pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

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concretefemme:

look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

concretefemme:

look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

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Prehistoric Animals

whoa nostalgiabomb

I may have accidentally consigned all memories of this book to the dust heap of my subconscious but now that I see it again I realize how many prehistoric beasties (Andrewsarchus and Diatryma especially) I still think of in terms of the illustrations here.

paleoillustration:

Submitted by arse-moriendi:

Hi all! I was cleaning out my garage when I found this little treasure:

This books has been well-loved over the years, as evidenced by the scribbling (not me, I swear) and it is, unfortunately missing a few pages. But I scanned them and cleaned them up as best I could, and now I want to share one of my favorite books:

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ollie-murphy:

ive been buying old magazines for collages and i found this

ollie-murphy:

ive been buying old magazines for collages and i found this

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seanhowe:

SMITHSONIAN wrote about Eliot R. Brown and how he mapped out Gotham City, and if that’s doesn’t have you clicking on this link already I don’t know what else to tell you.

seanhowe:

SMITHSONIAN wrote about Eliot R. Brown and how he mapped out Gotham City, and if that’s doesn’t have you clicking on this link already I don’t know what else to tell you.

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midwest-monster:

broadway antique market
i bought this telegram, because it’s probably the best thing i’ve ever seen.  i’m framing it.  it cost $1.

midwest-monster:

broadway antique market

i bought this telegram, because it’s probably the best thing i’ve ever seen.  i’m framing it.  it cost $1.

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119 Plays

Courtesy your friendly neighborhood Dutch indie band of 1993. Yes the name was spelled that way on the album.

(Backstory.)

9 Plays

You don’t seem to like my dog
My dog doesn’t like you
There’s no future for our love
Goodbye, suppose I’ll write you

(Backstory.)

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I’ve collected a lot of Spidey paraphernalia over the years, but the (pleasingly) weirdest is probably this Spidey-themed Dutch indie jazz EP from the 90’s which I picked up in an antique shop while visiting a friend in Hroningen:

I’ve only listened to it once because I no longer have a CD player that accepts mini CDs.

I’ve collected a lot of Spidey paraphernalia over the years, but the (pleasingly) weirdest is probably this Spidey-themed Dutch indie jazz EP from the 90’s which I picked up in an antique shop while visiting a friend in Hroningen:

I’ve only listened to it once because I no longer have a CD player that accepts mini CDs.

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erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs
We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it is one with a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing figures, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation movies were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.
Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples here, here, here and here.

Trippy as heck.
The actual source of the gif above is the Richard Balzer Collection, by the way. Bunches more at the link, and here’s a Wired article about the digitization process.

erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs

We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it is one with a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing figures, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation movies were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.

Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples hereherehere and here.

Trippy as heck.

The actual source of the gif above is the Richard Balzer Collection, by the way. Bunches more at the link, and here’s a Wired article about the digitization process.

(via beatonna)

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