A Typographic Anatomy Lesson
Tony Yaacoub Couture Fall-Winter 2014 | DETAILS
Paintings by Adam S. Doyle
Couture Corset Body
"The Empress" is a richly embroidered couture corset body, with extravagant spikey collar and hip-pieces.
It is made from rose coloured satin, with elaborate burgundy lace appliqué, antique gold synthetic leather cutwork, beading and Swarovski crystal decoration.
The body has built in bra-cups and is closed with lacing down the entire backside.
The collar and hip pieces are made from sturdy thermoplast and are also decorated with Swarovski crystals and golden metal spikes.
A detachable silk train can be added to the collar on request.
Royal Black Couture and Corsetry (x)
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
literature meme — two movements [1/2]
A movement in art and literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in revolt against the Neoclassicism of the previous centuries…The German poet Friedrich Schlegel, who is given credit for first using the term romantic to describe literature, defined it as “literature depicting emotional matter in an imaginative form.” This is as accurate a general definition as can be accomplished, although Victor Hugo’s phrase “liberalism in literature” is also apt. Imagination, emotion, and freedom are certainly the focal points of romanticism. Any list of particular characteristics of the literature of romanticism includes subjectivity and an emphasis on individualism; spontaneity; freedom from rules; solitary life rather than life in society; the beliefs that imagination is superior to reason and devotion to beauty; love of and worship of nature; and fascination with the past, especially the myths and mysticism of the middle ages. [x]
The concepts behind Romanticism led to writers around the world generally rejecting more restrictive methods. For example, even though they showed a renewed interest in poetry, such as that by Shakespeare, they started moving away from strict poetic forms in favor of more experimental styles and free verse, letting works becoming more prose-like with more everyday language. They also typically focused less on realistic limits and let their imaginations rule plots and characters without restraint, often highlighting emotions. Various forms of lyrics were especially popular, as were problem, sentimental and historical novels. Gothic and metrical romances were successful, and many people enjoyed ancient myths and ballads. Critical essays allowed people of this time to point out what they thought was problematic with the ideas and practices of Enlightenment, strengthening and spreading Romantic beliefs.[x]
Deer by Lu He (鹿菏)