The Art of Vogue Covers
details the illustrated covers of British Vogue from 1909 through 1940, including the entire collection of covers between 1920-1930. Most of the work showcased is by seasoned Vogue illustrators Helen Dryden, Georges Lepap, Harriett Maserol, George Plank and Eduardo Benito amongst others. Look for continuing additions at the Flickr set
. This is literally just the tip of the iceberg.
A Flickr set of real and imagined warning signs.
GrafRank: Global Graffiti Statistics
is a new webapp project from Jake Dobkin
). With GrafRank, Dobkin codes street art locations from the Streetsy Flickr Pool
, tagged by artist, to highlight where notable street artists are working in specific cities, their prolificacy, and the more popular areas in those cities for tagging.
iHero: Mosaics of Steve Jobs
- Charis Tsevis is a Greek artist and visual designer who creates interesting collages from objects related to the subject, often for publications like the Wall Street Journal
. Other works include Barack Obama
, Charles Darwin
, Jonathan Ive
and much more
Len Peralta (with assistance from Paul and Storm
) has embarked on the Geek A Week Challenge
, an eventual set of 52 trading cards
covering all your favorite geek heroes, including MeFi's own jscalzi
San Francisco Vehicles Cropped to a Square
. A cool, quirky gallery of over 100 vehicles parked in San Francisco, arranged by color (be sure to page through them all and notice the color transitions). Includes a few cool shots
and a few WTF cars
The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab
is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. You may know them from such projects as How to build a fake Google Street View car
, public domain donor stickers
, internet famous class
, the first rap video to end with a download source code link
, or their numerous firefox add-ons
(such as China Channel
, Tourettes Machine
, or Back to the future
). FAT members have been hard at work standardizing various open source graffiti-related software packages, including Graffiti Analysis
, Laser Tag
, Fat Tag Deluxe
and EyeWriter [previously]
to be GML
(Graffiti Markup Language) compliant. Fuck Google
. Fuck Twitter
. Fuck SXSW
. Fuck 3D
. FAT Lab is Kanye shades for the open source movement
Thomas Shahan's Photostream
- Macro Insect Photography
(I recommend you listen to this
while viewing the link.)
Microworld by Licht
. More of Paul's macro droplet shots can be seen at his Flickr gallery
and others' macro droplet shots in the Refractions in Liquid Drops
for the Guardian. [more inside]
J.R. Williams is a prolific comics artist
with a distinctive visual style 1
. He is fond of fanciful takes on pop culture icons
and Yogi Bear
, as well as more ribald characterizations
like Polly Purebred
and Jane Jetson
(NSFW) More recently he has branched out into abstraction
, which might be characterized as psychedelic pictographs
1. Photograph billboard
2. Replace head with bloody stump
3. Affix stump
to original billboard.
Hugh Ferriss: Delineator of Gotham.
Through his charcoal renderings of dramatic, imaginary skyscrapers
in early 1900s New York City, Ferriss influenced the aesthetics of numerous architects
with his bold compositions.
The mission stencil story
is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story that takes place on the sidewalks of the Mission district in San Francisco. Via
I Saw You: Missed Connections Comics
- a flickr project in which artists illustrate posts from Craigslist's Missed Connections
. Possibly NSFW. (via)
The Ad Generator
is a generative artwork that explores how advertising uses and manipulates language. What it actually does is that it randomizes words and structures from real advertising slogans and pairs them with related images from Flickr, generating fake ads on the fly.
is an all too brief Flickr Photoset of Penguin Book cover designs from decades past. For those interested, this book
is highly recommended.
Art teacher in hot water over topless photos
- Meet Tamara
, a 29 year old art teacher at Austin High School (notable alumni
) in Austin, TX. She's in danger of losing her job with the Austin independent School District over inappropriate photos posted to her Flickr account
(may be NSFW). "I'm an artist and I'm going to participate in the arts," Hoover said. "If that's not something they want me to do then I want to be told that. I don't feel as if I was doing anything that was beyond expectations."
I'm a huge fan of clever unintended uses for things, and loloroy's favorites
reuses a page/interface I've seen hundreds of times before in a cute way. It may take a second to figure out, but should be worth it [via tmn
Self-portrait: A portrait an artist makes using himself or herself as its subject, typically drawn or painted from a reflection in a mirror.
There are many famous painted self portraits,
but now that everyone has a digital camera, more and more photographic self portaits are popping up everywhere
. Whether you think of it as vanity
, or just art, it is hard to deny that there are a lot of interesting
shots out there. Sure, there are plenty of arm
angles, but there is also work being done with black and white
, and, of course
. Even photoshop
is used sometimes
. People are still speculating
on what exactly all these pictures mean, but I think it is clear that from totally innocent
to intensely personal
, self portraits are here to stay.
"I don't know if I'm comfortable saying there's some great theory behind the pictures ..."
lets you search across the image collections of a bunch of (mostly Australian, but a few international) cultural agencies. It's been running in various forms since 1998 and has just started accepting contributions through the Flickr groups PictureAustralia: Australia Day
and PictureAustralia: People, Places and Events
. [via Stuff v.3
cannot be defined, but it's way fun. Use it to easily create angular art pieces, then share your creation with the teeming masses on the Tryangle Flickr pool
is a public space installation by Mediamatic on the 11th floor of the PostCS building in Amsterdam. Diners in Restaurant 11 can use their mobile phones to submit a keyword of their choice, which will later appear on the surrounding screens with corresponding Flickr photographs tagged with that word or words.