Foxx x Murphy x Poitier x Cosby x Pryor
Ajeeb the Wonderful, a chess-playing “automaton” (actually a cabinet designed to conceal a human player).
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
1962: Slaughterhouse chandelier
Cattle walking the last mile to this slaughterhouse are treated to this dazzling, but incongruous display of light before the end in Gross-Umstadt near Darmstadt, West Germany, on November 29, 1962. The chandelier came from a nearby factory that did not have room to assemble it there, so they decided to assemble it in this slaughterhouse.
Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu an award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City.
Her first monograph which includes works from past ten years of her career was published from Gestalten in 2011. Her fist children’s book Barbed Wire Baseball is due to be out in spring of 2013 from Abrams Books.