As any traveler knows, Lonely Planet creates awesome travel guide books that inspire people to explore far-flung places all over the world. Who hasn't bought a Lonely Travel book before they took off on their vacation?
In their latest book, Lonely Planet's Beautiful World, they take us on a journey to the planet's most breathtaking places, showing us a collection of…
Throughout the years, we've seen tons of artists who create whimsical adventures in a miniature-sized world. Using everyday materials as well as toy props, these artists transport us into another world, sometimes even making us questions what is real and what is fake. Today, we've rounded up six of the most talented artists who are equally skilled at setting up…
What do the best sand sculptures in the world look like? Canadian Damon Langlois just won the title, best sculpture for a solo, at the World Championship of Sand Sculpting on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Out of 24 international sculptures, his magnificent carving, called "Fallen Empire," was chosen as…
Japanese artist Iori Tomita transforms the scientific technique of preserving and dying organisms into an art form with this series entitled New World Transparent Specimens. The images give us an breathtaking look at the inner workings of underwater life.
The process Tomita goes through is extremely extensive. First, he removes the scales and skin that have been preserved in… Continue
The shortlist for Sony's 2011 World Photography Awards was recently announced and it includes some spectacular photography! What I love most about this competition is that it's meant to unveil stories seen and told by people from around the globe. Sony divided up the competition between professionals and photographers of all abilities (which they called the Open competition). With submissions flowing in from all over the world,… Continue
Award winning American photographer Geof Kern takes our world and turns it upside down. Inspired by post-modernist painters and cinematic actors/directors such as Buster Keaton and Jean-Luc Godard, Kern's storytelling style has an artistic as well as a deadpan nature to it. His black-and-white photos may remind you of another Met favorite,… Continue
I'm sure you fellas will forgive the title in spanish, 'cause... Spain won the World Cup! Even for those of us who are not much into footbal (soccer in the states), it was a historic moment, as our team had never played a final match in the World Cup before. And, indeed, Spain loves football. It is considered as the national sport because of it's league, best in the world they say. Anyway. We lived an amazing night that continued after the… Continue
With the end of FIFA World Cup 2010 drawing near, we decided to put together a brief recap of some of the most creative ideas that surrounded this worldwide event. With everyone from big named brands flexing their marketing muscles to independent illustrators and artists displaying their raw and natural talent, we got to experience the games on a whole new and… Continue
You must have heard of Nick Vujicic, the man with no limbs, and his inspirational/motivational talks that gets you going, especially when you're down in life. Well, he has partnered with Hyundai, and he is giving another of his wonderful message of hope and his thoughts regarding the FIFA World Cup 2010.
As a sweet send off for Japan's National Team's departure to the World Cup, TBWA/Hakuhodo and Adidas Japan have started a massive mural/comic book project called Sky Comic. Thirteen huge murals are being created in 13 different Japanese cities over a five week period. As they are completed, each of the murals are being photographed from the sky by a hot air balloon. On…
Monday, 10 September 2001 (day before 9/11) Though I find most advertising that references a tragic event to be pretty distasteful, I also believe that when done in the right manner it can actually be not only respectful but powerful. In this older campaign for the newspaper Cape Times, these ads remind us that our lives…
Though there's no lack of creativity in Keiichi Matsuda's film, Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop, his glimpse into our future makes me feel a bit unsettled. Now I'm all about marketing and branding but augmented reality takes a nasty turn when it becomes too pervasive.
As Mastuda states, "Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it. [This is] a film produced… Continue
Very cool news. Quincy Jones has confirmed that "We are the World" is getting remade with proceeds going to help Haiti. It's been 25 years since QJ gathered some of the biggest stars to record this classic song. Recorded on Monday in LA, the day after the Grammy's, sources say Usher, John Legend, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Jason Mraz,… Continue
You may think that zoos have an advantage over regular advertisers. Sure they've got adorable animals to work with but how do they compete with theme parks for our time? Just ask the creative minds behind these advertisements. Whether they're shocking us with wrapped buses or making us laugh with car stickers, they all serve to remind us that our friendly neighbors are just waiting for a…
Surely you'll agree that there's no better time to experience the magic of Christmas than at night. Watching the Christmas lights come on, you can't help but feel the excitement in the air. As we take a look at these spectacular Christmas lights from around the world, may we appreciate just how much time and effort went into these artistic displays. Also, notice how each is so uniquely special to that city!
I like any well-designed video that gives me a glance at the past and a look into the future. Perhaps that is why I thoroughly enjoyed this video from MAYA design.
"It is widely accepted that in the foreseeable future the worldwide network of computing devices will grow to billions, or even tens of billions of nodes. However, if we broaden our consideration to include networks of information devices (all artificial systems that deal in any way with…Continue