The Century of the Self

The Century of the Self is a British television documentary series by Adam Curtis, released in 2002. It focuses on how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed, dealt with, and controlled people.

Documentary ⋅ December 22, 2014

Metamachine by Atsushi Koyama

A machine – the simplest rotating devices of mechanical nature – come apart and expands on black background of Koyama’s canvases while parts of human body gently and with care hold, elevate or support the running parts. The Mechanism unfolds in human’s hands overcoming its utilitarian or even material nature and while generating aesthetical strength

Artists ⋅ December 16, 2014

Alvin Langdon Coburn – Pictorial Photography

Alvin Langdon Coburn (June 11, 1882 – November 23, 1966) was an early 20th-century photographer who became a key figure in the development of American pictorialism. He became the first major photographer to emphasize the visual potential of elevated viewpoints and later made some of the first completely abstract photographs.

Photography ⋅ December 11, 2014

Nicolas Delort

Nicolas Delort is an illustrator currently living in the grey suburbs of Paris. Gathering inspiration in the daily and mundane as well as books and any kind of narrative medium, Nicolas endeavours to tell stories, big and small, by working on strong, evocative and intricate black and white compositions. Nicolas Delort Website

Illustration ⋅ December 7, 2014

Art Deco styles into advertising design – Coles Phillips

Clarence Coles Phillips (October 1880 – June 13, 1927) was an American artist and illustrator who signed his early works C. Coles Phillips, but after 1911 worked under the abbreviated name, Coles Phillips. He is known for his stylish images of women and a signature use of negative space in the paintings he created for advertisements

Artists ⋅ November 30, 2014

Matteo Pasquinelli – Google’s PageRank Algorithm: A Diagram of the Cognitive Capitalism and the Rentier of the Common Intellect

At the heart of [Google] is the PageRank algorithm that Brin and Page wrote while they were graduate students atStanford in the 1990. They saw that every time a person with a Web site links to another site, he is expressing a judgment.He is declaring that he considers the other site important.They further realized that while every

Philosophy ⋅ November 30, 2014

Bodies against time – Étienne-Jules Marey

In the last years of the nineteenth century French physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey finds novel ways to record and visualize the motions of the body over time. He’s not interested in the person but in the motion itself. He develops “the graphic method,” in which movement is abstracted from the individual, exists as an independent entity

Photography ⋅ November 24, 2014

Bengt Bockman

One of Sweden’s leading artists and a superb printmaker Bockman has held numerous exhibitions overseas and beyond Swedish public collections.  He has work in the National Gallery Oslo, New York’s Public library and Washington’s Library of Congress. As well as being a breeder of racehorses Bockman is also something of a wine connoisseur and has

Artists ⋅ November 22, 2014

Don Davis – Space Colony Artwork 1970

Don Davis (Donald E. Davis, born October 21, 1952) is a space artist known for his portrayals of space-related subjects.

Artists ⋅ November 19, 2014

Marc Yankus – Cityscapes

Marc Yankus is a photographer and an artist who uses digital mediums to create mixed media. His fine art and publishing experience span a period of more than thirty years.

Artists ⋅ November 13, 2014

Modern calligraphy – Hassan Massoudy

Hassan Massoudy, born in 1944, considered by the French writer Michel Tournier as the “greatest living calligrapher”, currently lives in Paris.

Typography ⋅ November 9, 2014

Into the Unknown with Frank Hurley

At the age of 25, in 1908, Hurley learned that Australian explorer Douglas Mawson was planning an expedition to Antarctica;

Photography ⋅ November 8, 2014

Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle (April 26, 1916 – July 20, 2000) was an American artist, author and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s.

Artists ⋅ November 1, 2014

John Harris – Futuristic

John Harris (born 29 July 1948 in London, England) is a British painter and illustrator, best known for working in the science fiction genre.

Futurist ⋅ April 7, 2014

Lebbeus Woods – War and Architecture

Lebbeus Woods (May 31, 1940 – October 30, 2012) was an American architect and artist.

Architecture ⋅ April 1, 2014

Kay Nielsen – Fairy Tale

Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century,

Illustration ⋅ March 23, 2014

The Master and Margarita by Anatoly Fomenko

Fomenko says that he started thinking of illustrating The Master and Margarita even before its first publication in 1966.

Artists ⋅ March 16, 2014

Retro-Futuristic World of Laurent Durieux

Laurent Durieux doesn’t actually live in a retro-futuristic world imagined by H.G. Wells and designed by Raymond Loewy.

Futurist ⋅ March 16, 2014

Lars Henkel – Waldminiatur

Lars Henkel was born in Rome (1973) and grew up in Bonn, Germany.

Artists ⋅ March 11, 2014

Jonathan Zawada – 3D rendered graph data

Born in Perth and currently living and working in Los Angeles, Jonathan Zawada is a multifaceted designer and artist whose approach has been described as ‘corporate dada’. 

Artists ⋅ March 9, 2014