Category Archives: History

Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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A station in a station ( or a terminal)

Most visitors to Manhattan this time of the year head for the gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or traipse around gawking at the elaborate holiday window displays, but for me one of the highlights in New York City every holiday … Continue reading

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It’s Black Friday (every week)

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. In October 1966, the founders of the BPP galvanized a generation of American radicals and revolutionaries with their commitment to the principle of the right to … Continue reading

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Today We Celebrate Irony

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Animating Paradise

Earlier this year, I shared a post on the Prado Museums commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of the painter Hieronymus Bosch and his masterpiece “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Now, the Museum of the Image in Breda, … Continue reading

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Art Connects Past and Present

German street artist Andreas von Chrzanowski (aka Case Maclaim) recently completed this wonderful mural for the Jacksonville, Florida Art (Re)Public Project. The piece, which is located in the heart of the city on Forsyth Street, incorporates books with titles relating the … Continue reading

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Vive la France

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A centennial worth celebrating

A disparate group of hugely talented artists, designers, and typographers have joined together to for the Type Hike project, which has created unique poster art to celebrate the U.S. National Park Service centennial. The group is donation 100% of Type Hike profits to the … Continue reading

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Underground Design

h/t to follower Evan Smythe for this post During the 1930s, London Transport’s first chief executive, Frank Pick, commissioned radical new designs for the system’s Underground stations, the famous Johnston typeface, and the iconic roundel. To mark the 75th anniversary … Continue reading

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Making History

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