explore-blog:

Gorgeous vintage posters by A. M. Cassandre, one of history’s most influential graphic designers, born 112 years ago today.

explore-blog:

Gorgeous vintage posters by A. M. Cassandre, one of history’s most influential graphic designers, born 112 years ago today.

micropolisnyc:

The dramatically dilapidated Loews King Theatre, on Flatbush Avenue, is set for a resurrection.

The place was built in 1929. A young Barbra Streisand once worked here. So did Sylvester Stallone.

It’s been closed since 1977, but it’s still the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn, with 3,200 seats. I got to walk around inside yesterday, and despite all the dust and decay, it’s pretty spectacular.

The plan is to restore its former grandeur, and turn it into a major performing arts center. Opening set for 2015.

As a former Brooklynite, I should confess: I’m a little envious.

Nothing like urban decay, I swear.

theatlantic:

The Never-Before-Told Story of the World’s First Computer Art (It’s a Sexy Dame)

During a time when computing power was so scarce that it required a government-defense budget to finance it, a young man used a $238 million military computer, the largest such machine ever built, to render an image of a curvy woman on a glowing cathode ray tube screen. The year was 1956, and the creation was a landmark moment in computer graphics and cultural history that has gone unnoticed until now.

Using equipment designed to guard against the apocalypse, a pin-up girl had been drawn. 

She was quite probably the first human likeness to ever appear on a computer screen. 

Read more. [Images: Lawrence A. Tipton]

housingworksbookstore:

heidijulavits:

WARNING: PAPER IS DANGEROUS
The card catalog is a threat to truth and relevance! It is a constantly intensifying, present-tense menace. It becomes. It does this every day. 

EVERY. DAY.

housingworksbookstore:

heidijulavits:

WARNING: PAPER IS DANGEROUS

The card catalog is a threat to truth and relevance! It is a constantly intensifying, present-tense menace. It becomes. It does this every day

EVERY. DAY.

Did…did you…is that bevel? With a drop shadow?
Digg designer upon seeing my terrible terrible logo making skills. (via heyveronica)
good:

How will you serve in celebration of Dr. King and National Day of Service?
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.with his father and son in Atlanta, GeorgiaMarch 22, 1963.Photographed by Richard Avedon 

I’m so happy that this image exists. 

good:

How will you serve in celebration of Dr. King and National Day of Service?

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
with his father and son 
in Atlanta, Georgia
March 22, 1963.
Photographed by Richard Avedon 

I’m so happy that this image exists. 

ruineshumaines:

Firewall by Aaron Sherwood.

Firewall is an interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music.
More information available on the project’s blog.

Watch the video here.

strandbooks:

Postcard found in a book.