The state of social media

December 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

The end of yet another year: ideal time for reviews. 2012 was the year where social media have fully established their presence and have become a way of life, according to an infographic by The SEO Company and Nowsourcing.

stateofsocial2012

via Mashable

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And the Oscar goes to …

November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars

or

I can resist everything but temptation.

One of the wittiest spirit of literature is also the most quoted. The Guardian gathered Oscar Wilde’s top 50 epigrams in just one infographic:

via The Guardian

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A girl’s hidden treasure

October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Or, more accurately three girls’ treasures. Three tortured souls, three great artists. What were their favorite objects, their magic talismans? Bett Norris illustrated the (imaginary) most precious possessions of Sylvia Plath:

Sylvia Plath Treasures

Frida Kahlo:

Frida Kahlo Treasures

and Edith Piaf:

Edith Piaf Treasures

Flowers and death being the common denominator…

You can find these treasures on Bett Norris’ Etsy shop

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Those damn pigeons

October 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

I will shit on everything you love

Print by the lovely Etsy shop OliverandLyvia via istanbul loves Athens (Athens loves Istanbul back)

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10 more ways to visualize lyrics

October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Our first post on illustrated lyrics is one of our most popular ones, ever. It seems you share our obsession, hurrah! It is due time, then, to share some more visualizations that struck us as interesting and funny. Some interior design there, too. Again this list contains songs we love for the most part. So, for your viewing pleasure, here come 10 more ways to visualize lyrics:

1. The literal interpretation

adele: set fire to the rain

Set fire to the rain by Adele (source)

2. The eye-chart

3 little birds

3 little birds by Bob Marley (source)

3. The equation

every day is like sunday

Every day is like Sunday by Morrissey (source)

4. The upholstered armchair

perfect day

Perfect day by Lou Reed (source)

5. The stencil

maps

Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (source)

6. The cross-stitch

please please please

Please, please, please let me get what I want by The Smiths (source)

7. The street-sign

stop

Stop! In the name of love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (source)

8. The word-match

mambo no 5

Mambo no 5 by Lou Vega (source)

9. The staircase

hello i love you

Hello, I love you by The Doors (source)

10. The door-sign

push it

Push it by Salt-n-Pepa (source)

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In every cry of every Man

July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

A few days before the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympic Games in London, Alex Robinson remembers William Blake and his poem London, published in Songs of Experience in 1794, to portray Olympic city’s face.

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The hardly spoken words

July 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

The difficult words, the unusual words: all these words that are rarely spoken and whose meaning we cannot even imagine. Designers James and Michael Fizgarald, the illustration duo from Ireland, also known as The Project Twins, have ‘gathered’ all these words that are rarely spoken and managed to visually explain them.

Acersecomic: a person whose hair has never been cut.

Zugzwang: a position in which any decision or move will result in problems.

Do you know any of them? See more peculiar words after the jump. « Read the rest of this entry »

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