The Age of Uncertainty
is my new favorite blog. It's by a gentleman bookseller who works in a warehouse in Sussex processing lorryfuls of used books. He shares the most interesting things he finds, commenting with wit and sensitivity. He also writes entertainingly about his everyday life. Let me point you towards his series of extracts from a diary that came to his warehouse, detailing the life of Derek, an employee of the government who converted to Mormonism. It was a fairly normal life, but the excerpts are fascinating. Here are the entries in order: 1
. He also posts beautiful images he finds, such as Victorian color plates: 1
. Still, it is the remains of ordinary lives washing up on his shores that most enthralls me, such as this tear-inducing post about a family photo album
which was sent to his used books warehouse.
posted by Kattullus
on Aug 13, 2010 -
They Draw and Cook:
The art world intersects with the food community at They Draw & Cook, a clever blog started earlier this year by sibling design and illustration team Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell (together they run Studio SSS
). Each day, They Draw & Cook features a new recipe illustration by a practicing artist, illustrator, or designer. The recipes vary in both style and content and are submitted from all over the world.
posted by Fizz
on Aug 2, 2010 -
Twaggies, turn your tweets into pics.
Take random weird tweets and turn them into even weirder visuals. Twaggies, a website by Kiersten Essenpreis
, features illustrations by the extraordinary @K_Essenpreis
. (Essen is the German verb for “to eat” and preis means “praise.” So you better leave some nice comments for her or she’ll twag you most unfavorably.) The other half of the team is David Isreal
, who can’t draw a stick figure much less a twaggie, but does all the other stuff for the blog and hit on the idea for it in the first place.
Three additional twaggers have contributed in the past – @yaelbt
posted by Fizz
on Jul 30, 2010 -
"Since the beginning of time, there has been struggle. The epic clash of being against being. Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Triceratops. Giant Squid vs. the Sperm Whale. The Circle vs. the Square. The struggle is forever. It makes the world turn around... This is a chronicling of some of the greatest confrontations in FILM HISTORY. The greatest moments of melee. These are the GREAT SHOWDOWNS
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posted by carsonb
on Jul 28, 2010 -
is a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. His recent project, Pencil vs. Camera
, is an amalgam of illustration and photography, creating something similar in a single image showing two different actions. His Flickr Photostream
posted by netbros
on May 2, 2010 -
Gorgeous new covers
for Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and From the Earth to the Moon by design student Jim Tierney.
posted by Omon Ra
on Feb 18, 2010 -
Picture Book Report is an extended love-song to books. Fifteen illustrators will reach out to their favorite books and create wonderful pieces of art in response to the text that has moved them, shaped them, or excited them. From sci-fi to children’s books to fantasy to serious novels, we’ll cover them all. For three weeks out of every month there will be a new illustration every day from one of us along with our thoughts, process, anything we can come up with. Together we will try to excite readers both new and old and capture some of that magic of storytelling.
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posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew
on Feb 15, 2010 -
is a freelance illustrator based in Oakland, California who loves to draw imaginary creatures. Metheny has taken this fascination with made-up animals
and extended it to the point of conjuring up an entire continent, Orcura
, through which flows The Morae River
. The river basin has a bestiary and a Classification of Species to describe the animals that inhabit it. (via
) (speculative zoology previously
posted by HumanComplex
on Nov 9, 2009 -
Name That Movie
The illustrator, Paul Rogers, description of his project: I started a series of drawings in my sketchbook, it's a kind of visual quiz of great movies. Each series is a sequence of six drawings of shots from classic films (in the order they appear on screen.) No portraits of movie stars, just iconic images from the film.
posted by TimTypeZed
on Nov 8, 2009 -