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World’s Largest Panorama TITANIC Gives Insight To A Tragic Moment 105 Years Ago

28 January 2017 sees the world premiere of the 360° Panorama “TITANIC – The Promise of Modernity” by Yadegar Asisi in the Panometer Leipzig. With a scale of 1:1, the panoramic image covers an area of approximately 3,500 square metres, leading visitors to the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic, 3,800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic. Continue »

A Walk In Nanjing’s ‘Love Tunnel’

A stretch of railway track in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing has become an unlikely venue for wedding photos and young couples’ strolls thanks to its romantic location in a natural tunnel formed by trees. Continue »

World’s Largest Vertical Garden Blooms With 85,000 Plants In The Heart Of Bogota

Behold: the largest vertical garden in the world. Located in Bogota, Colombia, the Santalaia building is completely covered with a lush layer of 85,000 plants that span 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet). A vertical garden of this size can produce enough oxygen for more than 3,100 people every year, process 1,708 pounds of heavy metals, filter more than 2,000 tons of harmful gases and catch more than 881 pounds of dust. Continue »

A Photographer Took Glorious Colour Photographs Of London In Early 1970s

All we know about these fascinating photos of London in 1972 is that they were more than likely taken by an American tourist. Continue »

Danish Retailer Vipp Has Created A “Battery-Charging Stations For Humans”

Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company’s line of homeware products. Called Shelter, the 55-square-metre structure is intended to serve as a nature retreat and “battery-charging station for humans”, said Kasper Egelund, who heads the brand. Continue »

A Neural Network Invented A Bunch Of New Paint Colors That Are Hilariously Wrong

At some point, we’ve all wondered about the incredibly strange names for paint colors. Research scientist and neural network goofball Janelle Shane took the wondering a step further. Shane decided to train a neural network to generate new paint colors, complete with appropriate names. The results are possibly the greatest work of artificial intelligence I’ve seen to date.

Writes Shane on her Tumblr, “For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue color values.) Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?”

By the first checkpoint, the neural network has learned to produce valid RGB values – these are colors, all right, and you could technically paint your walls with them. It’s a little farther behind the curve on the names, although it does seem to be attempting a combination of the colors brown, blue, and gray.

By the second checkpoint, the neural network can properly spell green and gray. It doesn’t seem to actually know what color they are, however. Continue »

A Small Town In Siberia Keeps It’s Own Secrets At Night In Surreal Photographs By Vlad Tretiak

Vlad Tretiak is a talented self-taught photographer, 2D artist and graphic designer based in Kemerovo, small town in Siberia, Russia. For his series “A Small Town in Siberia”, Vlad captured stunning cityscapes of his hometown – Kemerovo, at night time. Continue »

Anonymous Hero Is ‘Protecting’ Graffiti Penises By Painting Condoms Over Them

An anonymous street artist is doing a noble service to the many graffiti penises of London – by spray-painting condoms on top of them. It’s pretty hilarious, but it also sends an important public health message which we’re sure even the original authors of the graffiti would be cool with.

Protect City Cocks, as the campaign is now known, started when an art director (whose name is undisclosed) noticed the shocking amount of unwanted penis drawings scattered across London’s walls. Continue »

An Adventure In Unknowing: Totally Amazing Illustrations By Sylvain Sarrailh

Sylvain Sarrailh is an illustrator and artist, and works in Toulouse, France. He’s part of a workshop called “Atelier Spark,” which he shares with other graphic designers and artists for whom he apparently makes life particularly difficult with his snide remarks and operatic vocals. Below you’ll find a gorgeous collection of atmospheric science fiction art that’ll take your imagination on a fantastic journey. Sylvain’s talent is impressive, but then, so is his list of clients, because it includes Sony, Ubisoft, Oculus Rift, Insomniac Games, and a host of other big names in the entertainment industry. Continue »

Transparent Heart-Stopping Glass Sky Slide Starts Trial Runs In North China

A transparent slide located in the Dayudu Yellow River Scenic Area, northern China’s Shanxi Province, is definitely a daredevil’s game. Continue »

It’s Not Milk: Ivan Alifan’s Surreal And Seductive Paintings

“It’s Not Milk” is a series of oil paintings by Russian artist Ivan Alifan that examine sexuality and the modern gaze. His figures literally ooze with eroticism, their faces eager and serene as they receive the milk-white anointment. Some of his paintings involve dripping giants immersed in surreal landscapes. Alifan’s portraits of sensuality and excess provoke a range of emotional responses in his viewers, from attraction to unease. By confronting us with scenes of pleasure and secret intimacy, he seeks to destigmatize sex in art and foster bodily self-awareness. Continue »

German Artist Naschi Creates Colourful And Cute Oil Paintings

German artist Naschi, that’s her artist pseudonym, is well versed in the manga style, oil painting, cuteness overload discipline. The vivid colors contribute to the optimistic and fresh perspective of using Pokemon critters as cocktail condiments. Let’s get to the wonderful illustrations. Continue »

Illustrator Reimagines Famous Fast Food Brands As Manga-Style Characters

Ever wondered how fast food brands would look like if they were human? A Philippines-based illustrator who goes by alias Ozumii Wizard brings KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jolibee, and Burger King to life in her Japanese manga-style digital art. Continue »

There’s A Species Of Wild Cats Where The Adults Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives


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Sand cats are a small, solitary cat native to deserts in Africa and Asia. Superbly adapted to life in the desert, they can live without water, run on shifting sand and detect prey underground. Continue »

Graphic Designer Turns Transit Networks Around The World Into Minimalist Maps

These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by American graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they are also eye-opening. Called ‘220 Mini Metros’, the series comprises of 220 metro and light rail systems from cities large and small that have been “shrunken and simplified” into minimal line drawings enclosed in a circle. Continue »