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Cool link of the day...

...is to these Escher paving slabs.

Now, I wonder if there is a UK supplier, as they would look really good when we get the roof terrace built.

(link found on Boing Boing)

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marypcb
Jun. 7th, 2002 04:56 am (UTC)
pavers - want, want!

did you know Castovavla was written by Chris Bidmead?

the latext mold thing would work but casting is messy and plaster wouldn't be as strong as their stone; I could make a sand concrete mold maybe. Or I could sculpt them in clay myself and then do the casting thing, or do terracotta ones at the local art college...

as to twisting the dimensional bubble, if it gives more book space I'm all for it. after all the angles should be enough to protect us from Hast...
akicif
Jun. 8th, 2002 05:09 am (UTC)
When we went to the Hague for Cozycon, tigermoth and I snuck off on the Sunday to visit the Escher Museum (well, we snuck off, but finding the EM was serendipity). Lots of really nice stuff, including a lot of his early stuff before he got into the tesselation business. There were two sequences of images of what seemed to be the same village - one on the Mediterranean coast somewhere, and the other on a mountain (iirc, that was Castrovalva).

Some neat interactive stuff and a cgi movie of a landscape with various of the impossible buildings in it (the viewpoint moved around so you could see the various 'impossible' bits didn't really join up).

Oh, and a wonderfully strange museum shop. Postcards and books, even t-shirts you expect, but beach towels and umbrellas?
bohemiancoast
Jun. 7th, 2002 04:58 am (UTC)
Escher Pavers
If you want them, get them soon, before the Escher estate sends the Cease and Desist. I adore Escher related tat, but anything authorised is hugely expensive (the foam lizard tiles, which we have, work out at about £3 per tile, for example), and they're pretty rigorous about pursuing their copyright. Steven bought a shirt from Sainsbury's last year with the lizards on it; clearly not an authorised product.
marypcb
Jun. 7th, 2002 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Escher Pavers
it's right near ConJose ;-)
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