The clever people over at Type Play are letting words do their own acting. As of today there is 174 playful words and it looks like there is a new one posted every day. If a picture is worth a 1000 words then what is a picture made of words worth?
You know those Mac vs. Pc commercials Apple was fielding a few years back? They pitched a nerdy PC against a cool Mac in a battle of wits… and the Mac always seemed to win. Well, here is an accurate look at what a Mac or PC user really looks like… at least the typical user. Hunch.com, the excellent multi-source recommendation website, looked back on their “Teach Hunch About You” questions and compiled this collection of characteristics typical of each platforms users. Do the stereotypes hold true? Decide for yourself with this excellent graphic by Column 5 Media:
The KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin defines itself as a place for the production and presentation of discourse oriented contemporary art, and Cyprien Gaillard is the perfect artist to have an exhibit there. Gaillard is known for constantly exploring the dystopian aspects of architectures and their ruins; carefully observing their dilapidation, destruction, demolition, preservation and reconstruction. [Read more...]
The gig poster became the rock concert standard during the late-’60s psychedelic era. According to Stanley Mouse, co-creator of the Grateful Dead skull and roses logo, “There was no other advertising except the posters at the time, so maybe we’d do 1,000, maybe 3,000, in one run.” Then they’d hang around and wait to see if anyone showed up. [Read more...]
This has to be one of the most beautiful and insane toothpick sculptures ever created… not only did Scott Weavers “Rolling Through San Francisco” take 35 years to construct, but it used over 100,000 of the tiny wooden sticks and over 3,000 hours of his time. The sculpture is also unique in that it features multiple “tours” of the city taken by ping pong balls that roll around and through the landmarks.
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Bregenz, Austria holds a performing arts festival every year in July and August. They call it the “Bregenz Festival”. The performances on this unique floating stage are done over the waters of Lake Constance. Last year alone there was an estimated audience of 200,000. Images are from eight of the previous festivals. There is also one image of the current stage under construction.
Its already been a year since the Gulf oil spill. Its effects are continuing to be calculated. This video breaks down how much oil spilled and how it could have been used. It also gives suggestions on ways we can help lessen our oil dependency. Chris Harmon explains our oil dependency in this video infographic.
The infamous prisoner detainment center at Guantánamo Bay accepted it’s first prisoner on January 11th, 2002. Now, 9 years on and over two years after President Obama’s January 22nd, 2009 order that Guantánamo be closed, the center remains open. This frequently updated interactive visualization by The New York Times looks at the transfer history of prisoners, showing those that remain on the left and those that have been transfered on the right. At last count the facility retains 172 prisoners and has seen 600 transfered.