A definition of love

January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

Love is kind of like when you see a fog in the morning, when you wake up before the sun comes out. It’s just a little while, and then it burns away… Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality.

A definition of love by Charles Bukowski.

via Brain Pickings

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Pictograms are forever

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Not only diamonds are forever, pictograms as well. Designer Bryan Lenning has used only pictograms  to depict all 24 James Bond films.

Can you guess the titles just by looking at the icons?

via Design Taxi

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The spirit of a city

January 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

To ‘highlight’ human existence and to show the spirit of a wounded city. That was the concept behind Wittner Fabrice‘s Enlightened Souls, a lightpainting project, which begun in May 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand as an artistic and morale contribution to the 6.3 quake’s aftermath. Now in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wittner Fabrice creates his unique long-exposure photos with lights shone through large cut stencils.

“An interesting way to share ideas and feelings about society and life. After all, this is what street art is made for”, says Fabrice. See more light stencils after the jump. « Read the rest of this entry »

The dark side of a fairy tale

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Not every fairy tale has a happy ending. Thomas Czarnecki’s photographic series From Enchantment to Down reveal a different ending to classic fairy tales heroines.

In each of his photographs, he uses recognizable princesses, such as Cinderella, Red Little Red Ridding Hood, Snowhite, Alice in Wonderland to create dark and complex narratives, revealing, thus, intriguing new ways for how classic fairy tales could have ended.

See more bad endings after the jump « Read the rest of this entry »

Landscape in the mist

January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Landscape in the Mist (1988). RIP Theo Angelopoulos

What happened on the internet in 2011?

January 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

We know what happened last year on the internet, but this year? The London design agency Syzygy weaves together “20 greatest, funniest and most insane internet events from 2011.”

Can you recognise them?

20 Things that happened on the internet in 2011

via Fast Company Co.Design

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The sky turned blood red

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I was walking along a path with two friends / the sun was setting / suddenly the sky turned blood red / I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence / there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city / my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety / and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”
Edvard Munch, 1893

Not only poems can be animated, as we have seen in our previous post, but paintings as well. Edvard Munch’s The Scream gets a life of its own in this amazing video, created by animation director and graphic artist Sebastian Cosor.

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