Today's new edition features a mixed bag — everything from vintage posters to children's poetry. In between, you get to try your hand at visualizing a branching system (don't miss the Super Recursion Toy).
✦ Collectors and fans of vintage posters will enjoy the Vintage Posters Blog and the offerings at the International Poster Center, which includes an online store. In addition to many hundreds of images, the site provides news of exhibitions and auctions and carries book titles.
✦ Attention dance aficionados! The Companhia Jovem de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro has a wonderful new Website (in English and Portuguese), thanks to superb graphic designer Marcia Weschler. In addition to a gallery of wonderful photographs and videos, you'll find information about the dancers, company repertoire, and schedule. Enjoy!
✦ The papers of printmaker and landscape painter Benson Bond Moore (1902-1995) are now available at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Included in the collection are letters, business records, scapbooks, photographs, biographical material, prints, paintings, and poems.
✦ Let out your inner artist. Go here to experience a live Super Recursion Toy, an algorithmic tool for visualizing branching systems and exploring rendering techniques. By changing the recursion settings, you can create an artwork of your own to share.
✦ Science, nature, music, arts, storytelling, and much more are featured at The Kid Should See This. Don't let the name fool you; adults will find plenty of cool old and new stuff here, too, like this great promotional video for Andrew Zuckerman's Bird:
BIRD film from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo.
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✦ If you've been looking for a good blog about sharing poetry with children, check out Poetry for Children, written by Sylva Vardell, professor at Texas Women's University, co-editor of Bookbird, a journal of international children's literature, and author of Poetry Aloud Here, Poetry People: A Practical Guide to Children's Poets, and Children's Literature in Action.