"Auto-Complete Truth" Campaign from UN Women Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature. Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, offers this summary: “This campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web.”
America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl Word of the day: Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump. Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s. “She’s a creation out of my head. Best Wild Nature Photos of The Year 2013 Today i’m presenting you the most vivid and impressive photos of wildlife from around the world, winning international photo contests of the year. Let us look at these wonderful works together! More Awesome Stuff... 36 Amazing Photos From the First Drone Contest
Historical photos (part 3) Historical photos (part 3) ‘Powder Monkey’ on the USS New Hampshire (1864) ‘The moment a dragon is slain’ Puppet Show (Paris 1963) African Instagram model recreates famous campaigns starring Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid The modeling industry has come a long way when it comes to diversity, but as one African model has pointed out with a new photo series, it still has miles to go. Deddeh Howard, who grew up in Liberia and now lives in Los Angeles, didn't have an easy start when she tried to break into the modeling business. Several agencies told her 'thanks but no thanks', explaining that they already had enough black models on their rosters. To draw more attention to the need for diversity in the modeling and fashion industries, and call for visibility of black models, Deddeh recreated some of today's biggest designer campaigns, taking the place of stars like Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Kate Moss.
Disturbing (But Amazing) Pictures Expose The Absurdities Of Modern Culture *Warning: Graphic Images* One of my first thoughts after coming across these illustrations was, “How have I never seen this artist’s work before?”, because they are freaking amazing. Too few artists today have the courage to tackle important social commentaries with their art. Top 20 Earth Pictures found on Stumble Upon Everybody knows that Stumbleupon is an great source for beautiful photography, nature, pets, arts and much more. They have millions of users and they are probably the most wide used source for finding quality content. Today, we collected 20 popular photographs from Stumbleupon. Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that’s hard to convey in a photograph, but this video on YouTube shows it pretty well.
40 Weird Historical Photos that Actually Happened. But I Still Can’t Believe that Baby in #12 It’s almost impossible to believe that the things depicted in these photos occurred since, well, the advent of photography. It’s almost unfathomable that life was so different a mere 50, 75 or 100 years ago. These photos serve as an excellent reminder that the things we know and are familiar with change rapidly. Imagine how our photos will look to a future generation in, say, 100 years from now. 1.) Work Like Picasso – ReadThink On Raising Structures in the Imagination Before Picasso entered the most prolific and innovative sculptural period of his career, he first began by bringing his vision to life in carefully rendered drawings in his sketchbooks. Before he started the work, he imagined it in his mind. Before Einstein won the Nobel Prize, wrote a thesis, or even jotted down the first bits of his mathematical formula he conducted a thought experiment. At the age of 16, he imagined himself riding his bicycle through space on a beam of light.
National Geographic's Antique Autochromes of Women In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière developed the first commercially viable form of color photography. Their process, called autochrome, used glass plates coated with millions of microscopic color filters, each one consisting of—believe it or not—a dyed, powdered grain of potato starch. The starch grains essentially transformed the plate into a stained-glass window made of red, green, and blue dots, which filtered the light shining onto a light-sensitive emulsion. Up close, the resulting photographs looked like dots of various shades of red, blue, and green. 30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles.
Top 100 Photos of the Year 2012 *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos Enjoy! Photograph by Robert Elves on Flickr Photograph by Stephen Wilkes | Prints available