Archive | January, 2012
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30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

The past 24 hours on the Web have been a very interesting time to say the least. What began as an announcement on Reddit that the social news website would be blacked out for 12 hours on 18 January, 2012 soon became a full-fledged online protest against the draconian SOPA and PIPA bills. Yesterday, thousands of websites [...]

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Your chance to take home Optimus Prime

Giant 270cm Optimus Prime sculpture

Are you a Transformers fan with a spare $10,500 lying around? Well, this might just be what you’ve been waiting for. Weighing in at a whopping 500kg and standing 270cm tall, this one-of-a-kind Optimus Prime sculpture can be yours for the price of a small car. Designed and constructed by Kreatworks, the sculpture is made from recycled scrap metal [...]

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Amazing video game concept art by Craig Mullins

Amazing video game concept art by Craig Mullins

Featured image credit: Bungie Studios When it comes to concept artists, Craig Mullins is undoubtedly one of the most highly regarded in the business. During his 20-year career, Craig has created matte paintings for a variety of big budget films, as well as illustrations for book covers and Magic: The Gathering cards. Today, I want to [...]

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Typography by Jessica Hische featured in Moonrise Kingdom

In exciting news for Wes Anderson fans, the trailer for his latest film – called Moonrise Kingdom – has just been released. Featuring custom lettering by Jessica Hische for the titles and credits, typography enthusiasts are sure to get a kick out of this trailer (doubly so if they’re also Wes Anderson fans). Jessica’s work is [...]

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20 stunning examples of portrait photography

20 stunning examples of portrait photography

Featured image credit: Stefan Beutler The beauty of portraiture is that there is often far more to an image than simple aesthetics. We should get a sense of the subject’s personality, their history and their situation at the time of the photo. On a basic level, the power of portrait photography lies in its ability [...]

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Video: Fabian Gaete Maureira, Level 100 Finger Painter

This is Fabian Gaete Maureira, a talented artist from Chile who takes finger painting to the next level. It’s likely that finger painting is something most of us haven’t tried since childhood. But as you can see in this video, there is nothing childish about Fabian’s masterful control of his phalanges. Using a series of [...]

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

30 breathtaking examples of city photography

Featured image credit: Bjorn Leirvik If you live in a major city, I wonder when you last stopped to appreciate just how awe-inspiring your surroundings are. Living and working in cities, we often take for the granted the complex design and engineering that goes into constructing the incredible steel and concrete marvels that we inhabit [...]

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