Glorious Landscape Alphabet Art From 19th Century

Buried in the archives of the British Museum, this wonderful series of 26 landscape scenes, using the shapes of letters to form idyllic scenery, was designed by illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel who was one of the most important figures in the development of British lithography in the first half of the 19th century. These particular pieces were produced sometime between 1818 and 1860. It is hard to believe this glorious series was created in 19th century. Quite impressive, right?

Letter A: upper part composed of three figures around a fire at the edge of a slope to small pond, forming the lower part of the letter; outline by trees.
Glorious Landscape Alphabet Art From 19th Century

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Stunning Photography Features Rich Culture and Scenic Nature of Asia

After early retirement from medical profession, Weerapong Chaipuck becomes a travel and landscape photographer. Traveling around Thailand and beyond (to China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and India), Chaipuck manages to take a peek into the lives of ordinary villagers in fairly remote areas. Rather than hitting up the most touristy spots, he dives deep into each country’s rich culture to document their realities. Hence in his photo collection, you can not only see aesthetically pleasing views of nature but diverse people within each environment as well. For example traditional fishermen who work with birds to catch their prey or local flower vendors that sell their merchandise on worn boats as they drift across lakes. Check the whole collection on Chaipuck’s 500px page. And if you are interested in a one-on-one or small group photographic study, you can contact Weerapong Chaipuck as well.

PS: All photos belong to Weerapong Chaipuck

Stunning Photography Features Rich Culture and Scenic Nature of Asia
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Get Inspired; Beautiful Cities

Inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere: the way the light hits her hair, a song that comes on at just the right time, our lives are filled with those small moments of inspiration. What about inspiration on a more general level though? There are some places in this world where inspiration seems to encompass the whole city, pouring out from the buildings and architecture. Here are some of the most inspirational cities in Europe.

Get Inspired; Beautiful Cities

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