In this series of illustrations created for a British TV show, historical figures are depicted as they might look today. The project, comissioned by history TV channel Yesterday to celebrate its new series, the Secret Life Of…, saw digital artists working closely with history experts to ensure the portraits gave a real sense of how [...]
STRIPPED is an upcoming feature-length documentary by Fred Schroeder and Dave Kellett of Sequential Films that explores the world of newspaper comics, webcomics and how comics survive in today’s society. It features interviews with some of the world’s top influential cartoonists, including: Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jim Davis (Garfield), Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik [...]
Ninety years of innovation at the BBC is celebrated in a new campaign from the broadcaster, complete with an interactive time-line of technological achievements. The short tells the story of broadcasting at the Beeb, outlining various significant moments of technological progress that have happened since 1922. This takes in radio and TV (including outside broadcasts [...]
In the 19th century, Japan was only just starting to open its doors to the rest of the world. For centuries, the country had developed largely in isolation of western influences, creating a culture and societal unlike any other found elsewhere. In a time before World War and the rapid march of technology and progress [...]
Ralph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system. Last year he celebrated his 90th birthday the same year the Odyssey turned 40. Here he talks about those early days of video game history and why now, at 90 years old, he’s still [...]
New York has been arguably one of the most photogenic destinations on earth ever since photography allowed it to be. Which is why when we saw NYC Past we got all excited in the brain space. This Tumblr has, at last count, 49 pages of large format photography from the Big Apple’s past and present. [...]
Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did. The untold stories of women who dressed and served as men in the Civil War. Click the pic to read more.
This online exhibit is dedicated to all the different covers that have graced Vladimir Nabokov’s classic ‘Lolita’. The collection comes from all over the world, featuring issues from Lebanon, Brazil, and elsewhere, totaling 185 different books from 37 countries spanning 56 years. Click the pic to see more.
Physicians and chemists who formulated drugs began writing of their wonders and publishing them in medical texts and newspapers in the late 1700s. From there, drug advertising took off as both doctors and the public were eager to try anything to alleviate pain and health problems. Over time, the drugs changed and so did the [...]
A map showing every meteor strike since 2,300 B.C. is now making the rounds after a recent spate of space rock related events. The map was created by Javier de la Torre, co-founder of data visualization company CartoDB. De la Torre used data uploaded to the Guardian’s website that originally came from the Meteorological Society. The data [...]