America in the 1970s: New York City - The Atlantic
Camille Seaman (via
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Really great design on this new New York Times photo archive blog. The backs of these photos are as beautiful as the fronts, and I love how the UI foregrounds that by allowing you to replicate the experience of flipping them over. It’s one of the best uses of CSS3 animation I’ve seen to date, going beyond novelty and creating a metaphor that delights the user and furthers the emotional connection with these beautiful objects. So yes, very well done.
Charlotte Ballesteros and Hubert Marot (via
but does it float)
Weekend, Anthony Burrill
Jan Kempenaers, Spomenik #1, 2006
BAM explains what we’re looking at: In the context of his “Spomenik: The End of History” project, Kempenaers has photographed monuments erected by the communist regime of former Yugoslavia. Paying attention to their careful integration in the landscape, he demonstrates that landscapes are turned into sites of memory. Commemorating the common traumatic experiences during the Second World War and the partisan battles, these monuments were intended to provide the people of Yugoslavia with a common history and identity that would be productive in its future evolution. However, in the late twentieth century, these landscapes were torn by nationalist and ethnic violence and their monuments are now neglected. The idea of progress has been buried under the weight of history and the monuments, which were once machines of sightseeing and (photographic) image production, have become obsolete and invisible. Notwithstanding their futurist designs and their space age associations, these monuments have become modernist variations of the Romantic ruin - another preeminent icon of the picturesque.
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Chris Glass » Graceland
Some really nice photos of, you guessed it, Graceland.
Chris Glass » an afternoon walking around downtown
Paul Octavious - Same Hill, Different Day For the past 2 years I have visited a beautiful mound of earth that I have come to call “the hill.” Each time I have come to the hill a new story is told to me as if the hill is my stage and the locals are the actors in this daily play.
This is wonderful. Paul is also guest designer for
this foodie set on Pictory, which, yes, will totally make you hungry.
Vincent Fournier Fournier’s work focuses on the interiors of Chinese, Russian and US space agencies - and also includes some remarkable images of astronauts training grounds that, appropriately, look completely out of this world.
Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao
One in a series of nice-looking
Jack Spade tags by Jason Fulford. Just in time for the (cold) weekend.