Starting with her design of a Chicago map hanging on her living room wall, Jenny Beorkrem wondered if other people might also want to hang the poster on their wall. Working a day job as a graphic designer, Beorkrem began Ork Posters with just a few sales on Etsy. She learned to screenprint, produced more posters, and then some blog writers started to take notice. This spike of interest gave her reason to expand her offerings and create more designs. Since its beginning in 2007, Ork Posters now offers 26 maps – with the Bronx just added this past August. Although Ork Posters has scaled up to accommodate the number of orders, they are still printed locally in Chicago. [Read more…]
We’re definitely loving this new and infectious single by South Philly based rapper Lushlife… as much for the creative video as the catchy rhymes. What really makes the video stand out is the creative display of the songs lyrics: all 188 words handmade into 3D cardboard hats. [Read more…]
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…]
American born artist Frank Plant sculpts simple and direct, everyday objects using steel rods and wire. Now based in Barcelona, his art has been displayed throughout Europe and North America. For more on his work see his website at hierroglyphic.blogspot.com, or on Flickr as hierroglyphic1.
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