Eugene's Blog – May 2010 Archive (86)

Walking to Create a Greener Environment



Here is a cool campaign that promotes walking to create a greener environment. DDB China Group took over a busy pedestrian crossing and placed a large canvas featuring a leafless tree on the road. On either side of the crossing were sponge cushions soaked in green environmentally-friendly washable and quick dry paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing they…

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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Celebratory 2010 FIFA World Cup T-Shirt

Netherlands-based advertising school Willem de Kooning Academie created this t-shirt for the Dutch Football Federation right in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. When your favorite team scores, pull the shirt over your head to reveal one of your favorite players screaming with joy. Could you imagine if everyone in the stadium did this in unison?… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Creator of Super Mario Bros. Crossover is Crazy!

I haven't laughed at a video like this in awhile... Jay Pavlina shows you how he really plays Super Mario Bros Crossover... and it isn't pretty. In fact, it's scary.



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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Butterflies in Bristol (4 pics)

Street artist Nick Walker stenciled this beautiful butterfly mural earlier this week on the streets of Bristol, England. This is his second attempt, after the first was tagged after only seven hours. Hopefully this one stays up for a lot longer!…



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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Exposures by Mario Peña



Even though Los-Angeles based Mario Peña started taking photographs only two years ago, you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at these stunning shots. I'm especially impressed with the way he balances light, color, and reflection. Here are some of my favorite shots from his portfolio.…

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Cool Concept: Strand Craft 122 Super Yacht (7 pics)

This is taking luxury to a whole new level. Strand Craft’s latest design, the 122 Super Yacht comes with an integrated garage in the stern that houses its very own supercar. Not much is known about the supercar, but we do know it would be powered by a 880-horsepower V12 engine and reach a top speed of over 230 miles per hour.



The yacht is no slouch in the… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Ads: When Regular Strength Just Ain't Enough! (3 pieces)



Brazilian ad agency Almap BBDO created these clever ads which illustrate how Bayer's stronger aspirin, Cafiaspirin, comes in handy during times of higher stress. The tagline: "If it gets stronger, we get stronger."

Advertising Agency: Almap BBDO, Brazil

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Infograph: The State of Broadcast Television



TV isn't dead but the world of network television is changing. Total viewership is dropping and people are spending more time on the internet with their free time than sitting in front of their TV. Here are the details about what's going on in television:



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Added by Eugene on May 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Seemingly Impossible Human Installations



French artist Philippe Ramette believes nothing should ever be fake. His impossible, gravity-defying poses might look like classic Photoshop, but look a little closer and you'll see evidence that it's not. "You see a tension in my hands, my red face is far from serene as the blood rushes to it, my suit is ruffled," said Ramette.



In France, Ramett's bizarre…

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Added by Eugene on May 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

ESPN 2010 World Cup Murals (32 Teams)



To promote the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup, ESPN commissioned artists to depict a story of each of the 32 teams in a mural.



Each mural will appear in publications and on subway platforms and billboards in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and elsewhere from now through mid-July.



The network worked with the Wieden+Kennedy ad agency and the…

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Added by Eugene on May 28, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Urban Street Art: Os Gemeos and Blu Collaborate in Lisbon



There's a lot going on in this collaborative piece by artists Os Gemeos and Blu. If you look closely at the huge mural which covers two sides of a tall building, you'll notice that the man sucking the globe wears a crown adorned with oil company logos. The piece is timely considering what's going on in the Gulf of Mexico. Hopefully that dude with a human slingshot…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Big Caption (8 pics)



If you follow us here on theMET, you know we're big fans of The Big Picture. A new website, entitled The Big Caption, takes a photo each day from the photo blog and adds a funny or serious caption.…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My Modern Vixen: Christina Hendricks in Esquire Russia



Although Esquire used the same cover shot of Christina Hendricks in their April 2010 US Edition, this sexy spread in their upcoming June 2010 Russia Edition is totally worth a double take.



Hendricks, who just turned 35, is an American actress best known for her starring role as Joan…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Pic of the Day: Laughing Out Loud

A child played between sculptures outside a museum in Beijing Wednesday. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

Added by Eugene on May 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Infograph: World Map of Touristiness



Want to see where most of us travel to? Check out this world map color-coded by level of touristiness, based on analysis of photos on Panoramio. Yellow indicates high touristiness, red represents medium touristiness, and blue means low…

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Added by Eugene on May 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture: Skipping Stone Bridge Spans Bow River



Canada-based Halsall Associates Limited and French firm RFR together have won the conceptual design competition for the new St. Patrick’s footbridge in Alberta, Canada



“The structure is simple, but unique,” said Jean-François Blassel, RFR director and project lead. “Our design and materials respond to a functional need as well as to the beautiful natural…

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Added by Eugene on May 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Augmented Reality Navigation System - Wikitude

Never take your eyes off the road again! Wikitude is a new turn-by-turn navigation system for the Android platform that uses augmented reality.



The system works by attaching your mobile phone on top of your dash looking at the road. The application then overlays video captured through the camera beside the route map. This allows users to literally drive through their phone, watching the road even while they are looking at directions.…



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Added by Eugene on May 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Self Portraits: Dolce Vita Project



A real estate company that was building a luxurious villa, called Dolce Vita, asked Elle Muliarchyk to stay there while it was half-completed. During her stay, she took these amazing black and white portraits of herself in the space, using a self-timer.



"I stayed alone on the island for several days with almost no phone reception," said Muliarchyk. "And I…

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Added by Eugene on May 26, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

All Aboard! (4 photos)



There's something very nostalgic about this set by Milan-based photographer Tommaso Nervegna. A lovely model hangs off a old-school trolley in this classic series he titles, "In the Dust of Industry Part I." I especially like how he uses soft hues to warm up the entire scene.…

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Added by Eugene on May 25, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Urban Street Art: Steve Locatelli Beautifies Antwerp



Graffiti artist Steve Locatelli beautifies Antwerp, Belgium with this huge mural he completed on the side of a tall building. Locatelli had to use a crane and a whole lot of spray paint to create the piece.…



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Added by Eugene on May 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

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