is still showing our Street Structures exhibit at the gallery portion of our studio, the show focuses its energy towards the urban environment, paintings on found vintage signs, if you want to get inspired we suggest you make an appointment for a private viewing, you wont be disappointed!!
How do you decide which parts of a plane to armour? In WWII the USAF was attempting to answer this question and to help them they studied planes returning from the warzone and observed the distribution of bullet holes.
When the results were in, they found the fuselage (body) and wings suffered the highest concentration of damage, while the Engines and fuel system were virtually undamaged.
They were about to remove armour from the less damaged engines and reinforce the fuselage when Abraham Wald, a mathematician working for the US government at the time pointed out the influence of Survivorship bias- simply put the reason there were so few bulletholes in engines was not that the German bullets were somehow avoiding the engines, rather the planes which were hit in the engines simply weren't coming back to get studied.
Thus the solution was to reinforce precisely the least damaged engines and reduce the armour on the more heavily damaged fuselage and wings, since clearly planes so damaged could survive just fine.
Pictured is a Japanese Zero. The Japanese avoided this issue entirely by simply having no armour at all- opting instead to go with a very light plywood construction that was consequently so maneuverable it was very hard to hit at all.
(Post inspired by @shanflowerrr)
Don't hide from the hurt in the history...
Croatia was a place that hit my heart for its kind people and warm surroundings, but every now and then the long-finished war with Serbia still showed the hurt of conflicts past and the beat took a hard change.
To ignore it is ignorance but to dwell in it would be disingenuous, so among these colours and holiday vibes and love of life is... something to take a moment on, if nothing else to celebrate how the pain past and we're here to celebrate the peace it produced. ✌️ .
Word up, son, word, yeah, To all the killers and a #hundreddollarbillers For real, niggas who ain't got no feelings Check it out now
I got you stuck off the #realness , we be #theinfamous You heard of us, official #Queensbridgemurderers The #Mobb comes equipped for warfare, beware Of my crime family who got 'nough shots to share For all of those who wanna profile and pose "Rock you in your face, stab your brain with your nose bone"
You all alone in these streets, cousin
Every man for they self in this land we be gunnin'
And keep them shook crews runnin', like they supposed to They come around, but they never come close to!
I can see it inside your face, you're in the wrong place Cowards like you just get they whole body laced up With #bulletholes and such Speak the wrong words, man, and you will get touched You can put your whole army against my team, and I guarantee you it'll be your very last time breathin' Your simple words just don't move me
You're minor, we're major You're all up in the game and don't deserve to be a player Don't make me have to call your name out Your crew is featherweight; my gunshots'll make you levitate
I'm only 19, but my mind is older
When the things get for real, my warm heart turns cold Another nigga deceased, another story gets told
It ain't nothing really, ayo, Dun, spark the Philly.
Since 93 till infinity!
I don't like to do this kinda stuff, but let me take a second to pay my respects. The man in this photo is @prodigymobbdeep and he is now in the next life. This was a dude who knew exactly who he was. His lyrics changed the way many emcees approach the beat and the topics of street life. Shook ones is, in my opinion, still an underrated anthem. At 19 this guy was more intelligent and expressive than many grown men today. He knew poetry and he knew how to weave it thru the beat. I looked up to his verses many times to elevate my own creations. He is and forever will be Hip-Hop royalty. Oh, and most importantly this legend never sold out, not once. He kept it real throughout and maintained respect of every great rapper. I'd even venture to say that Pac respected him despite the petty disses. Much love to my brother Prodigy. The legacy will now be quadrupled. "Most of my friends got murdered and damn, I feel lost wish I was there when it popped off." (Hold you down) The game is in good hands Prodigy. @mobbdeephavoc @alanthechemist #rap#legends#prodigy#rip#shookones#mobbdeep#streetstyle#street#hiphop#lacedup#bulletholes
I got you stuck off the #realness , we be the #infamous
You heard of us, official #Queensbridge murderers
The #Mobb comes equipped for #warfare , beware
Of my crime family who got 'nough shots to share
For all of those who wanna profile and pose
Rock you in your face, stab your brain with your nose bone
You all alone in these streets, cousin
Every man for they self in this land we be #gunnin '
And keep them #shook crews runnin', like they supposed to
They come around, but they never come close to
I can see it inside your face, you're in the wrong place
#Cowards like you just get they whole body laced up
With #bulletholes and such
Speak the wrong words, man, and you will get touched
You can put your whole #army against my team, and
I guarantee you it'll be your very last time breathin'
Your simple words just don't move me
You're minor, we're #major
You're all up in the game and don't deserve to be a #player
Don't make me have to call your name out
#Yourcrewisfeatherweight ; my #gunshots 'll make you levitate
I'm only 19, but my mind is old
And when the things get for real, #mywarmheartturnscold
Another #nigga#deceased , another story gets told
It ain't nothing really, ayo, Dun, spark the #philly
So I can get my mind off these yellow-backed niggas
Why they still alive? I don't know, go figure
Meanwhile back in #Queens the realness and foundation
If I #die , I couldn't choose a better location
When the #slugs penetrate, you feel a burnin' sensation
Gettin' closer to #God in a tight situation