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Take a Guided Tour of the Crowded Airspace Above the UK

Thursday 11.27.2014 , Posted by
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At this time of year nearly everyone is winging off to see their family, and in the UK that means seriously busy airspace. Welcome to a typical day in the UK, where 6,000 flights, from commercial to military and general aviation, share the skies over the country. Air traffic control company NATS has created a beautiful, near immersive, visualization detailing all that traffic. The complex work they do is impressive. [Read more…]

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Awesomely Animated Illustrations by Robin Davey

Thursday 10.17.2013 , Posted by

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We’re loving the latest work by London-based artist Robin Davey. The freelance illustrator, designer, director, and animator has brought some of his recent commissioned illustrations for Wired Italia to life on his Tumblr page. The lead image is for an article about the possibility of an interstellar ark. Davey explains, “I think I was influenced here by a couple of weird sci-fi films that I probably saw at too young and impressionable an age, Silent Running and Saturn 3. No I don’t know why they’re naked.” Although a lot of his fine details were compromised in creating a file size that Tumblr could handle, Davey will be releasing the print version with all the details soon. [Read more…]

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Sea Change: High and Low Tide from the Same Location

Thursday 09.05.2013 , Posted by

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It’s one of those things that makes Earth special… but if you live at the equator you might not even notice it happening. The daily rise and fall of the tide can be pretty extreme in the far north or south, drawing sea water far up and down, and leaving large areas flooded and dry in the same day. Michael Marten has been studying the tides since 2003, capturing them with his camera in diptychs showing high and low tide from exactly the same location. [Read more…]

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Playful Pencil Shaving Portraits

Tuesday 05.14.2013 , Posted by

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! For this series, illustrator Kyle Bean sat down to create a portrait, but once he sharpened his pencil, he put it down, using only the shavings to create facial details. He arranged colored pencil shavings in a precise way to create depth and texture to re-create the faces of contributors to Wallpaper’s ‘Handmade issue’. The UK based designer is known to re-appropriate everyday materials for his art, having created a chicken out of eggshells which he titled What Came first?
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Graffiti Inspired Portrait Paintings by Rowan Newton

Monday 04.15.2013 , Posted by

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With vibrant color splashes, drips, and splotches, Rowan Newton creates paintings as gorgeous as they are colorful. The UK-based artist has been drawn to street art since he was a young boy growing up in the city of Brixton. Much like graffiti artists transform unlikely spaces into art, he likes to use wood or cardboard as the canvas for his paintings, and stylizes them in a similar fashion.
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Grow Your Own: A UK Guide to Yearly Planting & Harvest

Friday 12.28.2012 , Posted by

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It’s that time of year again, the time when you pull out your collection of seeds and plan this years magnificent vegetable garden. For some of us, the selection of this tasty cornucopia is a near obsession (we made our own handy California based graphic). This wonderfully designed poster from UK based print shop Bold and Noble could help you plan your year from sewing to harvest. [Read more…]

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Take That You Ugly Ship

Thursday 08.30.2012 , Posted by

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“Your ship looked like s#!t, so we painted it,” is the tag line from the Vimeo video showing the process of sprucing up this busted ship. Deemed “The Fun Ship,” this massive vessel has been beached at Llanerch-y-Mor near Mostyn since the summer of 1979.  For those of you, like myself, that do not know where to find Mostyn on a map, it is around the way from Liverpool in the UK (see map below). Liverpool based Empirewise Ltd had big plans for the ship to transform into a 300-room hotel, static leisure center and market, but not much has happened since its arrival in ’79. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #240 > All Around the World

Thursday 07.26.2012 , Posted by

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Aquatic Graffiti with Old World Charm

Friday 06.22.2012 , Posted by

On the streets and rivers of far western europe, incredible aquatically themed art is appearing on almost a weekly basis. Who is this mysterious artist? A Sheffield UK based guy going by the name Phlegm, we don’t know much about his back story, but we do know this: his art is exceedingly unique and beautiful. Creating huge, sprawling pieces which cover the sides of old decrepit buildings and the walls of brick lined river ways, his art is decidedly aquatic in nature. [Read more…]

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Creating Trippy Portraits by Drawing on Faces

Wednesday 05.02.2012 , Posted by

These intriguing portraits take normal head-shots and transform them into something completely artistic and trippy. U.K. based artist Ewa Mos (aka Moscva) takes her bright, crisp images and adds hand drawn details over her subjects faces. The result transforms them into otherworldly beings with oddly textured skin to match: wood grain, extra hair, melting skin and more. [Read more…]

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