By D. W. Kellogg in Retronaut:
‘According to this map, Love is at the center of a woman’s heart, and Sentimentality and Sentiment (including Good Sense, Discrimination, Hope, Enthusiasm, and Platonic Affection) take up a sizeable portion of the entire territory. This region of Sentiment and Sentimentality is separated from the larger, treacherous areas of a woman’s heart: Selfishness and Coquetry pose dangers, especially to gentleman travelers, and these attributes suggest that all women are basically untrustworthy. The largest regions, Love of Admiration, Love of Dress, and Love of Display, all suggest that women are also essentially shallow and frivolous. Although the image claims to have been drawn by “A Lady,” it is just as likely that it proceeded from the imagination of a man.’
– American Antiquarian, via Brain Pickings
Astonishing bit of work by Polish designer Paul Marcinkowski – presenting the tattoo as an infographic. Sweetly done. His blog is here – and has some lovely sketching on it, plus other goodies.
Says the artist, Rob Rickett “A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key.
“If you would like an A3 print please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you as soon as some become available.”
Buy it here.
Hit the image to go to the main site where you can zoom in and out, play with the picture etc. Pretty darned good. Via @benhammersley
The Reanimation Library is a small, independent public library in Brooklyn. It collects books that have fallen out of routine circulation and keeps them for their visual content. Outdated and discarded, they have been culled from thrift stores, stoop sales, and throw-away piles, and are given new life as a resource for artists, writers, cultural archeologists, and other interested parties.
The catalogue on their website has scans from some of the more interesting books. Among them, this 1972 bad boy, What Makes Men Tick. It is, now more than ever, an essential guide for all women on how to best serve as a dutiful wife *ahem*.
The man who has it all
Excellent old school infographic
Yup, that’s exactly what “we” do
Best. Caption. Ever.