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Martin Evening Photography




Martin Evening is a photographer and imageer who specialises in creating images for the fashion industry. His work is often vibrant, colourful and eyecatching. He also produces some of the best books for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He also has worked with Jeff Schewe, Andrew Rodney, Mac Holbert, Seth Resnick in Pixel Genius which makes plug-ins for Photoshop. Martin also contributes to ProDIG which he helped found with Ed Horwich. His website is linked below

Martin Evening Photography

although simple is well worth a visit for some very beautiful images.

Todd Lockwood

The Art of Todd Lockwood - Transitions

The Art of Todd Lockwood – Transitions

Todd Lockwood is a fine Fantasy Artist who was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He had the Rocky Mountains as his backyard, Was a big fan of Sci-fi and fantasy flicks and TV. His early passion for Tolkien and Dungeons and Dragons were part of what shaped him into one fo the finest fantasy Artists around. He’s a big dan of Role-Playing which he’s been doing for over 25 years. He is also a fan of one of my favourite subjects and someone whom I respect greatly, namely Mythology and Joseph Campbell.

His artwork if bright vibrant and reminds me very much of a fantasy version Tim White’s work in it’s luminosity and colour sense. Check out Todds Work at his personal website


The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak


The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film—and a must-have keepsake for fans

Solo a Star Wars Story is the latest Star Wars movie in the franchise. As always a plethora of products are produced to accompany the movie. For myself and many other fans, none is more interesting than the “Art of Solo A Star Wars Story” which delves into the creative process and concepts which go into making the movie happen. The book published by Abrams Books, features 256 lavishly illustrated pages.

The Art of Solo … provides background info and excellent examples of work from the artists, designers, and other members of the Lucasfilm team. I enjoy these books because of the wealth of information about how the movies were created and they are filled with tons of concept art that shows both what went onto the screen and also quite a few designs which never made it. This book is a must have for both fans of the Star Wars Saga and for those who love the art which goes into making these richly detailed movies.

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Alex Maleev

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Comic artists have come a long way since the styles established in the early days of Batman, Superman and The X-men. Alex Maleev is one of a number of eastern european artists whose fine art inspired and highly graphical style of art has graced the covers and interiors of many high profile characters from Marvel, DC and other publishers. His work on titles like Daredevil and The Crow has drawn a lot of attention. His highly regarded work on Daredevil is considered to be the best work on the title since Frank Millers run in the 70’s. His work was also used as Sylars Paintings in the hit television series Heroes.

Check out his work at

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation


The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is a must visit site and place for fans of his work, The foundation is in their own words dedicated to “preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design.”

On a personal note, I’ve always admired the work of this modern renaissance man whose work has influenced many. HIs story is an interesting and sometimes intriguing read, filled with great achievements, great art and great tragedy…

Fallingwater - Sketch by Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater – Sketch by Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater in Summer - Courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Fallingwater in Summer – Courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Morris House - Unbuilt - Sketch by Frank Lloyd Wright

Morris House – Unbuilt – Sketch by Frank Lloyd Wright

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This is so far one of my favourite designs for a poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Heavily influenced by the first promotional artworks for Star Wars back in 1976 its a nice nod to Star Wars history. Created by Los Angeles based graphic designer Midnight Marauder & @antoniostella.

“The Star Wars” was the film’s first working title. The triangular image of a character who was to become Luke armed with a lightsaber was created by Ralph McQuarrie which began shooting in early 1976.


Ralph McQuarrie

Blade Runner 2049 – Deckard Blaster Edition


Any fan of Bladerunner will love the idea of owning something which reminds them of the film. Sony in their wisdom have decided to produce a limited edition release of Bladerunner 2049 which has a model replica of Deckard’s Blaster. The Blade Runner 2049 Deckard Blaster Edition will feature a replica of the Blaster at a scale of 1: 1  The replica will be made of metal and resin and have 4 small lights (2 on each side) that illuminate with a small button.

My only gripe is that the replica is glued to the base because of some stupid EU regulation. I hope they change their minds about this. The Blaster will be sold in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, but this may change – So far it’s sold out in France and Germany. There are small differences in how the limited edition is packaged, the french version will come with an steelcase and more versions of the movie, whereas the German edition is an Amray packaged 2D blueray with Bonus content .



Star Trek Communicator


I remember as a kid watching Star Trek on television, I knew that if one day someone made a Star Trek communicator, I would have to get one. When I first saw this device posted from The Wand Company that this would be something to watch. Sure enough, what they produced was nothing short of spectacular.



The communicator is a museum quality replica of one of the original props from Star Trek. It is made of a combination of pressed metal, aluminum, and beautifully textured plastic, as well beautifully and authentically detailed. When you flick your wrist, the grill flips opens with the actual sound effects from the show, and the speaker and functioning transceiver leave you in no doubt about the fact it actually works.

Yes, I did say “works” … this is no mere prop, it is a Bluetooth communications device which you can use to answer calls on your phone, play music and it even comes with a library of authentic sounds and messages from the original series.

The Communicator feels great, sits in your hand the way you expect it to and you find yourself smiling like the geek you are every time you flick your wrist and hear it beep just like in the series. It’s even better when you answer a call on the unit, and yes, it’s truly geeky, but then, even your mates are impressed by the beauty of this device. A must have addition to any trekkies collection.

The Wand Company

Kudu Moon Globe

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Product designer Oscar Lhermitte with design studio Kudu are collaborating on launching the first topographically accurate lunar globe on kickstarter. The campaign which launched in April 2016 has been very successful and saw them raising nearly 6 times what they were asking for. The project uses the latest data from nasa’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter combined with the skills and advanced capabilities of its creators in mold making and engineering to create truly beautiful and accurate scale models of our satellite.


The Globes come in two sizes a 1/20 million and 1/11 million replicas of the moon with surface features in every detail. Available with an optional a ring of LEDs which revolve around the globe, constantly illuminating the correct face of the moon and recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth. ‘moon’ has three modes of operation: manual – allowing you to rotate the sun yourself, setting the lunar phase that you would like to see. Demo – letting you observe a synodic month in just 30 seconds. and Live – which synchronises itself with the current position of the real moon. All Moons are manufactured in the studio in London and are individually numbered.


Oscar Lhermitte is a multi-disciplinary designer who sees diversity as a driving force. His body of work ranges from industrial design to photography, video, exhibition curation, set design, art direction, and consulting.

Kudu (Alex du Preez and Peter Krige) focuses on technology led projects and specialises in the development of new electronic products. Their clients include Map Project Office, Hackaball, Beeline and BentoBio Works.

Moonproject Page

Kudu Moon Kickstarter Page