The Tidal Wave That Destroys Us At Last

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A surreal tidal wave as high as a skyscraper is about to bear down on this city and destroy it forever. No it's not ripped from the pages of a climate change report - it's one of the many worlds designed by British design student Jon McCoy, who revels in the apocalyptic.

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Illustration for article titled The Tidal Wave That Destroys Us At Last

Though McCoy has a number of paintings that depict cities falling into ruins, he also loves to show us structures that are being built - particularly in space or in extremely alien environments. I imagine that this is some kind of space dock and habitat.

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Illustration for article titled The Tidal Wave That Destroys Us At Last

McCoy's also loves to do concept design for characters, and this one caught my eye because right now Andrew "Wall-E" Stanton is working on a John Carter of Mars movie, based on the early-twentieth century adventure novels. You can see more of Jon McCoy's work on his website.

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tetracycloide

action semantic bastard is here to save this post

"A surreal tidal wave as massive as a skyscraper"

should be

"A surreal tidal wave as tall as a skyscraper"

a tidal wave as massive as a skyscraper would not be very impressive because the mass of the skyscraper would have to be spread out through the entire length of the wave. the tidal wave pictured is most certainly more massive than any skyscraper pictured by on order of magnitude or more.

my work here if finished. action semantic bastard away!