Data + Design Project

In France (Among the Most Depressed Countries in the World) Anti-Stress Adult Coloring Books Now Outsell Cookbooks

Wednesday 06.11.2014 , Posted by
French coloring books 2

France is now the world leader in coloring book sales, thanks to a genius marketing move that sees words like “anti-stress” and “art therapy” in large letters on their covers. Really, this affect is no secret: like meditation or exercise, making art quiets the mind and breaks our stressful focus on worries we often have no control over. Now people in France, especially women, have taken up coloring as a method of stress reduction… and coloring books have now surpassed cookbooks in sales. [Read more...]

Share:

Illustrations Filling the Sky Between Buildings

Tuesday 04.15.2014 , Posted by
Berlin

When you look up at the sky and think of art, you might think of skywriting airplanes or animals made out of clouds, but French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu is giving “sky art” a whole new look. The photographer has recently been capturing the view above in tiny courtyards around Germany, Belgium and France, and then using the building framed sky as the canvas for his whimsically hemmed in characters. [Read more...]

Share:

OakOak Uses Street Art to Clean Up the City

Sunday 04.06.2014 , Posted by
Street-Art-by-Oakoak-in-Saint-Etienne-France _1

During the waking hours, the man known as OakOak goes about his 9-5 day, working in a typical office in Saint Etienne, France. But, once the workday is finished, OakOak becomes a creative sniper, scoping out opportunities to shoot paint in the urban spaces of the city. [Read more...]

Share:
Advertisement

It’s Alive: Creepily Endearing Human Typography by Jean-Charles Debroize

Thursday 03.13.2014 , Posted by
1-Jean-Charles Debroize

This may be the creepiest, yet most amazing typography to date. Art director and digital retouching artist for Creative Agency Kerozen, Jean-Charles Debroize transformed members of his campaign team into letter people. Not the cute cuddly kind from Sesame Street, but rather deformed little creatures that might haunt your dreams, but there is something endearing about these weird little letters with skin, eyes, and hair. [Read more...]

Share:

Tired of Boring Selfies? This App Lets You Create a Pixelated 3D Printed Avatar of Yourself

Friday 02.21.2014 , Posted by
Leblox 1

It used to be good enough to take a selfie and pop it up on Instagram, but no longer: two French creative whizzes have created LEBLOX, a soon to be released app that will let you create a 3D printed, pixelated version of yourself. Let the 8-bit frenzy begin. [Read more...]

Share:
Advertisement

Fat Flags: Body Painted Models Transformed Into National Flags Eating Foods Associated With Each Country

Sunday 12.08.2013 , Posted by

1 Jonathan Icher

While not every country portrayed here is facing an obesity epidemic, any of these foods in excess could lead to a flabby waistline. Perhaps this is why Paris-based photographer Jonathan Icher chose to name his series Fat Flag. The flakey, buttery goodness of France’s famous croissants, juicy greasy cheeseburgers that are as American as apple pie, nutrient-lacking white rice that accompanies sushi in Japan, and carbohydrate overload with pasta in Italy, Icher brought his clever conceptual photography idea to life with the help of makeup artist Anastasia Parquet. She covered the models (none of whom were fat) in body paint to turn them into each nation’s flag as Icher captured them stuffing their mouths with their flag’s counterpart foods. [Read more...]

Share:

Fly Like an Eagle: Bird Soars in France with a GoPro on its Back

Wednesday 09.18.2013 , Posted by

Eagle

Yep, just an eagle with a GoPro strapped to its back… now your flying dreams are complete. We couldn’t help sharing this short video clip which took place in a mountain range near Chamonix, France. [Read more...]

Share:

A Bizarre Floating Room in France

Monday 06.24.2013 , Posted by

Leandro Erlich Monte-Meubles 9

It looked like a floating remnant from a massive hurricane or tornado, suspended frozen in the air above Nantes France. Its walls were torn apart, revealing bricks below the plaster, and wood floors relieved the joists inside. Last time we checked there were no massive winds in France… so what’s the story here, and why does this scene look surprisingly peaceful against the beautiful blue skies? [Read more...]

Share:
Advertisement

Travellers: Bronze Statues in Search of Themselves

Wednesday 06.05.2013 , Posted by

Bruno Catalano 8

Life can often leave you feeling a bit lost for purpose, perhaps even empty inside, but there’s a great way to regain your clarity on what matters in this world: go traveling. Bronze sculptor Bruno Catalano has created an fascinating series of sculptures called “Travellers” which depict people setting out on their journey with suitcase in hand and the center of their bodies missing. It’s as if that hole is their lost self, and they’ve set out to rediscover it. [Read more...]

Share:

Visual Bits #416 > From Every Angle: Architecture

Tuesday 04.09.2013 , Posted by

Check out your links after the jump.
[Read more...]

Share:
Page 1 of 512345