Sunday, October 25, 2009

LITTLE JOY



I know the blog has been slacking for over a week now, but today is my birthday and I'm not about to spend the majority of it on the internet. Fun fact: I'll actually be spending most of the day cleaning.

And since my gifts did not include a timeshare in Brazil, I'll have to be contented with some cheap beer and music like this.

Friday, October 16, 2009

SAINTS AND MARTYRS

You might find these photos a little intense so early in the morning, but this photograph series by George Krause was too good not to share. He apparently started the series in 1963 while on assignment in Mexico for a Sports Illustrated feature on boxing.

High contrast black and white photographs compliment the high contrast of beauty and terror present in each piece. They remind me a lot of the time I spent in Lourdes on my way to the next Tour de France stage. I don't happen to affiliate myself with any religion, but it was definitely an experience I won't ever forget.

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via Morbid Anatomy

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HANGING BY A THREAD

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Dry Toast is an amazing visual blog focusing on vintage book design. I especially loved this post from a vintage book on puppetry.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NEGATIVE SPACE

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Sparse but powerful pencil illustrations by Greg Eason, from Norfolk, UK.

via beautiful/decay

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

THE COLOUR OF ART

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Joshua T. Nimoy calculated the average colour from 26,000 images in the MoMa art collection. The result, apparently, was this grey colour. Specifically, #A79F94.

via today and tomorrow