Zen Catharsis Claptrap

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Vintage pulp covers

The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Coop Blog! Coop Blog! Coop Blog!

Source: Coop's blog (duh)

Monday, August 22, 2005

Pin-up covers from multiple eras

via tackytimes

Vintage starlet mag covers

Vintage starlet Joan Crawford (circa 1933)
Image source (+ many more)

(Via Tackytimes)


Driben via "painted anvil"


(image sourced from the newsgroups)

More images

Friday, August 19, 2005

Vintage Cyanotypes

Charles François Jeandel’s (1859 - 1942) collection of cyanotypes

source (via boingboing)
more imagery

Silvia B., "Almost Perfect"


Thursday, August 18, 2005

"Pan-Pan" Girls and the prostitutes of post-war Japan

"Women of the Night", "Pan-Pan" Girls and the prostitutes of occupied Japan

source (excellent photos and descriptions)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Alain Miller

Alain Miller via anthonyreynolds.com

Monday, August 15, 2005

Wicked Wanda

Wicked Wanda -Stories and art

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Sara Small Cabaret Photo

(Sara Small, photographer)

Bettie cover

(source: alt.binaries.bettie-page)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Quaker in Love

Quaker In Love 18th - 19th century
Thomas Rowlandson

Monday, August 08, 2005

Ninagawa Mika Photo


Friday, August 05, 2005

Rainy afternoon retifism


"Psychotherapy, Interventions, Art, Advocate, Social Documentary Photography"

Carlo Mollino polaroids

Architect, designer, writer, photographer, eroticist


"The Fantastic in Art and Fiction" (Cornell)

Possession and insanity
(source - many more!)

Thursday, August 04, 2005

More cheeky fashion

Trolling flikr

Update: Original source: The Face May 2002 (?)

Stylish Posing (especially the hands) from the 18th cent.

A Flirt
, from the series Ten Studies in Female Physiognomy (Fujin sogaku juttai) Edo period, 1791-1792

A kamuro Uses a Mirror to Penetrate a Komuso's Disguise 1766
Harunobu Suzuki

Enoch Bolles' Pin-up

"Enoch Bolles remains largely a figure of mystery. He apparently ended his days in an insane asylum, where he "improved" on his wonderful canvases by adding such touches as jagged jewelry and hovering phalluses."
Whoops, not true(?):
Suffered a stroke, 1938, and retired to Florida (he was a Florida native). Continued to be published for a number of years. He liked to take his original pin-ups and add abstract touches.

(image source: alt.binaries.pinup)

Art becomes Fashion becomes Art

Source: artyparty
(trolling the LJs)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Liz Neal

Liz Neal
Oil on canvas

source: storegallery.co.uk