found photos, drawings, videos & whatnot, gathered in one place for visual inspiration.

maintained by designer/developer/musician michael bond aka bond@datawaslost.net

From The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (1949), p. 256.

thatsbutterbaby:

In his Discourse on Meteorology, Descartes includes this image of the mathematics of stargazing

themorningnews:

Amy Park’s watercolors of New York depict the city from the perspective of a plane flying at 1,200 feet, along the Hudson River.

New York From 1,200 Feet by Amy Park

50watts:

Three musical scores via MoMA, Exhibiting Fluxus: Keeping Score in Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

Yasunao Tone. Anagram for Strings. 1961 (Fluxus Edition released 1963). Score. Master for the Fluxus Edition, typed and drawn by George Maciunas.

Toshi Ichiyanagi. Music for Electric Metronome. 1960 (Fluxus Edition announced 1963). Score. Master for the Fluxus Edition, typed and drawn by George Maciunas.

Toshi Ichiyanagi. IBM for Merce Cunningham. 1960 (Fluxus Edition announced 1963). Score. Master for the Fluxus Edition, typed and drawn by George Maciunas.

Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau by A. Boogert, 1692. An early guide to mixing watercolors - the entire 800 pages are viewable here.

Via the fantastic Erik Kwakkel, who has more information and scans at his blog.

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)

skunkbear:

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

I was recently reminded how much I still enjoy this endlessly zooming video from 1968, “Powers of Ten”:

You’ve got to watch the video for the narration and the kickin’ soundtrack. For a modern, interactive take, check out “The Scale of the Universe" by Cary Huang. Get some perspective!

nickdrake:

Colin Harrison - Nests, Eggs and Nestlings

toiletpapercosmos:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky from Google Maps.

awkwardsituationist:

the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier

scanzen:

Particle Tracks On Film from the Fermilab Bubble Chamber.