These Brilliantly Colored Bolivian Buildings Look Like Alien Spaceships

These strangely decorated, brightly-colored buildings in El Alto, Bolivia, are the early examples of a new Bolivian architectural style, started after the election of President Evo Morales Ayma in 2006, when the national pride became more important than ever. Appropriately, they are called cohetillos — "spaceships." » 2/23/15 3:00pm 2/23/15 3:00pm

Gorgeous Banknotes Feature Flora, Fauna—And Skeletons Under UV Light

For her Master's project, graphic designer Barbara Bernát created a fictional currency she calls the Hungarian Euro. Instead of people or monuments, the obverse and reverse of Bernat's notes feature beautiful illustrations of European animals and plants; beneath UV light, the skeletal anatomies of the former become… » 2/23/15 12:10pm 2/23/15 12:10pm

How Disasters, Emergencies, and Survivalism Are Shaping Home Design

You peer warily out of the single window in your zombie-proof steel box. The street seems deserted—except for a lone figure who is staring at you from a distance. Is it 2079, in the years after the Great Drought Plague!? No, it's 2015 in Royal Oak, Michigan, and that zombie is a curious local Fox reporter. » 2/18/15 1:42pm 2/18/15 1:42pm

Jupiter Ascending's Spaceship Designs Are Even Cooler Than You Knew

Jupiter Ascending has some of the most stunning visuals we've ever seen in a space opera. The movie's spaceships are just stunning, and unlike anything else in movies or elsewhere. We talked to lead designer George Hull, and he told us how Brutalist architecture and Siamese fighting fish influenced these ships. » 2/06/15 7:00pm 2/06/15 7:00pm

Here Are the Clothes We Need For the Inevitable Apocalypse

Gelareh produces clothes that I absolutely will never be able to afford, but that I would absolutely loot post-apocalypse. Although the white ones may draw far too much attention from the drones hunting us from the skies. But for now, the new look for spring and summer based on spinal columns. » 2/04/15 12:30am 2/04/15 12:30am

All the faces of Ultron: The design evolution of the Avengers' archenemy

Outstanding illustration of the new Ultron on the cover of Empire this week. I remember how fascinated I was the first time I saw Ultron in Avengers. It was issue #162, published in 1977—I saw it much later because it arrived to Spain in the 80s. Here's how artists changed Ultron's appearance through the years: » 1/26/15 6:27pm 1/26/15 6:27pm