Richard Avedon Ban the Bomb demonstration, Times Square, New York City 1963
"I’ve photographed just about everyone in the world. But what I hope to do is photograph people of accomplishment, not celebrity, and help define the difference once again." Richard Avedon
• 8 March 2014
No female reporter before her had ever seemed quite so audacious, so willing to risk personal safety in pursuit of a story.
How to pack like Nellie Bly, pioneering Victorian journalist who raced around the world in 80 days.
UPDATE: By popular demand, the illustrated packing list is now available as a print.
(Source: , via atlasobscura)
• 5 March 2014
Inspired by a recent experience I had with someone stealing my art and cropping out my URL.
Dedicated to every artist who has had their art work stolen.
Make art. Celebrate artists. Don’t steal from them.
• 4 March 2014
The Armory Show wasn’t the only big event in 1913 - it was also the year that suffragists marched on Washington to demand women’s right to vote. In light of that centennial anniversary, which is being celebrated this weekend, and the kickoff of Women’s History Month, it seemed like a good time to present you with this declaration from Nancy Spero.
Nancy Spero letter to Lucy R. Lippard, 1971 Oct. 29. Lucy R. Lippard papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Reblogging ourselves? Yes. But this succinct letter is worth reading every month.
• 4 March 2014
Knitted Horse Firework Animation
Experimental animation by Sam Meech whose frames are made from a continuous piece of knitting, using Muybridge’s Horse in Motion - video embedded below:
Experiment in knitted animation by Sam Meech, based on Muybridge’s Horse in Motion
Sam has a website called ‘Knitting Digital' which features many projects using knitting work as a digital medium - more can be found here
• 27 February 2014
How to Colonize (for Kids!), as explained by this 20th century French board game:
- Hoist the French flag onto your newfound soil
- Build a hospital
- Erect a school
- Open your harbor
- Reap the benefits of rich natural resources from around the world and sail back to France with goodies in tow
This “trading game” is an example of the lasting mindset of the race to colonize. More from curator Isotta Poggi about this questionable game.
Trading Game: France—Colonies, 1941, O.P.I.M. (Office de publicite et d’impression), Breveté S.G.D.G. Lithograph on linen, 22 7/8 x 32 1/4 in. Getty Research Institute.
• 26 February 2014