Advertisements

Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

Johann Friedrich Fleischer’s Contribution to the World: Lunar Humidity Distiller

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

lunar-humidity

“I will tell you this much however, that the rays of the Sun and Moon and Dew must be collected in a clean Jar or Vessel, separated from Rain and dirt, stench, smoke, and also from flying and wandering animals. The ways of attraction are many, but it is as well at home, as in an open place in the wind. As also a most fit and convenient Receptacle.”

Alchemist Johann Friedrich Fleischer‘s invention is described in his paper Chemical Moonshine, published in 1739. A subsequent publication in 1797 included the illustration above, by Sigismund Bacstrom, for its frontispiece

[Image found here.]

Advertisements

Jumping the Shark in 1974

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

underwater-life

[Found here.]

1930 Zukunftsphantasien

Monday, 20 June 2016

1930 zukunftsfantasien13_121930 zukunftsfantasien12_41930 zukunftsfantasien13_9

Space Station – Check.
Smart Phones – Check.
Steam Powered Dirigible from Australia via Tehran – Pending.

(Note that die Frauen trinken und Rauchen stumpft in the park next to the airstrip while keeping tabs on die Kinder.)

[Found here via here.]

The Mountain Path

Friday, 19 December 2014

J.R.R. Tolkien The Mountain Path

Yeah. I recobanize that one [via].

The Best VW Repair Manual Ever: “How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot”

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

VW CUTAWAY
This predates the “For Dummies” books, and although it focuses on VWs, it’s also a primer on how all the systems in a gasoline-powered car work, how to maintain them, how to diagnose trouble and how to fix it.  It’s written as if your Uncle Joe was coaching you, and the diagrams (and comics) are hand-drawn in Robert Crumb style. I learned a lot from it when I was in my 20s, and the book is still in print via Amazon here.

Even if you don’t own an old VW, get a copy and read it just for fun, enjoy the illustrations, and pass it on to your favorite teenage greasemonkey like I did. (It’s the perfect Christmas gift for someone with a VW, an adjustable wrench, a hammer and a couple of screwdrivers.)

Oh, and click on the image to see the big picture.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 318 – Friendly Cliffs, Chinese Tea House & Japanese Rain

Friday, 7 February 2014

Stereograph Cliffs
Chinese Tea House Newport Rhode Island
Chinese Rain Day
[1st & 3rd .gifs found here and here. The second is my own from this image, because I liked the screaming color morphiness of it all.]

Only Because I Recognize It

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Loused Up In Space Mort Drucker 1966

[Found here via 1966.]

Great Calamary 1873

Monday, 8 April 2013

Great Calamary 1873

[Image found here; we also have a nice collection of cephalopodia.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.259 – Christmas Stuffing

Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Tree Light House

Walking In A Winter WTF

Raccoon Christmas

All three are original .gif animation experiments using base images found via teh google, doctored a tad with MS Paint and animated with Jasc 3. Original undoctored images below the break.

(more…)

Shadow Puppet

Monday, 3 December 2012

[Found here. Related post here.]


%d bloggers like this: