Traveller’s Joy – The Key To The Countryside – Beautiful Shell Adverts From The Mid-1950s

From the 1920s and into the 1950s the Shell Oil Company produced some wonderful advertising posters and some said, the most beautiful the country has ever seen.


1954: Arranged and painted by Edith and Rowland Hilder

Looking at these examples from the mid-fifties it’s difficult to argue. It was a different time and the adverts, mostly shown in up-market magazines such as Country Life, show us a view of Britain as a lost rural idyl while, somewhat ironically, promoting not only petrol and oil but motoring in general and where it could take you. It was only Shell petrol and diesel that could give you the exhilarating pleasure and joyous freedom of the countryside. Continue reading »

The Incredible Art Of Maciej Kuciara, Who’s Worked On The Last Of Us, Ghost In The Shell & Crysis

Maciej Kuciara is one of the most talented concept artist on the planet. And you’re about to see just why. Continue reading »

The One Backpack – First Customizable Backpack With Replaceable Shell

The ONE Brand announces the backpack with the innovative product design and functionality. The main item, that differs The ONE backpack from others – is that it consists of two parts: the leather backpack & customizable outer Shell. Creators intend to provide people an opportunity to express themselves in their own special and creative way according to everyday changing style, mood and preferences. Continue reading »

Unbelievable Shell Sculptures By Rowan Mersh

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London-based artist Rowan Mersh assembles dense rolling surfaces comprised of thousands of seashells, tiny solid objects that now appear like fluid waves. Mimicking the natural geometric patterns found in life, the artist uses responsibly sourced shells like windowpane oyster discs or duplicata shells that are tightly arranged in a labor-intensive process, one piece at a time. The shell artworks are just a small portion of Mersh’s artist practice that also spans fashion design, textile sculptures, and interactive installations. Continue reading »

The Giant Polar Bear Puppet Installed Outside The Shell Building In London

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A general view of the giant polar bear puppet outside the Shell Building on September 2, 2015 in London, England. As part of the protest, 64 activists and puppeteers manoeuvred a giant polar bear puppet the size of a double decker bus to rest just metres away from Shell’s front entrance. It’s intended the polar bear titan will remain fixed there until Shell’s Arctic drilling window ends later this month. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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Fantastic-looking Custom Made Steampunk Bullet Shell Chess

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According to an author: “First, note the quarter placed in the images for a size reference. The board for this set was made from jointed pieces of Red Oak.” Continue reading »

Joy Kampia O’Shell


Hamburger Dress. Assorted fibers, nylon, crocheted and sewn.