These aren’t just any ordinary vintage black and white snapshots, these are snapshots from Ernest Hemingway’s childhood. These images surfaced when a collector bought Hemingway’s 1932 Royal Model T typewriter and found some negatives and photos underneath the typewriter body. These, according to Hemingway scholar Sandra Spanier, were likely to be taken at the Hemingway […]
Imagine New York City’s Upper West Side without the diners, the yellow cabs or the hustle and bustle. Or perhaps Las Vegas without the multi-storied casinos. Once upon a time each U.S. city was still developing and Business Insider ran down a list of 12 cities across the country that show them at their earliest […]
Ever gone into an old building and said to yourself, ‘I wonder if anything spectacular happened here’. No? Ok, maybe that’s just me then. But Marc Hermann, a professional news photographer, has created a Now & Then series of different places in New York. He has superimposed old photos from the Daily News Photo Archive […]
Some inventors enjoy fame and glory. They become celebrities in their own right and go down in the history books as heroes. Well, that’s the goal, anyway. But there’s a whole collection of inventors who went down with their ships. Take Franz Reichelt, for example. This French tailor was testing his brand-new parachute invention by jumping […]
Marry Instagram with artisanal chocolate and out comes Cocograph. Founded by photographer-cum-artist-cum-baker Rae Vittorelli, Cocograph is a whole new way to have your old timey vintage photos and eat them too. Snap a pic, upload it to the website, choose from dark, milk, or white chocolate, and before you know it, your Polaroid-style image is […]
Netherlands-based artist Haniedan uses layers of vintage pin-up girls, currency, posters, typography and icons to create ornate and nostalgic compositions. However, underneath the faded glamour lies a message about the brutality of this objectification of the female form, hinting at the sinister side of this supposed flawless and glamorous lifestyle presented in the seductive poses of the scantily clad girls.
Online store Volksfaden (literally translated as the ‘people’s threads’) was borne from a love of textiles, fabrics, print and pattern. The website itself is also a testament to good design, with the application of fabric designs to vintage photos in particular making for enjoyable viewing. Volksfaden is also an incubator for great designers, nurturing a […]