Posted: July 29, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Food & Drink, History, Mediasphere | Tags: Advertising, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Atlanta, Coca-Cola, design, Life Magazine, Magazines, Photography, Soft Drinks
Little boy selling Coca-Cola, Atlanta, ca. 1936. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Posted: July 28, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Japan | Tags: Claustrophobia, Dangerous minds, Photography, Public Transportation, Tokyo, Tokyo Compression, Trains
Great item, forwarded to me by filmmaker and KTLA reporter Robert Holguin. From The World’s Best Ever Posted by Tara McGinley at Dangerous Minds. Photos by German photographer Michael Wolf of Japanese commuters in Tokyo. Wolf’s series is called “Tokyo Compression.” See more here.
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Posted: July 28, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, Japan | Tags: Ben Thomas, Oshiage Station, Shinjuku, Shinjuku Tokyo, Takadanobaba, Tilt–shift photography, Tokyo, Tsukiji fish market
Modes of transport at Tsukiji Market, Chuo.
[Check out the book "Tiny Tokyo: The Big City Made Mini" at Amazon.com]
[See more: Ben Thomas photographs Tokyo with tilt-shift technology in his book, Tiny Tokyo - SLATE: Jordan G. Teicher]
Intersection at night, Oshiage.
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Posted: July 27, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment | Tags: Comics, Dan Slott, John Byrne, Laura Allred, Marvel Comics, Marvel Universe, Mike Allred, Silver Surfer
Posted: July 26, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Mediasphere
A grenade where you’d least expect it…
Estuche (Jewelry Case) — Los Carpinteros
At the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montréal this week, one of the standout pieces…(read more)
Photo Credit: Stephanie Coyne DeGhett
via The Political Notebook
Posted: July 25, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: British, Conservative Party, Dead Parrot Sketch, John Cleese, Labour Party, London, Margaret Thatcher, Monty Python, satire, Terry Gilliam
Posted: July 25, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: 1960s, Andy Williams, Beach music, design, Music video, pop music, Surfing, vintage
Posted: July 25, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment, Humor | Tags: Batman, Ben Affleck, Costume, costume-gala, distraction, San Diego Comic-Con International, superheroes, Variety Magazine
Posted: July 25, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Entertainment, Art & Culture | Tags: Comics, vintage, Illustration, design, Marvel Comics, typography, Magazines, Rock & Roll, Spiderman
Steve Niles Tumblr
Posted: July 25, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Education, History, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: America, Capitalism, Cartoon, Free market, Freedom of speech, Harding University, YouTube
A great find. For Reason.com, Emily Ekins writes:A 1940s capitalism cartoon is making a comeback with over 7 million views on YouTube. The cartoon “Make Mine Freedom” was produced by Harding University, a private university in Arkansas in 1948 extolling the virtues of free-market capitalism and inveighing against “isms” particularly communism and statism more generally.
The cartoon mixes humor with serious philsophy as it defines what freedom means: “America is the freedom to work at the job you like, freedom of speech and to peacefully assemble, freedom to own property, security from unlawful search and seizure, the right to a speedy and public trial, protection against cruel punishments and excessive fines, the right to vote, and worhip God in your own way.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 23, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment | Tags: Batman, Batman Day, Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight, Dark Knight Returns, DC Comics, San Diego, San Diego Comic-Con International
For Popular Mechanics, Andrew Moseman writes:
In advance of San Diego Comic Con, DC Comics has declared today to be “Batman Day,” a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight. (Go pick up some discount comics!) We look back on our favorite Batman tech: His sweet cars…(read more)
Note: Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list. Look here for that.
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Posted: July 23, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Law & Justice, Mediasphere | Tags: Batman, Batman and Robin, Comic Books, Comics, Democracy, design, Gotham, Illustration, Justice, Rule of Law, Search warrant, typography