Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Clever Google Maps Illustrations

Christoph Niemann is well-known illustrator, graphic designer, and author. After his studies in Germany he moved to New York City in 1997 (he moved back to Berlin after 11 years). From 2008-2011, Niemann wrote and illustrated a wildly popular blog for the New York Times called Abstract City.

Pure Landscapes

12 Unforgettable Photos From Hurricane Sandy

A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

A giant wave along Chicago's lakefront threatens to swallow a photographer. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Rising water, caused by Hurricane Sandy, rushes into a subterranian parking garage on October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. (Getty Images/Andrew Burton)

Cars floating in a flooded parking garage entrance, on October 30, 2012 in the Financial District of New York. (Getty Images/Andrew Burton)

Seawater pours into the Ground Zero construction site in New York, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Barack Obama intimately captured by White House photographer Pete Souza

Pete Souza has intimately documented U.S Naval Academies, Kabul in the aftermath of 9/11, baseball games, Kosovo, and now the behind-the-scenes moments of the man being watched by the entire world – Barack Obama.

Souza’s ability to access high security places that other photographers could not is by no means the only reason why these photographs are so great – his photography is classic, polite and non-intrusive. Without being biased and making Obama seem God-like, Souza reveals his true personality including his love for pizza, bowling, and his family. This is the reason Souza keeps getting invited back to the White House, and will hopefully continue to do so.

Liquid Splashes by Markus Reugels

Hurricane Sandy

The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.3 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 16 deaths.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Celebrity Pumpkin Boobs

Geometric Food Art by Sakir Gökçebag

Turkish artist Sakir Gökçebag has skillfully re-imagined the idea of food through his series of artworks, where he arranges and organizes various fruits and vegetables into patterns to create striking visual displays.

Jump & Sky

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Street Arts by Borondo

Borondo is an artist out of Spain whose work is loosely based in classical painting techniques, a somewhat uncommon sight in the world of street art.