A great thread here on artist production and it’s place in the modern world. Worth reading the whole lot (click on through). 🔽🔽🔽
Mastodon gives you an RSS feed?! I did not know this!
“Coloney and Fairchild’s patented apparatus required that the single sheet be cut into strips, attached end-to-end, mounted on linen, and then rolled inside a wooden, metal, or paper spool (fig. 4). The resulting portability of the map was crucial because, as advertisements indicated, it was intended for business travelers, steamboat navigators, and tourists. Of this form, the Newberry Library and the Minnesota Historical Society Library hold what seems to be a first edition, while nearly a dozen archives around the U.S. hold an updated second version. With the addition of hundreds of towns, mile markers, islands, landings, landowner and plantation names, and significant Civil War locations, the Lower Mississippi appears to be a settled and thriving commercial space.”
Larger versions of the image can be found here.
I was planning on doing a talk at my old college at @UCAAnimation (formerly WSCAD) in Farnham today but the snow said “no”.
Hoping we can reschedule at some point in the future, have a great day everyone! ⛄️
Incredible weirs by OddbodCreations
via Nick Herbert.
These are quite long lists. So find them after the jump.
I only kept a record of the films and TV I was watching from June onwards.
“Under its guidance the most muddling twists, turns and corners melt away behind you,” read the advertisement. “It is better than a Human Guide because it is always doing its work to the exclusion of everything else. … The Jones Live-Map emancipates you from slavery to great, flopping maps and profound route-books that you can’t make head or tail of without stopping.”
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