Infographic: Movie Franchise Lexicon
Remake or reboot or reimagination or retcon? Empire sorts it out.
Block colour cityscape illustrations by Remko Heemskerk
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Artist Keri Muller Creates Beautiful Wall Installations from Old Books
A pack of screenshot from JAM motion comics
Iconic games and tv shows remade by z0h3 in the distinctive visual style of Limbo the beautiful and engrossing indie puzzle game.
Check out the game (seriously, it’s ACE) here…
Watch this YouTube video on how to make your own.
Koji Shiraya, Porcelain boxes
Using nothing but natural light and a camera, Michael Paul Smith takes extraordinary forced perspective photos of his incredibly detailed miniature model town, which he calls Elgin Park.
Laura Bifano's 'Animal Pixel' series
The UP Coffee Table designed by Christopher Duffy
a four man anti poaching team is tasked with guarding the ol pejeta conservancy’s four remaining northern white rhinos. with only eight left, it is the world’s most endangered species. located in the laikipia district of kenya, ol pejeta conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the black rhino. fewer than four thousand are estimated to remain.
the rise in asia’s middle class has meant that demand for rhino horn has soared, with prices on the black market exceeding that of gold and cocaine. with an increase in poaching in ol pejeta, the anti poaching team now provides twenty four hour armed protection for the rhinos, and has developed a close relationship with the animals.
poachers will track rhinos from helicopters, darting them from above and then hacking off the horn and part of the face with a chainsaw. the animals are often left to suffer and die. the rhinos seen here were found wandering in unimaginable pain, but with timely veterinary supervision remarkably survived. the rhino in the left of the fourth picture, however, had a four week old calf who, without his mother, subsequently died of dehydration.
to protect the rhinos and deter poachers, veterinarians will remove much of the animal’s horn. the rhino are anesthetized, and suffer no trauma. the horn is not like an elephant’s tusk, and will grow back in a few years.
Both beautiful and disturbing; these almost hyper-real, painted clay and resin figurative sculptures are by mixed-media artist Choi Xooang, who resides in Seoul, South Korea.
Themes of his work encompass the usual round up of human rights, freedom of speech, sex and politics. While these are somewhat familiar subjects to us all, Choi aims to explore the mechanisms and emotions that direct these themes.
There is also an underlying focus on a modern society’s apparent and growing inability to act, speek or even see (implied as though through apathy), which is expressed in the muted, distorted and immobised forms of the figures.
In all cases, the sentiment of the piece is beautifully conveyed by the bodylanguage of the figures, while the ornamentation or distortion are used to describe the individual metaphor.
Pet photographer Seth Casteel takes his pet portraits to the next level in his series entitled “Underwater Dogs” (with a book of the same name no less).
The shots consist of underwater views of dogs diving to fetch their favourite toy, capturing their comedic/gruesome expressions at the same time giving a bit of an insight into the dogs personality.
See the rest of the set, along with the rest of Seths pet portraits on his website littlefriendsphoto.com
Antoine Bridier-Nahmias photographs these intriguing (and decorative) bacterial and fungal cultures and posts them on his blog, Magical Contamination.
Using a standard petri dish containing typical LB or YEPD broth as a base medium, the dishes are left exposed to the air to for two weeks or more to see what bacteria set up home.
"There is no secret ingredient in my dishes, it is just random contaminations (hence the title “Magical Contamination”)."
Whilst he admits that not all of the resident cultures are particularly photogenic, I’m more than a little glad and facinated by the ones he does :)