Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Saturday Sharing roamed the Web for today's eclectic offerings, which include photography, calligraphy, very old baseball cards, university blogs, fingerprinting, and a Flying Buffet. 

✦ Images from the collections of the International Center of Photography are reproduced at Fans in a Flashbulb. (My thanks to The Bigger Picture blog for the link.)

✦ Anyone with an interest in calligraphy and hand-drawn type will find something to like at Calligraphica. (My thanks to Page Turner for the link.)

Calligraphica on FaceBook

✦ Among the University of Pennsylvania Libraries blogs is Unique at Penn, which focuses on materials, whether hundreds of years old or contemporary, from special and circulating collections, including, for example, 18th Century records of the Asylum for Orphan Girls. (My thanks to The Bigger Picture blog for the link.)

Other Penn sites worth checking out: DigitalPenn, Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts, and apps on tap.

✦ A collection of digital images of early 20th Century baseball cards is among the fascinating collections of the University of Louisville. The 154 cards in the Leonard Brecher Tobacco & Chewing Gum Card Collection are from tobacco, candy, and chewing gum companies and date between 1909 and 1911. 

✦ Not every artist works with paint. Sonja Alhauser, for example, used a "recipe drawing" to create her Flying Buffet, or "catering performance", part of the exhibition "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art", which appeared at Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago from February until June.

Sonja Alhäuser: Flying Buffet from Smart Museum of Art on Vimeo.

✦ Have you ever wondered why we have fingerprints? The answer is in the Smithsonian Channel's feature Where Do Fingerprints Come From?


nance said...

sydney has done some calligraphy. i will send her the link


Joyce Wycoff said...

As always ... fun and enlightening! Thanks for shining your light.