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A Journey to the Modern Frontier: Ghostpoet, Koreless and Alex Turvey Collaborate in Once in a Lifetime Multimedia Event

Tuesday 10.08.2013 , Posted by

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Over the past month three lauded UK artists have been striving to answer the question: What moves you? Lyricist Ghostpoet has been writing words, music producer Koreless is writing a score, and director Alex Turvey is getting visual – and it’s all culminating in a free to attend live experience on 9th October, at the beautiful Oval Space in the heart of East London. Unlike anything anyone in this trio has created before, this final event is the adventurous result that’s guaranteed to be an inspiration.

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Quarks, Nucleons, Atoms, & Organelles: 3D Generative Visualizations of Scientific Theories by MRK

Saturday 09.21.2013 , Posted by

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If you are like the majority of the human population living in a first world country and watch Breaking Bad, then you may have seen work by the talented digital artist MRK. His video, The Flow (watch after the jump) made an appearance on the hit show. According to MRK’s description, “The Flow looks at the supervening layers of reality that we can observe, from quarks to nucleons to atoms and beyond. The deeper we go into the foundations of reality the more it loses its form, eventually becoming a pure mathematical conception. Layer upon layer the flow builds new codes that create new codes, each version computing a new, more complex state based on the previous one.” Read more about this project and its deeper meanings here. [Read more...]

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“How To” Escalator: A Smart Traffic Control Proposition for the Busy London Underground

Wednesday 09.18.2013 , Posted by

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There are few things more frustrating in London than getting on the busy Underground at rush hour… and perhaps the most annoying aspect is getting stuck behind the hoards of tourists heading to Harrods or Heathrow. For any newcomer to London, the novelty of the Underground quickly wears off, and you’re just happy to get out of the cramped, armpit filled train they call “the Tube.” What frequently causes this annoyance? It’s not always the size of the crowd, but how it moves. Only a select few in London seem to know which side of the escalator, walkway or even pavement is the fast lane. It’s not uncommon to be stuck behind 5 giggling, shopping bag toting tourists standing on the left of the escalator for example… and there’s nothing worse than that when you’re on the way to work (my sincerest apologies for the month it took me to figure these things out!). What’s the solution? [Read more...]

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An Astonishing Aftermath of Trash at the UK’s Reading Festival

Friday 09.13.2013 , Posted by

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Music festivals in the UK are hugely popular these days. Tickets for the events typically sell out months in advance, so people have to act early for a chance to enjoy their favorite bands from around the globe. What isn’t so popular however, is the action of cleaning up after yourself when the music stops and everyone goes home. [Read more...]

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Jazzy Abstract Maps of Famous World Cities

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Some cities make you want to take out your favorite jazz records, sip on some wine and completely bliss out as you look down on the lights below. These posters from Toronto-based, self-taught artist Jazzberry Blue are just the right accompaniment for those moments – outlining the streets of famous world cities with a mid-century abstract flair. We wouldn’t want to navigate streets by these maps, but we sure would navigate life influenced by their spirit! [Read more...]

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Would You Eat a Sandwich in a London Urinal?

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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As the Brits would say, we’re not “taking the piss” when we say this London sandwich bar/cafe is situated in a Victorian urinal. Called Attendant, the narrow subterranean place is located just south of Regents Park and somewhat hidden below an ornate wrought iron entrance gate. The urinal, which was abandoned for over 50 years, was remodeled by partners Peter Tomlinson and Ben Russell for a respectable $150,000. Besides knocking out one wall, the duo report that the main project was a very thorough cleaning. [Read more...]

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London, Swallowed by Flooding Waves

Sunday 07.14.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes the very best illusions are those that are the most obvious. English photographer Rupert Jordan is taking that thinking seriously, producing a series of images along London’s Thames river that feature the iconic landmarks lining its shores. What makes Jordan’s images so interesting? All his landmarks appear as if they are sinking into a massive flood. [Read more...]

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Floating Angels: Underwater Photos by Zena Holloway

Monday 07.08.2013 , Posted by

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In this stunning series called Swan Song, London-based photographer Zena Holloway captures an angelic beauty floating beneath the water. Born in Bahrain and raised in London, Zena Holloway lived in Egypt and then the Grand Canyon where she became a Professional Diving Instructor. She got an underwater camera and taught herself the art of underwater photography. Since her first ad campaign for Faberge in 1996, Holloway has become one of the biggest names in underwater fashion photography. She has worked with numerous big clients including Nike, Speedo, and Mastercard. [Read more...]

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Stunning Spray Paint Portraits- No Brushes, No Stencils

Friday 07.05.2013 , Posted by

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Without the aid of brushes or stencils, David Walker has achieved an incredible level of realism in his freehand spray paintings. With abstract strokes and numerous layers, he has created a unique style of portraiture that has the energy and vibrance of street art with an extraordinary photorealistic quality. The London-based artist has exhibited his work all over the UK, other parts of Europe, Asia, and the US in shows with some of the top street artists in the world. [Read more...]

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Climb the Walls of this London Illusion

Wednesday 06.26.2013 , Posted by

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Ready to daringly rescue a child from a tall window? Want to relax like a gecko, magically attached to a vertical wall? How about flying from that window like the kids in Peter Pan? It’s all possible with Leandro Erlich’s new east London illusion. The giant installation, called Dalston House, allows visitors to place themselves on a horizontal façade while looking up at their reflection captured in a massive mirror hanging at a 45 degree angle overhead. For anyone viewing from the side, the illusion of a building with people scaling its sides is convincing. [Read more...]

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