Data + Design Project

25 Weirdest Buildings In The World

Tuesday 09.04.2012 , Posted by

Whether its a hotel, restaurant, or just an office building, who says it has to look normal and boring? Although some of these buildings are probably going to make you wonder what kind of crazy thoughts the architect was thinking, it’s hard to not appreciate the creativity involved. These are the 25 weirdest buildings in the world. [Read more...]

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Naughty Pin-Up Girl Drawing Gets Playfully Finished

Friday 07.27.2012 , Posted by

When artist David Jablow found a vintage 60′s notepad called Do It Yourself Doodler, complete with what appeared to be the unfinished drawing of a nude woman on each page, he couldn’t help but dive in and complete each one with hilarious results. Like a fantastic Mad Libs for artists, the suggestively drawn woman, missing her breasts and butt, was obviously intended for more naughty vintage purposes… but Jablow had a better idea. He completed each page of the book with scenes straight out of the pulp fiction pages of the past, including bar room brawls, fist fighting sea divers and Hollywood starlets. He’s also done some which look more modern, creating one piece in a decidedly Japanese manga style; another with a sweet ninja theme. [Read more...]

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Just in Time for the Olympics: Sports/Sculpture Collage

Monday 07.23.2012 , Posted by

Like a mashup between classic statues of Greek Olympians and their modern day counterparts, the collages of Jen Ullrich are seriously clever and plenty ridiculous too. Ullrich takes photographs of classic statues and pastes elements of them over magazine clippings of athletes in action – in doing so, he matches up their figures with a deft mastery almost equal to that of his subjects. Because of his smart choice to cover the modern day figures faces, his subjects get a classic treatment which obscures their identity while giving them a decidedly stoney demeanor. [Read more...]

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Look Out NYFD! There’s A New Sexy Calendar In Town

Thursday 07.12.2012 , Posted by

Who needs jewelry from Tiffany’s and flowers when you can get a sexy calendar of your man for Valentine’s Day? One lucky lady received this tantalizing twelve month spread from her boyfriend, redditor ill_take_two. As a woman who has ended relationships based on the thoughtlessness of birthday and Valentine’s Day gifts, I think that men should take a lesson from this hilarious guy. The thought and planning behind this one would score some major magic brownie points in my book! Ill_take_two has set a high bar that I hope the rest of the men out there can live up to!
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Impossible Objects: Perfectly Useless & Entertaining

Tuesday 07.03.2012 , Posted by

How do you make a hammer for delicate jobs? Maybe you could make it out of glass. That’s the crazy logic behind many of the creations you’ll find here, defying any sense of reality or possibility of real use. From the warped mind of the late french artist Jacques Carelman, the objects you see here began with his 1969 Catalogue d’Objets Introuvables (Catalog of Impossible Objects) which emulated and parodied the style of the mail order catalog in his own bizarre fashion. In creating his whimsical objects he provided an entertaining commentary on modern society [Read more...]

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Clients from Hell: The Video

Tuesday 06.19.2012 , Posted by

For anyone who’s worked in the creative world, there are always those clients who seem to stand out. Maybe they don’t know what a pixel is, or are set on telling you those complimentary colors don’t quite work together… or maybe their suggested payment method is a little unconventional. When working with people there are always good stories of the times communication just didn’t seem to flow: this video highlights some of the best of those moments from the design world, sourced from the painfully hilarious site Clients from Hell. [Read more...]

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How to Spot an Instagram Junky

Friday 05.11.2012 , Posted by

If a picture says a thousand words, than an Instagram photo says those words with old school flair. It’s hard to make an image look bad when it’s got that retro/sexy feel a Polaroid or Holga camera would snap… and now you get to share those images with your friends around the globe and keep track of what they’re doing with the flip of your thumb. [Read more...]

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Big Picture, Big Caption: News Pics Irreverently Remixed

Thursday 05.10.2012 , Posted by

You know all those incredible, world changing photos over at Boston.com’s The Big Picture? These are the photos that routinely capture major events in the world, bringing them big and bold before our eyes and enlightening us to the triumphs and tragedies of the human saga. Captured by talented photographers around the globe, each unique image speaks to our hearts and motivates us to take a larger view of the world. [Read more...]

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Cats Pose as Famous Art Portraits

Tuesday 05.01.2012 , Posted by

Cats. You either love them or hate them. Recently, some cats have made a bold artistic statement by posing as models from famous paintings from the past 500 years. Works that were stroked by the likes of Rembrandt and Degas or nurtured by the Renaissance period were some of the pieces the felines have chosen to channel. [Read more...]

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Everyday Scenes Become a Bizarre Reality

Thursday 04.12.2012 , Posted by

Step inside the imaginative mind of photographer and storyteller Ryan Schude. Each of the images in his collection creatively tells a story which takes you into an ominously surreal reality – or just a state of confusion. He takes any average situation in life, then begins twisting it, creating havoc by throwing in random props, situating models in unique poses, and using elaborate sets with tailored lighting. It carries an awkward humor that intrigues you and demands a close look… if only to try and understand what is really going on. The closer you examine his shots, the more you see the amount of thought and imagination that went into each photo-shoot. [Read more...]

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