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BETH GALTON’S “CUT FOOD” SERIES

May 18 |

Photographer Beth Galton gives us a literal “inside” look at foods via her Cut Food series. In it she captures popular dishes and snacks that are split in half exposing only their insides while still maintaining their structure. It’s hard to explain, but even harder to pull off as she had to replace many of the liquid parts of her subjects with gelatin in order to retain their form.

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THE TIME JALEN ROSE DUNKED ON MICHAEL JORDAN

May 17 |

Grantland’s got another awesome installment of story time w/ Jalen Rose. This time our protagonist recalls the tale of when he decided to challenge Michael Jordan and proceed to dunk on him. Hilarious storytelling, but even more hilarious animation!

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PLANT WEAPONS

May 14 |

Here’s an usual series from photographer/creative Sonia Rentsch. Her recent Harmless series combines plant parts and forms them into silhouettes of firearms. The result is a beautiful juxtaposition of nature’s grace and man’s modern weaponry design.

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THINGS COME APART

May 11 |

Things Come Apart is an intricate photo/design series by creative Todd McLellan. The premise of the project, which ultimately stemmed into a book of the same title, was to deconstruct the most popular and intricate objects (a bicycle, laptop, smartphones, Swiss army knife, etc.) that people use and truly observe their layout. Here are the visually stunning results.

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JUXTAPOZ BEASTIE BOYS TRIBUTE ISSUE

May 9 |

Juxtapoz magazine has announced that their June 2013 issue will be a special “Beastie Boys: Visual History + Tribute to MCA” edition. They will focus on all of the artists responsible for Beastie Boy cover art and photos like Glen E. Friedman, Bruce Davidson, Mike McGill along with a few others and the stories behind what inspired them all. Collector’s item anyone?

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HISTORY OF TYPOGRAPHY

May 8 |

Ben BarrettForrest of Forrest Media presents an animated short about the history of typography. The fiveminute piece, comprised of 291 paper letters, 2,454 photos and 140 hours of stopmotion, features an indepth look at type from as far back as the original Blackletter to the modernday Helvetica. A mustwatch for typography nerds and visual artists alike. Kudos to the craftsmanship and conciseness.

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MEET “HIPSTER” ROGERS

May 7 |

Rapper Lil Wayne continues to dedicate himself to skateboarding. This time around he and some professional homies (Greg Lutzka, Tyler Hendley, Yo Yo and Christiona Sereika) hit California’s Orange County to capture some nighttime thrills. Weezy and company laid it down, hitting everything from grass gaps to rails and even a ditch! Props to this. With all the negative publicity surrounding Lil Wayne, it’s great to see him have fun doing something he truly enjoys.

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FUJIKO NAKAYA’S CLOUD INSTALLATIONS

May 4 |

Imagine what it would be like to journey inside of a cloud. This is exactly what inspired Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya to create his mystifying (pun intended) huffs of artificial mist. Visitors can literally walk through an intense fog that replicates the make up of a cloud! Nakaya’s curious elementalbased work is currently on display in Linz, Austria and uses a series of special nozzles that evaporate highpressured water.

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THE ICE MAN COMMETH

April 30 |

Artist Trevor Pearson goes to town on ice sculptures that he meticulously (and ferociously) designs then places in public spaces for spectators to interact with. His process is cinematically captured thanks to Julia and Alex Horner. Watch the subzero magic happen here:

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RE-VISION’S LESSON IN ICONOGRAPHY

April 26 |

Spanish design firm Forma & Co. decided to explore the capacity of minimalist iconography by experimenting with a few popculture icons. Their ReVisions series reinterprets franchises like Marvel Comics, KISS and the Barcelona Football Club to name a few. Amazing to see how the slightest visual cues can conjure up a conditioned mind’s memory of a popular brand or concept!

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