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Eye Know

Filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo turned a conventional time-lapse journey through Tokyo at night into a mind-bending psychedelic trip. The vivid soundtrack is by Ayako Taniguchi.

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Books vs Burgers

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Not Just Barcelona

The Catalan Tourist Board is trying to get visitors to think beyond Barcelona’s city limits and to spend some time around the rest of Catalunya. To that end, they commissioned filmmakers to capture the allure of the region.

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Postcards from Stockholm

Spanish cinematographer Enrique Pacheo spent a week in Stockholm riding his bike and taking photos. The result was this beautiful time-lapse video.

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Time to read

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Librarian Katherine Case and Pack Library Bookmobile

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

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Banned Books Week is coming up again next week. The American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression is encouraging readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, teachers and publishers to get involved in local activities. The theme of this year’s BBW is censorship of graphic novels and comic books. It’s a great opportunity to visit your local independent bookseller or library to checkout the special events.

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Oh Brothers Where Art Thou

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I was chuffed to be in Vancouver for the official unveiling of Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos’ first Canadian and largest ever work. The enormous project for the 2014 Vancouver Biennale transformed six boring cement silos on Granville Island into a colorful 3D mural.

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Airport Art (Part II)

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New York -based graphic artist Lauren O’Neil has discovered a novel way to turn the banality of airport design into art. Aggregating Google Maps images of airports from around the world on her blog Holding Patterns, O’Neil helps to make the trip to the airport tolerable.

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A Song of Saul and Ice

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Berlin-based design wiz Milan Ruckovic loves the Game of Thrones, but he loves the design aesthetic of the 60s and the legendary Saul Bass even more. He has combined these passions in a fantastic Bassified version of the GOT title sequence. How cool is that.

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