Tuesday 30 November 2010

Newspaper Blackout Poetry

Here is a whole book of poetry created by Austin Kleon by using a black marker pen and some found text. 

Saturday 27 November 2010

Bill Drummond still at it

The Craig Mod DO lecture

Here is a fascinating lecture by Japanese based writer, book designer and publisher Craig Mod, speaking at this years DO lecture series in Cardigan bay.

Monday 22 November 2010

A Hum|an Doc|ument - Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips RA has just released his art book A Humument as an iPad application. Phillips has been working on this for 45 years. Read the article about the app in The Independent HERE. The website for the book is HERE

Page 50 is below (left original 1892 - right A Humument 1970).

The original book is rather tricky to track down (not least of the trouble is that there are various different editions of this from 1892 - at least 3 by the looks of it).  A complete scanned PDF of the 1892 Chapman & Hall version that was used by Tom Phillips is available HERE.

The article that Phillips read in 1965 in the Paris Review is available online HERE.

Sunday 21 November 2010

W. Heath Robinson - Illustrations for Bill the Minder

Bill the Minder - Written & Illustrated by William Heath Robinson. 1912.

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Joseph Moxon. Practical perspective; or Perspective made easie. 1670

Here is a superb perspective rich image that shows a pop-up from the 1670 treatise on Perspective by Jospeh Moxon. The transparent  material in the 'doorway' of the pop-up is a thin sheet of Mica.

(Image Copyright Dr Justin Croft)

Sunday 14 November 2010

Fox Talbots Oak Tree

Oak Tree in Winter at Lacock Abbey

Salt print from a calotype negative, early 1840s. 19.5 x 16.6 cm.
From the negative in the FTM, LA3065. Schaaf 1981


Pinhole Doors

This is an image of what happens when a pinhole camera is placed on the top of a turntable and exposed for the length of L' America by The Doors. By  photographer Tim Franco

Saturday 13 November 2010

Cover Ideas

I have been playing with cover ideas for Intense Seeing. Here is my latest effort.

The eye is re-drawn from an Isaac Newton book on Optics (Optice, sive, De reflexionibus, refractionibus, inflexionibus et coloribus lucis : libri tres. - Londini: Impensis S. Smith & B. Walford, 1706. - getr. Zählung : 15 Falttafeln). Which is available on the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science.  

I broke the lines down into dithered points - so that from a distance it looks like a line and close up its a set of grey dosts.

Sunday 7 November 2010

Extended focus Macro-images

The photographer John Hallmen has a superb set of images of insects taken with a very high magnification macro photography set up.  He has a full set on Flickr and his own site HERE.  One of his specialities is very nicely composed extended focus images created from registered stacks of 30 images - sort of 'Macro-Confocal' imaging.  Below is a lo-res image of his of a compound eye (Copyright J. Hallmen).

Saturday 6 November 2010

Daniel Danger -from 2D - 3D

Here is Daniel Dangers first 3D art toy created from one of his sketches (More HERE).