Calembredaines & Coquecigrues

thatjessjohnson:


An edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. The incomplete fonts found in the PDFs were reassembled into the text of Frankenstein based on their frequency of use. The most common characters are employed at the beginning of the book, and the text devolves into less common, more grotesque shapes and forms toward the end. (via The Frankenfont project reconstructs Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein using parts of incomplete fonts found in PDFs from the internet. | Fathom)

"This project started because of a fascination with the way that PDF files contain incomplete versions of fonts. The shape data is high enough quality to reproduce the original document, however only the necessary characters (and little of the font’s “metrics” that are used for proper typographic layout) are included in the PDF. This prevents others from extracting the fonts to be used for practical purposes, but creates an opportunity for a curious Victor Frankenstein who wants to use these incomplete pieces to create something entirely different."

thatjessjohnson:

An edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. The incomplete fonts found in the PDFs were reassembled into the text of Frankenstein based on their frequency of use. The most common characters are employed at the beginning of the book, and the text devolves into less common, more grotesque shapes and forms toward the end. (via The Frankenfont project reconstructs Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein using parts of incomplete fonts found in PDFs from the internet. | Fathom)

"This project started because of a fascination with the way that PDF files contain incomplete versions of fonts. The shape data is high enough quality to reproduce the original document, however only the necessary characters (and little of the font’s “metrics” that are used for proper typographic layout) are included in the PDF. This prevents others from extracting the fonts to be used for practical purposes, but creates an opportunity for a curious Victor Frankenstein who wants to use these incomplete pieces to create something entirely different."

(Source: jenarcherwood, via thymoss)

“Much like fairy tales, there are two facets of horror. One is pro-institution, which is the most reprehensible type of fairy tale: Don’t wander into the woods, and always obey your parents. The other type of fairy tale is completely anarchic and antiestablishment.”

—   Guillermo del Toro on how horror is inherently political as a genre, Time Magazine (x)

(Source: cerulean-spork, via thymoss)

historicaltimes:

Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi class in feudal Japan. Late 1800’s.

historicaltimes:

Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi class in feudal Japan. Late 1800’s.

(via elucipher)

preliminarygaieties:

French medical students and their mistresses.

Gavarni, “Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni : études de moeurs contemporaines” (1847), translated by and screencapped from F. Pallualt’s “Medical Students in England and France 1815-1858” 

(via greencrook)

Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s poems by Edmund Dulac - “The Raven”, “To Helene”, “Alone”, “Lenore”, “To One in Paradise”, “Annabel Lee”

(Source: saltatio-crudelitatis, via elucipher)

thebeardsnotes:

Skeletal Creatures Carved Out Of Everyday Objects

Artist - Maskull Lasserre 

(via sea-change)

fuckyeahmodernflapper:


Street gramophone player. London, 1920.

fuckyeahmodernflapper:

Street gramophone player. London, 1920.

(via yukidoll)

mererecorder:

Tricheirousa costume by KasiaKonieczka
blackpaint20:

Eros & Thanatos (detail shot), hand-cut black paper, consisting of hundreds of individually cut parts, 2008, by Kako Ueda 

blackpaint20:

Eros & Thanatos (detail shot), hand-cut black paper, consisting of hundreds of individually cut parts, 2008, by Kako Ueda 

(via calantheandthenightingale)

aarcadien:

Salvador Dali – Ménagère (Cutlery Set), 1957
Six pieces (silver-gilt) comprising of two forks, two knives and two enameled spoons.

aarcadien:

Salvador Dali – Ménagère (Cutlery Set), 1957

Six pieces (silver-gilt) comprising of two forks, two knives and two enameled spoons.

(via elucipher)

jacobrobertprice:

Goodnight. on Flickr.

“Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood.”

—   Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis 

(Source: celzmccelz, via sea-change)

morgan-leigh:

theparisreview:

In 1934, Columbia University moved its twenty-two miles of books to the newly-built Butler Library. By means of a really long slide.

True story, they had to do this because the architect who built the first library (Low Library) forgot to factor in the weight of the books. THAT PARABLE IS ACTUALLY TRUE, IT HAPPENED AT COLUMBIA.

morgan-leigh:

theparisreview:

In 1934, Columbia University moved its twenty-two miles of books to the newly-built Butler Library. By means of a really long slide.

True story, they had to do this because the architect who built the first library (Low Library) forgot to factor in the weight of the books. THAT PARABLE IS ACTUALLY TRUE, IT HAPPENED AT COLUMBIA.

autarque:

The Fugitive Futurist, Gaston Quiribet, 1924

autarque:

The Fugitive Futurist, Gaston Quiribet, 1924

(via louiselafantasma)