Category Archives: Tech

Literary gifs

Santiago, Chile-based art director Javier Jensen has a whale of a time creating understated book cover gifs. Look closely.

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The Twins Take Manhattan

Last August, I was fortunate to show up in Vancouver when the Brazilian street art brother act Os Gemeos was putting finishing touches on a huge installation on Granville Island. So I was thrilled to discover that “The Twins”, Gustavo … Continue reading

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Teahouse with Laserbeams

The Japanese artist who goes by the enigmatic name of Segawa Thirty Seven turns classic woodblock prints and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries into amusing animated gifs. The addition of trains, spaceships, kites, lasers and flying objects bring … Continue reading

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Be There In A Gif

Francois Beaurain is a multitalented French artist and world traveler who documents his wanderings with photographs, paintings and some very sweet gifs starring the folks he meets along the way. Check out his website and blog to see what he … Continue reading

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Peripatetic Parisian Library

Où est la bibliothèque ? Any place you would like it to be is just dandy with the marvelous Bibliambule . This summer, a charming little rolling library, complete with seven hammocks for laid-back readers, has been popping up around … Continue reading

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Listen to the City

The French railway company Thalys recently launched an entertaining advertising campaign via billboards in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Each of the project freestanding billboards has a map of one of another trio city with 1,000 built-in audio jack ports. Passers-by … Continue reading

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Lifting the lid on censorship

It’s been way to long since we’ve had a look at the always clever shenanigans of my favorite street art collective Luzinterruptus. The anonymous group of Spanish guerilla environmental/political art activists recently turned their attention to the Spanish Government’s new … Continue reading

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Airbnb has heart

With more than 1.2 million accommodation listings in more than 34,000 cities worldwide, and a $24 billion valuation, Airbnb may seem like any other corporate juggernaut crushing the competition and disregarding community needs. But the online rental service seems to … Continue reading

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Enough Already

Overheard at Small World Coffee in Princeton, New Jersey this week: “Enough already with the blogs and tweeting”. Yeah, maybe enough with the tweeting, but I say keep the blogs coming.

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