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‘Sports Illustrated’ Lays Off Last of Its Staffers in Photography Department

Sports Illustrated has officially laid off the last six staff photographers in their photo department. Director of photography Brad Smith… Read More

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10 Science Fiction Illustrators You Should Know

We’ve been big fans of Swedish illustrator, animator, and graphic designer Kilian Eng for some time. Eng’s science fiction-inspired artworks are architectural, elegant, and punctuated with electrifying colors. They also channel the iconic illustrators from the past — especially French legend Moebius. It’s no wonder the artist’s monograph Object 5 has been out of print, but publisher Floating World Comics has reissued the book as a European album hardcover with 16 new pages of art. Eng’s style has us nostalgic for some of the sci-fi illustration greats we love. Here are ten you should know. … Read More

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Vintage Photos of Enviable Partygoers

Now that we’ve entered the dead of winter, the cold weather and snow are great excuses to throw a little party (you know, like in the new season of Girls). This week, we were crushing hard on some vintage photos of a wild Halloween shindig in 1964, spotted on Dangerous Minds (featured below). The costumes, revelry, and apparent furniture glued to the ceiling (is that a dead body?) really set the mood. We went searching for some party inspiration and gathered these photos of vintage blowouts that we wish we could have attended. … Read More

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Beautifully Blurred Photos Taken from a Moving Train

London-based artist Rolf Sachs, who we discovered on Photojojo, traveled across Switzerland along the World Heritage Rhaetian Albula/Bernina Railway line taking photos from the moving train. Camera in Motion – From Chur to Tirano, supported by Leica Camera, explores the landscape through blurred impressions that at turns resemble watercolor paintings and glitch art.

“Having grown up and gone to school in the Engadin valley, I regularly travelled on the Albula/Bernina Railway line and developed a great appreciation for the natural beauty and diversity of the surrounding Alpine landscape,” Sachs writes on his website. “The scenery continuously surprises me as I discover new details with every journey. I wanted to experiment with combining the motion of the train with these remarkable views. The photographic results are intriguing and have gone beyond our expectations, as the camera manages to capture images that the human eye could not begin to perceive.” Take a closer look in our gallery, and watch a video of Sachs discussing the long-term project. … Read More

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Preview Converse’s New Andy Warhol Line

Starting February 7, Converse featuring Andy Warhol’s most recognizable screen print — the Campbell’s soup can — will be available… Read More

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Glamorous Pin Ups of Your Favorite TV Characters, from ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Broad City’

New York City is a tough, demanding home, leading Broad City‘s Abbi and Ilana into the sort of grungy and gross scrapes that means that they’re rarely seen as glamorous. But through the eyes of artist Emma Munger, Abbi and Ilana are worthy of a bicep tattoo in her series of endearing portraits of pinups. She renders your favorite TV shows and films in sharp and curvy lines, charming portraits that show iconic characters in bewitching style. Munger has great taste and your favorite show is likely included in the below series, from Broad City to Twin Peaks (she’s also selling Men of Twin Peaks Valentine’s Day Cards) to Orange Is the New Black. Here are some of our favorites: … Read More

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Food Porn: Nudes Feasting on Takeout in Bed

Sarah Bahbah, aka Raised by the Wolves, takes the expression “food porn” to the extreme. The Australian photographer, who we learned of on Design You Trust, captures her nude subjects getting up close and personal with their pizza, burgers, and fries. Sex and Takeout is exactly what it sounds like: models posing suggestively with their snacks and snaps of hungry couples in bed feeding their various appetites. With the Internet’s weird obsessions over certain foods — first cupcakes, then bacon, and now pizza is king — Bahbah’s series is sure to find fans. The images are silly and sexy, and sure to inspire a takeout order after your next roll in the hay. … Read More

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Rare Photos of the New York City Punk Scene in the ’70s and ’80s

The progenitors of punk probably never imagined themselves in photographs that would be selling at art auctions, but the New York City scene during the ‘70s and ’80s continues to prove irresistible. Allan Tannenbaum’s rare “punk portfolio” is up for auction — and the kind folks at artnet Auctions gave us a preview of the images. From 1973 to ’82, Tannenbaum was SoHo Weekly News’ chief photographer and photo editor, covering art, music, and political happenings, capturing New York City nightlife at underground clubs like the Mudd Club, CBGB, and Max’s Kansas City. All the familiar players are featured in Tannenbaum’s set, including a very sweaty Iggy Pop, Sid Vicious being dragged off by the police, and a chic Debbie… Read More

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