September 01, 2008
Chinese political illustration, then & now
- Ethan Persoff has gathered a collection of anti-US Chinese political cartoons c.1958-1960. Without translations or other context, many are baffling, but I find this one especially creepy. [Via]
- Drawing your own political messages in China is less welcome: James Powderly of the Graffiti Research Lab (see previous) was detained for six days for attempting to display Tibet-related protest messages during the Olympics. He tells the story in a series of interviews.
- History repeating as farce: Now you can get a hand-painted version of your face in a Chinese propaganda poster. [Via]
- As you’d expect, The Big Picture offers up a sampling of terrific Olympics photos.
- TotallyCrap offers their own collection, juxtaposing some excellent bits with bizarre loss of dignity. Feeling overwhelmed, I haven’t even gotten to check out parts 2 and 3. [Via]
- Vincent Laforet talks about shooting world records from above.