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2012 was a sensational year on UrbanPeek and it all comes down to some of the most extraordinary work of creative designers, photographers and artists as well as the tech innovations, concepts and analysts reports featured here weekly. To sum up an amazing 12 months, here are some of the most popular posts our readers showed great passion for sharing and spreading this year. Enjoy! 1. What Happens in Bookstores at Night [VIDEO] January 11, 2012 – Sean Ohlenkamp and wife Lisa, after organizing their own bookshelf at home, they re-gathered their efforts for Type Bookstore in Toronto, Canada. They spent…
Merrymakers around the world rung in the new year with fireworks, concerts and celebrations that unfolded around the globe to bring on the new year, and hundreds of thousands revelers turning up to catch a glimpse of the spectacular displays. The festivities continued throughout the globe. Happy New Year Everyone!
French photographer Thierry Cohen invites us to discover his series of photographs called “Darkened Cities” wanting to raise awareness of the phenomenon of light pollution. With pictures retouched with talent, he wants to show us the largest cities of the world plunged into darkness with the starlight.
A young talent from Chernihiv, Ukraine, photographer Dima Torianyk created a very sweet video describing his hometown. It took him one month and 25,000 shots in preparation, he picked out 15,000 ones to finish his 2 minutes of perfection. The gear used is 18-135 and helios 44-2. Torianyk depicts the modern dynamic and unique history of an originally small yet amazing city in a way that makes you hit the play button one more time. Watch the time-lapse video: [Credits: Dima Torianyk] [Via: Vimeo] [Music: Foster The People - Houdini]
Artists always try to capture a special moment creating more and more challenges for themselves and their audience. Sarah Lim, Texas-based photographer, brought up the idea of watching people’s emotions towards a water balloon thrown right at their faces. Scared, surprised, excited, annoyed – first reaction will never lie. [Sarah Lim]
Munich, the capital of Bavaria and Germany’s third largest city with 1.3 million inhabitants got its U-Bahn subway system (Untergrundbahn meaning subway in German) only in 1972 in the occasion of hosting the Olympic games, yet the network has rapidly reached 100.3 km (62.3 mi) of active lines and is compromised of 100 stations at the present time. Learning from mistakes of other countries – Munich achieved spacious and efficient results in its metro system. While first stations were designed pretty plain the recent ones have quite interesting concepts, colorful outlooks and unexpected finishes, such as Dulferstrasse station, designed by Peter Lanz and Jurgen…
October is the month of raising awareness for breast cancer around the world. Originating in the US, The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. Since its inception, the campaign’s recognition has increased dramatically. Every year more cities and municipalities ship in the awareness stream about the devastating disease; by lighting up monuments and landmark building in pink, gushing pink water out of fountains, painting sidewalks and vehicles in pink, etc –…
Aircraft landing fields on top of buildings. Spiral Escalators going 4 levels underground. Self-reliant building communities with schools and businesses intermixed with housing. Multiple levels of transportation streets. An exceptionally organized view of the future. All part of an architect’s vision of the future city in 25 years – back then! Published in Popular Science magazine monthly issue of August 1925 and entitled”How you may live and travel in the city of 1950″. If only it ended up that way back then, makes you wonder what went wrong in the middle?!
Here’s a new video from an artist who manages to always push the art of time-lapse in new directions, Keith Loutit. Made using tilt-shift technology, he displays Singapore “The Lion City” like never before. The render technique is amazingly fresh, using a blur-focus wave on various depth to give each static scene a dynamic vibe. (music signed “Sepia Productions”).
Egypt-based photographer, director and editor Abd El Rahman Gabr, of Koree Films, has teamed up with photographer Mohamed Chehimi to create this heart-warming time-lapse video of Alexandria, Egypt‘s 2nd largest city. The amount of skill and effort put into the motion picture is astounding, framing and colors are perfectly intact to make you feel the vibe of a seaside city that blends tradition and culture . The gear used is a Canon EOS 7d, lenses: Ef 70-200 mm 2.8, Ef 50 mm 1.4, and Sigma 10-20 mm.