zakka-shop:

SAKURA SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND!

The 17th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival will be wrapping up in Philadelphia with it’s grand finale event, SAKURA SUNDAY. We’re excited to host a pop-up shop at the event - our 5th year attending! 

Philly’s Sakura Matsuri takes place this Sunday, April 13th from 9:30am - 5:00pm. Enjoy the centuries old tradition of hanami, picnicking under the blooming sakura and ume blossom trees, outside the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. Sample from the Japanese food vendors or pack your own bento lunch; enjoy two performances by the world-renowned Tamagawa University Taiko Drum Troupe, and enjoy some people watching during the Prettiest Pet In Pink Contest (Liz’s favorite) and the Cosplay Fashion Show.  

DETAILS

Although paid parking outside of the festival grounds is available, there is also a Center City Shuttle ($5 one way) that picks up from the south side of Market St. (between 29th & 30th) in the cut-out in front of the IRS building. SEPTA also offers bus service to the Centennial District. As usual, BICYCLES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME and park for free (about a 4.5 mile trip from Center City, via the Schuylkill River Trail). 

Ticket purchasing and a full schedule of events is available here

The weather is looking to be about 70 degrees and sunny, so we hope to see you there! 

I can’t wait! I’ll be heading up after I get off work. :)

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ffoart:

All my alphabet as one set

For separate letters and higher resolution see

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

(via scientificillustration)

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writersnoonereads:

No one reads Dame Darrel, the Wise Woman of York (or Charles Godfrey Leland).

hspdigitallibrary:

Illustrated manuscript of The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York by Charles Godfrey Leland, humorist, folklorist, poet, and artist. Leland presents the book as an account of witchcraft practiced by Dame Darrel, “the Wise Woman of York,” in medieval England, though the work is primarily based on Leland’s own research and imagination. The majority of the manuscript catalogs various types of fairies, elves, goblins, and other spirits in alphabetical order, but there are also stories and descriptions of spells, all of which are paired with fantastical drawings. If you’re inspired to page through the full volume, the Digital Library record is here. I recommend page 137 for an entry on phasmation or a “fantome.” This manuscript is found in HSP’s Charles Godfrey Leland papers [0363] collection.

Additional fun fact about Leland: our man Charles G. is the Leland of Leland and Boker, authorized printers of the Emancipation Proclamation.

@WritersNoOneRds / Facebook

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f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

 faig ahmeds Embroidered Art 

When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.

(via mistahgrundy)

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Ms. Marvel #1 has been reprinted and was finally back in stock at the comic book store. Plus #2 is out! So I finally got to read it. It’s really, really funny and the art is charming. Would definitely recommend it. 

Ms. Marvel #1 has been reprinted and was finally back in stock at the comic book store. Plus #2 is out! So I finally got to read it. It’s really, really funny and the art is charming. Would definitely recommend it. 

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"Dark Noir" by Rafael Grampá and Absolut Vodka

A short and surprisingly tender tale about a man who can see demons. 

"When we took Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side…there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that ‘If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.’ And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: ‘To whom should I complain?’ And a woman in the audience shouted: ‘The Police!’ And then she looked right at that woman and said: ‘If I did relate this, who would believe me?’ And the woman answered back, ‘No one, girl.’ And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theatre great in prisons, it’s what makes theatre great, period."

Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose)

(Source: neverwasastoryofmorewhoa, via scapetheserpentstongue)

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nbchannibal:

You won’t bee able to handle what’s coming this Friday.

"Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness."
This image reminded me of a moment in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal novel. 

Did you ever think, Clarice, why the Philistines don’t understand you? It’s because you are the answer to Samson’s riddle: You are the honey in the lion. 

nbchannibal:

You won’t bee able to handle what’s coming this Friday.

"Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness."

This image reminded me of a moment in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal novel. 

Did you ever think, Clarice, why the Philistines don’t understand you? It’s because you are the answer to Samson’s riddle: You are the honey in the lion. 

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Book of Kells Now Free to View Online

classicpenguin:

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alldragonsconsidered:

This is the coolest thing I’ve seen for quite some time.  The artwork is breathtaking.  

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This is such an important announcement. Few things can compare to the splendor of seeing this in person, but this is undoubtedly the next best thing and even better in some ways. At Trinity, you can only view one page a day, and yet, here’s the whole book in all its spellbinding beauty.

alvadee:

Bernie Wrightson

Illustrations of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

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