At the time of writing this post, gold prices sit at $1644 per ounce; an astounding amount many would say have been driven by uncertain economic outlooks around the world and a need for financial security. This graphic looks at the most secure storehouse of gold in America, the U.S. Bullion Depository, commonly referred to as Fort Knox. In the graphic you will find a collection of interesting facts about the huge vault, as well as some of the conspiracy theories circulated about it.
In a recent and revealing project, Belgian architecture collaborative Gijs Van Vaarenbergh has created a sculptural, visually transparent church made of horizontal layers of steel. The slightly smaller than life-sized piece, created using 30 tons of plate steel separated by metal blocks, is titled “Reading Between the Lines” and is not intended as an actual church but rather a place of reflection and introspection: “because the church does not fulfill its classical function, it can be read as a heritage related reflection on the present vacancy of churches in the area (and their potential artistic reuse).” [Read more...]
Lauren Manning documented her life for two years, collected all the data of every piece of food that touched her lips. As a designer you could represent this data in so many different ways; Manning choose to show the data in 40 different infographs. Here we have choosen 11 of our favorites from her series. She says: “Using a data set created from two years of meticulous life documenting, I visualized one point of data – food consumed – over forty ways. Exploring various methods, techniques, styles, degrees of complexity, degrees of additional context and many other elements, a true “apples to apples” comparison has emerged.” Tasty. [Read more...]
Only when you stand in just the right location do the portraits of Michael Murphy pop into view. His highly detailed works are created using a large array of media, using multiple layers that only align from one viewpoint. The resulting images are so seamless, they almost seem to be created with Photoshop. See more of his work at mmike.com. [Read more...]
A year after moving to New York City, photographer Paul McDonough started documenting its bustling street life. From the dog park to Wall Street, his photographs captured a vibrant city in the throws of the progressive 60s and 70s, each of his captivating images holding small gems, hidden for the viewer to discover. McDonough has lived in New York ever since, and his love of the city shows through in the tender treatment of his subjects. Find out more, in the artists own words, at The Paris Review [Read more...]
Social justice is brewing in Saudi Arabia. With the recent news that Saudi women may get the right to vote and with the sentence of lashing for the act of driving being revoked by King Abdullah, I thought a piece regarding women’s rights in Saudi Arabia would be pertinent. Titled, Eyeing Justice, the woman in the piece has the reflection of the scales of justice in her eyes. [Read more...]