Targets

Wednesday 11.30.11

I am not, nor will I likely ever be, a hunter. However, I will admit to loving these paper targets. And I just spent a good half an hour looking through Speedwell’s target site. There are some really really weird and disturbing images on there. But the bullseyes are all beautiful.

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Enameled Cup

Tuesday 11.29.11

Something about this cup inspires simplicity and austerity, of the best sort. Imagine living in a one room house in the middle of the woods, with this as your one drinking vessel.

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Alphabo

Wednesday 11.23.11

Another typographical treasure from Agence Eureka. I can’t get enough of her collection.

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Diary Notes

Tuesday 11.22.11

I have NO idea how I ended up on Houseplant Picture Studio’s blog. But there I was. And I saw this crazy collection of scribbles and notations made in the margins, actually…all over…the pages of The Spiritual Diary. As far as I can tell, the volume is a collection of writings by Emanuel Swedenborg who was an 18th century Swedish scientist, inventor, philosopher, and theologian. He was an influential and unquantifiable figure for a wildly eclectic group of writers ranging from William Blake, Jorge Luis Borges, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung and Immanuel Kant to the likes of Helen Keller, August Strindberg and W.B. Yeats. And he clearly inspired the owner of this little tome.

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Blind Spot

Friday 11.18.11


 


 

Bob Dinetz, a prolific and talented graphic designer, based in San Francisco, has taken a series of photographs documenting three different areas of interest: flattened gum, covered up graffiti and chewed gum. The series is called Blind Spot. I’d love to see these really really big!

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Tailless Donkey

Thursday 11.17.11

Another image found on Agence Eureka’s blog. I have a feeling this won’t be the last of them either.

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Physog

Wednesday 11.16.11

Physog is slang for Physiognomy which is the evaluation of a person’s character or nature based on their appearance, particularly the face. The notion that there is a strong correlation between someone’s outer expression and their actual character has a very ancient historic precedent, as well as making loads of sense. Of late, there has been a bit of resurgence of interest in this field of study. This 1930′s board game is a cartoonish example of the practice. I’m totally keen on the disembodied images, much more than if these were all assembled into full faces. These photos are from the absolutely astonishing collection assembled by Agence Eureka. Be forewarned: Set aside at least an hour, and up to a full day, to look through her trove of paper ephemera.

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