Is a picture worth a thousand words?

April 12, 2011 § 2 Comments

One of the most beautiful scenes in the motion picture history restructured. In words.  Juan Osborne used the lyrics of the’ Singing in the Rain’ song to outline Gene Kelly’s figure of in his memorable dance. Juan Osborne creates mostly portraits of directors, writers, actors, politicians by choosing very carefully the words to incorporate in each of his subjects. He has even used over 200,000 words for just one piece.

Singing in the rain

If it is too blurry to view it,  just get some distance and it will appear clear. Check out some of his amazing portraits in his personal blog.

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Attention please!

April 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Pay attention

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The Man in the Black Coat

April 8, 2011 § 9 Comments

If this is not a brilliant example of visual poetry, what will ever be?

“Yellow Star” a poem by Kate Ruse
Music: “Interval One” from “The Quiet Lamb” by Her Name is Calla, 2010
Spoken by Kate Ruse

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The dark side of the loom

April 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

The Dark Side of the Loom

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Words without words

March 21, 2011 § 3 Comments

Which one is stronger? A word or an image?

In Words without words, a visual dictionary of words with abstract, complex or underused meanings, these two are beautifully combined by illustrator, designer and new media artist, Veronika Heckova.


More definitions after the jump

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I can see my house from here

January 18, 2011 § 9 Comments

We used to waste hours just walking around/We used to wait/All those wasted lives in the wilderness downtown

the wilderness downtown

Songs are places. This song is your place. The one you grew up in. The one you have left behind. The one you are running away from. Or towards?

Arcade Fire’s song “We Used To Wait“, from their latest album “The Suburbs” (highly acclaimed by well established magazines, such as Uncut, Mojo and so many others, and by alternative digital websites and blogs, such as Pitchfork and Gorilla vs Bear) is a haunting tune about the no man’s land that is memory.

“The Wilderness Downtown”, directed by Chris Milk, is an interactive interpretation of the song, where a faceless man (me? you?) is running around the streets of his/her childhood*. By entering your childhood address,  a narrative unfolds, revealing beautifully rendered images and videos of your hometown. Choreographed windows, custom-rendered maps, flocking birds and growing trees create a personalised scenery. At the end, you can make amends with your past, writing a beautifully typefaced note to the person you once were, only to see it incorporated in the video.

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