15 sharp-witted, reading-themed cartoons from an Iranian comic contest Last year, Iran Cartoons organized an international contest for single-panel cartoons on the theme of reading. Some of the submissions were dark and sarcastic, others optimistically inspiring. Some were make-you-think obtuse, others pleasantly straightforward. New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download Publications, Research Getty Publications makes 45 years of art and conservation titles available online, with more to come When we launched the Open Content Program last summer and released 4,600 collection images to the public (a number that has since more than doubled), I cited this quote from the most recent museum edition of the NMC Horizon Report: “it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources.” This dictum continues to inform our efforts here at the Getty, and today I am very pleased to share with you our latest project in this arena, the Virtual Library: An open, online repository of more than 250 Getty publications from our 45-year publishing history, available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download in their entirety, for free. The books in the Virtual Library come from three of the Getty’s programs: the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the J.
The Most Brilliantly Pointless Street Flyers The hand-posted flyer is perhaps the cheapest way to spread the word about lost dogs, found cats, and creepy looking men offering low-cost guitar lessons. But most of the time, those flyers serve as nothing more than reading material for people waiting to get into a bathroom or on a bus. The flyers collected here acknowledge this reality, and they respond by trying to do nothing more than entertain whatever pair of eyes happen to be aimed in their direction. The Egg The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. TwistedSifter Apr 22, 2014 Picture of the Day: A Satellite View of Earth on Earth Day A SATELLITE VIEW OF EARTH ON EARTH DAY Satellite Image by NASA NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 11:45 UTC/7:45 a.m. EDT. The data from GOES-East was made into an image by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight…
Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-)
Guides and References to Drawing Animated Facial Expressions digg Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication – according to Wikipedia. I couldn’t agree more. It is perhaps one of the most important aspects of creating/drawing your own character. I know that each character cracks a unique face for each emotion depending on his/her aura and attitude so here I’ve gathered the most helpful guides (in DeviantArt) to practicing drawing facial expressions in general: Fun With Facial Expressions by what-i-do-is-secret Ten Cool Sites: Fun & Educational Websites SmartHistory Drew Lesso Incredible Art Department Off the Map MoMA: Red Studio SwarmSketch
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Monster Art & Design We've posted some cool t-shirt designs by French artist Vincent Bocognani aka vintz before. Here is an imaginative series of illustrations about monsters. Lumberjack Surreal paintings of Jacek Yerka You can buy Mind Fields and The Fantastic Art of Jacek Yerka, A Portfolio of 21 Paintings or visit the official site. Purchasing instructions for the original art works can also be found on his site.
30 Sweet and Tasty Cake Art Design Collection You’ll see Cakes in different occasions. In birthdays, weddings, graduations, christenings or even valentines day celebrations, a cake makes a difference. The celebrations become a lot more special. The sweetness indeed is there even when you’d always see one in other occasions.