Michael Thomas Martin

California City, CA

California City, CA

2 weeks ago

Boys High School on Marcy Ave at Putnam Ave in Brooklyn. Still looks just like this but with more trees.

Boys High School on Marcy Ave at Putnam Ave in Brooklyn. Still looks just like this but with more trees.

1 month ago

theparisreview:

Nude Reading by Roy Lichtenstein, 1994, 12 color relief print.
From the portfolio “Readers & Readings” in our Fall 2003 issue, Jeanette Winterson writes of the print, “Roy Lichtenstein’s Nude Reading is not locked in time, because she is freed by art. She is naked. She is in her own room. She is in her own time. She is her own time. It’s quite normal for her to read a book that hasn’t been written yet.”

theparisreview:

Nude Reading by Roy Lichtenstein, 1994, 12 color relief print.

From the portfolio “Readers & Readings” in our Fall 2003 issue, Jeanette Winterson writes of the print, “Roy Lichtenstein’s Nude Reading is not locked in time, because she is freed by art. She is naked. She is in her own room. She is in her own time. She is her own time. It’s quite normal for her to read a book that hasn’t been written yet.”

1 month ago

Valentines Day on the G train

Valentines Day on the G train

2 months ago

Brutalist Architecture in Singapore | Fellicia Yonata

Freelance illustration done for National Library Board of Singapore. The buildings are based on famous architecture sites in Singapore. The illustrations consist of front and side profiles of each building, as well as the papercraft for few of the buildings.

(Source: ryanpanos, via urbnist)

2 months ago

cumulus-studio:

Sydney Laneways

Cumulus recently teamed up with Futago to submit a proposal for Sydney’s Laneway Art and City Spaces.  To follow is an extract from our submission.

Wandering George street, just heading from A to B, a small piece of lush green ground catches the eye. As though some movement of the ground underneath had cleaved two steep-sided buildings apart, Abercrombie Lane is the lush fissure that remains.  In the tearing apart, it is almost as though a piece of original ground is revealed - a tiny sliver of riverbank perhaps - heading to a stream that is no more.

This public artwork will reclad the ground of a narrow, sloping lane off George Street with artificial turf. The turf will undulate as it touches the buildings on either side, as if it might represent the movement of water, draining down the river bank. Originally a source of fresh water for Sydney, the Tank Stream is an invisible key to the city’s settlement. Abercrombie Lane leads down to Tank Stream Way, which is part of the line of the watercourse that Sydney was built around.  While the stream itself is hidden in tunnels under the pavements and buildings, the slope of Abercrombie Lane is a place where it is still possible to read the original topography of the riverbank.

(via humanscalecities)

2 months ago

Man carrying crude oil

Man carrying crude oil

3 months ago

Mandela, and South Africa’s, struggle through posters via New York Times
This poster specifically references the shooting of Hector Pieterson during the 1976 Soweto uprising over the announcement that Afrikaans would be taught in all South African schools

Mandela, and South Africa’s, struggle through posters via New York Times

This poster specifically references the shooting of Hector Pieterson during the 1976 Soweto uprising over the announcement that Afrikaans would be taught in all South African schools

4 months ago

Strong, expanding civilizations have no memory: they reject, they forget the past. They feel strong enough to be destructive because they know they can replace what has been destroyed. Pierre Boulez (via Civic Center)

4 months ago