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Wednesday, May 12, 2004
A random selection today.

Alternative futures in the world of Roboterkampf (not to mention home-made Ghostbuster costumes), a site focusing on the visually rich yet almost totally inpenetrable Japanese role-playing game Maschinen Krieger. It also includes speculation on unbuilt war machines in the Luftwaffe 1946 section / a new parent looks to the future.

Concept phones at the Vodafone design file / the work of Italian architect Giuseppe Terragni (both via dezain) / Children's Art From The Spanish Civil War at the Archives of Ontario (via Life In The Present). The archives also contain this charming 1957 Santa Claus Parade colouring book (see also 1951 and 1960) and a selection of Toronto’s twentieth century buildings.

Hugh Pearman, erstwhile things contributor (we’d be delighted to have him back) writes about the forthcoming Fantasy Architecture exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. More architecture: an article on the Weissenofsiedlung, the modernist housing development once used by the Nazis to illustrate degenerate, 'foreign' architecture, complete with clumsily montaged arabs to emphasise its 'alien' qualities. The scheme is now into its eighth decade and becomes more feted with each passing year. More information at this excellent site. Via ArchNewsNow

Bangladesh's The New Nation falls for a little creative photoshopping (thanks to Apothecary's Drawer). Vaguely related, and something we missed first time round – the Creationist-friendly Dinosaur Adventure Land in Florida (via collision detection and the NYT, which has the most infuriatingly trigger-happy archivist). This could, of course, be a hoax for us to fall for... but at least the theme park has a similar thing about giants.

Television adverts from Communist Hungary (via muxway) / The Drawn Sword, engravings and woodcuts from the MacBean Stuart and Jacobite Collection (via The Little Professor, who supplies things Victorian and academic) / we've never really understood why serial killer art is so fascinating.

Bullet train departure timetable - one every six minutes (thanks to transport blog / share your bad scrabble hands (via via memepool) / the greatest photoblog image of all time? It certainly ticks all the boxes... / the American Bicycle Museum (via the daily jive).