As a design professional and an artist I’ve always been fascinated with medical illustration, and these great paintings are really remarkable documents that transcend above the ordinary. They are really beautiful and grotesque, created in 1819 by Kyoto-area physician/artist Yasukazu Minagaki (1784-1825). The paintings were studies created from actual corpses which were actually the remains of recently beheaded criminals, and it is the grotesque expressions which really makes them stand out in this time period. There are two scrolls of 83 paintings currently hosted at the Keio University Library. Check out the rest of the images here (there is a link to page navigation in the bottom left corner of the page).
Link via the great: Pink Tentacle Blog
It’s about time someone addressed the issue of junk mail, and from a business model standpoint how can these folks lose? For $36 a year they will cut your junk mail down 90% or so they claim. I’m sold, both from an ecological and annoyance standpoint. They contact bulk mailers on your behalf, and if a signature is required they will send you a postcard (recycled paper of course) with postage paid so all you need do is sign and drop in the mail. AWESOME, thanks and best of luck to these people and their company I will do my best to inform as many people as i can…starting here.
Thanks to our good green buddy Mark for this tip.
Holy frak batman! time to freak out and close the city! THEY’RE back and this time they have STEVE JOBS in their moon posse! There can be no stopping these apple backed moon terrorists now!
original proposal for the Apple Store Boston (via macrumors!)
Come check out the rare performance of this group on sat night at the Shot in the Dark cafe. Click on flier we made for more details.
Man he just NAILS Bush in this bit-
Hmm a video game that strengthens the mind…sounds BORING! hahahah well now take a look and decide for yourself and then go to work on your “DS Brian Age”
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day for Nintendo DS is a fun, rewarding form of entertainment everyone can enjoy, as it helps players flex their mental muscles. Brain Age is inspired by the research of Professor Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist. His studies evaluated the impact of performing certain reading and mathematic exercises to help stimulate the brain.
Nintendo Brain Age