An Allegory of Tulipomania by Jan Breughel II (Antwerp 1601-1678) - This exceptional newly discovered Allegory of Tulipomania can be added to a group of so called singeries painted by Jan Breughel II. These satires, which refer to the economic folly of the previously valuable plants depict speculators as brainless monkeys in contemporary upper-class dresses. Three other paintings by Jan Breughel are known which also refer to the Tulipomania that seized the Netherlands in the first half of the 17th century.
For some reason, my Ultraman Soundtrack collection is really growing!
Laser-Cut Wooden Records Give New Meaning to ‘Tree Rings’ or ‘Organic’. “Amanda Ghassaei, creator of the 3-D printed record, is at it again, this time with lasers. Diverting from additive manufacturing to subtractive, Ghassaei etched tracks on another medium — wood — using a 120-watt Epilog Legend EXT laser cutter. The strains of Radiohead’s “Idioteque” and The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning” are easily recognizable, but infused with an almost electric whine, a strange sound to hear emanating from a piece of wood. Ghassaei is a software engineer at Instructables, so she naturally published a how-to on the DIY site.”
GeoGuessr Geography Geek and Google Streetview Nerdom -
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings. Google Street View randomly pops you into a secret location and you have to guess where you are, oddly addicting.
Kickstarter’s Successful Crowd-Sourced Bike Projects Over The Past Five Years - “Tthe phenomenon of modern day crowd sourcing, fueled largely by the internet, has emerged as a viable means for funding projects. since launching in 2009, more than 4 million people have pledged over $603 million USD on kickstarter which has become the world’s largest funding platform, financing more than 40,000 creative projects—to date, an impressive 44%—with a number of bike-related proposals having done particularly well. here’s a look at some of them…”
Symphony For A Big City: Stenberg Brothers (Vladmir, 1899-1982 Georgi, 1900-1933) lithograph in colours, 1928 - Poster portrays a day in Berlin via kaleidoscopic visual impressions but without any lineal narrative content. Although a German film, the director, Walter Ruttmann, showed knowledge of Soviet montage theory. Ruttmann’s own description of the film suggests that his motives were predominantly aesthetic: ‘Since I began in the cinema, I had the idea of making something out of life, of creating a symphonic film out of the millions of energies that comprise the life of a big city.’ The film gained international praise and is now regarded as a unique ‘time-capsule’ of the city of Berlin in the mid to late 1920’s before Nazi influence. The Stenberg Brothers designed this poster for the Russian release of the film in 1928.
David “Davey” Boy Smith and Thomas “Dynamite Kid” Billington.
Man of Action (In Stereo). Serious 1970s’ Block Lettering
TONY OURSLER (b. 1957) Untitled, 2005. signed ‘Tony Oursler (lower right), dated ‘2005’ (lower left) collage and carbon on paper.
Marlen Keller - llustration for NOVEMBRE magazine issue 7.