Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein Great photo series titled “Fallen Princesses” by Dina Goldstein… Dina Goldstein Superbe série de photos intitulée “Fallen Princesses” par Dina Goldstein… Dina Goldstein Looking back at 2013 with data visualization resources Interactive projects, infographic galleries, blog posts and videos about the year that just ended. Still recovering from a dashing holiday season, today we’ll repeat what we did last year, by compiling the most interesting 2013 retrospectives published online. We begin by mentioning two of the major Internet companies, who’ve been playing a decisive role – each one on its own way – in the spreading of all kinds of information – including news. Google Zeitgeist 2013 | Google (image: Google) 2013 on Twitter | Twitter (image: Twitter) Other impressive interactive works: 2013, year in review | National Geographic (image: National Geographic) Interactive timeline: 2013 in review | Al Jazeera (image: Al Jazeera) Who and what shaped 2013? (image: Channel 4) The 200 people most frequently mentioned in 2013 | Zeit (image: Zeit) A Look Back at Business in 2013 | The Wall Street Journal (image: The Wall Street Journal) 2013: the year in world news | The Telegraph (image: The Telegraph) (image: 20minutos.es)
A4 Papercuts Ogni scultura cartacea realizzata dall’artista Peter Callesen ha un unico punto di partenza: un candido e standardizzato foglio formato A4. Quello che accade dopo il “trattamento Callesen” lo potete vedere con i vostri occhi. Uccelli in procinto di spiccare il volo, scheletri che prendono vita… “The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping“. Chapeau. [Via] Comments comments 20 examples of SVG that will make your jaw drop | Web design SVG (or Scalable Vector Graphics) is an XML-based file format that enables developers and designers to create high quality, dynamic graphics and graphical applications with a great level of precision.All modern browsers support rendering SVG: however, for older browsers like IE6, 7 and 8 without native support, you can fall back on polyfills such as SVG Web that use Flash for rendering content. This enables you to easily target the majority of users online without worrying about compatibility issues. For mobile web developers wondering about compatibility, I'm happy to report that iOS 3.2+, Opera Mini 5+, Opera Mobile 10+ and Android 3+ also support rendering SVG graphics out of the box. As there are a few similarities between what the <canvas> element and SVG have to offer, developers often wonder which of these they should opt to use. The answer to this concern is actually both. Read all our web design articles here 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.
Gorgeous Hand Drawn Illustrations by Si Scott Here you have a series of illustrations called “animals” by Si Scott. Every design is hand drawn perfection! You can tell he has an incredible attention to detail. Enjoy! 30 Inspiring WebGL (Chrome) Experiments Behold, for a great tool with great promises is coming to your eyes. It is fast and smooth. It renders 3D, and with integration it animates, guess what it is? HTML5? In this showcase, we don’t want to show you the regular things. More related posts: You are strongly recommended to view these demos using the latest version of Developer version of Google Chrome. 3 Dreams of Black Authored by Google Data Arts Team, 3 Dreams of Black brings you into 3 dream worlds constructed through a combination of rich 2D drawings and animations interwoven with interactive 3D sequences. Animated Volume Particles This one is really artistic – animated animals constructed by 3D particles using float textures and frame buffer objects. Aquarium Simulate an underwater environment? Azathioprine Probably the most epic WebGL demo, enough said. Attractors Trip Jellyfish “Procedural modeling done with Side FX Houdini. Chrysaora HelloRacer Materials: Cars WebGL Cars Lights Collectibles Painter My Robot Nation Pacmaze TankWorld
Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion So today we’re going to showcase animated GIF artwork but there are not the regular GIF we use on websites. These are beautiful twist from somehow nasty animated Gif artworks with the use of high quality photos from modern photography, and the pioneer, Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg called it – Cinemagraph. (Image source: From Me To You) Like what you’ve seen in most GIF animation, cinemagraph is a product of still photo with minor elements moving on. It’s nothing impressive on technique but what makes cinemagraph unique is it brings back certain part of the photo to life, thus making the entire photo more realistic, attractive and sometimes even thought-provoking, just like the magical newspaper from the movie Harry Potter. Dozens of photographers have found this technique interesting, so do we. Recommended Reading: More Cinemagraphs: 32 Still Photos With Subtle Movements 28 Inspiring Cinemagraphs A Wonderful World. Can You Smell Them? Cheers. Coco Takes Manhattan. Delicious Bacon. Laypark.
Spectacular Images of the Insides of Musical Instruments March 9, 2012 at 6:14am | by AP These ads by Bjoern Ewers for the Berlin Philharmonic show the insides of orchestral instruments in such a way as to make it seem like we are standing in spacious halls (or in the case of the flute, a spacious tunnel)… Via: Boing Boing Like 9 Wows for daily content like this! workspaces: roman klonek location: düsseldorf, germany www.klonek.de The Making of a Tattoo Flash Aside from all the drinking, it is pretty interesting to see tattooist David Tevenal draw and color by hand. Below: A video directed by Seanie G. Productions. Film stills © Seanie G. 6 Real World Da Vinci Codes That Aren't Full of Crap Thanks to Dan Brown, everyone has one of two responses to the idea that there are hidden codes in ancient works: Either you immediately believe them, because of that mind-blowing Da Vinci Code book, or you immediately mock them, because of that bullshit Da Vinci Code book. The truth is somewhere in the middle. There are, after all, some fairly weird encoded messages that actual academic types have identified. And some of them are even about Freemasons. The Michelangelo Code Encoded Messages About: Jewish mysticism. Cracked has mentioned before that Michelangelo appears to have cleverly painted God to look like a giant brain in his Sistine Chapel fresco... ... but according to a prominent professor at Yeshiva University, the rabbit hole goes much, much deeper than that: Michelangelo's work is packed full of symbols of Jewish mysticism. T-shirt evangelism is famously effective. So, in kabbalah, the Hebrew letter gimel symbolizes g'vurah, or justice and punishment. Above: Sarcasm. See?
Brian Dettmer Book Carvings Brian Dettmer, also known as “The Book Surgeon” uses knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve old dictionaries and encyclopedias into incredible works of art. Born in 1974, in Chicago, Brian Dettmer studied art at Colombia College, where he focused mainly on painting. During his time working in a signage store, the artist started exploring the relationship between codes, text, language and art. He began producing paintings based on sign language, Braille and Morse Code, then moved on to layered works that involved pasting newspaper and book pages to a canvas, and it was just a matter of time before he would discover the talent he is now renowned for – expert book carving. The Book Surgeon takes outdated books, dictionaries and encyclopedias that would otherwise end up at a landfill somewhere, and gives them new meaning and the chance at a second life, by carving them into intricate artworks. Photos via My Modern Met Reddit Stumble
Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view. What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. Update: Post updated 10/18/2016 with new photography.