Thursday, March 31, 2005

Illuminated Manuscripts...

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Manuscripts from the British Library. The Library holds one of the richest collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the world, and the Digital Catalogue's goal is to provide access to images and information about its manuscripts to students, scholars and the general public.

It's not easy to navigate the site so do a 'simple' search. Here's a search of the word Nativity.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Painting...

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Anthony Holdsworth has both an impressionistic and realistic touch to his paintings. He paints the streets of San Francisco, Oakland and Italy.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Outsider Art...

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Charles Benefiel "uses densely gridded columns of numbers to demonstrate a particular sensitivity to the ways in which contemporary society quantifies, categorizes, and classifies human beings into endless sets of numbers on bills, credit cards, I.D. cards, and bank statements. His is also a world where human beings voluntarily become distorted toys...."
More Here. And a good article on his work here.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Illustrations...

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Maximilian Bode is a prolific illustrator whose work appears in many magazines.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Film Mag...

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FLM Magazine the film magazine of Landmark Theatres is ready to read both online and for pick-up [free] at Landmark Theatres. Online you can read many articles including what writer/director Matthew Parkhill has to say about 'dot the I', what director Dana Brown has to say about his latest documentary 'Dust to Glory' as well as Jonathan Nossiter's comments on his wine documentary 'Mondovino'.

There are many, many more unique articles - written by filmmakers who have cool new art/indie/foreign films coming soon - in the magazine itself. Included also is a review I wrote on the forthcoming DVD of The Corporation.
Movie Posters...

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Russian Movie Posters. There are over 300 delightfully artistic posters on this site. If you are short on time I suggest checking out the selection from the letter 'T'. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Ads...

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Vintage Ads Journal [a community of Live Journal] finds old ads that were used to sell us stuff.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Watercolors...

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David Hockney has a collection of watercolor work [and older work] showing now at the L.A. Louver in Venice California.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Microscopic Digital Art...

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Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery shows us the molecular world in color photographs taken through an optical microscope (commonly referred to as "photo-micro-graphs"). Check out endorphins and beer [the above photo is of Amstel Light] and vitamins. [Via Information Junk]

Friday, March 18, 2005

Painting...

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Kim Richardson has a story to tell about the body and the soul with her oil on wood paintings.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Drawings...

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Spanish Civil War Drawings by Spanish school children in the late 1930's done in pencil, crayon, ink and watercolor. [Many are more political than this one above].
[via Plep]

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Album Covers...

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Psychedelic Album Covers from the 60's and 70's. I saw some of these as a kid in my brother's LP collection.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Posters...

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Polish Circus Posters are as surreal, colorful and fun as the movie posters they create. Dozens' more here. [Indirectly via Metafilter].

Monday, March 14, 2005

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Book Covers...

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Book Covers from 1938 at the amazing New York Public Library Digital Gallery. [There are many other years worth of book covers available too].

Friday, March 11, 2005

Film...

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Laura the great 1944 Hollywood noir/drama finally comes out on DVD domestically in the US on Tuesday, March 15.
Mark finds the woman of his dreams: beautiful, sweet-natured, wealthy and successful advertising executive Laura Hunt. The only catch? He's a homicide detective, and she's a homicide victim. [Yes, he falls in love with the painting of her].
If you haven't seen it I suggest you go right out and rent it or buy it. Trivia and quotes about the film can be found here. Full write-up with script excerpts can be found at Film Site.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Illustrations...

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Gerald Scarfe has some wicked looking characters and caricatures. His work shows up in the New Yorker and he also did the art work for Pink Floyd's The Wall.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Cool things...

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* Letter James is a neat site where you can create your own signs, graffiti and other cool stuff.

* I Hate my Flatmate blog. Hilarious.

* Tout va bien: a political film starring Jane Fonda and directed by Jean Luc Godard just came out on DVD from Criterion Collection. Metafilter has the lowdown on it.

* An Annotation of the First Page of White Noise a novel by Don Delillo.

* Angry Customer phone call remixed over at The Liquid Kitty site. [Parental warning: MP3 has bad language so don't play loudly at work].

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Movie Posters...

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Tarzan Movie Posters for those who like the 'king of the jungle'.
[indirectly via PCL LinkDump]

Monday, March 07, 2005

Marionnettes...

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Scott Radke makes intriguing and somewhat disturbing marionettes. He also has some really whacked drawings. More of his drawings here.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Classic Comics...

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Chic Young's Blondie. Along with Peanuts and Pogo a classic comic I enjoyed reading as a kid.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Photography...

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Paris Flood of 1910 captured by Pierre Petit who shot some stunning black and white photos.
[Via The Cartoonist]

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Painting...

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Inka Essenhigh paints fantastic cartoony biomorphic paintings that can surprise you.
More here, here and older stuff here.