Robert L. Peters

30 August 2012

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

—William Shakespeare


29 August 2012

Michelangelo’s David is back… (redux)

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David is back in Italy… after a two-year trip to the United States—corporate sponsors are acknowledged. For comparison, see a photo of David taken just over two years ago, here.

(This was sent to me individually by several friends in Europe, so I know it really must be true (-:  Le David de Michelangelo est de retour en Italie après 2 années passées aux USA—merci aux sponsors…


28 August 2012

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

Albert Camus


27 August 2012

serif | sans serif

Blame it on Movember what’s a typophile to do? 

(thanks to Ian McCausland for the photos)


26 August 2012

My Dog Sighs… free take-home street art

(somewhere on the south coast, UK)

For the last ten years, every Friday, My Dog Sighs has created art on found materials and left them on the street for unsuspecting passers by to pick up, take home, and love. The project, called FreeArtFriday, has blossomed into an international movement with thousands of active members leaving a little bit of their heart and soul out on the street for somebody to find.

Each can has its own history, its own story to tell, feeding families before being rescued from the recycle bin and given a new lease on life as one of the growing family of Canman.

Find out more here. Watch a great little video here.


25 August 2012

Pilots take no special joy in walking… pilots like flying.

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)


Elle… 1967

New York, New York

Puerto-Rican-born Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) was a major figure in fashion illustration from the 1960s through the mid-1980s; his work appeared in  publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Interview and The New York Times. Lopez is attributed with discovering and launching the careers of Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Tina Chow.

Shown above are Lopez illustrations from a 1967 editorial in Elle Magazine.

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24 August 2012

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself; if you want to eliminate suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative about yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

Lao Tzu


23 August 2012

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubt.

—Bertrand Russell


22 August 2012

A "buck's-worth" of origami…

Honolulu, Hawaii

Artist and designer Won Park creates incredible origami pieces using only one dollar bills. A typical sheet of paper used for origami is square but he has adapted his folding technique to bills that are rectangular… his creations are made strictly by folding—no cuts, no glue, no tape, and no instructions. See more of his value-added creations here.

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