Entertainment, North Korean Style: The New Natural History Museum In Pyongyang


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This photo gallery offers you a glimpse of some of the North Korean capital’s attractions, such as the natural history museum that was recently opened to the public. The construction of the new natural history museum reportedly began in 2014 along with a number of other projects, such as high-rise apartments, an equestrian center and a massive water park.

The museum was built as part of Pyongyang’s existing zoo. Continue reading »

“The Paper Time Machine” Book Takes Historical Images And Imbues Them With Astonishing Color

Early photographic technology lacked a crucial ingredient — color. As early as the invention of the medium, skilled artisans applied color to photographs by hand, attempting to convey the vibrancy and immediacy of life in vivid detail (with mostly crude results).

The age-old practice of colorization has been revived with modern digital precision in a new book, “The Paper Time Machine”.

With images curated by Retronaut creator Wolfgang Wild and colorized according to meticulous period research by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome, the book aims to collapse the divide between historical imagery and present-day viewers.


An overhead view of people on 36th St. between 8th and 9th Aves., New York. Manhattan’s Garment District has been the center of the American fashion industry since at least the turn of the twentieth century – in 1900, New York City’s garment trade was its largest industry by a factor of three. The entire fashion ecosystem, from fabric suppliers to designer showrooms, exists within an area just under a square mile. Native New Yorker Margaret Bourke-White was in her mid-twenties when she took this picture. She would later become Life magazine’s first female photojournalist and, during WWII, the first female war correspondent. The two cars shown are a 1930 Ford Model A 4-Door Sedan, left, and a Ford Model A Sports Coupe, right. IMAGE: MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE /TIME & LIFE PICTURES / GETTY IMAGES Continue reading »

Goofy Photos Of World War I Soldiers Posing With Fake Military Props

Flight from the sand desert [i.e., military camp] Neuhammer.” Nuehammer Military Camp, Germany, 1910-1912

Since the late 19th century, photo studio used fake airplanes, tanks, automobiles, trains and other scrapped military props for their photoshoots. Their popularity gained traction at the outbreak of World War I in Europe. Photographers were taken as souvenirs for servicemen at military training caps to send home to friends and families. Continue reading »

42 Stunning Restored And Colorized Historic Images Bring The Past To Life

An emaciated 18-year-old Russian girl looks into the camera lens during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in 1945.

Relating to the past can be difficult when all you have to look at are faded black and white photos that feel like they are from another planet. The mind thinks and remembers in color, meaning a color photograph is much easier to connect with than a black and white photo. Continue reading »

“It Had To Be Good To Get Where It Is”: The History Of Coca-Cola In Ads

The Coca-Cola Company has always believed in advertising, and that belief has taken it to the top of the mountain. Fantastic, colourful, wholesome, and memory provoking are just a few of the words and phrases that can be used to describe Coca-Cola advertising. Here is a collection of 50 Coca Cola ads from the 1889 till present days. Continue reading »

Stunning Colorized Photos Show Child Laborers In Early 20th Century America

Photographer Lewis Hine documented at the beginning of the 20th century and during more than ten years, the tough daily life of children working in American factories and mines. Some of his pictures were colorized by Tom Marshall at PhotograFix. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Epic Mashups Of The Most Famous Artworks In History And Contemporary Pop Culture

According to an artist: “Hello, I’m a visual designer Hayati from Cyprus. I’ve been interested in Photoshop and paintings for a long time now. I’m inspired by people I see in everyday life. The fun begins when I mix them together with good old classics. Scroll down to see some of my work.” Continue reading »

Famous Artists Depicted As Animals In Art History In Series Of Humorous Illustrations

Krishna “Nanu” Chavda is an illustrator with a very, very vivid imagination!

Chavda’s imagination is so wild, she sees famous artists in animals. She has created a series of 10 illustrations based on either a self-portrait of an artist, one of their artworks, or the artists’ art-making techniques. From Frida Kahlo to Leonardo, these artists get their animal match in the eyes of cows and leopards. Continue reading »

History Of Apple: All The Apple Products From 1976 To 2017 In A Single Poster

The Insanely Great History of Apple has just been updated, bringing together all the Apple products from 1976 to 2017 in a single poster. Continue reading »

Rare Blue Whale Skeleton Unveiled At UK’s Natural History Museum

A gigantic blue whale skeleton was suspended in the Natural History Museum in London. Scientists named the 25.2-meter-long whale “Hope”, drawing attention to the role of science in safeguarding the environment. Continue reading »

Donyale Luna – The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot

Fashion model Donyale Luna, the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue, modeling to a captive public audience, in a shopping mall in Sydney Australia. Donyale, who also appeared in several movies produced by Andy Warhol, died in 1979 at the age of 33 from a heroin overdose.

It’s slow progress since Donyale Luna became the first black supermodel nearly 50 years ago. Especially since most inveterate fashion-watchers don’t even know Luna’s name. Continue reading »

If Art History Icons Were Hipsters

What if the Mona Lisa got tired of her old silk robes and decided to trade them in for a trendy jumpsuit? That’s exactly the kind of scenario Japanese graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka specialises in bringing to life, and he does it with pure wit. Continue reading »

Rare Photos That Captured Incredible Moments from History

Carving eye on Mount Rushmore, 1930s.
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Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. Continue reading »

What Art History Would Look Like If Men And Women Had More Tattoos

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Advertising art director Nicolas Amiard has reimagined history with his clever mash-up series called The Art of Tattoo, in which subjects from classic paintings sport modern ink. Continue reading »

The 17 Coolest Signatures Of Famous People Throughout History

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Nowadays, most of us sign our names on checks and documents in plain ol’ cursive. But some signatures are way better than others, whether they’re elaborate illustrations, cool designs, or simply gorgeous handwriting. Continue reading »