The lowly potato gave the world sustenance, French fries, and would you believe color photography? In 1903, two French inventors and photographers, Auguste and Louis Lumière, used the potato as the basis for their patented process in creating color photographs, or Autochromes as they were called.
Of the many stories of official government suppression that came out of the Vietnam War era protest movements, one of the most compelling is the saga of Kiyoshi Kuromiya’s indelible “Fuck the Draft” poster.
Jon Pertwee starred in the reruns of Doctor Who my local PBS affiliate started airing in the Eighties; perhaps the station decided to start with the color episodes.
“WHO WANTS TO DIE FOR ART?” I’m not one for the whole “ugly Christmas sweater” thing. I think it’s stupid and I think Christmas is stupid, too.
The run of Aeon Flux on MTV in...
To celebrate their tenth anniversary in business, creative agency DBLG decided to make an experimental animation in collaboration with London-based animation studio Animade.
Sean Connery as Zed (unmasked) in ‘Zardoz’ Gun? Check. Boots? Check. Bullet-belt diaper overalls? Check.
I find it baffling how one can visit The Art Institute of Chicago, home to some of the most iconic paintings in the world, and somehow bypass the Thorne Miniature Rooms.
“Some Like it Hot.” A painting by London-based artist Xue Wang. “My take on ghosts is perhaps a little tinged with lightheartedness.
Salvador Dali once appeared as the mystery guest on a long-time-ago TV show called What’s My Line? in the 1950s.
I don’t exactly understand how Iron Man...
A photo taken at the opening of the very first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1960. The first Playboy magazine hit the shelves in 1953 and in 1960, the late Hugh Hefner opened what would be the very first Playboy Club in Chicago.
There was once a strong belief among many Iranians that if they wanted something, then they just had to go out onto the street and demand it.
One of the images from H.R. Giger’s ‘Necronomicon.’ H.R. Giger’s 1977 book Necronomicon showcased his chilling, futuristic images of a world beyond our own would become the basis and inspiration for director Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien.
Behold the “She Mask” a female version of the “Michael Myers” slasher mask created by Don Post Studios.
An illustration by Reinhard Kleist from his new graphic novel, ‘Nick Cave: Mercy on Me.’ “Floods, fire, and frogs leapt out of my throat,” he explained.
Poster by Dave McKean When you say “the first UFO crash in American history” most people think of Roswell, but the honor actually goes to Aurora, Texas.
The Mekons On October 6, 1978, on BBC Radio One,
I’m reliably told that photographs are polysemous—that is they have multiple meanings which can change depending on mood or understanding of what the image represents.
A kid version of Adam Ant in his “Prince Charming” getup. Awww. Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means that it is also the only time of year that you get a pass for letting your toddler hold a bottle of Jack Daniels because it happens to be part of their “...