Sunday, October 29, 2017

I N V E R T E D . . . objects in art

a 1960 illustration of washed and inverted drinking glasses in blue
a 1960 illustration of washed and inverted drinking glasses
     
I N V E R T E D
    
a Joost Swarte illustration for The New Yorker May 14 2018
a Joost Swarte illustration,  2018
        
I N V E R T E D
   
from an 1873 printing supply catalog, metal typesetting characters
from an 1873 printing supply catalog,  metal typesetting characters
     
I N V E R T E D
    
1957 family bathroom
an inverted layout in a 1957 home bathroom
     
I N V E R T E D
    
the 1937 Paris Expo Internationale amusement ride "Le Star", a photograph
a photograph from the 1937 Paris Expo Internationale ... scary-looking technology
     
I N V E R T E D
    
an 1839 library chair for reaching high shelves
an 1839 library chair    click image for full size
     
I N V E R T E D
     
a Harrison Cady illustration of a hanging possum
a Harrison Cady illustration
     
I N V E R T E D
    
a Tullio Crali painting of a birdseye view of an urban landscape
a Tullio Crali painting,  1920s?
     
I N V E R T E D
   
Georges Redon, a young mother bathing her child by holding it upside down
Georges Redon
     
I N V E R T E D
   
the 1939 cover of Norman Bel Geddes' book "Magic Motorways"
"Magic Motorways"  the 1939
cover of Norman Bel Geddes' image book about future urban planning
     
I N V E R T E D
   
Oscar Niemeyer architecture, a color photograph of white domes
Oscar Niemeyer architecture       see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
the 1963 Chrysler Turbine concept car, a color photograph
inverted views of the 1963 Chrysler Turbine ... 55 of them were built
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a running dog by photographer Eadweard Muybridge
an inverted view of a running dog by photographer Eadweard Muybridge
see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a Bernie Fuchs illustration of an inverted empty wine glass
 a Bernie Fuchs illustration
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a George Cruikshank cartoon 1842, "Premium and Discount", 1800s bachelor
"Premium and Discount"    a George Cruikshank cartoon, 1842
     
I N V E R T E D
   
The Expo 1967 Canada pavilion, a color photograph
The Expo 1967 Canada pavilion was an inverted pyramid,  so that
loudspeakers could occupy the inner valley.   Electronic animal
sounds came from the vast expanse,  while people on the
surrounding deck stood on equal footing.
see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a 1930 streamline-style love seat by designer Warren McArthur, a color photograph
a 1930 streamline-style love seat by designer Warren McArthur
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a 1962 cartoon about a man in an animal trap asking for help
"Certainly. What kind of favor?"  a 1962 cartoon
     
I N V E R T E D
   
1922 wallpaper,  Germany
1922 wallpaper,  Germany
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a René Magritte painting of a cloud in the rain
a René Magritte painting
     
I N V E R T E D
       
"Reverse Censorship Comics!"  a National Lampoon 
magazine cartoon, 1972       see full size
    
I N V E R T E D
   
1970s PEZ candies wrapper graphics in color
1970s PEZ candies
     
I N V E R T E D
   
an F.P. Glasemann 1903 papercut of buterflies
an F.P. Glasemann 1903 paper cut       see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
Joe Kubert comic book cover art, Enemy Ace Jan. 1969 No. 148, dogfighting pilots
Joe Kubert comic book cover art, 1969
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a 1911 George Morrow cartoon about artist and art critic
"Things we have never seen - An opulent artist discovering an obscure and
neglected art critic"   a George Morrow cartoon, 1911       click twice 
       
I N V E R T E D
   
1972 bold fashion, primary colors
 1972
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a Frank Paton cartoon 1883
a Frank Paton cartoon, 1883       click twice
     
I N V E R T E D
   
1951 linoleum, a color image
1951 linoleum
     
I N V E R T E D
   
"I am blind"  a Roy Delgado cartoon
upside down sign: "I am blind"  a Roy Delgado cartoon
     
I N V E R T E D
   
Harvey Comics, Little Dot June No. 57
Harvey Comics,  Little Dot
     
I N V E R T E D
   
MAD Magazine 1956 cover by Jack Davis
MAD Magazine,  1956       click twice
            
I N V E R T E D
   
a Rorschach inkblot image
 a Rorschach inkblot ... what do you see in this psychological test? 
click twice
              

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Public TRANSIT in art . . .

a Franz Masereel print about public transit 1943
a Franz Masereel print

       
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
    
Abram Games 1968 poster art, Sight See London, double decker bus
  "Sightsee London"    an Abram Games poster,  1968       
       
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T 
       
Early railway passengers in 1831, first second and third class, an illustration
Early railway passengers in 1831       see full size
"Liverpool and Manchester Railway - first class, 1830"
"Liverpool and Manchester Railway - second and third class, 1831"

      
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T 
      

Edward Penfield illustration, 1890 public transit
an Edward Penfield illustration, 1890    click image twice for full size
        
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
            
an L. Raven Hill illustration of a passenger unconscious in a horse cab
an L. Raven Hill illustration
           
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
              
a print by Anders Zorn, the interior of a city omnibus 1892
a print by Anders Zorn ... the interior of a city omnibus,  1892
    
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
     
an Edward Leon Cortes painting, 1910? omnibus
an Edward Leon Cortes painting,  1910?       click twice
         
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
        
a Franz Wacik drawing of crowds rushing a streetcar
Franz Wacik:  after the carnival
         
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T

a print by Otto Heinrich Strohmeyer, 1925
a print by Otto Heinrich Strohmeyer,  1925       click twice
       
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
        
1935's vision of future transit, Science Monthly
1935       click twice
     
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
         
a John Lockwood Kipling illustration of a royal elephant kneeling and waiting
a John Lockwood Kipling illustration       click twice
     
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
       
a photograph of the 1904 New York subway under construction
 the 1904 New York subway,  under construction       click twice
         
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
        
a photograph of a 1920s subway escalator, a moving stairway
a 1920s subway escalator
         
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
       
a 1924 British subway poster by Austin Cooper, It's cooler down below
a 1924 British subway poster by Austin Cooper
"It is cooler down below.  Travel in comfort by Underground"
           
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
        
an illustration of 1912 German transit, very busy overlapping transit
1912 Germany  
             
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
          
1913 German transit, a real suspended passenger train that existed
 this 1913 German public transit existed       see full size
     
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
        
a 1917 Frederick Henry Townsend cartoon: "Please move back a little more!"
a 1917 Frederick Henry Townsend cartoon:  "Please move back a little more!"
     
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
        
E.A.Verpilleux art 1927 train station
a 1927 train station by E.A. Verpilleux       click twice
        
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
     
a 1928 Herb Breneman cartoon
a 1928 cartoon
     
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
         
a 1930 Martin Lewis print, Subway Steps
a 1930 print by Martin Lewis,  "Subway steps"
 
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
     
1934 Cyril Power The Sunshine Roof
a 1934 print by Cyril Power,  'The Sunshine Roof'       click twice

P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
 
an Antonio Petruccelli illustration of a departing ferry for Fortune Magazine 1935
an Antonio Petruccelli illustration       click twice
 
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
      
this 1870 pneumatic passenger car existed in New York, illustration with text
 this 1870 pneumatic passenger car with 22 seats existed and operated in New York
  
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
     
a detailed photograph of 1954 London subway seat fabric
1954 London subway seat fabric
      
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T 
     
an 1864 cartoon about coach transit
 an 1864 cartoon       see full size 
"It's not the getting in . . . but it's the getting out"
      
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
       
a Bob Peak illustration of a Greyhound Escorter, used at the 1964 NY World's fair
a Greyhound Escorter illustration by Bob Peak:
these were used at the 1964 NY World's fair       see full size
  
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
  
a a 1980s cartoon, The Bus
a 1980s cartoon    "the bus"
    
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T 
      
a 1987 Nick Hardcastle illustrated ad for the London subway, Or Take the Tube, snails as taxicabs
a 1987 Nick Hardcastle illustrated ad for the London subway
 
P u b l i c   T R A N S I T
  
a Drew Friedman comic, Tor in New York
a Drew Friedman comic about wrestler Tor Johnson  "Time for Tor to go on subway"    "Tor having fun on subway"