Creative Boom: Anthony Burrill launches his graphic ephemera archive to inspire the design community

Creative Boom: Anthony Burrill launches his graphic ephemera archive to inspire the design community. “Anthony Burrill has launched an online archive this week featuring the graphic ephemera that inspires his process and work, making them available for anyone to download. Full of inspiring print, graphic design, typography and other pieces, it’s a treasure trove for any discerning designer.”

Ford Authority: Ford Heritage Vault Proves Incredibly Popular As Traffic Overloads Site

Ford Authority: Ford Heritage Vault Proves Incredibly Popular As Traffic Overloads Site. “…the response to this new site was so overwhelming that many had difficult accessing it as the Ford Heritage Vault has garnered a large amount of traffic, to the point where it’s been down quite a bit over that same time span, as Ford archivist Ted Ryan explained to the Detroit Free Press.”

Video Games Chronicle: An archivist has made every English-language SNES manual available online

Video Games Chronicle: An archivist has made every English-language SNES manual available online . “The user, who goes by the name Peebs online, has spent the last eight years playing through every SNES game on Twitch. However, while playing they noted that there wasn’t a resource online that provided a full archive of SNES game manuals. After a number of years, Peebs has now completed their own archive and made it available online for anyone to access.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Lost landmarks of the Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle: Lost landmarks of the Bay Area. “In a city that has gone to war against sugary sodas, residents still took the 2020 loss of a Coca-Cola billboard hard, like someone was tearing down one of the Painted Ladies. When the Cliff House sign was removed — the art deco sign, not the actual Cliff House — hundreds arrived to mourn. So we’re building a virtual museum, tracking the most prominent lost landmarks of the last 50 years (including, sadly, more than a few that came down during the pandemic).”

Motor1: Ford Ends Print, Digital New Vehicle Brochures Starting July 1

Motor1: Ford Ends Print, Digital New Vehicle Brochures Starting July 1. “New vehicle brochures have been a staple in the auto industry for decades, but that long tradition could be coming to an end at Ford starting July 1. The automaker is reportedly ending the creation of brochures in both print and digital format, leaving Ford’s official website as the only source for current vehicle information.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Archiving the January 6 Insurrection for History

Smithsonian Magazine: Archiving the January 6 Insurrection for History. “Religion, curators point out, played a role in the insurrection. The [National Museum of American History], which recently announced the formation of its Center for the Understanding of Religion in American History, is collaborating with the University of Alabama’s Department of Religious Studies. A new website, ‘Uncivil Religion: January 6, 2021,’ features essays from scholars and archived digital materials from the insurrection. The site will catalog tweets, videos and FBI files to document how religious beliefs played a role in the attack.”

New York Times: He stalks delirious, unfinished New York as it rises

New York Times: He stalks delirious, unfinished New York as it rises. “British artist Nick Relph likes to wander New York under cover of night, loitering in the vicinity of the city’s ubiquitous construction fences, doing a thing that seems at first glance — especially if you are a police offer — immediately identifiable. He holds a dark object in his hand. He swipes it rhythmically up and down the wooden fencing and its building poster, a motion common to generations of graffitists and guerrilla wheat-paste-poster artists. Except that in place of a spray can or glue roller, his instrument is a lightweight VuPoint Magic Wand digital scanner, a cheap device about the size of an electric toothbrush, often used to digitize book pages and legal documents. And so instead of leaving art on the streets, Relph is slowly extracting it.”

Savannah archives: Historic postcards of Savannah now online (Savannah Now)

Savannah Now: Savannah archives: Historic postcards of Savannah now online. “A new collection of Savannah-area postcards donated by the city’s deltiologist (a fancy word for postcard collector), Alderman Nick Palumbo, is now open to the public for research. This new addition to the Palumbo collection of Savannah-area materials includes over 600 postcards that show Savannah’s streets, squares, buildings, neighborhoods, historical events, and much more (some images never before seen by Municipal Archives’ staff)!”

Creative Boom: Dive into Zara Picken’s treasure trove of illustration ephemera from the mid-20th century

Creative Boom: Dive into Zara Picken’s treasure trove of illustration ephemera from the mid-20th century . “The treasure trove of print, which Zara has titled Ephemerama!, is available for all to see on a dedicated Instagram account. With postal stamps and travel information leaflets, booklets and advertisements, these retro pieces come from anywhere between the 1950s through to the mid-1970s.”

Georgia Today: Electronic Version of Posters to be Published on Website of National Archives of Ministry of Justice

Georgia Today: Electronic Version of Posters to be Published on Website of National Archives of Ministry of Justice. The country, not the state in America. “Electronic versions of posters and programs of Georgian feature, animated and documentary films, theatrical performances or other events have been published on the website of the National Archives of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, reported the National Archives of Georgia.”

The Pantagraph: $100,000 being spent to digitize Lincoln photos

The Pantagraph: $100,000 being spent to digitize Lincoln photos. “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is launching ‘Picturing Lincoln,’ a project to digitize thousands of rare Lincoln images. Support comes from a $100,000 Illinois State Library grant. Images will be made available to the public through the office’s Illinois Digital Archives. ‘Picturing Lincoln’ will create digital versions of 7,896 posters, photographs, stickers and other items. The work will begin with hundreds of ‘broadsides,’ or posters, such as the one announcing a $100,000 reward for Lincoln’s killer.”

GlobalVoices: Myanmar illustrators unite to distribute protest art for free

GlobalVoices: Myanmar illustrators unite to distribute protest art for free. “A group of 30 artists from Myanmar uploaded more than a hundred protest posters… for free print and use by those rallying against the military coup….The collective noticed that protesters were bringing placards with the illustrators’ art to demonstrations, and indeed many artists had shared their poster designs online for free.”