List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2013

Awesome Retro Travel Posters That’ll Make You Day-Dream About Your Next Holiday

Graphic designer Alex Asfour has created a set of travel posters that have a cool vintage style to them and make us even more eager for sunnier shores. Asfour has used a simple approach with these posters, and evoked a vintage vibe with bold colors, typography and a grainy texture. Given the sorry state of our weather at the moment, you’d be forgiven for craving a holiday so bad you’re finding it hard to concentrate on anything else. Well for now you can enjoy these artistic graphics.

How “Wireless” is Your Family? (infographic)

Now-a-day, it is considered very hard to find a family member without some sort of mobile device. Children receive their first cellphones at earlier ages, I’ve seen friends buying their kids iPads when they’re 4 or 5 years old, and parents who grew up before the trend of Internet are learning to navigate the web. What exactly does today’s wireless family look like? According to CTIA, The Wireless Association, 70% of children under 12 have used a mobile device, and more than half of kids age 8 to 12 have a cellphone. As the modern family introduces tech earlier on, parents are trying to… Read more »

A Forest Year (timelapse video)

Samuel Orr is the photographer behind this nature-insightful time-lapse video. A Forest Year is Orr’s first foray into time-lapses, demonstrating great patience. It was made from 40,000 still images taken from his front window over a period of 15 months, and were blended into this film. The video was released about a month ago and has since gone viral. A very well done job Mr. Orr! we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on his upcoming work.

Picture of the Day: Sweeping Intersection

November 1980: Aerial photo of the intersection of the Harbor (110) and Santa Monica (10) freeways just southwest of downtown Los Angeles with the skyline in the background. Sweeping Intersection When this photo was published in the 2000 Los Angeles Times book “Imagining Los Angeles: Photographs of a 20th Century City,” the accompanying text reported: Essential to the city’s sprawling character and its attachment to the automobile was the development of a system of toll-free roadways that would deliver commuters briskly to their destinations – at least in theory. The first freeway, between downtown L.A. and Pasadena, opened in 1939. Today… Read more »

Japan’s Phenomenal Volcanic Lightning Photographed by Martin Rietze

German photographer Martin Rietze had a unique opportunity to be in Japan as the Sakurajima Volcano in southern Kyushu erupted with forth smoke, fire, and lava. The images present a phenomenal juxtaposition of a rain of fire and flashes of lightning sparking through a billowing cloud of black smoke. The Japanese volcano was caught in its magnificent burst of activity between February 21st and 26th by the photographer. His grit and fearlessness landed one of his photos a feature on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day earlier this week. According to NASA, it is not fully understood what causes volcanic lightning. Although lightning in general occurs somewhere on Earth… Read more »

Picture of the Day: Guardian of Karnak Temple

Guardian of Karnak Temple – Luxor, Egypt For today’s Picture of the Day, we have this magical snap by Australian photographer Jarrod Castaing taken on his visit to Luxor, Egypt on March 01, 2010 of the Karnak Temple. The Karnak Temple complex is a vast open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. It is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt; second only to the Giza Pyramids near Cairo. It consists of four main parts of which only the largest is currently open to the general public. The photograph was an Editors’ Pick from the Smithsonian magazine 2012… Read more »

What if Superheroes Were Sponsored?!

Imagine if one day capitalism reaches the point, where the big brands starts to sponsor the superheroes. How would this influence their images? Based on this hypothesis, Milan-based art director Roberto Vergati Santos decided to experiment with some characters, and see what would be the results of such idea. Make sure to check out the full gallery on the artist’s Behance page. [Via Behance]

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Albuquerque, New Mexico – An onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012. Colleen Pinski – The Natural World. Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world. The five contest categories this year include: The American Experience — Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage; photographs that tell us what it means to be an American and provide a sense of what it is like to live in… Read more »

Picture of the Day: A Bug on A Red Background

A Damselfly Resting on a Slender Stem of a Grass photographed by Singapore-based photographer Joel Forte of Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines)

Promoting Art Studies in An Unusual Way – Anti-Drug PSAs Parody

This can be considered the most unique way to attract students to a certain subject of study. The College for Creative Studies teamed up with advertising firm Team Detroit and came up with a smart ad concept to attract students to their art courses. Instead of going the regular way and bragging about their courses, they decided to use reverse psychology. The posters parody the famous PSA anti-drug ads from the 80′s and disclose supposedly harmful effects of art studies.

Shapes of Cities

Here’s an interesting series of graphical art prints by London-based artist and graphic designer Yoni Alter. Each print features the shapes of a city’s iconic and defining landmarks accurate to scale.

You Had One Job To Do!

Time for some Monday Fun! Here are some of the best submissions of “You Had One Job To Do”. We’re all human and have made mistakes, however, some blunders are much funnier than others. You Had One Job! is a site dedicated to displaying the humor in human error. Enjoy!

Floor Plans of Popular TV Sitcoms and Films

Most of us have followed at least one or two of these popular TV hits and are familiar with their apartments setup plateaus. If you’ve ever wondered what the layout of your favorite fictional character’s apartment looked like, interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde may have hand drawn exactly what you’re looking for. The Spain-based artist has colorfully illustrated a number of aerial diagrams mapping out the layout of popular TV and film homes. The artist’s scaled blueprints account for everything from architectural design to interior furnishings. The illustrations consist of anything he’s witnessed from each respective show or film, from the famed… Read more »

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