STOCK PHOTOGRAPHER, ABSTRACT ARTIST, FEATURE WRITER AND MAJOR HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR WHO IS GETTING TOO OLD TO RIDE FIXIE BIKES AND LOVE FRENCH WOMEN. HOWEVER, I HAVE 25 DIFFERENT TUMBLR BUZZ THEMES RANGING FROM ARTS, CAFÉS & NUDES TO NIKONS, LEICAS & VOLKSWAGENS, ALL WITH VISUALLY STIMULATING IMAGES. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW ME AT "ED BUZIAK / FOTOFORMAT" ON FACEBOOK.

Daniel Siim    |    http://danielsiim.dk

"Digital books are at a rapid growth and currently make up 20 percent of all books sold to the general public in the US alone. As the digital market is expanding, the need for analogue books is becoming more redundant. The redesign of the prodigious novel Star Maker, by William Olaf Stapledon, first published in 1937, serves as an experiment on highlighting the qualities of a book’s physical existence, some of which cannot be accommodated by an e-book. 

This project is a comprehensive study of paper material, text layout and physical size. The book features various paper goods and weights along with a bookcase containing 16 A5-sized artworks representing a visual interpretation of each chapter, and a square-sized constellation map of the books content.” 

Daniel Siim is a Copenhagen-based designer and a BA graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. His practice approach a wide scale of graphic design with a focus on printed matter, from small press to major publishing.

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thedsgnblog:

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Victorian Pictogram Puzzle
Pictograms were a popular form of entertainment in the Victorian era and some came with an especial incentive to solve them - like the promise of an ‘Earthly paradise’ or the chance to win £30,000.
The above poster was designed by Thomas Bish, who pioneered new ways of advertising lottery tickets before the lottery was abolished by parliament in 1826. It reads:
"Catch Fortune when you can.  As every man would rather get money than not, the attention of all is called to the New Lottery, in which, by a small risk, they may get an independent fortune. They should hasten to the nearest lottery office, and then, by purchasing even a share, they may secure what they desire, and which cannot fail to make the mare go, and place them (if money be their deity) in an earthly paradise."
And the address at the bottom is for BISH, 4 Cornhill and 9 Charing Cross, London.
[Secret Lives of Objects]

theoddmentemporium:

Victorian Pictogram Puzzle

Pictograms were a popular form of entertainment in the Victorian era and some came with an especial incentive to solve them - like the promise of an ‘Earthly paradise’ or the chance to win £30,000.

The above poster was designed by Thomas Bish, who pioneered new ways of advertising lottery tickets before the lottery was abolished by parliament in 1826. It reads:

"Catch Fortune when you can.  As every man would rather get money than not, the attention of all is called to the New Lottery, in which, by a small risk, they may get an independent fortune. They should hasten to the nearest lottery office, and then, by purchasing even a share, they may secure what they desire, and which cannot fail to make the mare go, and place them (if money be their deity) in an earthly paradise."

And the address at the bottom is for BISH, 4 Cornhill and 9 Charing Cross, London.

[Secret Lives of Objects]

theoddmentemporium:

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Iranian feminist Shirin Neshat created the Women of Allah series between 1993 and 1997 upon returning from a trip to Iran after many years in exile during and following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In this series, the veiled, gun-bearing women and the black-and-white photograph format suggest newspaper clippings showing Iranian women’s involvement in the Iran-Iraq War and Islamic Revolution. Handwritten verses over the body often act as an analogue to the spoken word and quote feminist poets and writers such as Furugh Farrukhzad and Tahira Saffarzada.

deneuveing:

(via soundgrammar)

"talking heads" sketch series

these are four from a series of eight stream of consciousness drawings created about five years ago that i just rediscovered. they were more of an exercise to help loosen me up and get my mind in the right place. after drawing the heads i went back and added captions that i thought best describe the pair.

reekloose:

A “Sorcerers’ Passport,” offering safe passage to vodou initiates, obtained by Albert Métraux during his anthropological field work in Haiti during the 1940s.

magictransistor:

A “Sorcerers’ Passport,” offering safe passage to vodou initiates, obtained by Albert Métraux during his anthropological field work in Haiti during the 1940s.

magictransistor:

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“Bez tytułu” (untitled) - Teresa Rudowicz, 1958. (Polish artist, 1928-1994)
netlex:

Bez tytułu” (untitled) - Teresa Rudowicz, 1958.
 (Polish artist, 1928-1994)

netlex:

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