If you are not familiar with Daniel Danger, be prepared. An illustrator/printmaker from New England, Danger creates graphics that are at once captivating, powerful and thought-provoking. His prints tell a story: a story of friends lost, wandering souls, silence and mystery. They are simply beautiful. [Read more...]
A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. When possible, we’ll try to include a clip of the quote — (also, consider this your obligatory spoiler alert…though if you haven’t seen this movie , we have a bigger problem on our hands). [Read more...]
Imagine for a moment that you have been alive for 100 years. In your lifetime would have been two World Wars, the sinking of the Titanic, the end of horses on city streets, the invention of the computer and the first man to walk on the moon. It’s a fantastically long time to experience and photographer Karsten Thormaehlen is getting well aquatinted with those who know, taking portraits of centenarians. Her beautiful images capture both the far reaching wisdom of years and joy these elders of our world possess. [Read more...]
Martin Luther King wasn’t the only one who had a dream: artist Peter Fecteau had a dream one night while working with the design company Spout.com (now Pomegranite Studios) about making an gigantic image out of Rubik’s Cubes. Bringing his dream into reality, he created a mosaic consisting of 4,242 “rented” Rubik’s Cubes (from You Can Do The Cube), weighing about 1000 pounds, in which not a single colored sticker out of 38,178 were tampered with or moved. The project involved a donation of $9,000, $8,000 just to rent the cubes. A personal donation of $4,000 was made as well as fundraisers and events with the help of Kickstarter.com. [Read more...]
It’s always exciting when a new animal is discovered, but when that animal is a jungle monkey with an upturned nose that sneezes when it rains? That’s just awesome.
In 2010, a new type of snub-nosed monkey, R. strykeri, was found by hunters in Myanmar. Unfortunately, they had killed it before researchers could take a good look at it, and it was eaten shortly after — monkey meat is a delicacy in the region.
Until today, images of the dead Burmese snub-nosed monkey and a few Photoshop renderings (see the first image) were the only ones available. Thanks to a few hidden cameras, however, we’re now able to enjoy looking at these peculiar little creatures in the wild in the newly released photos below. [Read more...]
Kickstarter is officially a phenomenon! From funding civic projects like turning derilict New York lots into urban farms, to creative ventures like turning Michigan’s Rabbit Island into an Artists Residency or launching an inexpensive tool for shooting smooth video pans, the funding powerhouse is quickly revolutionizing the way we see grass roots projects come into reality… and no wonder: is there anything more exciting than being directly connected to making well thought out, world changing projects come to life and getting something back in return?? [Read more...]
England’s legendary Premier League has come under quite a lot of criticism as of late. With a number of race related incidents over the last several months, most recently seeing the banning of striker Luis Suarez after charged racial comments, we asked the question: just how diverse is the Premier League? [Read more...]