A couple of friends told me about this last night and while I might be the last person to find out about it, I also may not be. So, for those who haven’t seen this video already, I bring you an elephant painting a self-portrait.
Hey everyone. I’m still traveling around Europe, mostly without internet access. Still, I’d like to ask anyone who reads this website to go to my friend’s submission at “Threadless.com”:http://www.threadless.com/submission/120749/Avian_Flew and vote for it. If you didn’t know, Threadless is a t-shirt site that prints and sells more artsy t-shirts that are über-popular. I’m in Germany now so the keyboard actually has an “ü” button! Threadless tees have been featured everywhere, most famously on Zach Braff in “Scrubs”:http://imdb.com/title/tt0285403/.
http://www.fakeisthenewreal.org/ (fakeisthenewreal.org) is full of great maps. For example, the above pictures are to-scale drawings of subway systems in New York, London, and Madrid respectively. More cities can be found at their "world subways":http://www.fakeisthenewreal.org/subway/ page. I like it when people reorganize information and maps in new ways. Other cool cartographic remixes found on fakeisthenewreal are "Chicago Mile by Mile":http://www.fakeisthenewreal.org/milexmile/ in which one picture representing every square mile of famously grid-like Chicago is shown on the city map, and "Public Schools in Order":http://www.fakeisthenewreal.org/ps/ (shown below) in which all of New York's public schools are connected in numerical order.
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17 to 18 thousand people turned out in Mexico City the other day to take their kit off and pose for the world’s largest nude photo shoot. The photographer, Spencer Tunick, had previously taken similar pictures in Barcelona with 7,000 people posing. The throng posed in a number of configurations including this one with the entire naked crowd saluting the Mexican flag.
This is an oldie but a goodie. Liz Hickok is a San Francisco artist that has worked with a number of media including sculpture, photography and most importantly, jello. “This gallery”:http://www.lizhickok.com/portfolio_jello.html of photos is from her most famous exhibition in which she cast a scale model of downtown San Francisco entirely out of jello, Golden Gate Bridge and everything.
http://news.yahoo.com/week-in-photos details twelve worldly events each Sunday from the previous week. These eye-candy shots can be viewed with captions to snippet the news event that’s featured or solo. For the "more popular ones":http://pictopia.com/perl/gal/yahoo?name=All-Time%20Top%20Sellers, there’s an option to purchase a poster and/or a smaller sized printout.
“Into the Pixel”:http://www.intothepixel.com/index.php is an online art exhibition that features art from video games. It will consist of 16 of the most beautiful images from all video games, published and not.
http://www.intothepixel.com/preview.php?45&year=2006, from the game _Stranglehold_ by Stephan Martiniere.
The “Space Hijackers”:http://www.spacehijackers.org./html/welcome.html, self-described as “Trouble with an anti-capital ‘T’, have been part of a sustained “Guerrilla Benching”:http://www.spacehijackers.org./html/projects/guerrillabench/guerrilla.html campaign in the borough of Camden in London. Apparently the Borough Council has been removing benches and the people, at least according to this lot, are not going to take that sitting down.