From Context Free Patent Art: “Art from people who aren’t artists, randomly culled from a wealth of video game-related patents.”
Only of course there’s no context for this one, and for some reason it’s the one image I can’t stop wondering about. It’s probably much less funny than it looks.
Is creature 11 some kind of turtle or worm or lizard thing? Why am I so sure it’s a creature? Is it encased in a block of stone…or maybe ice?
Is the lifeform known as P (person?) breaking creature 11 out of the block, or having uncovered creature 11 is lifeform P trying to beat it to death with the hammer?
What in the heck is lifeform P standing in? A bathtub? A crucible? I only say crucible because it reminds me of something you’d heat/liquidize metals in.
Note: This is also something that annoys me consistently with tumblr. Stuff gets shared, but there’s often no context or link to an original source. Which is dandy if we’re all geeked in to the same info - but I’m pretty sure that in some posts there are a lot of people who’d find themselves really enjoying - for instance - a particular artist, if only they knew that the work they’d just loved on various tumblers was all created by the same person. Only…they’ll not find that out on the good number of tumblers, because there’s no mention of the artist/photographer. Or where the great landscape photograph was taken. Or who the lovely painting depicts. Etc. etc. I have actually seen in notes a back and forth of this sort: “i love this work, who did it?” - “lol, i dont know, just saw it and posted” - more than once. Not an awful thing, but I can’t help but feel that I’m not the only one that wouldn’t love some context.
In the case of this patent tumblr - not so bothered. I do think it’d be a lot more fun if it had a link to “hidden content” that you could click to find out what the image was, and what the original patent was for - once you’d given up guessing. And having read a patent or two I know that this would NOT mean that all your questions would be answered!
Note 2: Speaking of context - try googling some of the quotes that get passed around as by X famous person. You know, the inspirational one liner without info about where said line comes from, but the nice background and photoshop work. Every now and then you’ll find out that you can’t really pin down that Person X actually said it. Not that that should make it any less inspiring of course. And you might just track down a really good biography in the search.