allthingseurope:

Poznan, Poland (by ewitsoe)

allthingseurope:

Poznan, Poland (by ewitsoe)

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lyssahumana: Kate!

lyssahumanaKate!

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manganite:

Es wird…

manganite:

Es wird…

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pinupgirlsart:

Mihail Spireanu (via Pin Up and Cartoon Girls)

pinupgirlsart:

Mihail Spireanu (via Pin Up and Cartoon Girls)

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Disney parade, a fantastic and cute drawing by joel27

Disney parade, a fantastic and cute drawing by joel27

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3bigmamas: julia / joy models management istanbul, 09.2012 maçka

3bigmamasjulia / joy models management istanbul, 09.2012 maçka

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backspaceforward: Staz Lindes by Marco Torres

backspaceforwardStaz Lindes by Marco Torres

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you have that expression 
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you have that expression 

See more faces.

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a drawing by romidion

a drawing by romidion

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Frazetta, a drawing. Scream in the face of danger. 

Frazetta, a drawing. Scream in the face of danger. 

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derekwood:

Aarika at Vision
Hair by Carlos Ortiz
Make Up by Stephanie Daniel
Styled by Kenn Law
The Forge - 2013
© Derek Wood

derekwood:

Aarika at Vision

Hair by Carlos Ortiz

Make Up by Stephanie Daniel

Styled by Kenn Law

The Forge - 2013

© Derek Wood

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backspaceforward:

Kristine Froseth

backspaceforward:

Kristine Froseth

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prostheticknowledge:

Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets 

Dark Roasted Blend provides some history and great photos on the subject of early Japanese (and Asia) printing:

Craft letterpress companies are experiencing a revival in recent times, and nowhere it is more evident than in Japan. Most of you will be familiar with the ancient Chinese and Japanese art of woodblock printing, but masterpieces created with wood and metal movable type are somewhat lesser known, although they show craftsmanship and attention to detail similar to fine woodblock prints. 

The first movable type and printing presses were invented in Asia, not Europe.

…but their development stalled because of the extreme complexity and sheer number of Chinese and Korean characters (the same problem that the Asian cultures faced with the transition to typewriters and the internet). We can thank the simplicity of Western alphabets for the rapid development and adoption of the printed word in Europe, which quickly lead to the Renaissance and further advances in culture and education.

It is a widespread misconception that Johannes Gutenberg created the first movable type system and the printing press, around 1450 A.D. It’s true, Gutenberg was the first to make his movable type from a certain alloy of lead, tin, and antimony (which was more efficient than iron, used in Asia) - but movable type itself was originally invented in China around 1040 A.D. by Bi Seng (during the Song Dynasty). The new system was badly needed to replace the labor-intensive woodblock printing technique, where a single wooden block was carved to represent a single page.

More interesting information and great photos on the subject can be found at Dark Roasted Blend here

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