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Dressing Rosalind Lutece by Claire Hummel

Bioshock's Rosalind Lutece in her drawers by Claire Hummel

… I figured I might as well give everyone a leg-up with a more detailed guide to Rosalind Lutece’s potential underthings. I’ve seen a ton of drawings of her in corsets from a good 50 years before her time and I… I needed to step in.

The idea of fan art leading to art based around popular fictional characters that is, at best risqué, and at worst downright pornographic is not a new phenomenon. We’ve rarely seen the original creator handle this reality with so much pragmatism or so much good character design and artwork. In this single one of several beautiful illustrations, illustrator Claire Hummel tells us how to undress Bioshock character Rosalind Lutece, accurately. —S

via Ligne Claire (So the problem with designing characters who…).

Alice Denham covered up by paper buntings

Alice Denham - playmate July 1956

Alice Denham (born January 21, 1933 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American model, writer and scholar. She was Playboy magazine‘s Playmate of the Month for the July 1956 issue. Her centrefold was photographed by Mike Shea and Lawrence Tirschel.

via Alice Denham |.

Vintage Route Map – Tata Airlines

Tata Airlines - Vintage route map - circa 1938-46

The Tata & Sons company ran a air service in pre-independence India. It was named Tata Airlines in 1938 and in 1946 was transformed into the state-controlled national carrier Air India that still flies today. This is a Route Map from the pre-1946 era.

Via The Routes – When Air India was Tata Airlines | Rakhi Rajani.

‘So the man gave him a pair of snow-shoes’ by Kay Nielsen

‘So the man gave him a pair of snow-shoes’ by Kay Nielsen

‘So the man gave him a pair of snow-shoes’
Illustration by Kay Nielsen
East of the sun and west of the moon (1914)
198 x 150 mm

via ‘So the man gave him a pair of snow-shoes’ | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Vintage Japanese movie poster for Kriemhild’s Revenge

Vintage Japanese poster for Kriemhild’s Revenge

Japanese poster for Kriemhild’s Revenge, 1925
German film Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache
directed by Fritz Lang

via Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s ~ Pink Tentacle.

The Naughty Nineties: A Saucy Victorian Pop-Up Book for Adults Only

Raunchy Victorian pop-up book

The Naughty Nineties: A Saucy Pop-Up Book for Adults Only (public library) — a marvelous 1982 gem that transports you a century back, to the friskiest frontiers of Victorian society in the 1890s, illustrated in a black-and-white ink style reminiscent of Edward Gorey’s and outfitted with various pull-tabs and paper mechanics for your playful pleasure.

via The Naughty Nineties: A Saucy Victorian Pop-Up Book for Adults Only | Brain Pickings.

Debra Jo Fondren – Playmate

Debra Jo Fondren, Rapunzel, Playmate of the Year 1978

Model: Debra Jo Fondren
Photographer: Robert Scott Hooper
Playboy 1977

via Debra Jo Fondren, Playmate of the Year.

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