These vintage Weightwatcher's menu cards
have been doing the rounds. Apart from the quaint flavour-combinations, retro-tinged ceramics and day-glo colours, these innocent depictions raise the thorny technical issue of how to authentically represent food. We might consider ourselves highly sophisticated in culinary matters, but if truth be told, even today's celebrity chefs (Jamie Oliver
, Nigella Lawson
, Nigel Slater
, Delia Smith
) rely on an old-fashioned smoke-and-mirrors approach when it comes to photographing their recipes. Cigarette smoke makes a highly effective stand-in for steam, for example...
Elsewhere. The link between cars and faces
. The Cottingley Fairies
, Edwardian Britain's most celebrated hoax. The Artchive
has sensible, almost desktop-sized scans of contemporary works. SCA is the Society for Commercial Archaeology
. Lost Highways
takes a look at the future we were once promised
purports to offer us a future that hasn't yet arrived. Many, many mesh caps
, all unfunny. Collection of Creation Myths
and Sacred Narratives of Creation.
: random distribution project.