Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where superheroes are drawn based on the costumes of young girls.
This is Shooting Star! With her corkscrew pigtails and her Chucks of justice, she flits through the night shooting stars to turn darkness into light.Drawn by yours truly, Alex Law ;)
“It’s Been An Adventure, Mr. Fredricksen.”
“Adventure Is Out There!”
Someone asked me to post these two companion pieces together so it was easier to reblog them.
THIS WAS NOT OKAY
HE’S STILL WEARING THE ELLIE BADGE
I was just going to scroll past this when I REALISED what it was
Girl high school gymnastics and/or ninja training. From the good old days of syncronized exercise. Charlestown High School, Boston.1893.
I love the fact that these are clearly taken of girls who have stopped and held awkward ‘Look, we are in motion! Behold our athletic grace!’ poses because cameras of the time were awful about capturing motion…
I continue to have a #sunflower on my monitor.
The Chained Library of Zutphen
I took these pictures during a visit to the 16th-century chained library of Zutphen, in the east of the Netherlands. It is one of three such libraries still in existence in Europe. Nothing much has changed here for 550 years.
Here is more information (in English) on the chained library in Zutphen. Also check out this recent blog on medieval chained libraries (and Zutphen’s), written by one of the researchers in my project. More images in my project’s Flickr stream, taken by Julie Somers during our excursion to Zutphen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/medievalfragments/sets/72157633531756018/
Reading in Restraint: The Last Chained Libraries
In the Middle Ages, books were incredibly scarce, and although many wanted to share knowledge with the masses, they didn’t quite trust the public. So the chained library was born, and while most of these restrained reading collections have vanished, a rare few still exist, looking much as they did centuries ago.
I haves #sunflower on my monitor.