In 1988, as Paul Middlewick rode the train home, he spotted an elephant on the London Underground. Ok more exactly he spotted one hiding in the lines of the famous underground tube map. Since then many other animals have revealed themselves in the lines, stations and junctions of the metro map, everything from foxes to rhinos to bottle nose dolphins. To see the whole collection of animals or to just maybe find your own, see animalsontheunderground.com
Filmed on location in London, Paris, Barcelona and Beijing, this quartet of beautifully produced commercials are almost too seductive to be considered ad material… but that makes them more perfect still. Each film follows a hopeful traveler finding their way about the city, meeting new friends and enjoying the sights. The over exposed images are overlayed with crisp motion graphic typography that describes the scene in local tongue. The effect is elegant, educational and moving.
London based illustrator, Maggie Li, has created 5 excellent posters that experiment with the form and meaning behind the alphabet. Some play with possible interpretations behind each letter usage while other examples are visually abstract and push the limits of font legibility, only finding clarity in their whole 26 letter form.
Looking for a locals bar in a popular city? Look no further than these maps, which plot the places locals and tourists frequent. Taking the images submitted to the Geotaggers World Atlas and placing them on the map colored based on the length that person has been in the city, these images give a good idea of where locals and tourists visit. It’s also a handy travel reference to see what quiet spots still exist in these popular places. [Read more...]
Having been commissioned for commercial, social and cultural projects, Anthony Burrill’s work is both positive and persuasive. His art centers around simple yet bold printmaking, with popular limited-edition prints such as “Work hard and be nice to people,” that have swept the design world and become catchphrases for many. His collaboration with other artists on projects ranging from film to product design have galvanized his popularity and diversified his influence. [Read more...]
Sometimes we get to know a place in life so well, having traveled it’s streets and alleys hundreds of times, that we can literally see its map in our minds eye. This collection of drawings is just that, a sample of maps drawn from only memory. Some were created with great attention to detail, remembering shorelines and mountains, while others where scribbled out after a pint or two at the local pub. Click on the links below each image to see just how close the artist came to re-creating the place. [Read more...]
Graffiti is sure eye-catching, but not always in a good way, especially because to many people it connotes vandalism. Instead of giving up on the idea of using public wall space for promotion, creative agency Dentsu came up with a clean spin to promote GreenTomatoCars: use neon laser beams to project graffiti. The hydrid taxi company has these ads displayed in highly trafficked areas of London. [Read more...]
Using high intensity projectors for paint and handheld laser pointers as brushes, artists create temporal, multi-story nighttime murals in an ad campaign for Green Tomato Cars. [Read more...]
Art isn’t always about being beautiful and pleasing to the eye, often it’s made to stirs your heart, and evoke emotion like this European street art does. Featured here are several haunting images of people, including young children, who appear to be homeless in Paris, Rome, Austria, and London.
Artist Michael Aaron Williams tapes his images to various places around the world where they are sure to be seen, in some instances adding additional props such as 3D rose petals to attract more attention. [Read more...]
Jeffery Martins has created the largest photo in the world. The image is a 360 degree panoramic view of London measuring a full 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels! You can literally zoom into the distance and pick out individual figures.
Martins, the founder of 360 Cities shot the image over three days, taking thousands of photos and stitching them into an intensely detailed whole. Actually, the image is so information rich, it is somewhat hard to navigate. To encourage people to explore the image, 360 Cities will launch treasure hunts for viewers to find and describe items or places in the photo. Keep up on the competition or explore more panoramas at 360Cities.net. [Read more...]