Category Archives: South America

Mother Tongues

The National Geographic’s senior graphics editor Alberto Lucas López created this wonderful pie chart to illustrate the proportional representation of the world’s twenty three most spoken languages. López based the graphic on native speakers, with each language marked by black … Continue reading

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Perspective on Transportation

You may be familiar with the brilliant work of Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Livschitz from his opening credits film for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert or his wild video Buenos Aires Inception Park, but his crazy short Perspective will blow your mind.

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Free Vintage Posters (no April Fools)

The website Free Vintage Posters offers free downloadable posters in many genres including travel, advertising, films, propaganda, food, liquor, events, and much more. There’s no catch; the images are free to use.

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How Do You Do It

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Imagine No Borders

If you are a regular follower of TBTP, you’ve likely noted that I’m a bit of a map and globe geek. The fascination probably began with a globe/lamp combination that sat on my bedside table as a young child. I’m … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The Surge Protector

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Too Much Candor Can Be Awkward

The Belgian street artist and graphic designer who goes by the enigmatic moniker Monk HF has been sharing some brutally honest travel posters on social media. The ongoing series challenges travelers to address uncomfortable issues, such as pollution, war, migration, animal exploitation, … Continue reading

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Where Do languages Go To Die

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It’s Museum Day

Tomorrow is actually museum day. In fact May 18th is the 39th International Museum Day. More than 30,000 institutions in 120 countries around the world will be waiving admission fees and welcoming all comers for special events, shows and exhibitions. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Go

I’ve been a big fan of the Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos for years. They recently completed this delightful, massive mural transforming the Pirelli Hangar Biocca exhibition center in Milan, Italy into an enormous metro car. The artwork was … Continue reading

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