Friday, July 29, 2005

Illuminated manuscripts...

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Cambridge Illuminations a virtual exhibition is on display at the Fitwilliam Museum. Choose 'Themes' to see a good number of them.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Illustrations...

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Andrice Arp has her eye on a funny and strange world.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Magazine...

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Ling Lung a Japanese Chinese magazine [whoops]! from the 1930's that seems to be a cross between Cosmopolitan and Playboy. [via Maledei.de]

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Illustrations...

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Rob Dunlavey's illustrations are elaborate, funny and timely. Check out his unpublished stuff too.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Friday, July 22, 2005

American Radical Art...

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The Ben and Beatrice Goldstein collection: Life of the People: Realist Prints 1912-1948

Labor advocate and garment manufacturer Ben Goldstein, with the support of his wife Beatrice, left to The Library of Congress -- and the nation -- a collection of American prints and drawings informed by a sympathy for the condition of working people. Their images include moving portraits, scathing satires, haunting images of social ills, and more lighthearted depictions of life in the first half of the twentieth century.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Bicycles...

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Abandoned Bicycles and bike parts in New York. Were they forgotten? Did people lose the keys? Did the owner give up when parts were stolen? What's the story here?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Illustrations...

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Thorina Rose does simple almost stock drawings but the humor comes through quite well.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Book Covers...

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War of the Worlds book covers through the years and from all over the world. Illustrated pages here. [Via Information Junk]

Friday, July 15, 2005

Movie Star...

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Françoise Dorléac was Catherine Denueve's older sister. She starred in 16 films but died in 1967 in an automobile accident at age 25. The above link offers photo slides and numerous film clips from her movies and photoshoots. There is also an article about her in the latest Film Comment.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Comics...

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Classics Illustrated from the UK. Your favorite classic literature tales in comic book form. [Indirectly via Exclamation Mark]

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Posters...

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Circus Acrobat Posters. This is an impressive site. There are hundreds of posters here.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Olde Manuals...

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Historical Fencing Manuals. There's some pretty cool historical info on this web site and it's not all sword fighting. Check out this 15th century manual for wrestling. [The above image is from a 13th century manual]

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Paintings...illustrations

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Lorenzo Mattotti utilizes an interconnective flow of colors and forms. [Via Cipango]

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Photography...

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Brian McCarty gives his beguiling toys a background setting and therefore a history.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Painting...

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Juan Kelly puts animals in classic painting settings.