words/stuff

thenearsightedmonkey:

For Extra Credit….

Click on any of these photos, draw your frame, do a quick drawing in non photo blue, ink it and color it in any way you wish.

archiemcphee:

This is one of the strangest and most mysterious books on the shelves of the Archie McPhee Library. Haunted Air [Buy on Amazon], by British musician and artist Ossian Brown, is a fascinating collection of anonymous Halloween photographs taken between circa 1875 and 1955. They’re all from Brown’s personal collection and are presented without any context. In fact the only text in the entire book is the all too perfect foreword written by the inimitable David Lynch.

"The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, and others.”

Each page contains a single bewitching photograph - a simple layout that makes the photos even creepier and more captivating. Without any background information, these haunting pieces of Americana have only each other for company. That is, until you start looking at them, wondering about them, making up stories for them. On the pages of this book, every day truly is Halloween.

[Photos from Haunted Air via NPR]

Milkweed madness

Milkweed madness

Agnes Martin cloud grid

Agnes Martin cloud grid

Crossing Brooklyn Bridge

Crossing Brooklyn Bridge

Wasp architecture

Wasp architecture

Summer’s end

Everything is corn and September

Everything is corn and September

MoMa

MoMa

Roaming around the Gallatin valley and elsewhere

So this