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The Master of Darkness

The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko...at least most of them... [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Jun 20, 2014 - 9 comments

Have you heard The Whistler? Old time radio mystery and horror

I am The Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes... I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak. So tonight, I tell you this story.... If you lived near a west coast CBS radio affiliate between May 16, 1942 and September 22, 1955, you probably heard The Whistler, or at least knew of the radio mystery series that was somewhat in the style of the better-known franchise, The Shadow. If you missed it, you can catch up on Archive.org, with selections from 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 and '52, or browse through a collection of 502 episodes. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 6, 2014 - 16 comments

Nasty Pieces of Work

Tim Noble & Sue Webster make art (mildly NSFW), including an ongoing series of abstract sculpture which, when spot-lit, throw very human shadows. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 22, 2013 - 15 comments

Light, Reflection, and Shadow

Diet Wiegman takes using light and darkness to a new level in his sculptures. What may, at first, seem like an abstract composition, often made of mundane recycled items, reveals its amazing secrets when a light is applied. [via]
posted by quin on Jul 1, 2013 - 3 comments

Playing with Dark Magic

What the Heck is Shadow DOM? Browser developers realized that coding the appearance and behavior of HTML elements completely by hand is a) hard and b) silly. So they sort of cheated. They created a boundary between what you, the Web developer can reach and what’s considered implementation details, thus inaccessible to you. The browser however, can traipse across this boundary at will.
posted by netbros on Jan 18, 2011 - 38 comments

For all your css-based text shadowing needs

MOTHER EFFING TEXT-SHADOW For all your css-based text shadowing needs
posted by GuyZero on Oct 1, 2010 - 27 comments

Neil Stephenson(etc) releases The Mongoliad, a collaborative online writing experiment.

The Mongoliad. Previous, MeFi discussed new publishing formats, like the Shadow Unit web series. Now Neil Stephenson (And others) has debuted his own project, the casually hyped Mongoliad. The authors' intent seems to be an experiment with format, publishing to handheld devices, payment schemes, and the entire concept of intellectual property.
posted by Stagger Lee on Sep 1, 2010 - 19 comments

Death Shadow of the Blood Dragon

The annual Orbit books survey of Fantasy cover art: Fantasy Art, The Changing Fashion of Urban Fantasy Heroines, Color trends in Dragons, Title Trends and Fonts.
posted by Artw on Aug 23, 2010 - 74 comments

shadow art by Kumi Yamashita

shadow art by Kumi Yamashita
posted by various on Apr 13, 2010 - 8 comments

Introducing: Introducing

If you, like so many of us, are a fan of DJ Shadow's legendary 1996 debut album Endtroducing, prepare to get chills watching this nine-piece cover the record from beginning to end. Introducing: Introducing.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Dec 23, 2009 - 43 comments

He whose head is in the shadow of love will have heaven beneath his feet

Chaiyya Chaiyya - ("[walk] in the shadow"). The smash Bollywood hit from the movie "Dil Se". for ceege [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Mar 17, 2009 - 57 comments

Someday we'll find it

Atmospheric Optics. Rainbows, in spray, of moonlight, in reflective paint, without sky, with spokes, twinned, reflected, in clouds, in the fog, more. Halos, horizon distortion, green flashes, pillars, near-contrails. Surface and volume shadows. Waves atop the atmosphere. Mysteries. Picture of the Day. Via. Previously. Still no unicorns.
posted by fantabulous timewaster on Jan 13, 2009 - 18 comments

Shadow Casting Panels

*relativity by Drzach & Suchy. "Our work explores the relativity of perception and the dependence of appearance on the surroundings. It illustrates the fact that the message communicated to the observer can dramatically change with varying external conditions. Multiple images are encoded within a single physical object — a white panel, which displays the separate images under appropriate lighting conditions. The underlying principle of our technique is based on a simple observation: the shadow cast by an object depends not only on the object itself, but also on the light; therefore the same object under changing lighting conditions can totally change its appearance." [Via]
posted by homunculus on Aug 13, 2008 - 11 comments

Tales of marrying the devil

Did you ever hear the story / of Belinda O'McHugh / She was courted by the Devil / And she didn't know what to do / He came a courtin' ev'ry evenin' / So Belinda got to thinkin' / She would be the Devil's wife / It was better far than bein' / An old maid all her life
posted by Astro Zombie on Dec 26, 2007 - 4 comments

The Outsider?

The legendary and influential DJ Shadow has been discussed here several times before. His latest album, The Outsider, dropped earlier this week. It dropped hard. Its embrace of hyphy and schizophrenic genre spanning has been met with near-universal disappointment, shock, anger, and sadness by his fans. Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, explains himself here. As Shadow seems to be a long-standing favorite among Mefites, what do you think of it?
posted by ghastlyfop on Sep 21, 2006 - 68 comments

Lee Friedlander: "I only wanted Uncle Vern standing by his new car"

Little visual miracles. For more than forty years that most American of photographers, Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters Lee Friedlander, has recorded modern American urban life -- with its jumble of people, signs, buildings, and cars, and television sets. He likes to turn a common blunder of amateurs -- photographing something nearby with one's back to the sun -- into a leitmotif. His shadow plays the role of alter ego, sticking to the back of a woman's fur collar, clinging to a lamppost as a parade of drum majorettes passes by, reclining like a stuffed doll on a chair. Clever jigsaw puzzles, his pictures frequently reveal themselves to be laconic, austere poems to what Friedlander has termed "the American social landscape',' meaning mostly ordinary places and affairs. "Friedlander," an exhibition of more than 480 photographs and 25 books covering decades of work, runs at MoMA through Aug. 29, before traveling to Europe until 2007. More inside.
posted by matteo on Jun 14, 2005 - 8 comments

Return of the Shadow...

Return of the Shadow... Josh Davis shows he hasn't lost his muse in the six years since Endtroducing... changed the shape of things to come. Ten minute preview is available before you go out and get your own mint condition special edition (plus one copy to hock on eBay).
posted by birddog on Jun 4, 2002 - 22 comments

This picture

This picture of the Space Shuttle and the ray of "shadow" from the moon is pretty cool. I even think I buy the explanation.
posted by aflakete on Feb 19, 2001 - 15 comments

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