Posts Tagged ‘art’

1969 Conceptual Design – Santa Monica Freeway Interchange Festival

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Archigram‘s neo-futurism was not far off the mark…

[Top images found here. 2nd image via Google Maps, 3rd previously posted in here.]

Café La Ruina

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Café La Ruina in Poznan, Poland, before and after.

[Found in here.]

It’s some type of art.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

James Cook of Finchingfield, Essex, England did this.
He’s on Instagram as @jamescookartwork. Timelapse vid at the link.

[Found here; related post here.]

Independence Day

Sunday, 4 July 2021

The Star Spangled Banner, The Diamond Four (ca. 1898) Berliner 4258, 7-inch 70 rpm record found here. Under the Berliner Gramophone trademark, German inventor and audio recording pioneer Emile Berliner began marketing 7-inch diameter disc records in the United States in 1894. The Diamond Four recorded several other songs for Berliner.

Stars And Stripes Forever, Kendle’s First Regiment Band (1901)Possibly the first recording of John Philip Sousas “The Stars And Stripes Forever March.” Sousa wrote in his autobiography that he composed the march on Christmas Day, 1896, while crossing the Atlantic, after he learned of the death of his band’s manager. In 1987 an Act of Congress declared the song to be the Official National March of the United States of America.

Yankee Doodle Boy, Billy Murray (1906)The song was adapted and written ca. 1755 by Dr. Richard Shuckburgh(?); rewritten in 1776 by Edward Bangs(?); rewritten again in 1903 by George M. Cohen. [More history here and here.]

Also known as (I’m A) Yankee Doodle Dandy, the melody goes back to folk songs of Medieval Europe. The earliest words of Yankee Doodle came from a Middle Dutch harvest song of the same tune, possibly dating back as early as 15th-century Holland. It contained mostly nonsensical words in English and Dutch.

In 1978 Yankee Doodle was adopted as the Official Song of the State of Connecticut.

4 July 1918 WWI Hand-Painted Envelopes

[Independence Day Archive here.]

I’m sure it meant something.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

From Lustige Blätter 1919.

Funny papers was the title of a German-language satire magazine. After a brief start-up phase in Hamburg, the magazine was published as a weekly newspaper from 1886 to 1944 in Berlin. It was founded and published by the writer Alexander Moszkowski.

[Image found here. Note that there is no Wikipedia entry for  Lustige Blätter in English.]

Saturday Matinee – Pwnisher’s Render Challenge, Rex Race, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band & The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Pwnisher hosted a competition that resulted in this mesmerizing compilation of entries based on the same “simple” animation:

It’s way beyond my capabilities, and I’m surprised no one walked the poor bastard up the stairs.

Nice find, Jonco.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is always a fun romp, and they have a new album in the works.
Rev. Peyton – Guitar/Vocals
Breezy Peyton – Washboard/Vocals
Sad Max Senteney – Drums/Vocals

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones don’t believe in anything anymore. It’s from their 11th studio album, When God Was Great (2021).

Yep, that’ll do for now. Have a great weekend, watch out for the bugbears and we’ll throw something on the floor to kick around tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 686 – Jellycat, Pug Parade & Quilterhorse

Friday, 25 June 2021

[Found here, here and here. The one who made the quilted horse, Nina Paley, also did these.]

Alex Baker’s Photographic Memory

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Alex Baker, an 11-year-old boy with autism, has a photographic memory that allows him to reproduce a skyline or aerial cityscape after visiting a city, or seeing it in a book, just once. His perspective sketches include London, Paris, New York, and many other cities.

“I took Alex to London when he was five and we were only there for the day, but he came home and drew all the London Underground system in detail,” said his mother, Laura Jackson.

Amazing.

[Images and story from here, more here.]

Welcome To The Internet.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

[Miniature & photograph by Frank Kunert. He did this one also.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 682 – Surf Shredder, Rock Morph & Shadowman

Friday, 28 May 2021

[All .gifs by Ana Mouyis, found here, here and here.]


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