The Best of SFOR Facebook: The Early Days, May – July 2018

Earlier this year, Sci-Fi-O-Rama made some big changes. Kieran was joined by Ben and Erik, and what had long been a solo project suddenly became a team effort. Working together, the team has branched into new types of content: the Classic Sci-Fi Illustrators series, the original fiction series from CG Inglis, and focus pieces on real-world science.

Perhaps the biggest change, however, has been our expansion into Facebook. Begun to reach new audiences and give us a means of sharing ‘quick’ bite-sized content, the Facebook page has rapidly evolved to become a vital part of Sci-Fi-O-Rama experience. We post on Facebook daily and have a growing, engaged audience of several hundred (so far!) Sci-Fi enthusiasts following our posts!

Impossible Architectures: The Works of Filip Dujardin

Starting his career as an architectural historian, Belgian artist and photographer Filip Dujardin has used his knowledge of contemporary vernacular architecture to create a body of remarkable speculative works. Reassembling everyday weathered elements of the contemporary built environment using photo-collage and rendering techniques, Dujardin builds edifices that look both ordinary and utterly impossible.

Classic Science-Fiction Illustrators (Part 4) – Peter Elson

Our classic Science-Fiction illustrators series [1][2][3] continues with a tribute to perhaps the most complete of all British artists; the late, great, Peter Elson (13 January 1947 – March 1998).

Elson’s artistic potential was evident at early age, beginning to draw as soon as he could hold a pencil. Something of a prodigy, he completed his Art A-Level two years early at age 16 (A-Grade, of course). Whilst at Ealing Art College he studied fashion before switching to graphics. His career in Sci-Fi illustration took off in 1977 when he entered and won a Sci-Fi artwork competition. Commissions began to flood in and a star was born.

Classic Science-Fiction Illustrators (Part 3) – Roger Dean

For the third installment of our classic Sci-Fi illustrators series, we move from one alien landscape master to another. He is an artist so exotic and distinctive he merits his own sub-genre.

I’m of course talking about British artist and designer Roger Dean (born 31 August 1944 in Ashford, Kent).

The Illustrations of Em Niwa

The Illustrations of Em Niwa

An introduction here to the energetic art of Australian/Japanese illustrator and animator Em Niwa. I stumbled upon her beautifully unconstrained work via Pinterest.

Em is one of those rare artists with a real feel for the deftness of line. She is able to apply this fluidity to craft extremely rich character designs.

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