Category: work of art

Extraordinary promotional movie art by Jacques Kapralik from…

Extraordinary promotional movie art by Jacques Kapralik from between the 1930s and 1950s.

Amazing photos of Keith Haring’s unconventional canvases…

Amazing photos of Keith Haring’s unconventional canvases on vehicles.

10 striking Japanese pop music cover arts by Hiroshi Nagai.

10 striking Japanese pop music cover arts by Hiroshi Nagai.

30 extraordinary Hiroshi Nagai paintings that define the visual…

30 extraordinary Hiroshi Nagai paintings that define the visual language of ’80s City Pop.

Before tattoo was popular: 30 cool pics of tattooed ladies from…

Before tattoo was popular: 30 cool pics of tattooed ladies from the early 20th century.

In 1856, seventeen-year-old Adeline Harris, the daughter of a…

In 1856, seventeen-year-old Adeline Harris, the daughter of a well-to-do Rhode Island mill owner, conceived of a unique quiltmaking project. She sent small diamond-shaped pieces of white silk worldwide to people she esteemed as the most important figures of her day, asking each to sign the silk and return it to her. By the time the signatures were all returned and ready to be stitched into a “tumbling-blocks” patterned quilt, Adeline had amassed an astonishing collection of autographs.

Her quilt features the signatures of eight American presidents; luminaries from the worlds of science, religion, and education; heroes of the Civil War; such authors as Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson; and an array of prominent artists.

Today, the autographs displayed in this beautiful and immaculately constructed quilt provide an intriguing glimpse into the way an educated young woman of the mid-nineteenth century viewed her world.

(Image source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art) 

Afro hair on vintage album covers

Afro hair on vintage album covers

Extraordinary images of Grace Jones made by Jean-Paul Goude from…

Extraordinary images of Grace Jones made by Jean-Paul Goude from the 1970s and 1980s.

No More, No Less: Japanese artist made of amazing surreal…

No More, No Less: Japanese artist made of amazing surreal portraits from found photographs.

Competition for decorated trams, Germany, 1908.

Competition for decorated trams, Germany, 1908.