Category: Books

Behind Photographs

The Faces Behind The Most Iconic Photographs

In December 2006, photographer Tim Mantoani rented a 20×24 Polaroid camera and used it to capture portraits of photographers Jim Marshall and Michael Zagaris holding their best-known photos. Polaroid portraits may not sound all that special, but when you consider each 20×24-inch shot costs $200 to take, you now the…

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Old Tricks Make For Spooky New Photos

Since the invention of photography, clever artists have used the medium to trick the public with macabre images. And even after 150 years, we continue to be spooked by these old photos. Just take a look at your Facebook timeline today and you’re sure to find “50 Billion Unexplained Spooky…

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The Abandoned Ruins of Detroit

Today, when you think of Detroit, you think of crime, decrepit buildings and an abandon urban wasteland looking to be wiped clean, as if to push the reset button. As the largest city in the U.S. to file for brankruptcy, Detroit’s once beautiful historic buildings and landmarks are crumbling and…

Penguin Drop Caps

These Book Covers Feature Clever Typography

Letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer Jessica Hische originally garnered attention for her website Daily Drop Cap where she illustrated a different letter of the alphabet daily or at least regularly, ultimately culminating in 12 complete alphabets. Recognizing her talent and how the typographic style was reminiscent of book covers…

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James Franco Stars In New Coloring Book

James Franco always seems to be involved in some sort of weird, pseudo-performance art project that has us scratching our heads for a few minutes before completely forgetting about it. But now, someone else is using his likeness for some sort of artsy purposes we don’t quite understand. Mel Elliott,…

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The Interesting Stories Behind Tattoos

As tattoos become more and more commonplace, we tend to pay less and less attention to them. But just because tattoos are ubiquitous, it does not mean that they have any less significance for those who choose to get them. Tattoos are a way for people to express their emotions,…