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A Staggering Tower of 15,000 Abraham Lincoln Books

February 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…Soon to be on display at the newly-constructed Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC, this 34-foot pillar of literature includes over 15,000 unique titles about the United State’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The museum is set to open before President’s Day. (via this isn’t happiness, laura keene, gary erskine, my modern met)…

 

 



Art Design

A Vintage Lincoln Continental Reproduced in Cardboard from Dash to Fender

November 4, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

…,19′ x 6’5″ x 4’9″ (All images by PD Rearick) Shannon Goff was born in Detroit, a trigger for her lifelong interest in the evolution of transportation. Captivated by her grandfather’s 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V, she had considered making the car many times, but shied away due its massive size. “Miles to Empty” brings this longtime dream to reality, a sculpture that is her most ambitious…

 

 



Art History Photography

Why Dozens of U.S. President Statues Sit Deteriorating in a Rural Virginia Field

February 16, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…land. The artist also sculpted a second set of presidential busts which were on display near Deadwood, South Dakota in an outdoor park setting operated by the artist himself. After closing the heads are now scattered—Abraham Lincoln’s bust now rests in front of the the Lincoln RV Park in Williston, North Dakota, and Theodore Roosevelt’s bust sits outside the Roosevelt Inn in Watford. You can see more of Joust’s photography on…

 

 



Photography

Dizzying Carousel GIFs by Dave Gorum

January 26, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…Designer Dave Gorum (previously) recently stopped by the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to capture the carousel in this fun pair of gifs. The strobe effect of the lights moving in the opposite direction of the platform is uncanny….

 

 



Science

Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like You’re Underwater

September 26, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…Earlier this summer, storm chaser Alex Schueth managed to capture a timelapse of a rare cloud formation called a undulatus asperatus during a storm over Lincoln, Nebraska. The rolling pattern formed by the clouds almost gives the impression you’re underwater looking up at the surface at waves. (via PetaPixel)…

 

 



Art Dance

New Three-Dimensional Figurative Collages Encased in Multiple Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

February 17, 2015

Johnny Strategy

…poses: their multi-dimensional bodies encapsulated in suspended animation. A grand total of 15 of these “window sandwiches,” each weighing in at 3,000 pounds each, were installed in the atrium of the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The installation is on view for all performances through March 1, 2015 but there’s also free public viewing through February 22. If you can’t make it you can always follow Yellin’s activities on…

 

 



Art

Hatched from a Discarded Egg on a Chicago Windowsill, ‘Camp’ the Pigeon Becomes a Muse for Adele Renault’s Giant Oil Paintings

November 5, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…rom a wildlife expert, they decided Camp was large enough to release into the wild, but upon opening the window they discovered he was completely uninterested in leaving. Camp has since become accustomed to flying near their Lincoln Square home, and is free to come and go as he pleases, but has never traveled far and always returns home. The pigeon is now a part of the family, and has become a bit of a local celebrity whose daily adventures are…