Reading Room, John Rylands Library, Manchester (via Gary995)
A local favourite of mine.
I had this idea almost a year ago and finally got around to finishing it—it was born from a dumb inside joke (probably), so I took this screencap and went through the many layered, painstaking process of making Nimoy into a zombie, and then made it a poster.
(If for some reason you want a bigger copy, hit me up.)
“The concept is simple. Take a blank sheet with nothing but the basic outline of a pinup girl and illustrate a unique scene around her.”
This is fucking amazing.
“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. They were designed by different sculptors and architects, conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their ‘patriotic education.’ After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost. From 2006 to 2009, Kempenaers toured around the ex-Yugoslavia region with the help of a 1975 map of memorials, bringing before our eyes a series of melancholy yet striking images.”
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"Perpetually shrouded in mist, the Kalinga village of Buscalan sits high up in the Cordillera Mountains of northern Luzon, Philippines. Although all of the tattooed warriors are now gone, the village is teeming with tattooed elderly women that wear the artistry of the last Kalinga tattoo artist: 89-year-old Whang Od who learned the art of batok (tattoo) from her father.”
A wonderful article about a very old and profound tradition. Click the photo to read the full article.
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