The internet is a double-edged sword, and we know that very well, so much so that sometimes something as simple as a GIF can affect us greatly no matter how simple it is.
And that’s what happened with a GIF created by the Polish visual artist named Feliks Konczakowski, which shows us a satellite approach that as in google maps is giving you a clearer picture of what is actually in the location.
The problem? You approach but you never get to see in more detail.
Folks it is a slow news day.
Muhammad Ali is one of the most legendary athletes of our time. The Greatest of All Time was a fighter both in and out of the ring, championing all his life for causes he believed in. Absolutely unrelenting in the face of adversity, he lived true to the TAG Heuer motto, Don’t Crack Under Pressure.
Finding room divider ideas that are just as stylish as they are functional, is often easier said than done. But, if you live in an open place space, maybe it’s a studio apartment or perhaps you have a kitchen and living room in one situation going on, you will know the importance of creating ‘zones’ (rooms within rooms).
The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.
These intricate portraits of our favourite Game of Thrones characters are made entirely from paper, cut in different layers and using various colours and textures to emulate the strokes of a paintbrush.
Crafted by Robbin Gregorio, an illustrator and designer from the Philippines, the attention to detail is impressive and certainly demonstrates a patient and steady hand. From the expensive, embroidered clothes and house emblems to the heavy beards and fur coats, Robbin papercuts depict every character beautifully.
When most of us pass by an old piece of wood on the ground, we don’t look at it twice. After all, it’s just a stick, right? But for Canadian artist, Debra Bernier, the grooves, pits, and breaks in a piece of driftwood are tiny works of art, created by nature, and they’re inspirational jumping-off points for her earthy, magical artwork.
German-born, Tschichold is one of the most outstanding and influential typographers of the 20th century, He cleared away the old typography of pre-1925 and made room for a modern, structured and regulated new typography. His work is characterised by rigorous structure, asymmetrical placement of contrasting elements, and layouts based on horizontal and vertical underlying grids.
This event usually takes place at Somerset House, however, due to the coronavirus outbreak it is now taking place online.
Experience the best contemporary photography from across the globe, as nearly 100 galleries from various different countries come together for series of online events and exhibitions as part of Photo London Digital.
In the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I wrote about some of my favourite old kids’ science books: A long time ago I read a good piece of advice in The Whole Earth Review: a children’s book to learn about a topic. Ever since then I’ve been adding kids’ science books to my home library. I’m biased toward books from the 1950s and 60s because the illustrations are excellent and the writing is straightforward (though sometimes the information can be out of date).