Archive | January, 2011

Pic of the Day: Moving Cars

21 Jan

What a great idea. I love it.

Pic of the Day: Moving Cars
FEATURED BLOG POSTS – MY MODERN METROPOLIS | JANUARY 18, 2011
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Playing with perspective can be fun on a snowy day…

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Infographic: United States of Last Names

21 Jan

Infographic: United States of Last Names
FEATURED BLOG POSTS – MY MODERN METROPOLIS | JANUARY 20, 2011
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Geographers at University College London used phone directories to find the predominant surnames in each state. Software then identified the probable provenances of the 181 names that emerged. (Zoom in, here.)

Many of these names came from Great Britain, reflecting the long head start the British had over many other settlers. Also, slaves often took their owners’ names, so about one in five Americans now named Smith are African American.

Do you spot your last name on the map?

National Geographic website
via [psfk]

Vandalog: The Death of Banksy

6 Jan

Vandalog: The Death of Banksy
HYPEBEAST | JANUARY 6, 2011
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At the onset, Banksy’s political commentary in street art form started from the efforts of one solo figure. His art movement has since garnered mass appeal and attention as he slowly seeps his way into mainstream popular culture. The man who represents Banksy will undoubtedly meet his demise some time down the line in the most literal sense, however in an editorial byVandalog, they argue that we could see the work of Banksycontinue onwards for generations. This is based on various arguments including how the authenticity of his work, a team commissioned to do his work and the simplicity of his work all ensure his ongoing legacy. Arguably, Bansky’s drawing power is less about his artwork and more about his social commentary. Perhaps his particular stenciled style interjected with societal opinion done by others will come to represent him in future generations.

The likes of Basquiat and Haring have had their legacy carried on, but for a (at the time of posting) faceless personality be able to continue on in the afterlife? Let us know your thoughts below.

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High Heel Nike Dunks!!??

5 Jan

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Fantastically Funny Illustrations by Gemma Correll (11 total)

5 Jan

Fantastically Funny Illustrations by Gemma Correll (11 total)
FEATURED BLOG POSTS – MY MODERN METROPOLIS | JANUARY 5, 2011
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Though Gemma Correll’s illustrations may first look like they’re only meant for children, read the text and you’ll soon … Read more

Living a Teenage Dream (15 photos)

4 Jan

Living a Teenage Dream (15 photos)
FEATURED BLOG POSTS – MY MODERN METROPOLIS | JANUARY 4, 2011
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Though Valerie Chiang is not a professional photographer (rather, she is a student at Oberlin Conservatory studying piano … Read more

Making Pictures out of Rorschach Inkblots (6 total)

3 Jan

Making Pictures out of Rorschach Inkblots (6 total)
FEATURED BLOG POSTS – MY MODERN METROPOLIS | JANUARY 2, 2011
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L Filipe dos Santos’ See Saw collection fills in the pictures that one may see from a Rorschach’s ink blot test. From Madrid, … Read more