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Visipix
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The visipix website seems to me to be quite the undiscovered visual treasure. I don't even remember how I ran across it long ago and haven't really seen it linked to since.

http://www.visipix.com/

There are over 54,000 searchable fine art images, over 76,000 photographs as well as lots of newsgroup collections. Images are often available in super high resolution which is certainly a plus.

While the design of the site could be improved, there is some good organization and a handy search engine.  


If you're looking for naturalist drawings for example, you can check out the Georges-Louis Leclerc collection:
http://goo.gl/2tVnv


There are over 2600 images of Hokusai's art
http://goo.gl/2tVnv



You can view photos via themes such as railways
http://goo.gl/9o4X6


Enjoy!





USGC Photo Library & SF Earthquake of 1906
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It's easy to get stuck browsing through the huge number of high quality vintage photographs on the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library website.

About the site:


"The U.S. Geological Survey Denver Library maintains a collection of over 400,000 photographs taken during geologic studies of the United States and its territories from 1868 to the present.

These images provide a visual history of the discovery, development, and sciences of the United States and its Geological Survey. Some photographs have been used in USGS publications, but most have never been published.

Currently, this website represents less than 10 percent of the Library's images with approximately 30,000 photographs on-line."



Here are a couple examples of the photos hosted there. These were taken after the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906:












Matt Furie's Night Riders
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Moving away from his more adult-oriented style of illustration, my buddy Matt Furie is releasing an illustrated children's book. I've gotten a sneak peak of the book and really love the fun and innocent storyline, imaginative characters and detailed illustrations. The book also includes a poster. It will be available for all July 16th via the McSweeney's Store:

http://store.mcsweeneys.net/products/night-riders



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Michael J. Anderson FTW!
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This guy is one of my heroes! On top of being in a couple of my favorites shows - Twin Peaks & Carnivàle - he has an amazing life story. Check out his mini bio via IMDB:

"Michael Anderson was born in Huron, South Dakota, at 10:30pm, on Halloween Night. Subject to a genetic anomaly known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, he grew up in a wheelchair. After graduating high school he traveled America, singing for tips and living in his car. For six years, he attended the University of Colorado where he majored in numerous subjects ranging from philosophy to microbiology. After college, he began working for Martin Marietta, troubleshooting the NASA computers in the ground-support system of the space shuttle. During this time, he made the documentary "Little Mike," which won a silver medal in the International Film and Television Awards. Soon thereafter, he moved to NYC where his film and television career began. For many years, Anderson was most well-known among fans of director David Lynch for his work as a backwards-talking dream figure on the cult favorite TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990). Anderson also worked with Lynch for the experimental performance piece Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990) (TV) and the TV-pilot-turned-feature filmMulholland Dr. (2001). Anderson gained further recognition and success in recent years for his work on the HBO series Carnivàle."

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