Friday, November 21, 2008

LIFE Photo Archive Hosted by Google

LIFE and Google have come together and created a HUGE photo archive (10 million scanned photos) spanning from the 1750's to today. Apparently 95% of these have never been seen before! Above are a few photos I liked from my keyword search "plane". You can start by clicking here or by adding "source:life" to any Google image search.

Happy searching!

EDIT: Seriously, what's up with that third photo? It looks like he's flying a missile or something. And the lit up cockpit, it's just such a wicked picture.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Japan Graphic Review Magazine

In addition to my Grandfather's postcards, film negatives, slides and 8mm movies, I also found two large books each containing twelve magazines bind together titled Japan Graphic Review. The content in each magazine is somewhat interesting with black and white photos and Japanese text. But the covers I had to scan. Some pretty cool and vibrant images were used on these. You can view the whole batch here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Netherland Art

I came across this artist from Chicago. His name is David "Netherland" van Alphen. He says that these are created using acrylic, collage and resin on wood. I would LOVE to have some of these hanging on my walls. You can view more of his work here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

30 Reasons

"30 Reasons is a 30-day email and internet campaign to encourage people to vote for Barack Obama. Our goal is simple: Use design to build a logical, multi-faceted argument for Obama and make it easy to share each reason with another person."

"We enlisted 30 graphic designers to create a poster that represents a reason to vote for Obama. Starting on the October 5th, we will post a new poster online every day and email it to our list. Recipients can easily share the email with other supporters and friends who are undecided."

I thought this was an interesting project. Above is my favorite (graphically) by artist Andrio Abero. You can view the rest of the poster designs here.