Sunday, August 28, 2016

A classic cover from The Saturday Evening Post: June 2, 1951

New England has hundreds of National Historic Landmarks



Anyone with an interest in American history is familiar with the National Register of Historic Places. It contains more than 85,000 sites, but only some 2,500 of them have been listed as National Historic Landmarks. New England is home to hundreds of these particularly significant structures, objects and places. They appear here alphabetically, by state. Descriptions condensed from Wikipedia.
Above:
"Hauled Up," 1937, by New England artist Russell Cheney, 1881-1945
The Great Seal of the State of Connecticut

CONNECTICUT
Richard Alsop IV House, Middletown

This house was built in the late 1830s in a transitional Greek-Italianate style.



Movie posters that are too good to forget (not that you'd want to)


Movies and their posters. Oftentimes, they are well-matched. But sometimes, a poster suggests more (or less) than the film delivers. So let’s accept these promotional gems on their own terms, as freestanding examples of commercial art that may or may not accurately reflect their “product.” I'll be posting a memorable example every day, for some time.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

by Robert Ariail

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A classic cover from The Saturday Evening Post: Sept. 3, 1932

Movie posters that are too good to forget (not that you'd want to)


Movies and their posters. Oftentimes, they are well-matched. But sometimes, a poster suggests more (or less) than the film delivers. So let’s accept these promotional gems on their own terms, as freestanding examples of commercial art that may or may not accurately reflect their “product.” I'll be posting a memorable example every day, for some time.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

by Nick Anderson

Friday, August 26, 2016

A classic cover from Argosy: July 1944

Photographer Paul Cyr gives us the best of Maine

Adult male goldfinch feeding a juvenile

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Movie posters that are too good to forget (not that you'd want to)


Movies and their posters. Oftentimes, they are well-matched. But sometimes, a poster suggests more (or less) than the film delivers. So let’s accept these promotional gems on their own terms, as freestanding examples of commercial art that may or may not accurately reflect their “product.” I'll be posting a memorable example every day, for some time.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

by David Horsey

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A classic cover from Ebony: September 1971

Photographer Pau Cyr gives us the best of Maine

Sunrise

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Movie posters that are too good to forget (not that you'd want to)


Movies and their posters. Oftentimes, they are well-matched. But sometimes, a poster suggests more (or less) than the film delivers. So let’s accept these promotional gems on their own terms, as freestanding examples of commercial art that may or may not accurately reflect their “product.” I'll be posting a memorable example every day, for some time.