An interview with Rudy Fraser

I’m honoured to have technical architect and Blacksky creator Rudy Fraser as my next interviewee. What is favourite city in the world? Paris. It has a lot of parallels to NYC from a fashion and culture perspective. They even have French Drill music! Paris is also where I proposed … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 10 hours ago

How HeroTech built a real lightsaber

We’ve seen it a million times, but one more “how to make a real lightsaber” video isn’t gonna hurt. This one comes from HeroTech who built an extendable and retractable lightsaber and put together a tutorial on their website (for paid members only). All jokes and mild snark aside … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 14 hours ago

It’s Nice That spoke to Brad Ogbonna about his ‘colourful and considerate depictions of the people of Dakar’

It’s Nice That spoke to Brad Ogbonna about his ‘colourful and considerate depictions of the people of Dakar‘: One of the defining characteristics of the regions is the amount of colour on display. From the home exteriors and interior decor to the clothing people wear […] The post … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 2 days ago

Danny Gonzalez reviewed The Little Panda Fighter

A few years ago, Danny Gonzalez reviewed The Little Panda Fighter, a bootleg version of Kung Fu Panda, and it’s hilariously bad (the film, not the review—that’s just hilarious). It was released in 2008 by Vídeo Brinquedo, a Brazilian animation studio and amongst its cast was none … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 3 days ago

The Santa Marta Sabrewing has made a reappearance in Colombia

Researchers from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, SELVA, ProCAT Colombia, and World Parrot Trust have made some important observations of a very rare species called the Santa Marta Sabrewing. The species is one of the rarest amongst birds in the … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 4 days ago

The Ishango bone: a bone of mathematical contention

The Ishango bone is a tool and possible mathematical device from prehistoric times. Its name is taken from the area of Ishango in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it was found. […] The bone, probably a fibula of a baboon, large cat, or other large mammal, has been dated to … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 5 days ago

Taschen’s new book explores four centuries of colour theory

The Book of Colour Concepts by art historian Alexandra Loske explores four centuries of colour theory from changes in science to the Mary Gartside, the first woman who published an illustrated book in colour in 1805. (via It’s Nice That) The post Taschen’s new book explores four … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 5 days ago

My second favourite dad joke

A man gets home early from work and finds his wife in bed with his best friend. He gets his shotgun and says “I’m going to shoot your balls off!” His best friend begs him, “Please, we’re best friends! Give me a chance!” So he says, “Alright then, swing ’em!” The post My second fa … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 6 days ago

Batman Saves the Congo

Batman Saves the Congo is a book by Alexandra Cosima Budabin and Lisa Ann Richey Can which questions the influence of celebrities on the development field and whether they can promote change for the good or just act as mouthpieces for major corps: In 2010, Ben Affleck, known for … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 6 days ago

Mitch Hedberg on dreams

I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later. The post Mitch Hedberg on dreams appeared first on Cultrface. | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 6 days ago

Colombia to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Palestine genocide

I missed this last month but good to see Colombian President Gustavo Petro call out Israel’s genocide of Palestinians for what it is and announce plans to cut diplomatic ties with the nation state. “Here in front of you, the government of change, of the president of the republic, … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 8 days ago

Shout out to Arisa Trew (again) as she landed her first 900

Last June, I wrote about Arisa Trew becoming the first female skateboarder to land a 720 at 13 years old. Well, she’s gone a few degrees better and landed her first 900 at 14. Join me next year when she lands a 1080! Incredible achievement. The post Shout out to Arisa Trew (again … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 8 days ago

Some cool links on Kenyan culture

I found these articles on Kenyan culture and thought I’d group them into one blog. It’s Nice That spoke to Kennedy Mirema about his work shining a light on Kenya’s cultural richness: Throughout Kennedy’s creative direction there is an immediate bonding of people and landscape, gr … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 8 days ago

JSTOR Daily asks ‘who took the cocaine out of Coca-Cola?’

It’s common knowledge that the original Coca-Cola recipe had cocaine in it. And while it might seem obvious to us now to remove a hard drug from a soft drink, what was the actual reason? JSTOR Daily consulted a journal article by Michael M. Cohen where he claimed it was about aut … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 9 days ago

Paint The Town Red

The poster for Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage, a 1994 SEGA Genesis game starring Spider-Man, Venom, and of course, Carnage. The post Paint The Town Red appeared first on Cultrface. | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 9 days ago

‘Gentlemen of Bacongo’ by Daniele Tamagni showcases Congolese men adherent of La Sape

Gentlemen of Bacongo is a photobook by Daniele Tamagni showcases the dapper styles of Congolese men who are part of La Sape subculture: Daniele Tamagni’s wonderful pictorial essay brilliantly manages to capture the ebullience of sapeur culture at its source in Bacongo, a sprawlin … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 9 days ago

One Million Bones

One Million Bones is a large-scale art project created by Naomi Natale. In 2013, a 3-day event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. featured over a million handcrafted bones, collected over the space of 3 years. Natale used the project to raise awareness of genocides and warf … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 9 days ago

A Treasury of Great Recipes: a cookbook by Vincent Price

Besides being a horror legend and part-time rapper, Vincent Price was a food lover, and in 1965 he co-wrote a best-selling cookbook with his second wife called A Treasury of Great Recipes. It was out of print but his daughter Victoria helped get it reissued for its 50th anniversa … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 11 days ago

Joanne the Scammer welcomes you to her Caucasian home

It’s a classic that I had to share and somewhat archive for myself since it wasn’t readily available on YouTube. Joanne the Scammer welcomes you to her Caucasian home for Super Deluxe (RIP) but it’s clear this is all a ruse and the lies eventually unravel at the end. Honestly (tr … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 12 days ago

The World Games 2025 logo is a masterpiece

Last December, the Chengdu 2025 Organising Committee opened a contest for entrants to create the logo for The World Games 2025. Out of over 3,500 entrants came a winner and, at first, I couldn’t see see what was so special about it… until I saw the panda! The winning logo was des … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 12 days ago

Senegalese graffiti artist Zeinixx on her life, her graffiti, and her country

Zeinixx is a Senegalese graffiti artist and the nation’s first female professional graffiti artist. In the video above, she spoke about her activism, how she started graffiti, her inspirations, and what graffiti means to Senegalese people. The post Senegalese graffiti artist Zein … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 14 days ago

What if Gyarados was a coffee machine?

Tina Bobbe and La Marzocco collaborated on a series of coffee machines and this is one of them. A swirling blue metal behemoth capable of making whatever hot beverage you desire. The post What if Gyarados was a coffee machine? appeared first on Cultrface. | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 14 days ago

The Vermont school in an empty shopping mall

Many department stores are lying empty across the US as more of us shop online. One school found a unique use for one of them when they urgently needed a new home. (via BBC) The post The Vermont school in an empty shopping mall appeared first on Cultrface. | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 14 days ago

30 facts about the culture of DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (or DR Congo or Congo-Kinshasa) is diverse nation with rich cultural heritage, heavily influenced by war and colonisation, and areas of stunning natural beauty. It’s important to remain aware of warfare and systemic exploitation of the Congolese p … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 15 days ago

CBR’s ’10 Best Anime That Aren’t 100s of Episodes Long’

A different kind of anime list from CBR where they picked their 10 best short(er) anime series, including Yuri!!!, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, and my all-time favourite, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Here’s what they had to say about FMA: […] Determined to fix what they have done, … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 15 days ago

Cute handrail sculpture by Karl-Henning Seemann

Karl-Henning Seemann is a German sculptor who made this really cute and useful handrail sculpture. It depicts a dog pulling against his lead, held by his owner. The tension of the lead acts as the handrail in the most whimsical of ways. Now that’s what I call German engineering. … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 18 days ago

Corey Harris, suspended from driving, joined a court hearing via Zoom while driving

A district judge in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was astonished when a man with a suspended driver’s license joined a court Zoom call while driving a car […] The judge revoked Harris’s bond, and he was ordered to turn himself into the local county jail by that evening. The judge said “I … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 18 days ago

CERVEZA CRISTAL!

I watched this clip of Star Wars: A New Hope and, despite having an idea of what might happen based on the video’s title, I didn’t expect that: When the Star Wars films aired in Chile, instead of cutting away from the movie for commercial breaks, the TV station “seamlessly” inser … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 19 days ago

Afghan afghani

The Afghan afghani is Afghanistan’s official currency. It was introduced in 1925, replacing the Afghan rupee, but was reformed in 2002 after years of financial instability caused by the Taliban and major destabilization in 2001–2002. Bank notes feature a variety of Afghani cultur … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 20 days ago

Fred Hampton quote from a speech at the Capitol Theater—19th May, 1969

We’re not gonna fight racism with racism, we’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We’re not gonna fight capitalism with black capitalism like some of these punks in the city of Chicago want to do, we’re gonna fight capitalism with socialism. Fred Hampton quote from a speech at … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 20 days ago

LogoArchive on Adidas’s Trefoil logo design and its logotype

LogoArchive analysed Adidas’s Trefoil logo design and its logotype as part of its “Logo Histories” series. Something I didn’t know: Dassler first registered the company as ‘addas’ and printed business cards with that name, before changing it to ‘adidas’. The post LogoArchive on A … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 22 days ago

The Tequila Breath cocktail

Thirsty Thursday Toys is back with another cocktail (see my last post about his “Tyrani-Tart” cocktail), this time inspired by Godzilla. ‘Tequila Breath’ includes a homemade habanero-infused tequila, pineapple juice, and grenadine, this drink is designed to have a vintage-comic-c … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 23 days ago

Roundhay Garden Scene: the oldest surviving motion picture

In 1888, French inventor Louis Le Prince used his patented single lens camera to capture the movements of a group of people at Oakwood Grange in Roundhay, UK. This motion picture was the first of its kind and he called “Roundhay Garden Scene”. It is also believed to be the oldest … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 26 days ago

TIL: Spring Bank Holiday in the UK used to be on a different day

From Wikipedia: Whit Monday, the day after Whitsun, remained a holiday in Britain until 1971 when, with effect from 1972, the ruling Conservative Government decided to permanently replace it, following a five year trial period, with a Spring Bank Holiday on the last Monday in May … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 28 days ago

Dublin Zoo’s newest hippo Ernie has sadly passed away

Dublin Zoo’s newest hippo Ernie has sadly passed away. The zoo is awaiting results of an examination to determine why he died. 🦛 🥀 The post Dublin Zoo’s newest hippo Ernie has sadly passed away appeared first on Cultrface. | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

What if Superman V hadn’t been cancelled?

Bullets & Blockbusters looked at the original and ill-fated Superman V script that would have featured Christopher Reeve had Superman IV not been so bad and the whole franchise collapsed into itself. Although I knew about the weird journey that Superman IV’s sequel took from the … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

Palestine (the one in Illinois) and the mystery of Jean LaMotte

Palestine is the name of a village in Illinois, USA. As of the 2020 Cencus, it had a population of 1,233 (~95% white), and the median income per household was $41,700. But why is it named Palestine? Well, according to an archived page from Pioneer City, it looked like Palestine: … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

Some links on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated predominately in the US by people of Mexican heritage. It takes place on 5th May (hence the name—Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for 5th of May) and commemorates Mexico’s victory over at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It’s important to note t … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

A supercut of people at gunpoint convinced they won’t get shot… and then getting shot

For me, nothing beats people thinking they’re superior and then falling back to earth—or in this case eventually under the earth (RIP). The supercut (above) shows the classic trope of “what are you gonna do, shoot me?” followed by getting shot. The video opens with Columbo, follo … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

Feedme.Design on the ‘minimalist perfection’ of Sony’s VAIO logo

Feedme.Design conducted a study on the ‘minimalist perfection’ of Sony’s VAIO logo: The deceptively simple VAIO logomark is a masterclass in minimalist expression and brand storytelling, and it’s one of my favourite logo designs of all time. The post Feedme.Design on the ‘minimal … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

Akira: Quick Action Recorder

The video above shows some early footage of Akira, per-colorisation: One of the most notable tools used in the production of the film was the use of the Quick Action Recorder. The quick action recorder allowed the animators to take pictures of individual frames (like a down-shoot … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

Tim Curry and Grace Jones

Grace Jones was filming the James Bond classic ‘A View to a Kill’ in the adjacent studio at Pinewood whilst Tim Curry was filming ‘Legend’ during 1984. Jones used to hang out with Tim whilst he was having his prosthetic makeup applied for the character of Darkness. Tim’s makeup t … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

Mount Fuji, seen from the International Space Station

The post Mount Fuji, seen from the International Space Station appeared first on Cultrface. | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Today is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (or Armenian Genocide Memorial Day), a day commemorating the victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915. It’s said that 1.5 million Armenians were starved and murdered. It’s tradition for people to walk to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memo … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 1 month ago

The most expensive cup of coffee in the UK can be found in London

Shot, a specialty coffee bar in Mayfair, is charging £265 for a cup of coffee using Japanese Typica beans. This makes it the most expensive in the UK by a long way. In this economy? Disgusting. (via Secret London) The post The most expensive cup of coffee in the UK can be found i … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 2 months ago

Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Tempelhof Airport was one of the first airports in Berlin, Germany, operating from 1923 until 2008. It was known for its iconic pre-World War II architecture, its role in the Berlin Airlift, and for having the then-world’s smallest duty-free shop. The airport closed in 2008 after … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 2 months ago

A fun fact about Angostura bitters

I’ve seen Angostura bitters bottles from time to time and never knew why their labels were bigger than the bottles. Until now: The label on Angostura bitters is larger than the bottle. When company founder Johann Siegert died, his sons planned to enter the tonic in a competition … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 2 months ago

The Criterion Channel’s April 2024 lineup is packing ‘Heat’

With it being 1st April, The Criterion Channel has announced its April 2024 lineup and it’s a scorcher. Amongst the many titles available to watch, we have: Criterion related: Ashley Clark’s Afrofuturist film series on Criterion Channel and Black titles from a Criterion Collectio … | Continue reading


@cultrface.co.uk | 2 months ago