Visual Arts

Nightlights in a Flash

Nightlights in a Flash

Flickr user Jason Hull has come up with a creative use for old, unwanted cameras. Taking their shells and repurposing them as nightlights, he makes fumbling around in the dark for the bathroom a little more illuminating.



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Marilyn Monroe, Naked

Marilyn Monroe, Naked

Life magazine called it “the skinny dip you’ll never see.” In what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s last film role, the buxom, platinum-haired icon frolicked in and around a swimming pool for the unfinished Something’s Got to Give in 1962, a remake of the screwball comedy My Favorite Wife from 1940. Monroe died before she finished making the movie, but excerpts and snapshots of her now-legendary nude bathing scene have only fueled her posthumous celebrity.



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Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers

Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers

The journals of commercial designers, graphic artists, and illustrators are the subjects in Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers by Steve Heller and Lita Talarico. Whether it’s design and branding, stock illustration, print, interactive media, or typography, ideas are recorded in the artist’s sketchbook long before the finished products are in the public eye. This book illustrates a wide span of creative approaches and techniques with themes as unique as the artists who created them.



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New York Dick

New York Dick

New York Dick: Lewd Drawings and Obnoxious Comments on New York City Advertising Posters is a compilation of large-scale ads that have been anonymously defaced, most often with crudely-drawn phalluses.



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Retrofonts

Retrofonts

Taking the form of an antique type-specimen book, Retrofonts is a chronicle of the best type designs from last 150 years, with an accompanying CD containing 222 copyright-free fonts.



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The Photography of Austin Young

The Photography of Austin Young

Austin Young’s vibrant portraits have been published in Vogue, Rolling Stone, Flaunt, and Interview, with subjects ranging from A-list celebrities to drag queens.



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Clive Barker: Author, Filmmaker, Artist

Clive Barker: Author, Filmmaker, Artist

English author Clive Barker is a master of the horror-fiction genre, having written more than 20 books while also directing several hit films, including Hellraiser (1987) and Lord of Illusions (1995).



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Wanted: The LomoKino from Lomography

Wanted: The LomoKino from Lomography

Moving pictures with 35mm still film? In a word: yes. Lomography just announced the LomoKino, a film camera that creates motion pictures on 35mm still film with a total of 144 frames.



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