"ransom center"

A huge trove of vintage movie posters from the University of Texas's Ransom Center archive

The University of Texas's Ransom Center (previously) has posted a gorgeous selection of digitized movie posters from its Movie Poster Collection, from the 1920s to the 1970s. Read the rest

Bruce Sterling's home raided by rabid cyberpunk archivists

"It was very odd to have these four characters in here ransacking the place. They were very polite about it. They didn't leave it in any worse disorder than it already was."—science-fiction novelist, Internet theorist, design futurist, blogger, and traveling academic Bruce Sterling, on the odd experience of four archivists descending upon his Austin home. They're preparing his personal archive to be donated in stages to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, his alma mater. (Chronicle of Higher Education, via BB Submitterator, thanks Capl) Read the rest

More on artist Miguel Covarrubias

St. Murse says: "Too bad Mark couldn't come to Austin last month. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center had an exhibition of Miguel Covarrubias' work from the Ransom collection, in addition to work by his friends including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo.

"The Ransom Center has published a book about this circle of artist friends with the University of Texas Press."

Link (Previous Boing Boing link to Miguel Covarrubias) Read the rest