日は最新宇宙ニュース!

NASA、太陽光発電で推進する初の深宇宙探査機を打ち上げへ


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Poch4N’s Seductive Anime Girls

Poch4N is an artist from the Philippines who draws seductive anime girls. One might think that Poch4N only draws NSFW content, but that’s not true – an artist makes some pretty decent art, too.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/poch4ns-seductive-anime-girls/

Artist Recreates Her Favorite Spooky Characters Using Paper Art

The Book of Life

According to Kristy Edgar: “I have been making paper art for some time now and October is always my favorite month because I make teeny tiny paper homages to some of my favorite horror or Halloween-related movies.

This year, I decided to only make the ladies – scream queens, final girls, and ladies of the night. I’m really proud of how they turned out!”

More: Instagram, Etsy h/t: boredpanda

Bewitched

Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Craft

Hocus Pocus

Squid Game

Alien

Wanda (Witches Count!)

Black Swan

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hex Girls!

Little Shop of Horrors

Corpse Bride

The Mummy

Coraline

Sleepy Hallow

Nightmare Before Christmas

Beetlejuice

Jennifer’s Body

Ready or Not

Death Becomes Her

Shape of Water

The Ring

Scream

Carrie

Psycho

Psycho

Dracula

Crimson Peak

What We Do in the Shadows

Little Mermaid

Twilight & True Blood

From Dusk Till Dawn

The Exorcist

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Ghoul School

Midsommar

Teen Witch!

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-recreates-her-favorite-spooky-characters-using-paper-art/

Artist Sorted Famous Characters By Species And It Looks Like They Are Taking A Big Family Photo

According to Linda Bouderbala: “Here comes the second part of my series, in which I classify all these characters with their fellow creatures of the same species as if we were doing a big family photo.

Of course, I couldn’t do this series without doing the dogs and cats! I expected them to be numerous… But not that many! So many, that I even had to arrange them by color.

There are at least 170 cats and 230 dogs, and of course, some are still missing, but I think the most important ones are there. Between the research of characters, the setting up, and the illustration itself, it took me about 50 hours to draw the cat team and 70 hours for the dogs.

Let me introduce you to my hippo, fox, wolf, tiger, cat, and dog teams! Also, you can find my previous post featuring more pop-culture characters by clicking here!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-sorted-famous-characters-by-species-and-it-looks-like-they-are-taking-a-big-family-photo/