Filed under: Photography, Soviet Propaganda, Ukraine | Tagged: 1930's, 1931, arts, beach, colored photos, communism, Crimea, historical, history, images, Odessa, Photography, Potemkin Steps, Propaganda, resort, soviet union, stalin, Ukraine | Leave a Comment »
Filed under: Ads, Cold War | Tagged: advertising, arts, atomic bomb, Bolsheviks, bonds, Canadair, cold war, communism, communist, fallout, illustration, informant, Kruschev, lenin, nuclear, patriotic, Propaganda, Radio Free Europe, Republic Steel, Scots Tissues, soviet, space, spy, stalin, United States, Western Electric | Leave a Comment »
A great ad campaign in its day by unique skateboard developer, Alien Workshop. The contrasting values and minimalist style of the icons they used was pure gold. Here are some of their best from that era.
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Sunrise at Minot Light. Photo taken by Jean Milch. Provided via the “Visit Massachusetts” Facebook page.
Filed under: Massachusetts, New England, Photography | Tagged: architecture, Art, arts, Atlantic, captivating, coast, facebook, image, juxtaposition, light photo, lighthouse, Massachusetts, Minot, Minot Ledge Light, Minot Light, ocean, photo, Photography, Scituate, sunrise, travel | Leave a Comment »
I was recently turned on to a story out of Russia. It seems their characteristic wooden churches (architectural wonders) are falling by the wayside due to natural disasters and lack of maintenance. Truly a shame to such beautiful buildings.
Be sure to visit http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/ for Mr. Richard Davies website and for information on his new book ( “Wooden Churches – Travelling in the Russian North “) about the churches. Here is an excerpt of the story and a link to the full story and video. I added a gallery as well of some beautiful churches still standing as well. Maybe if we all turn our attention to this matter we can make a difference. Enjoy!
“The wooden church, one of Russia’s unique architectural treasures, is in danger of extinction. Once dotting the landscape by the thousand, years of harsh weather, fires, war and neglect have not been kind. Today, some 200 churches remain, most dating from the 1700s and located in the northern regions of Arkhangelsk, Karelia, and Vologda. “
Full story is here http://www.rferl.org/media/soundslide/24564914.html
As always, great praise and thanks to all the photographers featured here. Excellent shots!
Get involved in this cause! The loss of these building would be a irreversible cultural loss.
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These images have been collected by me over the years. The original photographers should be noted for the unsurpassed quality of their work. Thank you
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Truly some of the most revolting, but yet catchy artwork has been from the series “Garbage Pail Kids”. These scenes of disgusting kids became wildly popular in the 1980′s in the United States. The trading cards were stickers as well so you could share the horror with others in public places (mostly not at the request of the property owner). Here are sets 1 and 2 in all there putrid glory.
Filed under: Art, Funny, Oddities | Tagged: 80's, arts, cards, collectibles, disgusting, Funny, Garbage Pail Kids, gross, hillarious, icky, kids, retro, satire, stickers, trading cards, vintage | 2 Comments »