To die by your side…

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

and if a double-decker bus /crashes into us /to die by your side /is such a heavenly way to die /and if a ten-ton truck /kills the both of us /to die by your side /well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Especially when you are a fictional character popping out from the illustrated first-edition covers of Macbeth and Dracula.

Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die by Your Side) is a short animation film made of 3,000 pieces of felt, all cut by hand by
Olympia Le-Tan and directed by Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn.

The story is set on a bookshelf of the famous Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company and displays the encounter of two cut out figures wanting to be together.


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A love story: cut in two

June 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Whether you are in Paris or New York, love can always find you. In London. Beautiful video splitting the screen in two by JW Griffiths.

via Fubiz

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Beauty is in the street

May 24, 2011 § 2 Comments

More than 40 years have passed since the French students occupied the streets of Paris, triggering one of the most important social revolts of recent history. I do not know what remains still alive from this era, except these beautifully designed posters, landmarks of political art and graphic design.

A group of art students, who called themselves the Atelier Populaire, produced hundreds of posters to encourage the protestors and to report on police brutality.

Beauty is in the Street is a visual record from May ’68 Paris uprising edited by Johan Kugelberf with Philippe Vermes (Four Corner Books).

via the Guardian

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10 + 1 ways to visualize lyrics

April 18, 2011 § 5 Comments

Really good songs have usually really good lyrics. And good lyrics stay with you. When we were at school we doodled them on our books and carved them into the desks. What do the digital natives do? Here are the best ideas (and, incidentally, really good songs for the most part) we found around the web:

1. Pick a photo, apply a vintage effect and write the lyrics in helvetica

paris by the friendly fires

Paris by the Friendly Fires (the Aeroplane version featuring Au Revoir Simone  kicks major ass, too)
(visual first seen at letlooselove, our title inspired by this)

2. Make a flowchart*

should I stay or should I go by the clash

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
(visual first seen at Urlesque)
*but be careful not to be trapped on an infinite loop

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Une promenade à New York

April 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Voudriez-vous se promener dans les rues de Paris? Or would you prefer to walk on downtown Manhattan?  A lover of Paris wandering through New York, Vahram Muratyan, draws in his blog Paris vs New York, a tally of two cities parallel lines and challenges visually the clichés and contradictions of both cities.

Sunday morning

Cabaret

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Naked in the city

February 26, 2011 § 9 Comments

Each city has its ruins and its deserted spots. Manhattan, Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia, Seoul. Istanbul.  New York-based artist Miru Kim wanders around abandoned tunnels, catacombs, factories, shipyards and hospitals to feel the skin of the city. She climbs on top of bridges and, in her photographic series Naked City Spleen, she reinvigorates the romantic notion of spleen by pointing out the feelings of depression and isolation that reside in each big city.

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Pieces in the air

February 19, 2011 § 6 Comments

In his Tronified series, Paris based editorial and fashion photographer Khuong Nguyen shatters all sort of appliances and let them float in the air.

I have nothing else to say but enjoy!

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