George Bernard Shaw, born on this day in 1856, on marriage, the oppression of women, and the hypocrisy of monogamy
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
Months had to be invented by women. The lunar cycle doesn’t match up exactly.
Bill Viola (b.1951, American)
The Waldo Hotel - an early 20th century Beaux Arts masterpiece in downtown Clarksburg, WV - is in terrible shape indeed. Here, on the mezzanine overlooking the grand lobby, the various molds growing on the wall, combined with the peeling paint and slaking wallpaper, create a scene that almost looks like a modern art painting.
Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW.
I’ve been REALLY wanting to see an Indian take on Steampunk so I am so pleased you have no idea
man that is gorgeous!
Now if bollywood could make a stellar steampunk film…
Daniel Siim | http://danielsiim.dk
"Digital books are at a rapid growth and currently make up 20 percent of all books sold to the general public in the US alone. As the digital market is expanding, the need for analogue books is becoming more redundant. The redesign of the prodigious novel Star Maker, by William Olaf Stapledon, first published in 1937, serves as an experiment on highlighting the qualities of a book’s physical existence, some of which cannot be accommodated by an e-book.
This project is a comprehensive study of paper material, text layout and physical size. The book features various paper goods and weights along with a bookcase containing 16 A5-sized artworks representing a visual interpretation of each chapter, and a square-sized constellation map of the books content.”
Daniel Siim is a Copenhagen-based designer and a BA graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. His practice approach a wide scale of graphic design with a focus on printed matter, from small press to major publishing.