Juxtaposing Woodcuts

I was fortunate to meet Claire Bourne from VCU’s English Department yesterday. In addition to all sorts of fun conversations around her upcoming course on Marlowe (and the WordPress site) and the FileMaker database she built to see more deeply into her research,1 Claire mentioned she was on Twitter (roaringgirle) which opened the door to yet another interesting world of people on Twitter.

One of Claire’s tweets comparing two different, but very similar, woodcuts did catch my eye as an interesting target for Juxtapose.

It took a few minutes to cut/paste into PhotoShop. I then resized them so they were roughly the same size. Despite their aspect ratios being a bit off, I think it turned out well. I also opted to do the vertical scrolling option as I felt it made it easier to see the differences than the horizontal option.

Nothing fancy but a solid way we can look at media in a way that helps drive understanding.


1 How awesome is that? I also had fun reminiscing FileMaker was something I spent a lot of time with back in the day.

Comments on this post

  1. CogDog said on August 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Very cool especially since they are not quite the same for overlapping. FWIW it hung looking at this on an iThing.

    Have you tried the Zurb Twenty20 plugin? It does this via a WP shortcode for uploaded photos, way better than my fumbling around with code to do it

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/twentytwenty/

    • Tom Woodward said on August 14, 2015 at 10:41 am

      I hand’t seen that one. I’ll check it out for sure.

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