A photographer has pulled an old instruction book off his shelf, and has taken tintype photography to the front lines for the first time since the Civil War. Aerial gunner Ed Drew, while stationed in Afghanistan, had his fellow soldiers pose for tintype photographs, producing haunting artwork that recalls the Civil War, in a modern context.
As a follow up to this, the sport of pool skating has come to the parakeet world:
Artist Tyree Callahan has adapted an old Underwood typewriter by removing the metal type and replacing it with multicolored rubber stamp material. Using this Frankenstein of language, he paints pictures:
Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually paint.
A truck dropped off a box of robot pieces, much like C3P0 at Cloud City. Museum curators reassembled the automaton, and it still draws what was stored in its “memory”.
Photographer Jared Lim wants to show you just how abstract a world you live in. More of Jared’s work at his website.
If there’s something that is so ephemeral you never notice things changing, it’s catalogs. People love the Sears Christmas catalogs because of the old toys – and this guy has found old inserts for Best Buy from the early 2000s. Wait, that’s over a decade ago? I feel old now. I miss my ZIP drives and pagers and fax machines.
See also, this even earlier flyer, from some other guy.
According to Redditor SquishyMcFee, this was made by a guy waiting for his car to be ready at a dealership. Talent plus boredom plus raw materials == awesome.
View it from all sides — including the interior.
Art student Jonathan Devis was told by his art teacher to “take art more seriously.” As a result, his senior art project was devoted to the Cult of the McRib.
via Reddit, and more info.
Andre Bergamin makes collages using 1950s-style imagery and advertisements, producing odd landscapes that look a bit like propaganda mixed up with Ladies’ Home Journal:
This is Ozzy the Weasel. He is tiny and ferocious.