Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Nokia's banana phone, exploding stars, the world's oldest tattoos and more in our look around the web

1. Amateur Astronomer Photographs Exploding Star An Argentinian amateur astronomer was simply testing out his new 16-inch telescope by taking a bunch of short-exposure photographs when he managed to snap an image believed to be one in 10 million—or even one in 100 million. The photo is of an exploding star in a distant galaxy—a visual that professionals have been hoping to capture for a …

Baseball Pitches from a Batter’s Perspective

If a baseball pitcher threw a 90-mph fastball at you, chances are you’d see nothing, but to a trained professional, each swirling pattern of red and white means something vastly different. To help those of us who aren’t pros, a Redditor created a small infographic detailing the small visual differences between a four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, slider, curveball and change-up. While a few of the …

Studio Visit: Amelie Mancini

The French-born, Brooklyn-based artist on her process, Left Field Cards and her love of baseball

by Eva Glettner The multi-talented Amelie Mancini is a Brooklyn-based French artist who works with a variety of mediumsfrom wood to linen to woolto create her playful, colorful artworks. Her fascination with baseball, born from the first game she ever attended (between the Mets and the Phillies, back in 2007), led to the creation of Left Field Cards; a site dedicated to her homemade baseball …

1938 World Champion British Baseball Team Jersey

A surprising moment in sports history memorialized in a gorgeously-detailed reproduction

Conceived together by Curated’s Nick Schonberger and Ian Paley of Garbstore, the 1938 World Champion British Baseball Team jersey commemorates an historic yet forgotten series between England and the U.S. Dubbed the first official baseball World Cup by the International Baseball Federation, the five-game series saw England take their opponent in a four-to-one victory, including two shut outs—one of which took place in front of …