Vietnam war photojournalist dies A Welsh photojournalist renowned for his coverage of the Vietnam war has died at the age of 72. Philip Jones Griffiths, who was born in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, died on Tuesday at his London home after a cancer battle, his agency Magnum said. His work in Vietnam was collated into a book, published in 1971, which became crucial in challenging attitudes to the war in the United States. He also photographed conflicts in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Bosnia. Mr Jones Griffiths left Wales at the age of 16 but has said that his upbringing as a Welshman was the basis for everything he did. Mirrored Geometric Animals by Arran Gregory London-based sculptor and illustrator Arran Gregory recently opened a solo show entitled ‘WOLF’ at Print House Gallery in London. The exhibition which runs through September 6th, includes both illustrations and a pair of gorgeous faux-taxidermy animals including a wolf and rhinoceros head sculpted from mirrors. You can see much more on his Tumblr and a number of prints are available in his shop. Photos above by Ravi Sidhu and Tida Finch. (via fancy)
10 Unique Creations Made From Computer Hard Drives [PICS] On this day in 1956, IBM introduced the IBM 305 RAMAC — the first computer with a hard drive. It boasted capacity for less than 5MB of data stored on 50 24-inch disks. Fast forward to today. The William Blake Archive Homepage A hypermedia archive sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Rochester, and the Scholarly Editions and Translations Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With past support from the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia, the Getty Grant Program, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Preservation and Access Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sun Microsystems, and Inso Corporation. Editors Morris Eaves, University of Rochester Robert Essick, University of California, Riverside Joseph Viscomi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Technical Editor Michael Fox, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Espace d'Art Contemporain Fernet Branca - BIENVENUE " PIECES MONTREES FRAC ALSACE, 30 YEARS COLLECTING - The Impossible Collection " Curators : Olivier Grasser and Roland Recht 20 october 2013 - 23 March 2014 In 2013, the Fracs (French regional contemporary art collections) are celebrating their 30th anniversary. This anniversary is a chance for Fracs all over France to assert their presence and their missions through specific events, not only in the regional context but also at national and international levels. Biography British (Welsh), b. 1936, d. 2008 Born in Rhuddlan, Wales, Philip Jones Griffiths studied pharmacy in Liverpool and worked in London while photographing part-time for the Manchester Guardian. In 1961 he became a full-time freelancer for the London-based Observer. He covered the Algerian War in 1962, then moved to Central Africa. From there he moved to Asia, photographing in Vietnam from 1966 to 1971.
Mixtape 69 It’s been a while since our latest Mixtape. Welcome our new mixtape number 69 gently mixed by João Kaarah from MXSXK FM (Facebook). He is also presenting his new design studio NUUN (Facebook). “Intuitive tools enhancing the vision of designer João Eulálio Kaarah, creator of the studio together with the architects Renato Périgo e Carolina Sverner, in search of a translation of such hybrid repertoire, traveling through the timeline for meeting now.”
How to Recycle Tic Tac Box Video Hi stampers! In a small effort to go green, reduce, recycle, reuse. I am going to take this old TickTack box. That is not that old actually, I bought it and then one day they were gone because they are addicting. But I cleaned it all out. 100 Ideas That Changed Art by Maria Popova From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another. On the heels of yesterday’s 100 Ideas That Changed Photography comes 100 Ideas That Changed Art (public library) — a succinct account of the most influential developments in the history of art, from cave paintings to the internet, compiled by art historian and broadcaster Michael Bird. From conceptual innovations like negative space (#98), color codes (#33), and street art (#94) to landmarks of communication like making books (#21), propaganda (#12), and handwriting (#24) to ideological developments like “less is more” (#30), protest (#79), and the body as surface (#9), each idea is contextualized in a 500-word essay with key visual examples. Bird writes in the introduction: