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It Came from the Deep: David Shale Captures the Beauty and Terror of Deep Sea Creatures

Friday 05.30.2014 , Posted by
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Considering that oceans cover roughly 70% of Earth’s surface, we have only explored a fraction of the planet we occupy… and a lot of that is deep, deep underwater. Photographer David Shale has spent the last four decades documenting the creatures you find in these deep and hostile environments, capturing the animals with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and bringing them up to be photographed in a circular cold water tank called a kreisel against a black background. His hard work – done in a cold room on a moving ship – gives us a glimpse of the beautiful, and terrifying creatures of the deep. [Read more...]

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Are UK Comedies Smarter Than Hollywood? Edgar Wright’s Masterful Use of Visual Comedy

Thursday 05.29.2014 , Posted by
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If you’ve seen movies like “Shaun of the Dead” or “The World’s End”, you already know the work of Edgar Wright… and you also know he’s a master of visual comedy. His films use elements forgotten by much of the comedy genre, not to mention mainstream filmmakers as a whole. Good thing for us Tony Zhou has created a hilarious, and thought provoking critique of Wright’s sight-gags and British visual comedy as a whole, while pointing out the general laziness found in many Hollywood comedies. [Read more...]

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What Does Your Life Look Like in Weeks?

Thursday 05.29.2014 , Posted by
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Depending on where you are in life, these graphics will either be highly motivating or panic inducing.

We all know our life has a limited number of years, and if we’re optimistic that might be 90. You’d think with such a small number like 90 we’d be more willing to make the most of each year, but most of us are pretty short sighted, letting each small day pass without any more motivation than getting to those two glorious days we call the weekend. Maybe there’s a better way to visualize this…

Tim Urban over at the hilariously thought provoking Wait But Why is helping us see our life broken down into its segments of time. Where does your life fit in? [Read more...]

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32 Posters: The Teams at This Year’s World Cup

Wednesday 05.28.2014 , Posted by
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Beginning June 12, the world’s eyes will turn to Brazil for the start of the 20th FIFA World Cup. In celebration of the event, ESPN commissioned Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira to make a series of images featuring each team… and they capture the passion of the game perfectly. [Read more...]

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Good Morning. Here Are People That Look Like Donuts.

Wednesday 05.28.2014 , Posted by
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Being called a “donut” is not normally the most flattering thing, but this wacky series makes it visual. Ad agency Bruton Stroube teamed up with Strange Donuts to create a series of human/donut doppelgangers that are truly ridiculous. Now you have a whole new tasty way to judge people on their looks. [Read more...]

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9 Living Tree Sculptures: Art Created One Ring at a Time

Tuesday 05.27.2014 , Posted by
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If you aren’t a patient person, this is definitely not the art form for you. In fact, it could take more than a lifetime to complete your work.

Called by a number of names from Tree Shaping to Arborsculpture, this form of living tree art uses the time honed methods of grafting, bonsai, espalier and topiary to create incredibly imaginative forms. [Read more...]

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A Hilarious Stop-Motion Animation Inserts Cartoons Into Real Life

Tuesday 05.27.2014 , Posted by
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When we covered storyboard artist Hombre McSteez (aka Marty Cooper) a bit ago, we had no idea he’d go on to do something even more awesome. He’s been doodling on transparencies with permanent marker and white out, then inserting his wacky characters into the real world. The results, and especially the way they interact with the real world environment, are hilariously bizarre. Now he’s brought his doodles to life. [Read more...]

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Google Sent One Man to a Deserted Japanese Island… to Map It

Monday 05.26.2014 , Posted by
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Forget roads. Google is more and more frequently found mapping the entire face of the planet, often with their 360 degree recording, backpack-based Google Trekker. In one recent adventure, they sent one man to document abandoned Hashima island off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. With buildings deteriorating so quickly that it’s reported you can hear concrete collapse when the wind blows, it could be the Trekker’s most dangerous foray yet. Don’t worry about wearing a hard hat though – you can now tour the island from the safety of your screen. [Read more...]

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150 Year Old Portraits Show Victorians Looking Seriously Fashionable

Monday 05.26.2014 , Posted by
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Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera as a gift at the age of forty-eight. It was 1863 and she was the mother of six children, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing a new found love for photography. It was a passion that is still influencing photographers today. [Read more...]

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