Skate Or Die

Skate Or Die is a great collection of customised skate decks that will be auctioned off for Faribault Skatepark Association, which is in the process of building a skatepark in Faribault, MN. Some real crackers. The rules…they must all have a skull theme as part of the design! [via]

 

Haunting Anatomical Dissection Images

I’m really interested in medical history as well as anatomy so I was really happy to be pointed toward these historical Haunting Images from anatomic dissection classes. Sure they’re a bit grim in places but don’t these images say a lot about what was going on back then. These guys must have been so excited being pioneers in anatomical discovery. I found the one with the guy smoking while on the job particularly odd! [via]

 

Dream Anatomy

Dream Anatomy hosts the complete history of anatomy. As you would expect there are full explanations of the changing technology involved in the study and loads of amazing artistic works as the main eras of anatomical discovery are discussed.

My favourite picture has to be Fritz Kahn’s Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace) (full size image) which was drawn in 1926. The reason I like it so much is that it still seems as valid today as it must have been then, a fantastic (metaphorical) descriptive study aid. I’m going to send the link to work to show the students.