By Cory Doctorow at 1:32 pm Sat, Jan 19, 2013
Unknown source, unknown provenance, and it's gotta be a shoop, but what a goddamned thing this would be, were it real.
How french watch works
Strikes me as more “rendered” than “shopped”.
Why does it have to be fake? I’ve seen quite a few “faceless” watches like this.
I think I just found Waldo!
No winding required. It’s powered by the entrapped soul of a college student who disappeared while cycling through Europe not long ago. It happened in the woods near that creepy watch maker’s house.
shooped like Salt n Peppa?
I can’t fathom why are people so many people willing to pay top dollar for a RubeGoldberg contraption, that can easily be replicated by an RC oscilator and four counters.
Yeah, seriously. And for that matter, why would anyone pay good money for a piece of canvas smeared with pigment, when a picture from a smartphone has much more resolution, detail, and realism?
Apples and oranges.
Apples and apples, IMO.
there are at least two more of these… but I have no idea who made them, they are from as far back as 2009 tho.
Pretty sure they where made by a studio called Seagullsfly from Rio, so it might be by Fabiano Feijó…
Allright Cory, I will stop bothering you now, they are definitely by Seagulls Fly, for a 4WD magazine advert, in 2009, see http://www.touchpuppet.com/2009/07/31/seagulls-fly-creative-agency/
So you can thank me for taking a little bit of magic out of the world in order to give credit to a now defunct creative company :)
Nice investigative work, zizys.
Am I the only one bothered by the placement of the knives and forks?
Yes, yes you are.
Personally, I’m disconcerted by a lack of spoons. If I need that many knives, there had damned well better be some soup coming.
“There is no spoon”
Is that ironic?
Maybe. But it’s probably nickel silver or stainless steel.
Judging by the wallpaper-sized images, it looks more like a large-scale model rather than anything watch-sized: http://www.top-walls.com/wallpapers/2012/11/Eiffel-Tower-Guitars-Stick-Figures-Watches-1800×2880.jpg
But not nearly as authentically badass as a Dudley Masonic pocket watch. http://www.oldwatch.com/dudleyse2cu.jpg
I dislike stuff like this. They could have easily consulted a watchmaker or even an watch fan to make it look like a functional watch.
I agree with Copperwatt, Sam and Rich.
Yes….too many knives, no spoons, and it’s all on the WRONG SIDE of the plate.
My guess? Rendered by a youngster whose culinary experience is limited to drive up window meals :)
That aside, the image is decently rendered.
I resolve to used the term “watch gizzard” whenever possible.
When I was a pro modelmaker in the mid 80’s this was the kind of thing that was frequently made by hand in giant scale for advertising photography. Rather than someone at a cheap workstation PC noodling a 3d model, picture a roomful of people cutting and sanding by hand (it was even pre-lasercutting) to make this, say 18 inches in diameter. And folks wonder where all the jobs went…
pedantic comment to follow:
Photoshopping is normally understood to mean digitally compositing more than one image. This is pure digital illustration.
PS I too like the term “watch gizzard” but the word “shooping” makes me want to spit.
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