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Anatomical illustration from Edo-period Japan, this one’s supposed to be of a human skeleton and is dated to 1732. Wowzers.

Halloween is coming up, i’m getting in the spirit!


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Battleship Potemkin Dance Edit (120BPM)


US dollar redesign

When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

The note imagery relates to the value of each note:

$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt.

(via Kottke)

George Lois

The Map of Modern Science

Iso50 posted this found footage video by a band called “The Soft Moon” earlier, and I was compelled to talk about it a little bit more than it had been in the comments section. The footage is actually from some of the earliest avant-garde experiments in films perceptual qualities, how depth, volume, and other geometrics are communicated through time in two dimensional space. Here’s a straight up comparison of the two videos (If you’re viewing this on tumblr, please click the perma-link button to see the videos in frame):

Man Ray actually assisted Duchamp with the film shown previously, as well as with a film called “Ballet Mécanique” that’s also worth checking out.

Link: Apollo 11 Moon walk positioned over the Statue of Liberty

See also: The Gulf Oil Spill if it Happened over Indianapolis.

Atari Museum