Global Photography: #005 Rio de Janeiro

13 July 2014 Photography

It can't have escaped your notice that for the past 4 weeks the World Cup has been taking place in Brazil. Tonight, Germany and Argentina will fight it out in the final for the greatest prize in the sporting world. To celebrate, what has been a fantastic tournament, I've decided to focus the Global Photography viewfinder on the final's host city, Rio de Janeiro. Obrigado Brasil!

The second largest city in Brazil with a population of around 6.3m people, Rio is a city of great beauty and of great contrast with its poverty stricken favelas overlooking one of the world's most glamorous cities beneath. It's because of this disparity that the hosting of the World Cup and the upcoming Olympics in 2016 was greeted with anger and protest by many in Brazil believing that such an investment would be better placed into easing people's hardship.

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The Beautiful Paper Sculptures of Zim & Zou

19 April 2014 Alternative Art

Zim and Zou is a studio based in Nancy, France comprized of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmerman.

Lucie and Thibault's work explores various different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. For this post I've focused on their wonderful paper sculptures. I found the intricate and tactile nature of these pieces as well as the fantastic use of colour very pleasing, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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Honest Logos

06 June 2013 Humour, Logos

Instantly recognizable, satirically re-imagined. These frank logo reinventions are the work of Swedish designer, Viktor Hertz.

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Star Wars Blueprints

03 June 2013 Fan Art

I came across these great designs by A2K Design recently and being a huge Star Wars fan, I loved them and thought I'd share them with you guys. Hope you like them too. May the force be with you!

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Split Portraits

15 September 2012 Photography

These wonderfully creative photographs are the brainchild of Ulric Collette, an art director out of Quebec city.

He combines the portraits of two people who are related, to demonstrate the similarities between them.

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Mario's Enemies Reimagined

20 August 2012 Fan Art

Since 1983, the Mario games have been the cornerstone of Nintendo's line-up and a stalwart of the gaming world at large. For nearly 30 years, the mustachioed dynamic duo have rescued the princess from Bowser's fiery grasp countless times, feasted on incalculable mushrooms, of myriad power-up varieties and mercilessly stomped a near infinite amount of, in many cases, actually quite cute enemies...

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Global Photography: #004 Sydney

02 February 2012 Photography

For this, the 4th edition of the Global Photography feature, I decided to focus the viewfinder on the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia.

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and home to 4.6 million "Sydneysiders", making it the most populous city in Australia.

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Breathtaking Illustrations by Loopydave

18 January 2012 Illustration

I'm always excited when I come across a great illustrator, but this guy simply took my breath away.

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Dirty Car Art

03 January 2012 Alternative Art

There's something deeply pleasing to me about seeing art created in a temporary, here today gone tomorrow, medium and these incredible works by Scott Wade are a perfect example.

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Creative LEGO Ads

03 December 2011 Advertising

As one of the world's biggest creative companies, you'd expect a certain level of creativity in their advisements and LEGO don't disappoint.

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Mind-blowing Pencil Sculptures

11 November 2011 Alternative Art

Using a pencil to create art is, of course, nothing new however carpenter, Dalton M. Ghetti has taken a slightly different approach.

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Still Life Comes Alive!

You'd be forgiven, at first, for thinking these photographs were of canvas, skilfully adorned with acrylics to create some pretty nice still life portraits. They are, in fact, the unique works of Washington DC artist, Alexa Meade.

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