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Animation History

Pražský Orloj turns 600

October 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Prague astronomical clock turned 600 this week, and why not celebrate one of the world’s most complex clocks with a craaaazy projected animation. I walked past this clock almost every day in 2004, wish I could have seen this first-hand. Projection work by Macula. (via kottke)

 

 



Design History

Visualizing One Million

October 5, 2010

Christopher Jobson

One Million by Hendrik Hertzberg is a new edition of a 1970s book that helps the average joe comprehend just how large one million is. Each of its 200 pages has 5,000 dots and occasionally individual dots are highlighted for their statistical significance. (via fastco)

 

 



Art History Photography

Twenty Million Pixels of the Birth of Venus

October 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

For four months only HaltaDefinizione is offering an interactive gallery of 10 masterpieces photographed with their high-definition technology. Up to 1,000 photos are stitched together to create each work, allowing you to zoom in and examine centuries old paintings millimeter by millimeter. Ooh Paul Biro can use it to hunt for some latent Boiticelli thumbprints!

 

 



Art History

Vintage Argentinian Funeral Cars

September 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson





Fernando Aguerre found these wooden-bodied, vintage Cadillac funeral cars while exploring an old barn in Argentina. Estimated to have been built sometime in the 1940s their creator is unknown. More photos on Jalopnik. (thnx Jorge)

 

 



Design History Illustration

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

August 25, 2010

Christopher Jobson

In a follow up to yesterday’s post, Moonshot could soon best Alphabeasties as preferred bedtime reading material.

 

 



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