Helen Vine is an illustrator living and working in the UK. Her work is mainly done in black ink, with some accents of color & gold. Her style conjures up the mystic properties of life, and things that fascinate her; death, life, decay, beauty, power, & want. Each of these themes are sprinkled throughout her illustrations; at once comfortable, & terrifying – sometimes in the same moment. Geisha’s stand or sit in deep thought, turned inward, or calmly taking in the scenes around them. Others look like they’re spewing rivers of the blackest blood from their mouths. This young illustrator is well on her way to great things. Read an interview with her on Visual News.
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For all their warfare and bloodshed, Vikings also have a rich and fabled story of being a pagan society. Where their pagan ideals clash with Christian morals at every turn. The Vikings live in a brutal and mysterious world, filled gods and mythology; bound by Yggdrasil – an ash tree that binds together the nine worlds of Viking mythology. Read on to learn more about the gods and mythology of Vikings.
When you’re an apartment dweller, you may not know your neighbors’ names. But you definitely know which ones are the loudest, which probably influences your feelings about them (and their feelings about you).
From humble beginnings in England, to touring the US, making girls faint when they even got a glimpse of their mop tops, and selling out entire baseball stadiums — The Beatles have done it all. This graphic looks at exactly how well The Beatles’ albums have sold since their inception in the early 60s.
Big data is something Facebook knows a little bit about. The user base of Facebook has grown to astronomical proportions, with now more than 1 billion users, and 743 million of them are active. Data is bombarding Facebook at a velocity, variety and volume that is so vast, its one of the main reasons for the creation of the Graph Search – and to eventually kill the clout of search behemoth, Google.
There are thousands of Apps now available for our smartphones and tablets. These apps range from just about any subject you can think of: games, social networks, news, and music. These apps account for endless hours of entertainment, and can ruin verbal communication on a night out with friends in a heartbeat. Apps are convenient, but when they have to be updated constantly, drive us crazy. This Visual Storytelling graphic captures what we think our app time really looks like.
The thrill of driving an elite sports car to the brink of its mechanical limitations is something many of us will only watch on TV (or if you’re a real diehard for rumbling engines and impressive speeds) the grandstands. For those of us who fiend the need for speed — but don’t have the capital to hop into a sports car — video game racing has been wetting our appetites since 1974. See which games you remember best below.
Getting healthy in 2013 is a great goal to have. Buying a new juicer will put you one step closer to obtaining your goals and aspirations, until you figure out how long it takes to clean the darned thing. You’ll spend more time cleaning than enjoying that tasty, fresh juice treat you just created. We feel sorry for whoever gets stuck with clean-up duty.
Displaying thrilling speeds up to 200 miles per hour (320km), it’s no wonder Formula 1 racing is one of the most popular sports across the globe. As fans gear up for the Formula 1 2013 season to kickoff on 15 March in Australia, let’s take a look at the races that are about to hit the circuits.