Your daily links after the jump!
One of my favorite things about good design is when an often overlooked or undervalued object is turned into something that truly adds value to our lives. The clever people at London design consultancy Berg have recently done just that with the common cash register receipt. Using existing network technology, they’ve turned the often discarded, wallet and purse filling papers into an informative and entertaining infographic format. [Read more...]
This stinging new parody of a Mastercard commercial looks at the nearly $15,000,000 in donations the behemoth credit card company has blocked from international secret dispensary Wikileaks, and features a cameo by the man himself – Julian Assange. Currently on house arrest, the short piece was filmed from Assange’s current residence and created by the news and politics video group The Daily Conversation. You can find out how to successfully donate to Wikileaks here. [Read more...]
Emilio Valerio D’Ospino’s series of ship paintings, “Naval Fields” is strangely devoid of a human presence, leaving the fruits of their builders labor to speak for itself. The ghostly series features great seagoing vessels in various states of construction and dry dock, all in a near monocromatic grisaille with striking wide angle perspectives. The large scale oil paintings strike a eerily surreal spectre, as if there where more to the scene than first meets the eye. For more of D’Ospino’s work, including some very captivating images of factories in disrepair, see his website evdospina.com. [Read more...]