Monthly Archives: August 2011

Daily bits, 3 of 5

Letterology has a post on the newsletters produced by the Curwen Press / Darwination Scans, scandal sheets, mid-century tabloids and small ads. The above image is from the Johnson Smith & Company Catalog No. 148 (1938) / Working Lives in … Continue reading

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Daily bits, 2 of 5

Elaborate illustrations by Erwin Kho / drawings by Serena Olivieri / Ribbon Farm on the epic story of container shipping, an extended review and essay around Marc Levinson’s book The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and … Continue reading

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Daily bits, 1 of 5

Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils, an incredibly (and often incredibly disturbing) collection of historical imagery. Has a lot of common ground with the Scientific Illustration tumblr. While we’re regularly pointed towards tumblrs like welcome home, a hazy … Continue reading

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Flexi culture

A collection of cover images from Krugozor, a flexi-disc magazine made in the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1993. More information on this great lost pop cultural artefact can be found in Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design, … Continue reading

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Dumbstruck and Tumbling

Tumblr round-up. Picking and choosing nice ones is getting harder; tumblr is turning into a new version of Geocities, only all of those involved aren’t merely diarists, they’re now graphic designers or art directors or curators or social media engineers, … Continue reading

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The Red Table

The List Maker: ‘Notebooks and lists are, also, both the purview of the anxious.’ At tmn / The Book Collection, a photographic project by Paul Octavious. His short film ‘Indigo‘ is also rather beautiful (via Theo Inglis) / Omani.ru, Russian … Continue reading

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Islands of the mind

Yet more libertarian utopia concepts with the news of Peter Thiel’s investment in a proposed archipelago of floating micro countries (via Inhabitat and Archinect). Apart from the uncomfortable idea that a small fraction of our online sales are apparently going … Continue reading

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Melting into air

Whatever happened to silicon film? The dream is that someone designs and manufactures a device that can be slotted into the back of a traditional 35mm film camera in order to use the optics and body to take digital photographs. … Continue reading

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Cupboards, workstations and Butlins, Bognor Regis

Photography by Anna Fox, currently showing the John Hinde-like series ‘Resort‘ at James Hyman Photography. More images from ‘Resort‘ on her website, along with the juxtapositions of ‘My Mother’s Cupboards and My Father’s Words, the 80s office revealed in Workstations, … Continue reading

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Huts, houses and micro cars

Rock Family Trees by Pete Frame. The original and the best. With Grunge and Creation / art books and monographs collected at The Dor / Maraid’s photostream is rich with fine things, such as the Know the Game series, British … Continue reading

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