What if instead of heading for Russia this year, the Winter Olympics were going down in good old New York City? After losing the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the New York Times has imagined what it would look like if the city hosted the snowy version of the games instead… right in downtown Manhattan. As it turns out, the games would probably command more resources than even the Big Apple could pull together. [Read more...]
Get ready to be hypnotized. This new animation from Universal Everything sees a stocky white figure loping before a white background… don’t let the stark beginning fool you though – your eyes will soon be glued to the slow-motion action that unfolds on the screen. [Read more...]
With the vicious war in Sudan, hundreds of thousands of refugees walked hundreds of miles to escape. Leaving everything behind, feeding on roots to survive, and praying to see the next morning, these brave people have shown fortitude and resilience. Shannon Jensen traveled to a camp with over 100,000 refugees in South Sudan in attempt to bring global attention to the refugee crisis and captured shocking, heart-breaking images of the people and their abysmal living conditions. But when she reached out to get them published, no publications wanted to run her images, saying they were “refugee’d out.” So Jensen decided to think outside of the box and approach her subject with a different visual strategy to tell the story. [Read more...]
In a world that is rapidly developing and merging each day, it is more important than ever to preserve the unique traditions of indigenous cultures across the globe. One photographer embarked on a worldwide journey to document vanishing indigenous people groups. With the goal to document every existing indigenous culture, British photographer Jimmy Nelson packed his 50 year old plate-film camera and traveled away. [Read more...]
M Plummer-Fernandez is taking everyday objects, 3D scanning them with a digital camera, digitally distorting them and bringing them back into reality with a 3D printer. The result are objects that look like they popped off the screen – strangely bridging the gap between the distant past and the near future. [Read more...]
I’ll admit it, I’m a tattoo virgin – but if I was going to get inked, I’d want my first date to be with Sasha Unisex. Her painterly tattoos are colorful and filled with imaginatively hued animal life that convey a load of emotion. When I say painterly I mean it too – before putting her work on skin, she does a precise watercolor of her design, getting all the details right before making it permanent. [Read more...]
Is anyone still objecting to Beyonce being the Queen? Of everything? Didn’t think so.
To celebrate the queen of the music charts, artist Vivian Loh created a full alphabet made of “Beyonces.” [Read more...]
London based photographer Hana Vojakova has brought the mythological mermaid to real settings around the world. Her series is titled Milk & Sea and saw these aquatic women transported to locations from Portugal and England, to Iceland and Italy. Her models wore clothing on their top halves that was representative of the particular country they were from, and brought an added reality to her myth based work. She tells Co. Design: [Read more...]
Artist Seeks to Tell the Untold Stories and Capture Images of Every Native American Tribe in the U.S.
As we see the destruction that Western Civilization is causing to the Earth, the Native American way, that the colonists tried to take away with the forceful acquisition of land, no longer looks so savage. With a deep appreciation for the land and profound spiritual connection to all living things, the Native Americans were “going green” long before it was cool. Imagine how different things would be if settlers worked with the Native Americans and learned from them rather than backing them into reservations and forcing them into a monetary economy. While the N-word and other racial slurs are culturally taboo, we still propagate Native American derogatory stereotypes, even making millions off of them with sports teams like the Washington Redskins. Seattle-based photographer Matika Wilbur has set out to challenge the prejudices about Native Americans by photographing and interviewing members of all 566 federally recognized tribes in the United States. [Read more...]
While completely useless to a lost global traveler, Fernando Vicente’s map paintings offer a spectacular visual relief. A Madrid-based painter and illustrator, Vicente uses delicate vintage maps as canvases in his “Atlas Series.” The artist illustrates human faces, animals, and skulls on the maps, allowing the geographic boundaries of each to shape the contours and shapes of his subjects. In dark, lush gestures, he seamlessly orients an ancient profile on the outline of Spain and imagines a rearing elephant’s trunk on the tip of South America. [Read more...]