Baseball card art by Christopher Gideon

Christopher Gideon Reader Find

By Christopher Gideon in New Art on Thursday 20 September 2012

In my ongoing series, entitled Eurythmy of the Game, choice elements from dozens of vintage baseball cards from my own childhood collection are meticulously culled and reconfigured. The resulting geometric arrangements speak a certain language which playfully undermines the masculinity of pro sports, more specifically, major league baseball.

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The Cardboard Gods blog

Matthew Specktor Reader Find

By Matthew Specktor in Cool Websites on Wednesday 30 September 2009

Whether or not you give a damn about baseball cards, you should read Josh Wilker’s captivating blog, Cardboard Gods. Using vintage Topps imagery — the stagey, shaggy and strange captures of forgotten ballplayers in the 70s — as a launching pad, Wilker takes off on flights about everything from memory to athleticism to middle-aged failure. The guy’s such a great writer it hardly matters. Post after post after post is a winner.

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