Nero and Agrippina, Rome, circa 54 AD.

In 54 A.D. Nero became emperor of Rome after the death of Claudius, who was thought to have been poisoned by his wife Agrippina, who also happened to be Nero’s mother. Nero’s real name was Lucius, but his mother decided that Nero Claudius Caesar was more suitable so she got him to change it. Agrippina […]

‘Endings’ by Laura Ball.

A series of watercolors composed of plants and animals that are weaved together and function as a whole. The focus of her paintings is on endangered and extinct animals that exists in the subconscious and manifest themselves in dreams once gone from the world. Within the subconscious, our faults and fears, shortcomings and struggles, manifest […]

Golden Poison Dart Frogs.

The golden poison dart frog is considered one of the most toxic animals on Earth. A single specimen measuring two inches (five centimeters) has enough venom to kill ten grown men. Indigenous Emberรก people of Colombia have used its powerful venom for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting, hence the species’ name. These […]

Tom Mann, Union Legend.

Tom Mann (1856-1941) was one of the leading figures in the history of the British Labour movement. After completing an engineering apprenticeship in the Midlands he moved to London. Unable to find work in his trade, Mann did a variety of menial jobs before being employed in an engineering shop in 1879. Mann’s foreman, Sam […]

Digital Inspiration by Fedosov.

Digital design became a lot more interesting since I have found the work of Alexander Fedosov. His unique style and the attention to details grabbed my attention in the split of a second. For more details about the artist and updated illustrations, feel free to visit him on his Behance Profile or maybe on Deviant […]

The Giant Snowy Owl.

by Rosemary Parker A snowy owl named Prairie Ronde has become the latest addition to Project SNOWstorm, a collaborative effort to track the giant raptors that have descended into Michigan in recent winters from their typical home in the tundra. Once a rare sight, the birds have begun to move into northern states, including Michigan […]

May Day 1916, New York.

May Day 1916 Summary: Photograph shows women garment workers from the Puritan Underwear Company participating in the 1916 May Day parade in New York City. The women were members of Local 62 of the White Goods Workers Union, an affiliate of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). Image credit: Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014. […]

First Lady Linotype Operator in USA.

Madera Tribune, 29 September 1938 Mrs. Catherine Prehm Terry, who has lived in the atmosphere of a newspaper office most of her 70 years, is proud of an adventurous career, but most proud of her claim as the first woman linotype operator. Mrs. Terry, who in her day has been an editor, publisher and embalmer, […]

Millicent Fawcett, Suffragist.

Born in 1847, Millicent Fawcett joined the London Suffrage Committee, in 1868 and in 1869 she spoke at the first public pro-suffrage meeting to be held in London. The death of her husband on 6 November 1884 made Millicent temporarily withdraw from public life. She sold both family homes and moved into the house of […]

The Toff & The Dickhead.

When I first spotted this guy strutting through the Comp room my immediate impression was that this guy must be high up alongside the Government Printer. On asking the senior apprentice Brian Hartshorne I was told that he was the Government Storekeeper in charge of all stores. Wow, I thought, he must be one of […]