As if most images of LA weren’t weird enough, now there’s a whole new crop of pictures that shed light on a gritty Los Angeles — in glorious black and white. They’re rare, archival snapshots of mid-century LA, documenting an era, landscape, and zeitgeist that no longer exist.
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.
If you’ve ever wondered how exactly you can get to the House Of The Rising Sun, you’ll be happy to know you can drive there via Highway To Hell, deep in the heart of Funkytown.
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.
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.
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.
Urban artists 3D Joe & Max have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest 3D street artwork.
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.
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).
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.