the art of Penguin science fiction

This website is dedicated to chronicling the art of Penguin's science fiction releases. Many of the titles come with explanations behind the company's decisions to use certain styles and/or artists.

It seems like the illustrations themselves could serve as inspiration for some pretty moving stories. More at the link.

animated gifs from Library of Congress photos

Kevin J Wier makes animated gifs using old photographs from the library of congress flickr account. ...