What Tumblrs do you follow?
May 7, 2012 3:17 AM   Subscribe

What Tumblrs do you follow?

I am especially looking for music, photography, sculpture, cinema, literature and other artsy Tumblrs. Tell me all!
posted by beshtya to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 87 users marked this as a favorite
This Isn't Happiness. Art, photography, design, & disappointment.
posted by netbros at 3:22 AM on May 7, 2012 [7 favorites]

posted by Lanark at 4:56 AM on May 7, 2012

Scientific Illustration usually has a wonderful mix of weird, beautiful, old anatomy and natural history illustrations
posted by ChuraChura at 5:12 AM on May 7, 2012

Creature Journal (Gorgeous creepy organic illustrations)
Pied-à-terre (MeFi's own, iirc, design goodies)
Look At This Little Thing! (Mefi's own again, obligatory cute tumblr)
Kleidsam (Men's fashionporn)
Fripperies and Fobs (Historical fashion)
JJ Harrison (Fantastic cartoonist)
Textile Nerd (Delicious textile and fiber art)
Fuck Yeah Illustrative Art! (Seemingly infinite supply of new and interesting artists)
posted by Mizu at 5:32 AM on May 7, 2012

The Worst Things For Sale Drew Toothpaste skewers Amazon listings
Proof Math Is Beautiful Fantastic math-related imagery
Context-Free Patent Art Hilarious line drawings from actual patent applications
Installator Art installers at work
Other-Wordly Curious vocabulary
Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table Puncturing home design pretention
Screenshots of Despair Web design based on "zero" of some value
Bleat Bleat Bleat Goats!
posted by Chichibio at 5:43 AM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

matchippon vintage Japanese match box scans
phosaka Japanese street/shop/house photos
gairo Japanese street/shop/house photos
posted by Infernarl at 6:20 AM on May 7, 2012

Ugly Renaissance Babies
posted by BlooPen at 8:26 AM on May 7, 2012

prosthetic knowledge (Technology, music and art)
gusset (Art, fashion and music)
Lego Express (allsorts of Lego things)
posted by Z303 at 8:32 AM on May 7, 2012

hypna is a cool design/art/tech mishmash.

(pretty much all of the other ones I follow are dozens of tumblrs with pictures of cats. if you want funny pictures of cats, international pictures of cats, artistic pictures of cats, pictures of cats having parties, or other manner of pictures of cats, please feel free to inquire within.)
posted by so_gracefully at 8:52 AM on May 7, 2012

Grottu Orloff's Pad, a daily flood of pop culture images from horror movie promotions to comics to glamour photos, mostly vintage, often NSFW.
posted by Superfrankenstein at 9:18 AM on May 7, 2012

Can you plug your own? Well anyway it's John Black and I cover a lot what you're interested in.

Also I like
devid sketchbook
Jeff Koons
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:32 AM on May 7, 2012

Response by poster: hey whaddaya know, jeff koons has a tumblr.
mine is ippucu. i don't put stuff there though.

some good ones in here. paraphrasing brian eno: "in the future, we all we be curators".
posted by beshtya at 10:40 AM on May 7, 2012

I have a lot more random people that post NSFW stuff, lots of witch-house 17-20 year old girls and 20-something black dudes (the two groups of people do the best Tumblrs). But these are more 'themed' and mostly SFW:

noise-park - South Park-ified Noise & Experimental Musicians
tildastardust - Tilda Swinton & David Bowie look-a-like photos
pizzshack - Screen captures from VHS
corporatetwits - Idiots complaining on Facebook/Twitter feeds of Corporations
dougfunniesjournal - Doug Funnie (of the TV Show Doug) was a lunatic and this dissects episodes
fyeahkingdiamond - Fuck Yeah King Diamond
terrysdiary - Terry Richardson (skeezy photographer, some NSFW)
hipsterjuggalo Hipsters as Juggalos
fromme-toyou - Rich New Yorkers that shoot fashion photos, one of the originators of "Cinemagraphs" which are classy animated GIFs
unomoralez - Disturbed, sublime pixel art from a Russian master of MS Paint
pixelstyle - Examples of excellent pixel art from the 1980's-1990's.
posted by wcfields at 11:15 AM on May 7, 2012

These are mostly art / crafts / illustration, and mostly SFW:

I also like this food blog, http://hipsterfood.tumblr.com

2nding/nthing Fuck Yeah Illustrative Art!. Similarly, http://fuckyeahbookarts.tumblr.com/
posted by fireflies at 11:34 AM on May 7, 2012

posted by rudhraigh at 12:23 PM on May 7, 2012

Old Hollywood has been posting some FANTASTIC old film stills and posters. Beautiful stuff.
posted by bubukaba at 1:01 PM on May 7, 2012

Forgot Contemporary Art Daily
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:44 PM on May 7, 2012

End Piece, the last artwork of great artists
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 4:13 PM on May 7, 2012

http://aclosetofonesown.tumblr.com Feminism,history and fashion...combined.
posted by Isadorady at 5:16 PM on May 7, 2012

My number-one tumblr lately is Mefi's own elizardbits, because she makes me laugh like crazy, but that's not what you asked for.

The artsy:

Things Organized Neatly.

Look at This Little Thing.


That's My Dream House and Book Book Book for beautiful interiors.

Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table for when I get tired of the beautiful interiors.

Fuck Yeah Alphonse Mucha delighted me for a year or so but eventually got too repetitive. I switched my feed reader to Fuck Yeah Illustrative Art to broaden my horizons a bit.

Broader also (and NSFW and beautiful) is Just Be Honest For Now (previously on the blue).
posted by kostia at 9:59 PM on May 7, 2012

Collosal has just added a links post which includes several cool arty tumblrs
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:15 PM on May 9, 2012

Here are my favorites:

Suitdup - dudes in suits!
Pratt - design
Waltdisneywithblood - mostly screen caps from movies
Punk hardcore flyers - flyers and pix from olf hardcore shows
Life magazine's tumblr
CGYB - my tumblr, it's great. Cool pix and some animated gifs and some instagrams of my cats.
posted by amitai at 4:43 PM on May 10, 2012

Kate Beaton's tumblr (of Hark! A Vagrant)
Jon Rafman's tumblr of carefully chosen, fascinating Google Street View screenshots.
Spring Noir: Bright, colorful eye-candy
Partizany: mostly old photos and photoshop art from old photos
Silfarione: just all kinds of well-curated art
Alec Schao: again, well-curated art.
my own artsy tumblr
posted by myelin sheath at 7:12 PM on May 10, 2012

OK, so I'm way late, but it looks like no one's mentioned mudwerks yet.
posted by The pets.com Mascot at 12:59 PM on June 14, 2012

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