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This Drone Flew So Close to a Volcano, The Camera Melted

Thursday 10.02.2014 , Posted by
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Not long ago, getting close-up footage of a volcano’s fiery caldera meant donning a silver heat protective suit and risking your life. Now, it only risks your gear. Drone company DJI recently sent their team to Iceland, along with director of aerial imaging, Eric Cheng. There he flew one of their Phantom 2’s so close to the erupting volcano Bardarbunga that the front of the camera melted. [Read more...]

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Wood You Wear It? Geometric Clothing Made with Faceted Wood

Tuesday 03.18.2014 , Posted by
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Many of the fabrics we wear are made of large materials… from examples as different as fluffy cotton and long sticks of bamboo… preferably broken into very tiny pieces. But what about wearing your fiber in larger chunks? That’s a bit like what’s happening with this fashionable design collaboration employing faceted pieces of wood to form stylish men’s clothing. [Read more...]

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Aerial Photographs or Abstract Paintings? Andre Ermolaev Captures Stunning Icelandic Rivers from Above

Sunday 12.29.2013 , Posted by
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It’s hard to believe now, but at the beginning of the photographic era there was a heated debate about whether photographs should be considered ‘fine art’. Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev’s work would have settled that argument conclusively. His images capture the volcanic rivers of Iceland from far above, revealing nature created washes of color that could easily be found on an abstract painters canvas. [Read more...]

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Rán Flygenring’s Charming Life, Illustrated

Wednesday 02.20.2013 , Posted by

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Charming. It was the word that came to mind when we ran across the work of Icelandic/Norwegian illustrator Rán Flygenring and her improvisational, doodling style of drawing and watercolor. She captures her nomadic lifestyle on small pieces of paper, coloring a beautiful world of interesting people, tasty food and worldwide travel. [Read more...]

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Star Wars Invades Reykjavik

Friday 05.18.2012 , Posted by

Intergalactic battle isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about Reykjavik, Iceland… especially when you consider the governments recent precedent setting pushes for global transparency and freedom of speech… but don’t tell designer Sig Vicious that. He’s created a series of 10 images which capture the peaceful city under crazy assault by Snowspeeders, AT-ATs, AT-STs, X-Wings… just about all the war hardware from the first Star Wars movies. It’s all out war in black and white (bonus points if you spot the Challenger explosion in one of these images). [Read more...]

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Nature’s Art in the Ice

Tuesday 04.17.2012 , Posted by

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Over the course of thousands of years and incredible pressure, glaciers manage to press the air out of the ice that forms them. In Iceland, caves showcase the art of mother nature with crystal like ice forming incredible caverns that allow light to shine inside like natural prisms. For the brave photographers that make their way inside these caves, the sounds of ice cracking and moving is a constant sign that these beautiful formations could collapse at any minute… a sobering reminder that some photographers have died trying to capture these phenomena. [Read more...]

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Interactive Hand-Drawn Map of Central Reykjavík

Friday 01.27.2012 , Posted by

Whether it’s remote far-away places, strikingly majestic scenery or creative music unlike any other, Iceland has a lot of reasons to beckon you… and this new hand-drawn map brings its capital city to life with a perfect fit for the beautiful country. Illustrated from an elevated isometric view, the colorful map features central Reykjavík, population 120,000, and covers a surprisingly large area of the small city, from the new Harpa Concert Hall (which will soon feature James Taylor, Elvis Costello and a production of La Bohème) to the cities iconic Church of Hallgrímur… it’s all here, and it’s interactive too! [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #49 > Farewell Sweet Prince

Friday 04.29.2011 , Posted by


Steve Carell has left The Office. Console yourself with daily links after the jump!
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Iceland is Beautiful and Trey Ratcliff Knows It

Sunday 11.07.2010 , Posted by

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If you’re anything like the folks here at VisualNews, you’ve had a trip to Iceland high on your list for a while. As inspiration, we bring you a series of beautiful HDR photos from artist Trey Ratcliff. If that’s not enough to convince you, see the giddy Iceland promo video at the bottom… we’ve been dancing along for months! [Read more...]

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