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Camera Collection: The 8-bit Camera Collection

I love this animated 8-bit Camera Collection by Bill Brown, whose illustrations actually adorn the walls here at Blurb Central. Several of these cameras – or rather their real-world counterparts – have shown up in our #camerathursdays series. This video came to me via one of my favorite new discoveries, the website CameraLuv. Run by artist, [...]

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Infographic on the Rise of Mobile Photography

The web loves an infographic. And we love cameras. So this infographic on the “Rise of Mobile Photography” naturally caught our eye. It tells a story we’re all familiar with: that mobile phone photography has become really, really popular, at the expense of analog film and point-and-shoots: But I do have a minor quibble with this [...]

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The First Photographed US President

The website All That Is Interesting recently posted a little nugget about John Quincy Adams. Adams, it seems, was the first US President to be photographed. But according to the Tumblr blog Retro Campaigns, he was unhappy with the results: “Four daguerreotype likenesses of my head were taken, two of them jointly with the head [...]

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A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Beloved author (notice we didn’t say “children’s author,” more on this in a bit) Maurice Sendak died at his home in Connecticut on Tuesday, May 8 at the age of 83. Obviously, we were huge fans. As a small tribute to this great talent, here’s a roundup of our favorite Sendak quotes. He wrote what [...]

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