grabs photos from Flickr on any subject you like (e.g. kittens
) and then presents them as pairs of mirrored halves. Other cool examples; Pencils
. [via mefi projects]
is a collaborative photo project
designed by a number of Nokia researchers to understand the buying power of 5 dollars across the world. The goal of this project is vague: to understand how culture, context and communication
might change the world. Post your own example here
. Sample photo
J.R. Williams is a prolific comics artist
with a distinctive visual style 1
. He is fond of fanciful takes on pop culture icons
and Yogi Bear
, as well as more ribald characterizations
like Polly Purebred
and Jane Jetson
(NSFW) More recently he has branched out into abstraction
, which might be characterized as psychedelic pictographs
is a website that explores unconventional methods of mapping the surface of the earth. The most famous of these unusual maps was Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion
map, which used the net of an icosahedron. Da Vinci had experimented with this technique in his “Octant”
map of 1514, which used Reuleaux triangles
as map elements. This process
is now being used by photographers
and artists in manipulating panoramic images. A good example is Tom Lechner’s The Wild Highways of the Elongated Pentagonal Orthobicupola.
To Whom It May Concern:
If you are reading this then I can only assume that you have removed the pond under which this note
is buried... [more inside]
Tag Galaxy is pretty cool. [Flickr, tags, photos, fun for all]
The very angry caterpillar
is a film made by the previously discussed Lichtfaktor
for UK children's television programme Blue Peter. It stitches together light paintings using stop-motion (frame-by-frame) techniques.
is an artist and photographer whose work often includes sideshow themes
. He recently returned from Europe having been allowed to photograph a number of anatomy museum exhibits
. He has also contributed to a Flickr group entitled “Bottled Babies
”, which , in a previous era, were known as “Pickled Punks”.
(via Flickr Video)
Video on Flickr!
Paying members of the popular community photo sharing website are now able to upload videos up to 90 seconds in length or 150MB in size. At first critical of the length limitation, some think it's a good decision
. Check out the FAQ
for details on what is/isn't accepted and why, and watch some videos in the first video group pool.
- 59,237 of them. This group is about collecting photographic evidence that toys get up to things when people are not around. Well, not just that - It is also simply a space to collect good images of toys for everyone to enjoy. (via dorian) [more inside]
Song Chart Meme
. A series of charts breaking down popular music.
1. Photograph billboard
2. Replace head with bloody stump
3. Affix stump
to original billboard.
Hugh Ferriss: Delineator of Gotham.
Through his charcoal renderings of dramatic, imaginary skyscrapers
in early 1900s New York City, Ferriss influenced the aesthetics of numerous architects
with his bold compositions.
(can you pronounce this?) is a young photographer from island
and she puts her pics on flickr [more inside]
Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday?
is a Flickr set of the pages from Helen Palmer Geisel's (Dr. Seuss's first wife) now out of print children's book that gained notoreity
for its depiction of children doing fun & very dangerous things like joining the marines
, playing with guns
& fighting American Gladiator style
Punk Guitar Heroes - Television's Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd Television
, and its guitar pas de deux
between Tom Verlaine
and Richard Lloyd
, fit into the punk scene
only because they are the ones basically responsible for CBGB
becoming a punk rock
convinced Hilly Kristal
to let them practice there and play shows, and the rest is history
. [more inside]
What variety of Geek are you? You can probably find yourself on The 56 Geeks Poster.
: a small and terrific flickr set. After you check out an exploded hand
, maybe you will want to admire a Fasciolaria filamentosa
In the same spirit as the Open Net Initiative
and Committee to Protect Bloggers
that both track global internet filtering, Sami
ben Gharbia's Access Denied Map
tries to track the blocking of sites like Blogger, Flickr, YouTube and others by governments, as well as efforts by activists to keep them accessible or to challenge their blockage.
Entoptic phenomenanotographs [via Flickr]
. Entoptic phenomena
are visual effects whose source is within the eye itself. This is a photo set of nothing but entoptic phenomena... as well as a few invisible men.
Man comments on Flickr photos
he discarded in an alley dumpster 30 years ago
. Vietnam 1967-1968: Darrell Hill, Photographer
A miniature of Scrooge McDuck's money bin.
(in the words of the model maker) This is a set of images documenting a model of the world's richest duck's money bin
, built by me, using blueprints created by the great Don Rosa
and Dan Shane
.And remember Carl Barks
- the mind behind the idea of a man storing all his money in a giant concrete bin
Crime and punishment
- a curiously compelling and quirky collection of historic crime photos, including unusual mugshots, corpses & crime scenes. A few favorite characters: idle and disorderly persons
; "something amazing" about Harry
; a cocky quartet
; an illicit drug trader
who "drives his own motor car and dresses well"; a subject who refused to open his eyes
; charged with conspiring to procure a miscarriage
; and guilty of unlawfully possessing cocaine
This is just one of many marvelous vintage image sets
from a historical consultant from Amsterdam - a mammoth treasure trove!
Illustrated BMI Categories,
a Flickr project where you can see what "underweight
," and "morbidly obese
," BMI categories look like on real people (safe for work) (mostly women). I think that many people would be surprised by what 180lbs
In addition to not looking what you might have expected fat to look like, it may also not mean what you thought it meant: [more inside]
Faces in Places
: A photographic collection of faces found in everyday places. You can see more at the Faces in Places group photo pool
Pre-1990s Sports Card Portraiture (Flickr slideshow) Images of pre-1990 sports cards which feature excellent photographic portraits, not action shots. I will delete stuff I don't think is good enough with abandon. [more inside]
Do you prefer to travel light or be prepared for anything? The Flickr pools for what's in your bag?
and The Items We Carry
reveal all. More prevalent than I would have expected: Burt's Bees, multitools, carabiner keychains.
The mission stencil story
is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story that takes place on the sidewalks of the Mission district in San Francisco. Via
has many various projects & flickrsets, including the fairly well known Laugh Out Loud Cats
& the Hodgman inspired Hobo Names project
, but some of the lesser known ones are awesome as well, including this set of images created for common HTTP Errors
, this Alphabet of Monsters
, and a personal favorite, Monkey!
, wherein users send in a monkey description
and receive in return a drawing
7-Eleven turns 12 of its locations in the United States and Canada into Kwik-E-Marts
in a promotion for the upcoming Simpsons Movie
, including locations in Burbank
, Mountain View
and Bladensburg, MD
The city of Sao Paulo passed an ordinance
last year banning outdoor advertising; photographer Tony de Marco has been documenting the skeletal remains
of the advertising infrastructure throughout the city; the impact looks like the aftermath of a new type of atomic weapon that targets marketing but leaves buildings & people unscathed.
Things Look Like Things
is an interesting photoblog concept;
the author spends his flickr-browsing hours finding visual similarities
between images & creating themed sets
, usually with a small amount of accompanying text. I'm doing a terrible job of selling it, but the results
can be really compelling
Photosynth. Blaise Aguera y Arcas
(second one down) does a live demo (with some subtle humor) of the product we've discussed previously
. Via the wonderful Ted (mentioned a few times).