I love the vintage heroes of Alex Gross, a visual artist from Los Angeles, California. In his – mixed media – Heroes series, he paints over old photographs, transforming the characters into superheroes or iconic characters from pop culture like Batman, Wonder Woman, Marge Simpson or Star Wars characters.
Dear Photograph, letting go of my mother’s hand on the first day of school was always the hardest.Liz
Dear Photograph, I thought Dad never took a picture of me, ever. Then I noticed his reflection in the glass.Gregg
Dear Photograph, remember when you had to come home when the streetlight came on? Where are the good old days when the neighborhood was full of kids outside playing tag, hide-and-seek, and Wiffle ball?Those were the kick-the-can fun times!Linda
Dear Photograph, at the time it was not common for a man to walk behind a pram. I’m so proud of my father.Eva
Dear Photograph, why did we watch TV so close’ – Simon
The idea is simple: hold a picture from the past in the place where it was photographed and take a picture of the picture. Add a caption to explain the meaning it has for you and you may be part of a collection of thousands of other moments traveling back in time. So many actually, that the creator decided to turn them also into a book. Digital nostalgia of the highest order!
This is a small selection from the beautiful photographic work of Fan Ho, one of Asia’s most celebrated street photographers. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age.
His atmospheric black and white pictures capture the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s, using light and smoke for a dramatic effect. He photographed people on the street, workers, kids, cityscapes, the harbor. He also combined all this with unexpected geometric compositions and you can see from early on, that his photographic work had a real cinematic style.
Except from photographer, Ho is also a film director and actor and has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide.
This is an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov from Moscow. Zakharov found old photos of New York, Boston, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore dated between 1900 and 1940 and brought them to life.
I just finished watching the final season of Mad Men yesterday and I had to share this Coke ad from 1971. I don’t want to spoil it, but whoever watched the series finale, knows what I am talking about.
The, so-called “Hilltop ad“, created by McCann Erickson, was one of the most popular ads ever created.
Space Alphabet, is a lovely book with even lovelier illustrations, first published in 1966. Written by Irene Zacks and created for her children, who wished to be astronauts. It was sold out over at Present & Correct for the time being, but you can also see the whole book online here.