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Historic Glass-Plate Photos From Romania Restored And Turned Into Colorful Art

The recoloring of old black-and-white photos is an excellent way for modern audiences to re-visit, understand and associate with history. Jane Long, a photographer based in Australia, has taken a collection of old glass-plate images by Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte (or Axinte, depending on who you ask) and updating them by adding color and a bit of Photoshop magic.

Acsinte, who died in 1984, was a Romanian war photographer during WWI who also took photos professionally and personally after the war. In 2013, what was left of his damaged vintage glass-plate photos was digitized by the Costica Acsinte Archive to preserve it, and it is this collection that Long drew on to create her wonderful photo series.

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gameraboy:

Building the landspeeder

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lovethepinups:

A little more on Gil Elvgren and the 1951 article from Modern Man - This illustration is “Jill Needs Jack” from 1950. This illustration featured Elvgren’s favorite model Marlene Reilly. Elvgren liked his models young (Marlene was about 20) with high foreheads, small ears, and eyes set wide apart. Noses should be pert and short, lips full. Elvgren liked a small waist and long legs. He expected his models to be full-brested but not overblown. Have nice arms and hands. In his paintings, Elvgren noted that his girls’ legs are longer than in nature, the waste is slimmer and like a plastic surgeon, Elvgren would make many changes in the appearance of his girls required with the easiest being a change of the nose. Some interesting facts about Elvgren and his calendar work from the article.

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lovethepinups:

This bomber was decorated with Freeman Elliott’s “Hit the Deck” from he 1940’s. Each and every plane decorated with nose art had it’s own identity which the members of the flying teams embraced as it became a symbol of hope and good luck on that each would return from their flying mission. During WWII, we lost over 52,000 Air Force men to combat and another 15,000 to Stateside training accidents. There were almost 36,000 planes were lost in combat and accidents. It was a time when “Luck and Hope” were needed by those who defended our nation and the world. For many of you that might have read the best seller “Unbroken” - you realize the price our fathers and grandfathers paid during the war. Hope the history gives you a little perspective into the importance of this Pinup art during this period of history.

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isfuckingfun:

Psycho Killer Cartoon by Dan Luvisi

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boomerstarkiller67:

NASA Space Colony Art (1975-1976) - Don Davis and Rick Guidice - NASA Ames Research Center

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gameraboy:

Behind the scenes of building R2-D2. The sketches were by Ralph McQuarrie, visualizing how Kenny Baker would be incorporated into Artoo. Also pictured is George Lucas during the practical tests of R2-D2.

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boomerstarkiller67:

Battlestar Galactica Concept Art by Andrew Probert (1977-1978)

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elosilla:

Juan Giménez is one of my favorite artists. His illustrations are a pleasure to look at, and if you have time, please, read “The Metabarons”  a treasure of sci-fi comic. (*)

essential reading and visuals.

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epicreads:

The new Graveyard Book Graphic Novel is all the things. (Photos by EpicReads. Awesome book by neil-gaiman.)

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