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I thought they put big stencils down and spray painted over them! This blows my mind!

Me too.
Holy shit.


I’m so impressed… holy shit…


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The Amazing Animated Artwork of Nathan Vieland

I grew up in a small town in the Appalachian hills, with a close connection to the forms and patterns of the wilderness. At a young age I found work in the construction industry where I acquired a fascination with the notion of “progress” and the never ending cycle of construction and destruction. Later I worked as a patent illustrator, witnessing the constant stream of innovation and technological improvement flow through our office. My current work incorporates all of these ideas, investigating the meaning of human progress, and it’s unfolding role in nature.

I graduated from Ohio University in 2010 with a degree in painting and a minor in philosophy. Since then I’ve illustrated a children’s book called The Gnome Lexicon. I also spent two years working and drawing with the artists and activists at The Beehive Design Collective.  I now live and work as an artist and illustrator in Eugene, Oregon.

If you have any questions about my art or resume, please send an email to natev83@gmail.com

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    Nathan Vieland     art     animated     studies     human progress     anatomical     anatomy     inspiration

reminder for bisexuals 


today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility. 

reblog to save a life. 



So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008. 

Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.

Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.

And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.

Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.

These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you. 


"One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”

    my heart     just take it     sobs     a street cat named bob     book     rescue animals     life story     so cool

"Ice circles," a rare natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. They are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water.
Gary Lane

"Ice circles," a rare natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. They are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water.

Gary Lane

    Nature     ice     landscapes     natural     phenomenon     inspiration     ice circles



Feather Art by Chris Maynard

Jesus H. Frogsnoggler.

    Chris Maynard     feather     art     cut outs     delicate     non traditional art     amazing     inspiration


Today’s Classic: Three Versions of Perseus with the head of Medusa

1-2: By Benvenuto Cellini (1545)

3-4. By Frederick William Pomeroy (1898)

5-6- By Antonio Canova (1806)

    Do he got the booty     he dooooo     Perseus     medusa     sculpture     Art     traditional     statues     classical     reference     anatomy



Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color

1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918

2. Times Square, 1947

3. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862

4. Marilyn Monroe, 1957

5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)

6. Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945

7. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942

8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

9. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

See the rest here: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/20-historic-black-and-white-pictures-restored-in-color/


    I love recolors     historical     photos     Colored     black and white     photography     Inspiration







Sometimes I think of how one tiny mutated cell can wipe out our whole civilization, but then I watch a video like this and think “nah, we’re way too awesome of a species to be defeated.”

I feel like my life is complete after watching this.

man I am always blown away by good woodwinds cuz i could never get the hang of ‘em myself.  this guy is tops, wow

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