September292014

The Dapper Rebels of Los Angeles, originally published in LIFE magazine, July 15, 1966.

(Source: cultureunseen, via saintofsass)

9AM
“It’s one of the singular features of our little social-technological moment that people all over the world whom we otherwise would never even be aware of can effortlessly impinge upon our minds and lives and desktops. We probably see fewer people in person these days, but our lives are populated by an entire chorus of disembodied presences, amplified and directed by the Internet, as if we had all begun to suffer from a mild form of schizophrenia.” Lev Grossman, 2006 (via austinkleon)
9AM

archatlas:

Earth at Night NASA

  • Montréal
  • New York City
  • Moscow
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brussels/Antwerp
  • New Orleans
  • New Delhi
  • Paris
  • Dubai
  • Italy
6AM

findmeinsf:

bestvidsonline:

Rescued dogs - before and after! These people who saved them did an amazing job!

I’m crying so hard

(via darlingdahlia)

September252014

thenearsightedmonkey:

The assignment: It’s a dang Round Robin!

Each person folds sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper into 16 chambers and draws the dividing lines in the creases. Someone keeps time, saying ‘Change’ every five to ten seconds. You have 5 seconds to write down an occupation (nurse) or style of person (stoner) at the top of one of the chambers and pass the paper from one person. You keep doing this until you have 16 styles of people identified at the top of each box. Pass one more time.

Time keeper tells you this:

Using non-photo blue pencil, you have 45 seconds to draw whatever sort of person is indicated in blank chamber. When 45 seconds are up, you your pass again. Keep going until all 16 chambers are filled with drawings in non-photo blue. If there are enough people in the class (over 16) you will get a page of drawings that you had nothing to do with.

But now you ink them all in with your black Flair pen at your leisure.

After the inkers come the Colorists!

Your assignment: Using a photocopy of the Drawing Jam pages, color each frame using just black color pencil,  then just one color of color pencil, and then any which way you want.

When we work together like and each picture we look at here has had at least four different hands and minds creating it.  The final pages belong to no one and to all of us. There are so many hands on work at each drawing. So many hands helped to where it can be seen and ever-seen.

September232014
“This is where I think Tumblr’s evolution is best illustrated; in the interaction between and creation of various subcultures on this platform. What started as a way to micro-blog (a change of pace from the Blogger, Livejournal, and WordPress days) has turned into a thriving eco-system of content. Tumblr gives you a platform to post about art that you have created, articles that you enjoy, TV and movies that you adore, and discuss and argue on everything from the latest fashion trends to the ontological value of the pineapple in SpongeBob Squarepants.”

The evolution of Tumblr: From micro-blogging platform to an eco-system of content | Taylor 

Brands looking to become a part of this ecosystem of content should first listen and learn how it operates- and that’s a little differently in every subculture- before adding something of value. 

(via unionmetrics)

September222014
la-lobalita:

al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

Adorable science is adorable. 

la-lobalita:

al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

Adorable science is adorable. 

(via loveyourchaos)

September212014
thetheoryof:

30s Delinquents

thetheoryof:

30s Delinquents

(via birdwings)

10PM
September192014
smithsonian:


“I thought your cover picture was really marvelous,” Kennedy wrote the artist after the work appeared on Time, “but I don’t have red spots all over my face.”

Roy Lichtenstein, famous for his comic book-style pop art, created very few portraits. Our National Portrait Gallery writes about this rare commission from Time Magazine and the process the artist used to create it.
(via National Portrait Gallery | Face to Face blog: Time Magazine: RFK by Roy Lichtenstein)

smithsonian:

“I thought your cover picture was really marvelous,” Kennedy wrote the artist after the work appeared on Time, “but I don’t have red spots all over my face.”

Roy Lichtenstein, famous for his comic book-style pop art, created very few portraits. Our National Portrait Gallery writes about this rare commission from Time Magazine and the process the artist used to create it.

(via National Portrait Gallery | Face to Face blog: Time Magazine: RFK by Roy Lichtenstein)

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