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A Look Inside Shutterstock’s New Offices in Manhattan

Thursday 03.27.2014 , Posted by
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Shutterstock, the well known stock photography agency based in New York City has packed up shop and moved to a new location in Manhattan. With a growing employee base of 300 plus, the company determined its new headquarters should be in one of the most iconic buildings in the world: The Empire State Building. It wasn’t for its fame that the company chose the location though. It was largely data driven, as is every significant decision they make. [Read more...]

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“Stuff Being Thrown at My Head” is the Literal Title of This Photo Series

Sunday 03.09.2014 , Posted by
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Apparently, photographer Kaija Straumanis has unbreakable eyeglasses. How do we know? Because it appears she’s had lots of things thrown at her head. This New York-based artist’s whimsical series sees her with glasses askew and various objects pelting her in the face. Yes, the concept is that simple… and it’s simply great. [Read more...]

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Heading to SXSW? Check Out Column Five’s Unreal Paper Craft Animation

Friday 03.07.2014 , Posted by
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The crafty people at Column Five now have offices in California and New York, so what better way to announce their country spanning convergence on SXSW this week than this stellar paper craft animation? Whether you prefer mustard covered hot dogs, fresh zesty tacos or a juicy rack of ribs, the short animation will keep your eyes well pleased and your stomach… well… fiber filled. It’s paper after all. [Read more...]

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Every. Single. One. James G. Hancock is Trying to Draw All the Buildings in New York City

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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There are ambitious projects, and then there are ambitions projects. This definitely counts as a standout example, especially for just one man. Brooklyn-based Australian, James Gulliver Hancock, has set out to catalogue all the buildings in the Big Apple, from famous skyscrapers to ubiquitous brownstones, and he’s doing it by drawing each and every building. If that sounds bonkers, crazy, obsessed – you’d be right – but we love the passion and the result. [Read more...]

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What if the Winter Olympics Were Happening in New York City?

Thursday 02.06.2014 , Posted by
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What if instead of heading for Russia this year, the Winter Olympics were going down in good old New York City? After losing the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the New York Times has imagined what it would look like if the city hosted the snowy version of the games instead… right in downtown Manhattan. As it turns out, the games would probably command more resources than even the Big Apple could pull together. [Read more...]

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The Touching Voice of the Homeless Documented in “Sign of the Times”

Friday 12.27.2013 , Posted by
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“After a while, a few people said to me, “I’ve heard of you. You’re the guy going around buying signs. I was wondering if you were ever going to find me.”

Poverty in America is a prevalent issue evident in the ring of the Salvation Army’s bell, first-hand experiences of loved ones, and the actual struggling people who look you in the eye as you pass through an intersection. As physically obvious as the issue is, it continues to be a growing problem in America. This collection of homeless people’s signs aims to raise awareness for homelessness, this time via the Internet. Artist Andres Serrano collects people’s cardboard signs in New York City by seeking out the homeless and offering them $20 for their creation – which he then documents and has recently presented online in an interesting exhibit of struggle, humor, and honesty. [Read more...]

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A Matrix-Style Photo Booth Comes to Los Angeles and New York

Monday 10.21.2013 , Posted by

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Qualcomm recently decided to go Matrix on Venice California and New York City, boasting about their powerful new Snapdragon 600 processors by creating a one-of-a-kind 540° bullet time photo booth using 130 HTC One smart phones. Yeah, your standard photo booth has nothing on this. [Read more...]

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Banksy’s Provocative New Work “Sirens of the Lambs” Goes on Tour in New York

Friday 10.11.2013 , Posted by

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I’m going to coin what I think is a new term: offensively cute. That pretty much sums this new provocative work by Banksy, now touring the streets of New York’s meatpacking district. He’s kitted out a slaughterhouse delivery truck complete with frightened animatronic stuffed animas from cows to pandas that would have the the late Jim Henson rolling in his grave. To top it off, they’re all letting out stuffed animal squeaker screams which has frightened some butchers and plenty of kids. Check out the video below. See? Offensively cute. [Read more...]

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Fantastic Tattoos Made from Dots. Kenji Alucky, Japan’s Traveling Artist, Hits New York.

Tuesday 10.08.2013 , Posted by

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Stippling is a technique mostly associated with fine-tipped pens and a careful hand, but tattoo artist Kenji Alucky from Hokkaido, Japan is using the form on skin. His exquisite pieces are filled with geometric forms, both natural and mathematical, and most are created using his signature method employing fine dots. [Read more...]

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New York Crime Photos – Superimposing Then and Now (Warning: Graphic)

Monday 09.16.2013 , Posted by

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Alongside all the glitz and glamour, New York has always had a grim and grisly side. Mark Hermann, photographer and historian for the New York Press Photographers Association, has stitched together imagery collected from the New York Daily News archive, showing crime photos from the not-so-distant past, superimposed on the sanitized New York of today. Be warned – his film-noir-esq images are not for the faint of heart. [Read more...]

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