Renee French, from the webcomicBaby Bjornstrand
Jon Rafman, New Age Demanded, 2011.
The age demanded an image
Of its accelerated grimace,
Something for the modern stage,
Not, at any rate, an Attic grace
The “age demanded” chiefly a mould in plaster,
Made with no loss of time,
A prose kinema, not, not assuredly, alabaster
Or the “sculpture” of rhyme.
Become Frankenstein’s monster:
Identifying with characters in literature is the theme of “Become Someone Else,” an enormously clever and elegant advertising campaign by Lithuanian advertising firm Love Agency. It was created for Mint Vinetu, a used bookstore in Vilinus that caters in classic books.
Via Laughing Squid, who did a few English versions.
William Heath, “A Monster Soup commonly called Thames Water,” 1828 - part of Dirt: the Filthy Reality of Everyday Life exhibit at the Wellcome Trust.
The Thames remained relatively clean until 1815, when - in an effort to relieve the city’s overflowing cesspools - it was decided to connect house drains to sewers that had previously functioned principally to carry off rainwater. This inadequate infrastructure, combined with the impact of overcrowded slums, poor workmanship and the growing popularity of the flush toilet, soon turned the river into a giant stinking sewer.