Friday, January 28, 2005

Flatbed Scanner Art...

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Maggie Taylor
Her subtle surreal images explore the use of a computer and a flatbed scanner in place of a camera. By placing objects directly on the glass top of the scanner she is able to create a unique type of digital image which has photographic qualities.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Photography...

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George Hurrell "irreparably changed the way cinema studios and the movie going public perceived many of the greatest stars of the '30s and '40s. His highly stylized, sensual studio portraits of the great and soon to be great stars became the epitome of Hollywood glamour and mystery for a Depression weary movie going public." [Via Penny Dreadful]

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Illustrations...

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Christopher Silas Neal draws a good clean line with characters virtually frozen in time.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Booklet...

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How to Make Friends by Telephone was a booklet put out by Bell Telephone way back when. [via Neurastenia]

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Drug Induced Art...

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Gallery of Psychedelic Sketches by Hans Taeger.
Hans writes: This is a small selection of my psychedelic sketches and diary pages from the early seventies, done under the influence of lsd-25. They don't have any artistic value.

I'd say they have some artistic value.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Art book...

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Look at Book

For thirty-six weeks between June 2003 and February 2004 a sketchbook was mailed in random order between four artists; two in Brooklyn and two in Belfast. The result is pretty cool. Requires Flash. [Via MeFi]

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Collage on Flickr...2

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More of that collage thing from Flickr:

The above is from Nimmo

More good stuff can be found at:

Snapatorium

Shirin

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Collage on Flickr...

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There is a plethora of fine collage work to be found on Flickr:

The above piece is from Gentress Myrrh

Other good stuff on Flickr can be found below:

Art Nahpro

Elston

Waster Papiers

Sunday, January 16, 2005

8 tracks...

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Scanned photos of 8-tracks. It's hard to believe there was a time people listened to these. They seem older than phonographs and records.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Dali...

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Virtual Dali. I must admit that I have not always been the biggest fan of Salvador Dali. But mainly that's because most books and websites that feature his work focus on a dozen or so of his most famous pieces. The 'Virtual Dali' is a great site because it features over 300 paintings from eight decades of work. Many of which are rarely seen such as the two [that I cropped] above.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Ilustrations...

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Tomer Kanuka captures the essence of his subjects with verve and color.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Robots..?

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History of Robots in the Victorian Era.

'Boilerplate' was unveiled in 1893 by Professor Archibald Campion. Built as a prototype soldier for use in resolving the conflicts of nations, Boilerplate served with Roosevelt's Rough Riders and fought alongside Pancho Villa.

Who knew?
Movie Rating guide...

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What everyone should know about the movie rating system.

I've always got a chuckle out of the full size poster. After all, who can deny a rabbit with glasses?. But it's often difficult to find a good scan; although I know they exist.

Here's a decent jpg of the poster with the G through NC-17 ratings guide from my image collection.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Short film...

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1961 is an artistic animated interpretation of Yuri Gagarin’s historic fight as first man in space. All done to a Flaming Lips song.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Rare Film...

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Page of Madness is a must-see rare silent avant-garde film from Japan.

I happened upon the title while I was perusing the online DVD/video sale site superhappyfun, which features out-of-the-way movies that are not available at your average DVD store.

Made in 1926 by Teinosuke Kinugasa it involves a janitor who works in an insane asylum where his wife is a patient.

Plot aside the film is a marvel of technique. Using about every camera angle, movement and trick that was available in the 20's Kinugasa creates a visually rich and mezmerizing film. The editing is similar to Soviet montage-style and the shot selection has the look of German Expressionism. There too are psychological undercurrents and visual motifs that reminded me of Maya Deren's Meshes in the Afternoon, which was made 20 years later.

Clocking in at just under an hour Page of Madness has no inter-titles but it doesn't need them. Plus, it would only take away from the visual element; so who need them?

As far as I know this DVD is not available anywhere and, in fact, has not received any kind of official release. The film was transferred onto a DVD-R from a VHS copy.
Comic Book Covers...

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Comic Book Bondage Covers from the Golden age of comics. [via Metafilter]

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Comic Legend...


Will Eisner 1917-2005

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"The cartoon art form—the art of treating an image impressionistically—will not fade. It will keep growing in popularity, because a cartoon is able to convey an idea as an image, and images are the means of communication that are
proliferating. Communication in the future will be based on imagery, the transmission of ideas by images."


Good interview here.