The Public Domain Review shares some of their favorite books covers from 1820 to 1914.
Open Culture. has images and discussion of J. R. R. Tolkien’s art. And they have links to see more at The Tolkien Gateway. “Beyond perusing the images in the Tolkien Gateway, you’ll also want to have a look at Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull’s book, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist […]
Nick Kapur has shared a series of pages from a Japanese illustrated history of America made in 1861, Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi by writer Kanagaki Robun and artist Utagawa Yoshitora. There are so many wonders. You should definitely click through. See the whole thing at the Waseda University Library site.
Open Culture has a lovely gallery of prints of Japanese firework designs. See hundreds of these prints online at via the Yokohama City Library. (Thanks, Todd!)
Check out this sweet gallery of José Posada’s calaveras!
The Guardian profiles filmmaker Agnès Varda. Nowadays, Varda is spending less time researching new ways of making cinema. Not because she hasn’t got the energy but because she believes she can do more groundbreaking work with art installations. In the end, she says, all art is about communication. […]