Posts Tagged "History"

July 11, 2011

MOMENTUS, Curated by Evan Stremke

MOMENTUS is an illustrated series of defining moments in American History.  Stremke, a talented designustrator in his own right and apparent history buff, hand picked a crew of seriously-also-talented designy folks to do all the work of putting historical moments into pictures.  Though it appears as though he’s finally given himself a moment to work on as well.  They are being regularly released every few days or so until the end of the month, so check em out now, or follow EvanStremke on twitter if you want to know when the next one is released (and also don’t mind a lot of really randomly weird commentary).  Above and below are a few of my favorites so far, but check out the rest on the site.

 

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September 28, 2010

cherry blossoms, and so much more.

I cannot provide a correct synopsis of what a Geisha really is. I can however share with you these beautiful artifacts that may tell a better story than any explanation may.

The “author” of this amazing flickr feed, Okinawa Soba, gives a well-rounded interpretation here, which is worth the read—spare a few minutes.

Here’s the basis of his analysis:

THE WORD GEISHA = GEI SHA 芸 者

The first character GEI 芸 is usually translated into English as Art, or the Arts.
The second character SHA 者 simply means Person, or Person who does.
Together they mean A person of the Arts. Therefore……ARTIST, or PERFORMING ARTIST.

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January 19, 2009

1964 + 1968 + 2009 = NOW

First there was JFK, then the assassination. Then there was LBJ and the Great Society. Sadly then, there was the assassination of Martin Luther King. With America’s ebb and tide of grim and glory, a blog post is too small and pitiful of a space to talk about a man and such history. So, I’ll leave you with this: the quadruple-edged sword that pretty much sums it all up for me. In the meantime, let’s be thankful for tomorrow.

MLK tattoo

(This is how Dylan celebrated MLK day back in 2006. How are you going to spend yours? )

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