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Been Everywhere: Johnny Cash Inspired Luggage Labels

Monday 03.19.2012 , Posted by

Ongoing design projects have been all the rage lately amongst the design community, and this luggage label project in particular has been getting a lot of viewers and designers very excited. The Been Everywhere Project was born out of graphic designer and illustrator, Adrian Walsh‘s, love for Johnny Cash’s music. After hearing the song “I’ve Been Everywhere” in his music queue, he came up with the brilliant idea of creating a project where he would invite talented artists to take part and design luggage labels for each of the 92 locations Cash mentions in the song. Once the project started, just as Walsh had hoped, designers began choosing places that meant something to them personally. Whether it was where they grew up, had family, visited, etc., each label so far has been very unique and meaningful. [Read more...]

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Travel Posters For Lazy People

Friday 03.16.2012 , Posted by

Spring has sprung: time to get outside and travel… or not. In the spirit of the now classic “demotivational poster,” these mock travel posters put a new level of laziness in the idea of going places… in fact, you might just stay at home in your very comfy bed, drink something spirit lifting and surf the internet. I mean, it’s a big scary world out there! [Read more...]

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What Your Luggage Says About You

Tuesday 03.13.2012 , Posted by

People have vastly different styles, and the way they pack their bags and carry their luggage can be equally as different. A hippie cruising through the airport with just a journal and a guitar will obviously utilize different bags than a business traveler on a three day trip to New York City. With all of these different strategies to get your belongings from point A to point B, this infographic asks the question: What does your luggage say about you?  [Read more...]

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Icy Caverns Under The Tianuksa River

Tuesday 03.06.2012 , Posted by


There is a beauty that lies underneath the icy Tianuksa River in Leningradskaya Oblast, Russia. An otherworldly cavern of layered ice and glistening crystalline forming under the surface of the river. This phenomenon of a place was discovered by 55-year-old Russian photographer Yuri Ovchinnikov and his son completely by accident. Air gaps create a two foot gap allowing the brave explorers to carefully crawl into the cave in hopes that the ice would not crack beneath them. [Read more...]

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Partying in Rio: A Tilt-Shift Carnival Film

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

Music, costumes, masquerades, dancing, food and five days of all night partying describes Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Film director and musician Jarbas Agnelli, in partnership with photographer and filmmaker, Keith Loutit, set out to capture this amazing event on camera in a way it has never been seen before. In the five days of carnival, the pair shot 167,978 photos, then with masterful editing and a soundtrack composed by Agnelli himself, they composed a tilt-shift style video from their stills titled The City of Samba. The final product is nothing less than amazing. The original score fits perfectly with what is being seen and conveys all of the right emotions. Watching the video, you forget that they are still shots and the effect of the tilt-shift makes everything look like claymation. A genius way to change the regular perspective of a larger than life festival. [Read more...]

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A Visual Travel Destination: Tulum, Mexico

Monday 02.27.2012 , Posted by


Mexico is a fairly large country in the world and there are many interesting places to visit. Bordering the United States, many Americans come down to spend a weekend, week or just a night in this country so rich in culture. Many come to cruise familiar coastal cities such as Puerto Vallarta and Cancun, but there is a place that many do not know about unless they are already there. That place is called Tulum! [Read more...]

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Seattle: A city that promotes public art

Sunday 02.26.2012 , Posted by

Where is the art in American cities today? New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles…Yes, these cities have had established art scenes for years. Oklahoma City, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix? Maybe not so much.

Some cities encourage art within their cities, and some cities, well, just don’t care enough. I mean when you can spend your budget on other civil projects such as transportation, buildings and commerce, why fund art projects? [Read more...]

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Artistic Manhole Covers From Around the World

Saturday 02.18.2012 , Posted by

Even though they’re right under our car tires and sometimes our feet, it’s not very often that we notice the manhole covers that dot our city streets. These prolific round disks of metal hide the subterranean infrastructure of the world, allowing access to our sewers, fire-hydrants and subways, but they never really become obvious until they’re belching white steam in the cold winter months. Most of the manhole covers we see are bland slabs of metal with a manufacturers name embossed on the top, but the examples we bring you today go a long ways towards making these ubiquitous objects something to admire and maybe even call art. [Read more...]

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Airbnb’s Global Growth: Visualizing The Journey

Thursday 01.26.2012 , Posted by

Few new businesses have been received with as much excitement as the world-wide private accommodation renting Airbnb… and no wonder, the site has literally exploded with activity in the last two years. This absolutely gorgeous new graphic by design whiz Kelli Anderson, looks at the growth of the massively successful company, which now allows you to rent over 19,000 exciting locations in 192 countries. If this doesn’t give you the travel bug, nothing will. [Read more...]

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Photographing the Life of Orphaned Burmese Refugees

Tuesday 01.24.2012 , Posted by

The country of Burma (currently known as Myanmar) has been going through a civil war that has lasted over 60 years. As a result of the violence, many people have had to leave their homes, their livings, and flee to forests or leave the country in order to survive.

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