From the New World: a sprawling digital collage of a dystopian future by Yang Yongliang
In his largest artwork to date, Chinese artist Yang Yongliang just unveiled From the New World, a sprawling digital collage depicting an overpopulated, futuristic landscape completely overrun with construction, debris, and high-rise skyscrapers. The new artwork is a continuation of Yongliang’s ongoing commentary about the devastating effects of unchecked development and industrialization through the use of dense, photography-based collage. From the New World measures almost 26 feet wide (800cm) by 13 feet tall
Conrad Jon Godly’s abstract mountains drip from the canvas
When looking at Swiss painter Conrad Jon Godly’s mountainous paintings, it takes a moment to truly appreciate the incredible skill behind what seems to be such an effortless application of paint.
“…quite possibly the richest source of book-related design and illustration in the universe. Will displays the fervour of the most dedicated historian whilst time and again proving he has an eye for exceptional images.”
Aled Lewis’s Toy Stories
We’ve already introduced you to Aled Lewis’ Toy Stories quite a while ago. When we were browsing through his website the other day, we still couldn’t help but smile over his charming and humorous arrangements and thought it was time to provide you with a little update.
Vadrum – The Typewriter (Drum Video) – YouTube
Here’s me, my drumset, a call bell…and a typewriter!!!
The Simpsons and Akira
Dancers among us: ballet stars in their spare time
The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty – ballet makes up so much of the music we know and love, but what about the dancers? We thought we’d find out what they really look like off duty, with these incredible pictures by photographer Jordan Matter.
If the Moon were at the same distance as the ISS
When the Moon eclipses the Sun, the camera exposure is adjusted so that you can see the Light of the earth reflecting back upon the moon. This was actually done by using a stand in Earth model to get reasonably accurate Earth “shine”, it is Blue on the left side because the moon is flying over the Gulf of Mexico, and is white/tan on the right side because that part is over the United States . it is Dark in the middle because it is casting a huge shadow, and that shadow does not reflect light back on the Moon. I didn’t quite expect it to look like this, it was a nice surprise
Moving On: A stop-motion music video for James made with yarn by Ainslie Henderson
Moving On is the latest stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The clip was created as a music video for British rock band James and tells a story of life and death through characters depicted with yellow yarn. Sad, but wonderfully done.
Ultra small bonsai plants give new meaning to the word miniature
In recent years Bonsai—Japan’s art form of growing miniature trees in miniature planters—has undergone a miniaturization trend. Industry experts consider bonsai plants less than 3 cm (about 1 inch) to be particularly difficult, but artists have taken on the challenge, creating tiny plants and tiny planters that, literally, are at your fingertips.
Intranets need to be a bit more fabulous
Organisations invest time and money in making their offices look good, even if they’re not client-facing, because they know it makes business sense. But as the digital workplace becomes the place where we got to get work done, it follows that the same is true in our online environments too. If the primary place that you do your work is online, then making that digital workplace one that people want to work in will have huge benefits in productivity and engagement.
The Life of a Courtroom Sketch Artist
He sketched courtrooms that featured famous politicians, serial killers, professional athletes, international arms merchants, housewives-turned-killers, victims’ families, rapt juries and napping judges – all rendered with an empathetic gaze and understated wit.
Tattooed porcelain figures by Jessica Harrison
Artist Jessica Harrison has created a series of delicate porcelain figurines depicting idealized women in ball gowns, with one glaring difference from the collectibles found in your grandmother’s curio: each sculpture is covered neck to wrist in ornate sailor tattoos.
Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges.
Untranslatable words from other languages illustrated by Anjana Iyer
Anjana Iyer, a media designer based in New Zealand, has created a stunning series of illustration that depict “untranslatable words” from different languages. The series is called ‘Found In Translation,’ describes the funny English translation of certain international words…
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen
Trying to compress the history of Earth into a single book is an especially daunting task, the difficulty is compounded when the book you’re writing is the size of a nickel and is limited to just a few pages. Oh, and it needs lots of pictures. Lucky for us, illustrator Evan Lorenzen was up to the task and identified a few pivitol moments in history which he turned into this extremely tiny hand-bound book.
RIP, H.R. Giger, 1940-2014
The famous Swiss surrealist leaves behind some of the twentieth century’s most impressive and startling artwork. Here are our favorite biomechanical wonders.
I created this website as a fun way to look at correlations and to think about data. Empirical research is interesting, and I love to wonder about how variables work together. The charts on this site aren’t meant to imply causation nor are they meant to create a distrust for research or even correlative data. Rather, I hope this projects fosters interest in statistics and numerical research.
40 Maps That Explain The Middle East
Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today.
Relics of Technology by Jim Golden | iGNANT.de
Jim Golden started his project ‘Relics of Technology’ when he found a brick cell phone at a thrift store in rural Oregon. Since finding it, similar bits and pieces of old technology and media kept grabbing his attention. His fascination was equal parts nostalgia for the forms, and curiosity as to what had become of them.