In a few days a variety of amazing people will be doing things in ways faster, higher, and stronger than you could even imagine. While you have our undying jealously if you’re actually going to the London Olympic Games (you can make us feel better by sending us your extra tickets), we have a close second: Follow the Games on Tumblr!
Some highlights from the many cool things happening over the next few weeks:
The London Olympic Committee will provide an exclusive behind-the-scences look to the London Olympic Opening Ceremony. Follow their Ceremonies Explorer Tumblr to get exclusive photographs, videos, illustrations and articles about the Opening Ceremonies as they unfold, starting at 1900 hours GMT this Friday; tune back in to see more exclusive posts for the Closing Ceremony and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Paralympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee will feature four great Tumblrs during the games: The official Olympics Tumblr photo blog; Faces Of Olympians, a Tumblr in which fans show their best “Olympic faces”; Olympic Fashion; and Olympic Moments, featuring the best images from Getty Images photographers at the Games.
Enjoy, and may the odds be ever in your country’s favor.
Welcome to Tumblr Tuesday, where we share some of our favorite random Tumblr blogs of the moment.
This extreme caricaturist makes classy art. Art that provides a stunningly honest portrait of what it means to be human. And farts. (See above.)
Mozilla Webmaker wants to help people everywhere make, learn, and play using the open building blocks of the web. Their Tumblr blog showcases the awesome stuff people are making.
Blank on Blank
Blank on Blank brings journalists’ lost interviews back to life via podcast, radio and YouTube. Check out Bill Draper on His $20 Bet with Fidel Castro; Caroll Spinney on Creating Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch; and Jonathan Alter’s interview with President Obama. Also — attention journalists — submit your lost tapes!
The Moth is a not-for-profit organization dedication to the art and craft of storytelling. Everybody has a story.
This Belongs in a Museum
Written by a frustrated museologist (that’s a thing), this blog is dedicated to funny, ridiculous and mundane collections found in museums around the world.
For regular updates on what’s fresh, check out the official New & Notable Tumblrs blog!
Exciting fashion news from Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art! For the first time, Tumblr bloggers Jamie, Jillian, and Julia will cover the red carpet of the prestigious Costume Institute Gala on May 7 in New York. Check out the action on their Tumblrs as well as the museum’s live feed. (Photo: PMc)
Name Hanging Rock Comics
First post July 2011
Taylor-Ruth makes comics about her life, the world, and the people around her. “I’ve always had a hard time with people, with school, feelings of rejection, loneliness, not fitting in… you know, the struggles all teenagers go through,” she explains. One day, she posted a comic from her personal diary, and the Tumblr community noticed. “I expected everyone to ignore the comic because it was about my life or whatever, but to my surprise it rapidly got notes. Posting the comics about my life was empowering,” she said. (Among other things, Taylor-Ruth loves thunderstorms, horror movies, spooky things, pizza, and hanging out at cemeteries.)
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A nonprofit dedicated to increasing America’s horrible voter turnout by asking a simple question: Why do we vote on Tuesday? The answer: Absolutely no good reason whatsoever.
At Home on The Range
A blog by McSweeney’s in celebration of Elizabeth Gilbert’s new-old cookbook, which benefits ScholarMatch. Submit your family recipes and help build an online folk recipe archive for the ages.
Los Angeles based artist Adam Ferriss presents a sundry of photographic phantasmagoria.
Tumblr Tuesday: Netherlands Edition!
Name Gaby Zwaan
Artist Gaby Zwaan makes art with paint, Photoshop, glue, stitches, cola, and whatever else he can get his hands on. After being diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age, he searched for ways in which his perspective could flourish. What started as ways to compensate for this diagnosis eventually transformed into an inexhaustible source of ideas and inspiration. As a child of the 80s, Gaby’s art emphasizes his obsession with trends, fashion, and pop culture.
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Entrepreneur, student, and gadget/media nerd.
Its Me Louis
Enchanting photography by Louis van Baar.
Dutch indie music blog for easily bored music lovers.
For regular updates on what’s fresh, check out the official New & Notable Tumblrs blog.