All Blog Posts Tagged 'The' (190)

Politically-Driven Portrait Made of 3,500 Lipsticks

For a show at Birzeit University, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali chose to create a portrait of Leila Khaled, the woman known as the "poster girl of Palestinian militancy." Unlike a typical portrait, Shomali's medium of choice for this project is lipstick. Rather than painting the iconic member of the Popular Front…


Added by Pinar on August 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Beauty of a Second

How much beauty can be found in one second? That's the challenge Montblanc laid out for everyone, including professionals, amateurs, video fans as well as cell-phone camera enthusiasts. Working with Leo Burnett Milan, Montblanc wants to pay homage to the chronograph, and promote their own, with a creative short film challenge. The Beauty of a Second is a contest that asks you to submit a second…


Added by alice on November 17, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

The Ultimate Bill Murray Fan Print

While Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco is putting on a tribute exhibition to the films of Wes Anderson, Gallery 1988 in Melrose has a similar (but different) show going on. Similar in vein, this one is dedicated…


Added by alice on November 10, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Beautifully Bent Cherry Tree Project

What a surreal idea! "The Patient Gardener" is the product of a weeklong workshop conducted by Visiondivision. Ten Japanese cherry trees have been planted in a 26 foot diameter ring (8 meters), and will slowly grow into their bent design. The saplings are being pulled toward a tower in the center that will be removed once the trees are strong enough and won't unbend. The Japanese cherrys will… Continue

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on October 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Lytro: The Revolutionary Camera is Now on Sale

This will be either the most overhyped piece of camera technology in modern times or the start of something revolutionary. (I'm hoping it's the later.) About four months ago, Lytro announced that they were building a consumer digital camera that claimed it will be the biggest technological jump since we started talking megapixels over 20 years ago.

The pocket-sized… Continue

Added by alice on October 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Batman's Batcave for The Dark Knight Rises Revealed?

A new batcave may have been discovered for the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie The Dark Knight Rises! The Turda Salt Mine may very soon be the new headquarters for the caped crusader.

The Turda Salt Mine, found in Turda, Romania, supplied table salt for much of the region throughout the Middle Ages and into the early 20th Century though, since 1992, the… Continue

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Hurricane Irene's Wrath - The Big Picture

A father comforts his daughter on the steps where their cottage once stood. August 28, 2011, Nags Head, North Carolina (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Although some have claimed that the media over-hyped it, Hurricane Irene still wound up to be one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980. The storm killed at least 27… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 29, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Incredible Making of Climbing Sculptures

Groups are engaged in activities that require cooperation and teamwork to achieve goals. What better way to bring this important idea to life than with some incredible art?

After writing about Bill Starke's incredible climbing sculptures, I knew I… Continue

Added by alice on August 25, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Finalists in The Art of Building Contest

Staircase 2

While our own art and photography contest is now underway (see YPOC's Visual Storytellers), we'd like to shed some light on another one that's by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Called The Art of Building, this photography… Continue

Added by alice on July 11, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Adventures of Mr. Wrong

Chow Hon Lam (aka Flying Mouse) who you may remember as the one behind those clever and witty illustrations is back with a funny new series. This time around it's all about an upside down smiley face man who goes by the name Mr. Wrong.

"Mr. Wrong is living inside our bodies, he comes… Continue

Added by alice on July 6, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Detroit: The Sunken City

While it's easy to proclaim our love for big metropolitan cities like New York, Tokyo, Paris,… Continue

Added by alice on June 22, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The City Limits

My Modern Met is a place where art enthusiasts and trendspotters connect over creative ideas. It's the big city where everyone knows your name.

Dominic Boudreault created this impressive time-lapse video which reminds me of our home. The video took over a year to make and was shot in Manhattan, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, and Chicago from late 2010 to early 2011. "The City Limits” is complete with dramatic music from Hans Zimmer.

"I am… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Beauty Hunter

Milan-based photographer Settimio Benedusi is a self-professed "beauty hunter." That's precisely why Sports Illustrated magazine hired him to take these stunning shots of their gorgeous models.

Ever since Benedusi got his first camera at the age of 12, he's been fixated on taking the perfect picture. He seeks to capture raw beauty and emotion in every shot. "I look at the subject and… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Most Beautiful Origami Art

Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist based in Lucerne, Switzerland who was born with a natural gift. At the young age of five, he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, destiny called. Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs so he turned to origami in hopes that it would inspire him to come up with something more original.…


Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Pic of the Day: The President was a Pirate

Today, the New York Times has a great article and some fantastic photos of President Barack Obama and his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. One of the most wonderful photos is of Barack Obama dressed up as a pirate in Hawaii (standing next to his mother). Also really love… Continue

Added by alice on April 20, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Traveling Photojournalist

If you're a photojournalist by trade, what would your photos look like when you traveled for leisure? More than your skills, what kind of experiences would you bring to your "time off" photography? These are the questions one might ask Jason Lang, a Paris, France-based newspaper photographer who takes refreshingly honest travel photos.

"Whether I'm traveling or not, I typically… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Controversial Tsunami Aftermath Video

About 17 days ago, photographer Dan Chung put up this video, on behalf of the Guardian news organization, that showed images of what remains of Shintona in Miyagi prefecture, one of the towns worst affected by the tsunami. What followed was a vigorous debate on whether he had crossed a line in photojournalism. Should Chung have used melodramatic music? Did his use of a slider take away from or perhaps add too much to the drama?

Three days ago,… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

The Dramatic Black Calendar (12 photos)

Slightly surreal and even a little spooky, this calendar is for those that feel like a cloud is always hovering over their heads. It should come as no surprise that photographer Tejal Patni was inspired by Tim Burton's dramatic films. Called Splash, the fashion calendar has the color "black" as its theme. "I approached all seasons as if I was writing a script for 12 different feature… Continue

Added by alice on March 16, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Cloud Playhouse (3 pics)

"We experience a contradiction between what our eyes enjoy and what our mind knows."- Dietrich Wegner

At first glance, this happy-go-lucky playhouse could look like any child's dream. But then, the shape reminds us of a mushroom cloud and we're left feeling a little uneasy...

"In Playhouse, I combine an atomic bomb’s mushroom cloud, with one of the safest… Continue

Added by alice on March 3, 2011 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

A Cat's Wild Imagination (3 pics)

Inspired by Jan von Holleben's Dreams of Flying project and the Oren Lavie's Her Morning Elegance music video, business student and ballet dancer Theresa Knudson decided to… Continue

Added by alice on March 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments


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