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Faces Flow from Plumes of Ink in Water

Thursday 07.17.2014 , Posted by
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With the use of pigmented ink and paint spilling into water, South African artist Chris Slabber has created a pleasant series of images. Slabber captures the detailed liquid plumes as they emerge with high speed photography. Afterwards, he digitally manipulates them to blend in faces and figures. [Read more...]

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The International Buffalo Bodypainting Festival in China

Tuesday 06.24.2014 , Posted by
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Later this week, the World Bodypainting Festival begins in Austria, but last month a similar competition took place in the southern hills of China: Buffalo Painting. Located in Jiangcheng county, the annual International Buffalo Bodypainting competition coincides with the region’s founding. This year marked the 60th anniversary for Jiangcheng, and a total of 48 water buffaloes got “dressed” for the occasion. [Read more...]

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This Lush Floating Billboard Cleans the Water Below

Thursday 06.05.2014 , Posted by
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Advertising that also serves the greater good? Now that’s something different. This floating billboard is covered in Vetiver; a perennial, non-invasive grass which has found popular used treating wastewater; even when it’s high in nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals. In this case it’s been used to spell CLEAN RIVER SOON, a hopeful message along the highly polluted Pasig River in the Philippines. It’s creators say systems like this have been shown to clean between 2 and 8 thousand gallons of water per day, and simultaniously, it creates a much more inviting place to stroll. [Read more...]

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The Drinkable Book: More Than a Good Read, It Has 4 Years of Clean Water in its Pages

Monday 05.19.2014 , Posted by
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The problem with contaminated drinking water in poor regions of the world isn’t ignorance of an issue. The problem is education and access when it comes to a solution.

Charity group WATERisLIFE aims to fix that… with a book.  [Read more...]

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A “SMART” Car Tunnel that Diverts Flood Waters

Thursday 06.20.2013 , Posted by

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How does a major metropolitan city and its transportation systems deal with monsoon weather each year? You build a tunnel that can take the floodwater when it comes and then drain it out. The city of Kuala Lumpur did such an engineering feat and called it SMART Tunnel (Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel). Instead of losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to the flash floods that halt parts of the city, the SMART tunnel allows for citizens to get where they need to in the event of such weather. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #452 > Just Add Water: Amazing Houses

Monday 06.10.2013 , Posted by


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A Splash of Life: Creatures Get Liquefied

Saturday 01.26.2013 , Posted by

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“Water is my element!” states German digital artist and photographer B-O-K-E on his deviantART page. Although he does not reveal much about himself, other than the equipment he uses and his Taurus zodiac sign, even masking his face in his profile picture, his photo manipulations are certainly refreshing. He transforms mammals and insects into the very molecule they depend on for survival: water. His works are like an homage to this liquid foundation of life- exploding, splashing, and dripping off of the creatures it has formed. [Read more...]

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Below the Boat: Underwater Topo Maps Made of Wood

Saturday 01.05.2013 , Posted by

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There are few things more interesting to study than a good map… add some detail to it in the form of topographical data, and you could have the people here at Visual News obsessed for hours. The maps we bring you here have one added ingredient: a healthy dose of artisan beauty. Made by Bellingham, Washington based chart purveyor Below the Boat, each of their many map designs detail the underwater features of famous bodies of water by laser cutting and layering pieces of wood. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #339 > Playing With Water

Thursday 12.20.2012 , Posted by

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Women Want Water Wigs Too!

Sunday 10.28.2012 , Posted by

If there’s one photographer who is making a splash, it’s definitely Tim Tadder. Last year he made us laugh with underwater funny faces in Fish Heads and Water Wigs for bald men and now he’s extending his fancy ephemeral wig line to women. By using razors to pop water balloons over the ladies’ bald heads and capturing that moment of explosion perfectly with colorful lighting, he creates unique futuristic runway hairstyles. [Read more...]

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