The evolution of Austin, Texas has been swift. Or has it been a revolution?
If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Wordless
If it’s Wednesday, it’s wordless. Those are the rules. God Bless Johnny Cash, who was never wordless in his life.
There’s One Color That Makes Austin Outstanding in Spring
There's one color that consistently belongs to Austin in every season, and in spring, even more so.
An Austin Tradition Arrives Home
Cherishing our beloved Austin, Texas landmarks: How Vanishing Austin moves on and lands at its true home, here.
The True Meaning of the Art of Letters
Lettering Required: When you're devoted to type, college and career requirements can enable lifelong passions, especially to the art of letters.
There Is Nothing Fair About Fair Use
How can you respect the rights of image creators? Simple. Don't download their work without permission, and don't claim "fair use" if you do. Check out these royalty-free sources for free art instead.
It’s All About Your Perspective
In Austin, Texas, we take our local landmarks seriously, and our city ordinances decree that new high-rise condos must not exceed the height of our beloved homegrown businesses.
Welcome to Austin, all ye visitors to SXSW. You're gonna love Austin. We all do. You're about to find out why Austin, Texas makes every Top Ten list anyone ever thought of.
"Remember the Alamo!" If you're leading a charge against a conquering army with but a ragtag rebel force, you can rally your troops with this trusty, time-tested cry. Remember the Alamo? Not the one that began its life in San Antonio, Texas, and was made famous by a battle on this day in 1836, but the... Continue Reading →
The Inescapable Frost Tower
Is the Frost Bank Tower stalking you? It follows you all around downtown Austin and appears magically in this series of photos of downtown Austin.
Here’s to Halcyon Days Ahead for Legal Vices
Some of Austin's towers are getting pretty overtowering, but locally-owned Halcyon is holding its own against Austin's first real tower, the Frost Bank Tower. http://twitter.com/theAustinot/status/431447276964560897 As Brittany Highland writing in the Austinot reminds us (via twitter), you can get your caffeine or alcohol or nicotine or sugar or panini or just plain people-watching fix satisfied... Continue Reading →
The Broken Spoke, one of the definitive Texas dance halls, is disguised in a rustic dark red building on South Lamar and now completely enveloped by new upscale development.
How Do You Move 95+ Austin Landmarks in One Day?
When you're faced with moving more than 95 Austin Landmarks (in the form of hundreds of framed and/or matted prints and posters) in one day, there's only one way to do it.
It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. First up: the giant wrecking ball that’s been tormenting Austin.
Unexpected Rewards and Opportunities at Year’s End
As the year ends, an unexpected prize is awarded to What's Vanishing Next? and an opportunity to pay it forward is bestowed.
All Decked Out For the Holidays
Vanishing Austin—the ongoing photography series that tries to stay ahead of the wrecking ball—is looking pretty festive this month, at its first appearance at Austin's annual anti-mall, shop small, holiday gift show, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is decidedly aimed at Austinites who believe that to live local, you shop... Continue Reading →
Why Do Photographers Love Grunge?
For photographers, the grungier, the rustier, the more lonely a subject is—the better. We crave texture, pattern, a story. A lonely place has a story, and photographers have many stories to tell. ♦. . . BUY PRINTS: Choose from 99+ Vanishing Austin prints and a poster by Jann Alexander, starting at $25. Shop my Vanishing Austin series: While many Austin... Continue Reading →
Blessings for The Man in Black
A broken-down bus that long lived at Austin's famous honky-tonk shows some respect for the Man in Black. The missing 1948 Flxible Clipper bus that once lent its retro funk to Austin's best-known dance hall, the Broken Spoke, made an unannounced road trip last spring to Adkins, Texas and ended up parked at Texas Pride Barbecue. Seems... Continue Reading →