November 13, 2009

national geoFANTASTIC (yes? no? i'll stop.)

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Life is so lovely sometimes. My art teacher has a BUNCH of old National Geographics from the 70's-now and, probably upon hearing my gasping/screeching and then silence for 15 minutes straight as I was flipping through them, let me keep a few issues! National Geographic's pictures now are already amazing but the 70's ones are grainy and some have rounded corners and the covers have flower borders and it's all just so CUTE. And being the impractical nerd I am, I much prefer this to good quality, detailed, updated pictures. Meh meh meh meh.
My favorites are the features on different cultures. That's already interesting in the new issues but to see pictures of and read about really unknown ones from 35 years ago is enough to keep me up all night (party animal, I KNOW.)
So speaking of quality, I'm sorry these suck so much - I REALLY wish we had a scanner - but you get the jist and such, ya? More here.
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Total granny inspiration.
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Reminds me of Ryan McGinley's Moonmilk.
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This chick reminds me of Margot Tenenbaum.
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More granny steez.
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And an article on Yves Saint Laurent from a 1989 issue. Fairly readable when you click on them and click "all sizes" on their flickr pages.
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Oh scheduled posts, you are so efficient. By the time this is published I am probably searching for food in the hotel and dumping all my luggage on the bed.