Sunday, September 30, 2012

White shadows

Edward Weston, Plaster Works, 1925

 Charles Demuth, My Egypt, 1927

Edward Hopper, House on Pamet River 1934

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wife, muse

 Charis Wilson, photograph by Edward Weston

 Eleanor Callahan, photograph by Harry Callahan

 Rebecca Strand, photograph by Paul Strand

Juliet Browner, photograph by Man Ray

Friday, September 28, 2012

Elizabeth Kertész

André Kertész created many tender self portraits posing with his wife Elizabeth.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1967 007

Rare poster set from Casino Royale, 1967. Woody Allen plays 007's nephew Jimmy Bond.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Uptown local

Miniature urban sculptures by Alan Wolfson. Images above, from his subway series.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hep Cats

Hep cat [ˈhɛpˌkæt] noun
plural Hep cats

* A person who knows about the newest things in music, fashion, etc. : a hip person.

* Someone who played or listened to jazz music in the mid-20th century.

Is your parent a 'cube'?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Space fantasy

Higher, faster, better

Spaceship fantasies from the 70's Russian magazine Technology-Youth.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cry a little

It's hard to fathom but these vintage ads were aimed at female shoppers. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

A certain red

A certain red has an effect on your blood pressure.

—Henri Matisse

The fiery red looks so lively in the textiles by Bonnee Sharp.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Ocean World

Illustrations from : 

The Ocean World: being a description of the sea and some of its inhabitants

by Louis Figuier

I love scientific illustrations (particularly cut-away diagrams), absurdly long titles, and any 
depiction of giant sea creatures!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Mild by today's standards, the Spicy series of the 1930's and 1940's are the most coveted
pulp magazines. Along with Spicy Adventures, there was also Spicy Mystery and Spicy
Detective. 'Spicy' is an odd descriptive for lurid stories with scantily clad women, 
bondage, and racial stereotypes.

Five covers by Harry Lemon Parkhurst (aka H.L.V. Parkhurst)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Please do it

Good manners, good times.

Artist Bunpei Yorifuji's snappy posters for subway etiquette.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Apartment

The Apartment, released in the summer of 1960, was both
a commercial and critical success;  one fan took a moment to write director Billy Wilder
a congratulatory note.

Months later at the 33rd Academy Awards, The Apartment won Oscars for Best Film, 
Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Film Editing.