Data + Design Project

No Seconds: Revealing Images of Death-Row Inmates Last Meals

Wednesday 03.19.2014 , Posted by
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If you were to eat one last meal before your death, what would it be? In the prisons of America, inmates on death row have the privilege to choose whatever they want for a last meal before their execution. While some deny the option, others take advantage of enjoying one last taste of food.

Through the years the choice of meal has been recorded, and when photographer Henry Hargreaves stumbled upon the archive, he found it fascinating. He realized that he didn’t just look at the convicted criminals as a number anymore, but it actually assisted him in bringing out their humanity. [Read more…]

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10 Famous World Locations… Zoomed Out

Wednesday 03.19.2014 , Posted by
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We’ve all seen the postcards. Picturesque scenes from around the world highlighting many of the “7 wonders” in all their glory… it all looks so incredible. But what if you step back a few thousand steps? Redditor thepobv recently pulled together a truly eye-opening collection of images from many of the worlds most famous sites… then added images from far back off the tourist trail. The results are enlightening. [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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We Talk to Nick Pedersen About Ultima, His Fantastically Detailed Vision of the Future

Wednesday 03.05.2014 , Posted by
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Nick Pedersen has a vision of the future, and he’s revealing it to us through vast landscapes of a world after the “peak” of human civilization. His stunningly detailed works see humans in a not so distant time, surrounded by the ruins of society as we know it.

Here is a world filled with nuclear power plants long dormant; the rusting hulks of cruise ships that no longer sail; and even the remnant scribbles of street art no longer speaking. It’s not all bleak however – because despite the cold, nature has come back with abundance. [Read more…]

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Rise And Shine With These Monochromatic Breakfasts

Monday 03.03.2014 , Posted by
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Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day – and German graphic designer Fabienne Plangger suggests we eat it with our eyes. In collaboration with artists David Reiner, Sebastian Hierner, and Karin Stöckl on her “Monochrome Breakfast” series, Plangger arranges brilliant breakfast compositions that feature foods of a single color range. [Read more…]

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We’ve Got You Covered: People Matching Their Bodies to Book Covers

Thursday 02.27.2014 , Posted by
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For anyone who adores books, this is one way to get far closer to those literary loves. Working a Thursday night at Skylight Books in LA, Emily Pullen grabbed a book and matched her body to the figure on the cover. Her friends and co-workers joined in, matching each of their bodies more or less perfectly with those on the books – everything from faces and eyeballs, to punching fists and flexing muscle men. It was addictive. [Read more…]

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Ready for Your Creative Launch? Spend Weeks With World-Class Talents Crafting Your Big Break

Tuesday 02.25.2014 , Posted by
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For all of us pursuing creativity, there’s nothing more valuable than having a mentor – someone who has been there before, blazed a new trail for themselves, inspired others… and is ready to share. That’s why we’re super thrilled about this new opportunity to get just that: mentorship and a successful launch for those who dare to put themselves out there. Samsung has teamed up with four massively talented people from the fields of film, food, music and photography, and they’re giving aspiring creatives in the UK and Republic of Ireland the chance to be mentored by them, get their hands on some of Samsung’s latest tech and even produce a Sky 1 HD series about their launch. They’re calling it Launching People, and we’re hoping one of those people is you. [Read more…]

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This Is What You Look Like On TV: Olivier Culmann Photographs People Watching TV Around the World

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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This intimate look at the experience of watching TV is brought to you by Olivier Culmann. While it sometimes seems impossible to tear our eyes away from our favorite shows, the French photographer turns our attention back on ourselves, depicting what happens when we immerse ourselves in television’s alluring glow.   [Read more…]

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Casablanca Isn’t the Same on Your Smart Phone. Franck Bohbot Photographs Classic Cinemas from the Golden Age

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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In today’s world, watching movies is as easy as streaming or downloading practically any film to your phone or computer. When it’s free, why not… right? With all this modern tech it’s easy to forget that back in the first half of the 20th century going to the cinema was quite the glamorous affair. You got dressed up and attended the same way as one would go to the theater or the symphony. There were intermissions and libations to enhance the overall experience along with music from a wurlitzer before and after the movie. It was an unforgettable moment in cinema history and some of the most beautiful theaters were built during this period. [Read more…]

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Aliza Razell Creates Dreamy Self-Portraits Combined with Vibrant Watercolors

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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Aliza Razell has been combining the very different mediums of watercolor and photography in her beautifully surreal body of work – one which explores narratives from Greek mythology to the Finnish language. Each of her images is a self-portrait captured in nature and perfectly combined afterword with its watercolor elements in Photoshop. [Read more…]

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