ooksaidthelibrarian:

n246_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Coloured figures of the birds of the British Islands. v.1 London :R. H. Porter,1885-1897.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34514976

ooksaidthelibrarian:

n246_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Coloured figures of the birds of the British Islands. v.1
London :R. H. Porter,1885-1897.
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34514976

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nbcsnl:

In theaters this Halloween, comes a new vision of horror like you’ve never seen before. From the twisted mind of Wes Anderson, it’s “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders”, starring Owen Wilson as a man in danger.

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odditiesoflife:

Topsy-Turvy World 

This incredible vintage/medieval-styled illustration features fantasy creatures placed in incredible inverse scenarios. The riddle contains 29 inversions. Find them all.

Art project by Sveta Dorosheva.

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hyperallergic:

An Incredible Archive of American Folk Music

OAKLAND, Calif. — I’m remembering a quote from television producer David Simon (The Wire) who when…

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hyperallergic:

An Incredible Archive of American Folk Music

OAKLAND, Calif. — I’m remembering a quote from television producer David Simon (The Wire) who when…

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free-parking:

Salvador Dalí — The Eye of Time, 1949, platinum, rubies, and diamonds

free-parking:

Salvador Dalí — The Eye of Time, 1949, platinum, rubies, and diamonds

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odditiesoflife:

Modern Bestiary

Throughout the Middle Ages, enormously popular bestiaries presented descriptions of rare and unusual animals, typically paired with a moral or religious lesson. The real and the imaginary blended seamlessly in these books—at the time, the existence of a rhinoceros was as credible as a unicorn or dragon.

Although modern audiences scoff at the impossibility of mythological beasts, there remains an extraordinary willingness by the public to suspend skepticism and believe wild stories about nature.

Domenico Gnoli (1933-1970) is one of the most neglected illustrators of the 20th century. Born in Rome, Italy, he was an Italian artist, writer and stage designer. Gnoli was an imaginative, intense and technically gifted artist. He is best known for his books Orestes (The Art of Smiling), 1961 and Bestiario Moderno (Modern Bestiary), 1968.

In Modern Bestiary, Gnoli produced an incredible collection of pen and ink illustrations that are intricately detailed and nothing short of amazing. Looking like ‘pop art’, his animal creations look like strange but lovable household pets. Who wouldn’t want a flying cat or rhino-chicken?

sources 1, 2, 3, 4

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saltdragon:

Here’s a neat little video I found on the Blaschka models put out by the Natural History Museum (in London).

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f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Quirky miniature porcelain sculptures made by Ukranian artists  website Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev

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