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Monday, 5 August 2019

Cinematic Journeys Illustrated in Hand Painted Maps by Andrew DeGraff

quote [ Maine-based artist, illustrator, and pop culture cartographer Andrew DeGraff creates detailed maps that outline the movements of major characters in iconic movies. Made by hand using gouache and ink on paper, each of DeGraff's maps are meticulously planned and can take up to 1,000 hours to complete. ]

Isometric art of getting lost.
[SFW] [art] [+4 Original]
[by Paracetamol@8:06pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country

quote [ Higgins first learned to program in order to download the collection in its entirety, with an eye towards making the images available to the public and building @pomological, the Twitter bot that he affectionately named Old Fruit Pictures. ]

Apparently, that's 8 apples a day.
[SFW] [art] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@11:47amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Stare Into the Belly of the Earth With 17th-Century Polymath Athanasius Kircher

quote [ How a visit to Vesuvius shaped his prescient vision of a hot core. ]

Going to a party in the center of the earth
[SFW] [art] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:13amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

?Pathetic, unjustifiable, appalling pornography? - Fifty Years of Oh! Calcutta!

quote [ "In many ways it is a ghastly show: ill-written, juvenile, and attention-seeking. But it is not a menace". ]

The old Calcutta show had to wear clothes
[NSFW] [art] [+2 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:58amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Nukege Hats: Hats for Cats, Fashioned Out of Their Own Shed

quote [ the very first nukege hat that Ryo Yamazaki madeSeveral years ago Ryo Yamazaki was brushing one of his three Scottish Fold cats. A lump of shed had accumulated on the floor and in that moment Yam ]

Very purrdy.
[SFW] [art] [+5 Original]
[by spazm@10:43pmGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Philosophy of Low-Tech: A Conversation with Kris De Decker

quote [ Aaron Vansintjan interviews Kris De Decker about his philosophy of low tech, his solar powered website and the importance of looking into history ]

The site has been posted before ? the creator talks about some concepts that make up the articles on it. Includes a nice example of page loading speed, too.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:10amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 15 July 2019

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

quote [ Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show ? so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet?s favorite little mysteries. ]

These belong in a museum!
[SFW] [art] [+7 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@3:37amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Simulated Fireworks

quote [ How computers have helped to reinvent fireworks displays through timing and elaborate simulation techniques. It?s kinda like a mix of old and new technology. ]

Cause baby you're a firework
[SFW] [art] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Why a Fake Patron Named 'Chuck Finley' Checked Out 2,361 Books at This Florida Library Last Year

quote [ Some library workers wanted to ensure the classics stayed on the shelves. ]

Just a small preservation effort.
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:00pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Night of the Living Painting

quote [ It was a flourishing trade in human flesh. A quest headed by art suppliers so ruthless in seeking out the perfect pigment, that it makes Dorian Grey?s creep-level look like amateur hour. It was the business of making ?Mummy Brown,? a paint colour that quite literally required the ground up remains of mummies to achieve a warm, fleshy ochre that?s definitely been living in some of your favourite paintings ]

He had a machine for a mummy
[SFW] [art] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [4 comments]

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