I really like Benjamin Lacombe's work:

And I am very excited about his new book, which features Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Madame Butterfly, and Thumbelina:

(pop-up art by Jose Pons)


Life as Cinema:



Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in august and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day

The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork, but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.

Love Letter is an unprecedented public art project by Steve Powers and The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. It is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.
4800 Market Street
Want and Wait

5027 Market Street
Knocked on Your Door

16 N. 51st Street
Hold Tight

5101 Market Street
Home Now

5221-25 Market Street
Open Your Eyes

5521 Market Street
Miss You

6117 Market Street


From The Library of Congress:

Among the materials the Wright Brothers estate gave the Library of Congress in 1948 were 300 glass plate negatives and two nitrate negatives, most taken by the Wright brothers themselves between 1897 and 1928. About 200 views from 1900 to 1911 document their successes and failures with their new flying machines. The collection provides an excellent pictorial record of the Wright brothers laboratory, engines, models, experimental planes, runways, flights, and even their accidents. The collection also contains individual portraits and group pictures of the Wright brothers and their family and friends, as well as photos of their homes, other buildings, towns, and landscapes.

Reuchlin Wright, brother of Wilbur and Orville, age 40, head and shoulders

George Reeder, relative of the Wright Brothers, called Uncle George, head and shoulders
Lester, Willie and Paul Henderson, neighbors of Wilbur and Orville Wright in Dayton, Ohio
Bertha Wright, age five, niece of the Wright brothers, daughter of Lorin Wright
Side view of flight 41, showing the machine traveling to the right, with double horizontal rudder in front and double vertical rudder behind, as Orville flew 12 miles; Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio
Flight 82: Wilbur piloting at a considerable height, flying a distance of 2 3/4 miles in 5 minutes and 4 seconds, almost four circles of the field at Huffman Prairie, the best and longest flight of the year; Dayton, Ohio
Kitchen of the camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with neatly arranged wall shelves holding dishes, canned foods, and other provisions
Dan Tate, at left, and Edward C. Huffaker, at right, launching the 1901 glider with either Wilbur or Orville piloting
Captain William J. Tate, the Wrights' first host in Kitty Hawk, and family on porch of their home, the Kitty Hawk Post Office
Side view of flight 45, Orville flying to the right close to the ground, covering a distance of about 14.2 miles in 25 minutes and 5 seconds; Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio
Wilbur Wright, age 38, head and shoulders, about 1905; one of the earliest published photographs of him
Orville Wright, age 34, head and shoulders, with mustache


I love dioramas (see also: Thomas Doyle), and Andrew van der Westhuyzen's are pretty cool, even though they were made for an awful compilation CD).