Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The artful archive: a look at magazine covers through the years

November 26, 1927

Photographer Benjamin M. Williamson gives us the best of Maine

Port Clyde

www.benjamin-williamson.artistwebsites.com

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (101)



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 Maine

MAINE
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Brunswick

Abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin while living in this house.



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 Tom Toles

Monday, December 5, 2016

The artful archive: a look at magazine covers through the years

January 9, 1968

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (100)



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 Maine

MAINE
Stephen Taber (schooner), Rockland


A two-masted schooner currently operated as a windjammerthis 1871 ship is the oldest of its type with a documented history of continuous service.


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 Mike Peters