is a resource for visual art, a huge range of things from students' work to collections of historical art and design. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy
on Jan 4, 2008 -
is an online image database from the collections of the City of London Libraries and the Guildhall Art Gallery. Images cover the last five centuries. You can search by key word or browse by theme, artist/engraver, person or place. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy
on Dec 22, 2007 -
From about 1875 to the 1940s, cigarette cards
spurred tobacco sales. Sets offer a glimpse into the popculture of the times, spanning newsmakers
, cinema celebrities
, and sports stars
; cute illustrated subjects, like "frisky"
and children with rosy cheeks
; handy info like air raid precautions
, first aid
, and amusing tricks
; and neat stuff like famous escapes
, exotic races
, and figures of speech
. Browse more fun sets
of vintage images.
posted by madamjujujive
on Dec 11, 2007 -
In honor of this morning's impressive lunar eclipse
, another moon-photo post: For decades you had to be a scholar or specialist to get access to the original Apollo flight films, most of which have been stored in freezers at Houston's Johnson Space Center. Now Arizona State University and NASA are scanning the negatives with high-resolution equipment and creating an online digital archive
of downloadable images for the general public.
Here are the first few
, from Apollo 15.
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posted by GrammarMoses
on Aug 28, 2007 -
High resolution images of Earth.
The German satellite TerraSAR-X was shot into space on June 15, and already four days after sent some beautiful pictures back to Earth. Pictures are described in German, but you'll figure it out.
posted by Glow Bucket
on Aug 13, 2007 -
There are many picture blogs, but there is only one SidewaysPony
As one regular user so aptly put it
, this ingeneously simple site is "the most repulsively, exquisitely, disastrously, wonderfully addictive little corner of the internet." [poss. nsfw]
posted by castironskillet
on Jun 6, 2007 -
, an online/offline photo magazine "for photographers like us who fall somewhere in between the strict definitions of 'amateur' and 'professional,'" launches today.
The impresario of JPG is Derek Powazek
, the author of Design for Community
, who has a long history of building interesting Web-based community sites, including the personal-storytelling site Fray.com (currently on hiatus
). The co-founder of JPG, Powazek's wife Heather Champ, created the haunting Mirror Project
posted by digaman
on Sep 18, 2006 -
Inner City Youth, London
"In 2002, Simon Wheatley
began photographing London's publich housing developments...and was able to obtain a level of intimacy with his subjects that provides a true picture of the daunting project of growing up in the intimate confines of drug use, societal neglect, and poverty."
This (Flash-based) narrated slideshow features Wheatley's work, and is a look at the culture...and also the music (grime
) "as an artistic response to the place and circumstance, an expression of the violence, bleakness, and neglect..." (via Future Feeder
posted by tpl1212
on Jul 20, 2006 -
The Oxford Project
: in 1984, Peter Feldstein photographed every single citizen in the town of Oxford, Iowa (676 pictures in all). In 2006, he attempts to do it again
posted by JPowers
on Jun 6, 2006 -
is a new online simple image editor in the vein of PXN8
. Pixoh, however, allows quick image import and export from Flickr
or upload any other webpage via bookmarklet
. At the moment, only the most basic of editing tools are available, but the creators - in the spirit of Web2.0 openness - promise new features
based on user votes
. Effect for MeFi? Oversized inline images won't know what hit 'em.
posted by youarenothere
on Mar 7, 2006 -
has an ongoing collection of high-quality full screen Quicktime VR panoramas of European cities, focusing on famous artistic and cultural landmarks (in Rome
), with interactive maps and travel information. A collaboration with national tourist offices by Swiss company Vrway Communication
, which also publishes Vrmag
, a bi-monthly review of panorama photography, and the FullscreenQTVR
directory in collaboration with the well-known panoramas.dk (previously mentioned on metafilter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
posted by funambulist
on Mar 6, 2006 -
Web 1.0 surrenders. Draw a sketch, and instantly, Flickr images that look like your sketch magically appear. It works so well, it's a little disconcerting. Prizes awarded for people who can generate the most inappropriate search results.
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 2, 2006 -
is a mosaic generator powered by the Web. Feed it a word and watch it create related mosaics in front of your very eyes. Requires Flash. [MI]
posted by sjvilla79
on Nov 29, 2005 -
30,000 photos in the online archive of the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library,
a non-profit initiative
from the University of Virginia, offering a large database of texts, audio, video, images, maps, bibliographies, journals, links and other resources for Himalayan studies.
posted by funambulist
on Oct 7, 2005 -