Don’t Be One (possibly nsfw)

We’ve shared some clever public transit poster campaigns from around the world that aim to diminish anti-social behaviors which can put a damper on riding public transportation. The folks at the Poke in the UK have taken the concept to the next level with their own parody poster campaign. Some may find the wording NSFW.

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The Goldfinch

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London-based street artist ATM has created a moving series of wall paintings around the British capital depicting once common birds that are now endangered or missing in Britain.

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Back In Business

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To promote its re-opening on Saturday, the Parc Zoologique de Paris placed these faux animal crates near popular city landmarks and tourist sites. The zoo, which has been closed for extensive renovations, is situated in the Bois de Vincennes in eastern Paris.

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More Mischief

 

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Recently we featured artist Etienne Lavie’s cheeky OMG Who Stole My Ad? project in which he surreptitiously replaced public advertising in Paris  with images of classical paintings. Now he’s moved on to Milan with more of the same mischief.

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Tokyo Reversed

I don’t know if I would have the patience or discipline to watch the entire 9 hour version of Tokyo Reverse, but the 5 minute trailer is captivating. The clip is a preview for an amazing film that aired on France 4 television on March 31st in its entirety. At first glance, it appears that everyone is walking backwards except one man. Actually, protagonist, Ludovic Zuili, is the only one walking backwards, but the video is played in reverse. Tokyo Reverse was directed by Simon Bouisson and Zuili, who studied dance to perfect his reverse gait.

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Visit San Francisco

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L.A.-based design firm Boilng Point Creative produced this terrific new poster series celebrating San Francisco’s enduring allure for visitors and residents alike. Prints from the series are available right here on etsy.

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Lit Mapping NYC

Trendy New York-based eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker has created an entertaining literary map dedicated to the Upper East side neighborhood around its uptown showroom. From Ira Levin’s spooky Rosemary’s Baby (yes, it was a book first) to J.D. Salinger’s iconic The Catcher in the Rye the map offers bibliophiles a tour of Gotham-centric books. Plans are in place for literary maps of Warby Parker’s other NYC neighborhoods. Hopefully, they’ll do the same for their Boston and Philadelphia locations too.

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Will You Make The Switch

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Last week’s news story about 14 year-old student Suvir Michandani’s plan to save the U.S. government $400 million per year by encouraging the switch to use of the Garamond font in official documents went viral. Now the ad agency Grey and the British office supply and stationery company Ryman have gone a step further with the launch of a free environmentally friendly, money saving font that will reduce ink consumption.

The eco-friendly typeface, designed by Monotype’s Dan Rhatigan, is called Ryman Eco. Made up of fine lines rather than the usual solid strokes, the font is supposed to use 30% less ink than popular fonts such as Time New Roman, Arial and Verdana.

You can download the Ryman Eco for free right here

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Keeping It Real

I like real books and I can not lie. And it appears that a majority of other readers do too. The infographic below, which is based on a poll by the UK-based Fatbrain book marketplace, explores the reasons why readers prefer traditional print books over digital versions.

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Voyage Peru

This lovely short video tour of Peru was directed by Rob Kolodny of the New York-based House of Nod creative production company. Wandering with a few friends, he created a warm, sweet peek at the colorful culture of Peru.

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