The Remarkable Dinosaur Footprint Wall
Located 3 miles (5 km) from Sucre, Bolivia is Cal Orko, an imposing limestone slab 0.9 miles (1.5 km) long and over 328 feet (100 m) high. On this steep face with an inclination of 72 degrees, visitors can look back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth over 68 million years ago.
At Cal Orko you will find 462 distinct dinosaur tracks from at least 8 different species, totaling an incredible 5,055 dinosaur footprints. So how do thousands of dinosaur footprints come to be, on a seemingly vertical rock face hundreds of feet high? The location used to be the shore of a former lake, that attracted large numbers of dinosaurs.
The creatures’ feet sank into the shoreline in damp weather, leaving marks that were solidified by later periods of drought. Wet weather then returned, sealing the prints below mud and sediment. The wet-dry pattern was repeated several times, preserving multiple layers of prints. Tectonic upheaval then pushed the flat ground up to the brilliant viewing angle that it is today.
This is my favorite post in the history of Tumblr.
When he puts his face through the bear, he looks exactly like my dog, Marlowe.
Cyrus Kabiru (b. 1974, Nairobi, Kenya)
Lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya
African Resources (from the “C-Stunner” series), 2012
Mixed media (perforated scrap metal, glass beads and plastic bottle caps) Courtesy the artist
Typographic Brooklyn Bridge
Cameron Moll is reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge designed entirely with type. The project which has taken three years is his third print produced in this way. Constructed from the letters of typefaces designed during the same period as the bridges’ construction, Cameron chose Antique Triple Extra Condensed and German blackletter, Fetta Gotish in honour of Architect John Roebling’s German heritage.
There are some lovely details, hidden in the brickwork of lettering are John Roebling’s name, that of his son, Washington, who took over as chief engineer, and the sir names of those who died during its construction.
Cameron’s raising money on Kickstarter to have the print letterpressed in two colours (picked with a Pantone swatch held to the bridge). So far he’s raised five times the target.
The final artwork will be 24”×16”, printed on Crane Lettra Pearl. Limited edition (1,500 copies).