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Speedy Graphito: A French Street and Pop Art Legend

Tuesday 01.13.2015 , Posted by
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A pioneer of the street art movement in France, Speedy Graphito brought the avant-garde to the streets and inspired a generation of future artists. Expressed in many mediums, his work is bold, vibrant and controversial – and while a good amount of his creativity is paint-based, he also works with sculpture, installations, video and photography. [Read more…]

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Concrete Skeletons: Abandoned Hotel Projects of the Sinai Peninsula

Tuesday 01.13.2015 , Posted by
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Between 2002 and 2005, German photographers Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche traveled to Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. There, the skeletons of abandoned 5-star hotel projects stand in a stark landscape overlooking the sea. It is a reminder of a time when dreams of holiday relaxation were ripe and speculation was rife. Today, all that remains are crumbling concrete ruins of that dream, and glamourous names like ‘Sindbad’, ‘Sultan’s Palace’, and the ‘Magic Life Imperial’. [Read more…]

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Metal Figures Sculpted from Wire Fencing

Monday 01.12.2015 , Posted by
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Sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi is a bit of an alchemist. And while he may not be transforming base metals into gold itself, he does take normal industrial metal fencing and change it into something quite beautiful. Tresoldi delicately shapes the mesh into figures of the human form. [Read more…]

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Before & After: Vintage Photographs Transformed Into Surreal Collages

Monday 01.12.2015 , Posted by
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UK artist Luke Robson is cutting up the past and rearranging it into these fantastic surrealist collages. His work imagines a retro-future filled with stars, cosmic rays, and space helmets, plus a healthy dose of bizarrely juxtaposed imagery – from dear busts on youthful swimmers, to a moon made of cheese. Giving a peek into his creative process, he recently shared his source imagery, which is fascinating on its own. [Read more…]

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Data Visualization 101: Line Charts

Monday 01.12.2015 , Posted by
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In our Data Visualization 101 series, we cover each chart type to help you sharpen your data visualization skills.

Line charts are one of the oldest forms of data visualization, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether you’re tracking the fluctuation of stock prices or the popularity of different wine varieties, they give you an accurate and quickly understandable assessment of the trend, acceleration, deceleration, and volatility of the data in question. [Read more…]

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These 2 Brave Souls Are Hiking From Canada to Mexico In The Snow

Sunday 01.11.2015 , Posted by
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As if hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Canada to Mexico, weren’t challenging enough when the weather is nice, these two crazy cats are raising the bar and doing it in the Winter. Nobody has successfully completed this arduous task, although one couple did attempt it, with a tragic fate, in the 80’s. Shawn “Pepper” Forry and Justin “Trauma” Lichter started their traverse on October 20, 2014 and have already passed Lake Tahoe in northern California, but they still have a long way to go. They have already nearly worn out the metal on their snowshoes and will soon be switching to skis until they are out of the snow. [Read more…]

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The DreamBox Encourages Everyone to Follow Their Dreams and Be Inspired By The Aspirations Of Others

Saturday 01.10.2015 , Posted by
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What is your greatest aspiration in life? This is the exact question that has been answered by thousands of people inside of the DreamBox. It’s a solar-powered video booth that records individuals speaking about their dreams with a green screen behind them. The participants leave their contact information so that when the dreams were released to the public as a webseries on the DreamMakers Network, the speakers were placed front of an inspiring background with contact info at the bottom of the screen, so that anyone interested in helping to turn the dream into a reality could get a hold of them.

A collaborative project between filmmaker Teddy Saunders, co-founder Paola Baldion, designer Brett Heyning of Toyshoppe Systems’, welder Kim Williams, special effects artist Thomas Bacho, and electronics designer, Jason Willis, the DreamBox made its debut on the playa at Burning Man 2012. Since then it has traveled to several other locations and now Teddy Saunders’, whose Oh! The Places You’ll Go At Burning Man video helped raise the attendance to 40% newbies the following year, has turned the collected dreams and what came of the project into a documentary. [Read more…]

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Artist Bogi Fabian Creates Hidden Bedroom Murals Using Glowing UV Paints

Saturday 01.10.2015 , Posted by
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If you think a few glowing stars on your ceiling are impressive, just get a look at these insane bedroom murals from Hungarian-born, Vienna-based artist Bogi Fabian. Many of her creations look like completely normal bedrooms until you flip on a black light. Suddenly you’re floating in the middle of open space, surrounded by glowing stars and cosmic clouds. In another room, waterfalls leap from the walls as if you’re out walking on a moon-lit night. Fabian uses UV paint to fill the room with hidden mural work, often working for long hours in black light to see what she is creating. [Read more…]

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Glamourous Cadillac Ads from the Height of The Great Depression

Friday 01.09.2015 , Posted by
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Things couldn’t get much more dismal for auto makers than the year 1931. Unemployment was nearing its all time high during The Great Depression leaving car buyers with empty pockets and manufacturers struggling to make ends meet. Most companies played it safe on expenditures, but Cadillac doubled down with a multitude of sleek models and better advertising than ever. They went to Europe and hired French illustrator Léon Bénigni to create a large collection of ads that were positively dripping with glamour. [Read more…]

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This 1.5 Billion Pixel Shot Is The Biggest Picture of Andromeda Ever Taken

Friday 01.09.2015 , Posted by
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In order to display the latest image of Andromeda that the Hubble Space Telescope recently captured, it would take 600 HD television screens! With 1.5 billion pixels, it is the biggest picture of Andromeda, which lies 2.5 million light years from the Earth, ever taken! And even this massive image only shows one third of the entire Andromeda galaxy! The view shows over 100 million of the more than one thousand billion stars in this galaxy. [Read more…]

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