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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving you over 400,000 high-res digital images for free New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that more than 400,000 hi-resolution digital images are now able to be downloaded for free. Images can be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website (for non-commercial use) without permission, with the number of files set to increase as more digital files are added to the collection. Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat, Vincent van Gogh While scrolling through the digital library, you’ll be able to tell if an artwork is available to download if it features the acronym OASC (Open Access for Scholarly Content). Chances of finding your favourite masters are high, too – a quick search revealed Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and even Johannes Vermeer are available. A Maid Asleep, Johannes Vermeer While the Metropolitan Museum of Art is denying downloads for commercial use, museums like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam allow downloads without restrictions. Touché. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving you over 400,000 high-res digital images for free
How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos via Foter According to our research, more than 90% of Creative Commons photos are not attributed at all. To make matters worse, less than 10% of the photos that do credit the original work are attributed properly. This means that more than 99% of Creative Commons photos are not adequately attributed. Not without pride, we are happy to notice that most of the bloggers using attribute CC photos properly, which is greatly facilitated by our “ready to paste” attribution info. Most is not enough, though. We do hope it will contribute to the overall quality of posted materials and promote respect for copyright owners. This infographic is licensed under Creative Commons and should be attributed: ————————————————————————How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter ————————————————————————
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This year’s photo contest, our sixth, has been all about getting better exposure. Thanks to our spectacular new website, we can now display the winners’ work more beautifully than ever. And thanks to the relentless efforts of our editorial team—print and digital—our own work is being seen by far more people than it was even a year ago. Thanks to our readers, our sponsors and, of course, congratulations to our winners! Participants: More than 2,300 Images entered: Nearly 9,000 Categories: Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, Youth Entrants from: 50 states, 7 provinces, District of Columbia Judges Kenn Kaufman: Bird-guide author, Audubon field editor Joel Sartore: National Geographic and Audubon photographer Steve Freligh: Co-publisher of Nature's Best Photography Kevin Fisher: Audubon creative director Sabine Meyer: Audubon photography director Judging criteria: Technical quality, originality, artistic merit Grand Prize Winner, by Melissa Groo Professional Winner, by Chris Gug Announcing the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards Announcing the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards
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Alphabets The Alphabets ClipArt collection offers 1,193 illustrations arranged in 43 galleries including decorative letters and numerals, complete alphabet sets, and several sign language systems. If you are looking… American History and Government The American History and Government ClipArt collection offers 2,515 illustrations arranged in 26 galleries. Ancient and Medieval History The Ancient and Medieval History ClipArt collection offers 1,442 illustrations in 18 galleries from ancient Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, Rome, and Byzantine cultures. Animals The Animals ClipArt collection offers 10,528 illustrations arranged in 96 galleries, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, and reptiles. Arts and Architecture The Arts and Architecture ClipArt collection offers 6,308 illustrations in 149 galleries, including architecture, crafts design elements, drawing, heraldry, historic styles, painting, printmaking, and… Business and Industry Community Flags and Emblems Home ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use
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The Poster Boys The Poster Boys Episode 26: Georg Olden For The Poster Boys’ first episode of 2017, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith look at the life and work of Georg Olden, one of the most prominent and influential black executives in the American advertising business. Olden designed and art directed countless television title cards for CBS television which embodied the most timeless qualities of modern graphic design, and additionally designed for the Office of Strategic Services before it became the CIA, for the conference that founded the United Nations, and became the first African American to design a stamp for the United States Postal Service. Also in this episode: a look in the Flat File at the poster campaigns for Sidney Lumet’s TV-industry satire NETWORK. Music selections: “Bass on Titles” opening theme, clip from Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK. Follow Brandon Schaefer at @seekandspeak, and Sam Smith at @samsmyth. Special thanks to producer Adrian Cobb.
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15 data visualisation tools The number of digital skills you need in order to be a functional and useful member of your organisation are increasing at a rate you might be struggling to keep up with. As well as the ability to understand your analytics and be fully aware of basic SEO skills, you need to be able to present information and data in the clearest manner possible to members of your team and, of course, your senior management. Luckily you don’t have to be a graphic design wizard to achieve this. Here is a list of different free and premium visualisation tools that will help you communicate your ideas in a variety of formats, for a range of different experience levels. And hopefully you’ll pick up some impressive new skills here too. Silk With Silk you can publish attractive looking webpages featuring a variety of different interactive visualizations, based on your data-sets. Sketch Think of Sketch as a much easier to use, far more intuitive and BS-free version of Photoshop that’s also a damn sight cheaper. Bime 15 data visualisation tools
Incredible Gifs Slowly Add Colour to Iconic Black and White Photos Incredible Gifs Slowly Add Colour to Iconic Black and White Photos Photographs of the past have always served as one of the best reminders of our history. Since its inception, photograph has helped to capture iconic moments and people throughout recent human history, with many of them remaining in black and white, serving as a neat reminder of the time period. Of course, coloured photographs have long replaced the need for black and white images, although we can easily add the effect now! Yet adding colour to black and white photos has never been easy, until recent times at least. Dutch website NSMBL have taken full advantage of the ability to add colour to black and white photographs, and they have added a cool touch to provide ‘before’ and ‘after’ view of these old photos. The colorization process has been shown through an animated GIF, which shows the original black and white image before being brought to life with vibrant colours. NSMBL website
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Tight Knot - Fractured Rock and Ground Consolidation | Bolat Tight Knot is a two component resin made of organic minerals. Although it is not expandable, it is characterised by its excellent chemical stability, mechanical resistance and flexibility. Tight knot is used for water proofing fractured rock, consolidation of loose land and rock, crack and cavity filling. Application Area Tunnelling Mining Dams Reservoirs Aqueducts Features The presence of water does not affect the reaction processNot flammableHardens rapidlyHas thixotropic properties that appear as soon as the two components are mixed.Non-toxic and non-pollutant Specifications (at +20°C and 60% R.H.) Tight Knot - Fractured Rock and Ground Consolidation | Bolat
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Fake Hurricane Sandy photos flew around Twitter and Facebook on Monday, as users shared jaw-dropping images. Unfortunately, the race to post the most striking pics has most folks skipping the all-important fact check. We've gathered up five "Hurricane Sandy" photographs that have spread on the social web, but weren't actually taken during the massive storm. Have you spotted a fake photograph? Tell us in the comments below. 1. Soldiers weather hurricane conditions at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The moving photo purporting to show soldiers standing guard at the Arlington National Cemetery monument during Hurricane Sandy quickly spread on the social web. On Facebook, the group shared a real image taken during the early hours of the storm. Images courtesy of U.S. 2. Is Lady Liberty about to float away? Not exactly — the above image is a wallpaper from the film The Day After Tomorrow. 3. Sinister clouds could swallow up the Empire State Building. Image courtesy of istwitterwrong 4. 5. 6. 7. mashable
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Bush's Upside-Down Book Claim: Photograph captures President George W. Bush holding a book upside-down in a classroom. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 20-2] Is this photo real? Origins: This may be a funny picture, but even if were real, it would still be just a funny picture. come about because an aide handed the book to President Bush for a quick schoolroom photo opportunity, the President didn’t immediately notice it was upside-down because he was looking at the student to his right, and a photographer managed to snap a picture before the error was corrected. The photo does show some tell-tale signs of digital editing, so the real explanation is that someone took an existing picture and flipped the image of the book in President Bush’s hands. Incidentally, the book shown in this photograph is America: A Patriotic Primer, by Lynne Cheney, wife of Dick Cheney. The original image was this Associated Press photograph:
Nature is cruel. There is no getting round that. Some creatures inflict all manner of horrible torments on others in order to feed and reproduce, or even just to play. Many species across the animal kingdom are cannibals, eating members of their own species for sustenance or dominance. But there is one behaviour that is even more extreme than simple cannibalism. We asked our readers if they had ever heard about animals eating themselves. It is better to lose a limb than to lose your life "I don't think any animal would deliberately try to consume itself for sustenance.... kind of defeats the self-preservation part [of] desperate eating," says Selina Tick Konkin. This is true, and distressingly well-documented. One unfortunate tiger in Tesso Nilo National Park in central Sumatra was photographed in 2007 with a front paw missing. However, none of these are cases of autocannibalism. Extreme as these acts are, there is a clear logic to them. William T. Similarly, James B. Earth - Autocannibalism is when you eat bits of your own body
Agnes Martin, a Matter-of-Fact Mystic The abstract painter Agnes Martin died in 2004, at the age of ninety-two, and a new retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum affirms that the greatness of her work has only amplified in the years since. That’s something of a surprise: no setting would seem less congenial to the strict angles of Martin’s paintings than the curves of Frank Lloyd Wright’s creamy seashell. I also worried that the work’s repetitive formulas—grids and stripes, mostly gray or palely colored, often six feet square—would add aesthetic fatigue to the mild toll of a hike up the ramp. Each canvas, as selected and installed by the curators, Tiffany Bell and Tracey Bashkoff, evinces a particular character. The show starts with a late climax: “The Islands I-XII” (1979), a dozen paintings in acrylic that at first glance appear almost identically all-white but which deploy differently proportioned horizontal bands and pencilled lines. “The Islands” crowned the second act of Martin’s career.
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