Parent Of An Autistic Son Who Hates Being In Photos T-Rex Solution Isn’t Just Brilliant, It’s Hilarious

Parent Of An Autistic Son Who Hates Being In Photos T-Rex Solution Isn't Just Brilliant, It's Hilarious

We all love a nice family photoshoot, but for some parents it isn’t always easy to create the perfect snapshot. That was the case for Samantha Bishop, a professional photographer and mother of two from Bremen, GA, whose son Levi has autism and is uncomfortable posing for photos. Continue reading »

This Black Guy Drew What It Was Like Being The Only Black Man In A White Office In The 60s, And It’s Worse Than You Think

This Black Guy Drew What It Was Like Being The Only Black Man In A White Office In The 60s, And It’s Worse Than You Think

There’s a lot of drama in the workplace, but probably only a handful of people have experienced it as much as the people of color who started entering predominantly white offices a few decades ago. Tom Floyd was born in Gary, Indiana in 1929 and operated his own advertising firm before working as a designer for the Inland Steel Company. There, his insights on racial dynamics were formed. Continue reading »

Struggling To Come To Terms With Being An Adult? ABC For Adults Can Help!

Struggling To Come To Terms With Being An Adult? ABC For Adults Can Help!

Children’s ABC books in the 1970s taught us about a warm and innocent world through wonderful hand-painted imagery of animals, toys and quaint household objects. Unfortunately, we all grew up and became paranoid, cynical adults filled with fear and hatred. But don’t despair, this new book will help guide you and your family through this difficult phase of your existence. Continue reading »

A $49 Milllion Miniature Megacity Being Recreated In A 49,000-Square-Foot Exhibit Space In NYC

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A  Milllion Miniature Megacity Being Recreated In A 49,000-Square-Foot Exhibit Space In NYC
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A group of artists have created a new 49,000-square-foot exhibit of 300 miniature scenes of landmarks and towns from 50 countries around the world. Called Gulliver’s Gate, the exhibit features everything from a tiny replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to one of the Beatles strutting across Abbey Road. The $40 million exhibit, which opened in a 49,000-square-foot exhibit space in Times Square on April 6, will be on display until December 30. Continue reading »

Unicorn Being A Jerk

Unicorn Being A Jerk

Mystical, gentle, magical… as if. You’ve obviously neverseen a unicorn in his natural habitat—those guys are jerks. Cartoonist C. W. Moss reveals the less-than-wonderful side of the world’s most wondrouscreature in his hilarious series of single panel comics, “Unicorn Being A Jerk”. Readers of Moss’s online strip will love thesignificantly expanded book, which features what Moss describes as “a wholebunch of new illustrations.” Continue reading »

Illustrations You’ll Love If You Agree That Being A Woman Is Hard

Illustrations You’ll Love If You Agree That Being A Woman Is Hard

There are many ways to celebrate being a woman—you can reiterate powerful quotes, empower others, or even get an underboob tattoo—but there’s probably no better way to unite women than to have us laugh at our own struggles. London-based artist Natalya Lobanova including this quiz about what your spooning style says about your relationship, draws pencil illustrations that women everywhere can relate to. Continue reading »

Instagram’s ‘Bros Being Basic’ Shows Men Recreating Clichéd Snaps Of Women

Instagram's 'Bros Being Basic' Shows Men Recreating Clichéd Snaps Of Women

A hilarious Instagram account sees men spoofing the clichéd photos that women are often guilty of posting on the photo sharing app. Bros Being Basic, which was launched in 2014 and now boasts 500K+ followers, shows guys posing for gym selfies, rocking facial mud masks in the bathtub, cuddling with their adorable pets, and imitating more ‘basic’ photos that some ladies regularly post. The account, founded by Atlanta-based blogger Ashley Hesseltine and a group of her male friends, also parodies the way some women overuse – and incorrectly use – hashtags. Continue reading »

ADVAITA: The Transparency Of Being

ADVAITA: The Transparency Of Being

Everything is a flow, a constant one, coherent, continuous, perfect. A stream that never remains the same, yet so complete that it never changes. It is a space that expands under our perception, throughout the world, imperceptible and vast, continuous and indefinite. Consciousness is pouring out of this space and when it experiences it again, this time through the body, it feels like water poured into water. It is because they share the same nature, they’re inseparable and indivisible. It is like the waves that emerge as a single entity, but only for a moment, before they merge back into the ocean they appeared from. We are also very much like these waves. We surface for a moment and the reunite with the Whole. The Self is present before all forms take shape, solid and coherent, in a motherly connection with the whole existence, unmanifested within the absolute. Continue reading »

Tired Of Being Asked To Work For Free, This Artist Started Drawing These Client Requests

Tired Of Being Asked To Work For Free, This Artist Started Drawing These Client Requests

@forexposure_txt is a Twitter account dedicated to compiling quotes from artists who were expected to work for free. It was created by artist and writer Ryan Estrada. An artist has decided to take some of those quotes and use them to inspire various portraits of what she imagines those people look like. They’re part of a series titled “For Exposure,” and they were created for Format Magazine by Emmie Tsumura, a Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer. Check out some of our favorites below. If you’re an artist then chances are that more than a few of them will resonate with you! Continue reading »

Iceland Road Painted To Stop Arctic Terns Being Killed

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A group of biologists have painted the road Útnesvegur, located on the tip of Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland, in bright colours in an effort to prevent the untimely death of hundreds of young Arctic terns. Continue reading »

15 Comics That Perfectly Capture The First Year Of Being A Mom

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Becoming a new mom for the first time is an exciting and happy time. But it’s also a time of a lot of unknowns and frustrations. To work through the more difficult days, new mom Alison Wong decided to create “New Mom Comics” — a series of hilarious and spot-on comics that capture everyday parenting adventures. Check them out below! Continue reading »

Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed Into Mobile Art Galleries

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The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts these unconventional artworks, utilizing a network of trade transportation routes that roll across Spain and bring art to places where this type of unexpected work is rarely seen. Continue reading »

12 Charts That Perfectly Sum Up Being In A Long Distance Relationship

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Distance makes the heart grow fonder… um, no, actually it sucks. Continue reading »

A Floating Forest Is Being Installed In The City Of Rotterdam

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A group of Dutch entreprenuers and designers from Mothership, spotted an art piece named ‘In Search Of Habitus’, by artist Jorge Bakker, and were inspired to create a life-size version for the city of Rotterdam, by installing 20 trees that will bob in the water, just like a fishing float. Continue reading »

Orphaned Raccoon Thinks She’s a Dog After Being Rescued and Raised by Family with Dogs

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Pumpkin the Raccoon may have an adorable face and a family who adores her, but things weren’t always easy for the lovable creature. When she was only a month old, Pumpkin fell out of a tree and broke her back leg. To make matters worse, the infant animal was incredibly weak and in need of medical attention. That’s when Rosie Kemp found her and waited around for the cub’s mother. After realizing that the mama raccoon wasn’t going to return, Kemp decided to adopt baby Pumpkin and to give her a chance at a happy, healthy life. Continue reading »

Terrifying Photos of Houses Being Damaged by the Natural Disasters

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An apartment block leans over after an earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. (Photo by Marco Fredes/Reuters)
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Chris Kapono Creates Unique Pieces Of Art Being Inspired By The Nature

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According to Chris Kapono: “My name is Chris Kapono and I am a self-taught artist living in Missouri. I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember and art has been a big part of my life. My love of animals and nature is reflected in my art and sometimes interesting things I find on walks in the woods will find their way into some of my pieces!” Continue reading »

This Woman Saved 500 Dogs From Being Eaten at a Controversial Festival in China

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Dog lover Yang Xiaoyun holds a dog which she purchased in China’s southern town of Yulin, at her shelter for dogs in Tianjin, China, July 8, 2015. Yang said she spent 300,000 RMB (48,248 USD) to purchase 500 dogs to rescue them from dog meat dealers at Yulin’s annual dog meat festival last month. She keeps more than 1,000 dogs in her shelters, mostly abandoned or she purchased from dog meat traders. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Continue reading »

Brand New VW Transporter Gets Witty Camouflage To Keep It From Being Stolen

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There are plenty of different ways to protect your car from theft, but one owner of a Volkswagen Transporter van decided to protect it in a novel way – by covering the new vehicle in rust-like vinyl to make it look like a hunk of junk! Continue reading »

Abandoned Fishing Village In China Being Eaten By Nature

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Nature has a habit of reclaiming places devoid of people and Tang Yuhong has captured one of her most pleasant attempts at overtaking an abandoned fishing village. Goqui Island is located in Shengsi, a 400 island archipelago at the mouth of Yangtze river in China. The fishermen have all moved to mainland, and nature is crawling over the houses they left behind. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Showing NYC Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Ocean

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It’s not every day you see a series of photos clearly documenting someone with a front end loader pushing industrial waste directly into the ocean without any care of secrecy or stealth. Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document the unusual methods that New York City uses to dispose of its subway cars, but before you jump to conclusions, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom, because this dumping has a secret purpose! Continue reading »

A Turkish Air Hostess Is Fired for Being too Sexy

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Zuhal Sengul decided to pose for a Gothic Italian magazine but when her employers (a Turkish airline) saw the photos they felt that the pictures were too racy and fired her for being immoral despite the fact that she had worked for the company for six years. Go inside to see her photo shoot. Continue reading »

“Being Michael Jackson”

“Michael Jackson, the performer, consistently transcended racial and gender perceptions; Michael Jackson tribute artists, impersonators and lookalikes reflect this in that they embody a wide span of inspiration and intention. The current crop of impersonators are people who take great care in their appearance – some spend a lot of money and time on their make up and clothing, while others are more concerned with the physical gestures associated with his dances while expressing very little concern in the creation of an illusion.

“The Michael Jacksons” is a study of people from around the US who make a living or perform as Michael Jackson. The project is both an index of the refraction of Michael Jackson’s public persona, and a look the exploration issues of fantasy, reality and representation as influenced by and filtered through cultural experience. Ultimately the project is a quest to photograph the tribute artists, impersonators and lookalikes in the aftermath of Mr. Jackson’s death, and along with a written ethnography which focuses on the interpretation of “blackness” by the performers, is intended to interpret, understand and evaluate what seems to be an emerging subculture within the world of professional mimicry”. – Lorena Turner

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Rameau primarily works as Michael Jackson by posing with tourists on Hollywood Boulevard where he can $400 to $500 a day, but has traveled internationally as well. In his representation, Rameau works to embody Michael Jackson’s demeanor – someone who is light in spirit with a physical fluidity. When Turner observed him on the boulevard in the fall of 2011, he was trying to save money to put on an autobiographical play about his life as a Haitian immigrant and MJ look alike. (Photo and caption by Lorena Turner)
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Being Elmo on Times Square

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Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, carries the head of the Sesame Street character Elmo while he walks through Times Square, New York July 30, 2014. Elmo and Cookie Monster have long delighted young viewers on TV’s “Sesame Street”, but the recent antics of New York street performers dressed as the beloved characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show’s producers. Sesame Workshop, which owns the rights to Big Bird, Ernie and the assorted puppet monsters on the 45-year-old program, said on July 29, 2014 it was drafting plans to stop performers who dress up as the characters from appearing in Times Square, where they pose for photos with tourists and then demand tips. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
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Inuits from Remote Russia Get Used to being Photographed for the Very First Time

Inuits from Remote Russia Get Used to being Photographed for the Very First Time
Braving temperatures of -45f to visit a place that is literally located at the end of the earth, Sasha Leahovcenco photographed people who have never had their picture taken before.

Trudging through snow drifts and blizzards, across the deep tundra of the northern Russian region of Chukotka, Leahovcenco traveled to meet a small nomadic tribe of reindeer herders – disconnected from the modern world where the way of life has barely changed for thousands of years. Bringing along a digital printer to the region where it the record high is barely above 90f, Leahovcenco photographed the men, women and children of the hardy native people there – and then to their delight showed them pictures of themselves for the first time in their lives. Continue reading »