There have been a number of urban exploration or modern ruins photography posts here over the years, but I couldn't find any that linked to my new favorite modern ruin site, opacity.us
. With 85 galleries of subjects as gorgeous as Bannerman's Arsenal
and as haunting as the Verden Psychiatric Hospital
, it's a treasure trove of entropy on film.
posted by jonson
on Dec 26, 2005 -
Cover Art: The Time Collection [Flash]
"In 1978 Time
Magazine gave to the National Portrait Gallery
some 800 works of original art that had at one time or another appeared on its covers." The gallery has created an online-only exhibition of the covers (the museum is closed for renovation until July 4, 2006). "And while one may normally imagine ornately framed oils of distinguished luminaries when thinking of the NPG, the Time covers offer a much closer to 'street level' survey of the prominent figures of any specific period." [via CSM]
posted by clgregor
on Dec 14, 2005 -
- the largest online art contests of their kind, where artists are challenged to create outstanding artworks based upon set themes, while working under restrictions. For CG students, an additional bonus is the view of the creation process.
posted by Gyan
on May 23, 2005 -
A cool idea, and a fun allegory:
Bird and butterfly collages made with old bank notes (two pages, horizontal scrolling). Click the images to view larger versions and see the notes that were used (scroll down). More here
without the note source info.
posted by taz
on May 10, 2005 -
The Mary Evans Picture Library 'is a family business, which started in 1964. Hilary and Mary Evans began collecting historical material, in the form of books, loose prints and ephemera, in the 1950s and through various media contacts they turned their hobby into a thriving business.'
(free reg req) If you open just about any non-fiction book from the past 50 or so years, you are sure to see Mary Evans' name beside many unusual
And for April Fool's.
Its all rather extraordinary.
(Note: This is my 1st FPP. Thanks guys!!)
posted by shipbreaker
on Apr 1, 2005 -
The Numeric Diaries...
So cool. After entering, use the side arrows to navigate back and forth, choose from the drop-down menu, or use the thumbnails
to view images going back to October 1, 2003
. Some images mouse over or click through for further treats or links. And when you're done, you can visit the main site at Trezart
for a lot more art and fun. (French language, via the archives of the great gmtPlus9
posted by taz
on Feb 16, 2005 -
The mystery of Stefan Mart and the 'Tales of the Nations'.
"The Tales of Nations" was not an ordinary book that you could buy in a book store, and it's mysterious narrator/illustrator disappeared into the darkness of Hitler's Germany, seemingly without a trace. Learn the background, read the stories, and view all 150 fabulous colour illustrations — "small in size, but strong in expression, each a microcosm packed with action, each a feast for the eyes like a beautifully set jewel".
posted by taz
on Jan 9, 2005 -