Massive 30-foot waves aren't limited to just the Atlantic or Pacific. Big waves can be found in the most unsuspecting places — like the Great Lakes. Enduring icy waters and frigid winds, professional photographer Dave Sandford has made it his mission to capture the colossal swells of Lake Erie.
You love it or you hate it — and you probably hate it. Designer Vincent Connare created the ubiquitous font that came packaged with Microsoft Word, and became the bane of PowerPoint presentations, signage, and break room flyers everywhere. Vincent's quest for something different begat Comic Sans — and turned everyone into a typeface critic.
Agent X and Agent Full Stop are on a mission: to rid Quito, Ecuador of grammatically incorrect graffiti. As founding members of Quito's Grammatical Action, these vigilantes are on the lookout for misspellings, illegible work, and grammatical errors. Their plans are much bigger than just their hometown of Quito — Agents X and Full Stop want to make the world better, "one punctuation mark at a time."
Staring at a young age, artist Alan Williams had an affection for fantasy and the unknown. A long-time fan of H.R. Giger, the Academy Award-winning designer of the Alien films, his same biomechanical surrealism can be seen throughout Williams' pieces. In this biopic, he describes how childhood rejection and his love for strange nautical creatures fueled his passion for creating his dark works of art.
In 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers became NBA champions for the first time. And with a championship, comes a ring. The designers and crafters at Baron Rings reveal the process behind creating the 6.5 carat stunner that slyly captures the team's historic 3-1 comeback against the Golden State Warriors.
Even if you live in a part of the country that experiences all four seasons, you've never seen them like this before. Using experiments and chemical reactions, this video depicts flowers blooming, leaves falling, waves crashing, and snow falling in microscopic form.
Sporting an all-new case silhouette and both analog and digital readouts, the G-Shock GA700-1A Watch is an ideal entry point to this iconic brand. The dial and hands protrude outward, giving the watch a 3D look and making it more legible, while the front-button super illuminator LED light makes darkness an afterthought. It also offers world time, a stopwatch, a countdown timer, multiple alarms, and, of course, the shock- and water-resistance the G-Shock line is known for. Available in three colorways.
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In Hong Kong, the neon sign industry is going dark. Crafting a neon sign takes a good eye, steady hands, money, and time — something in short supply. This short documentary looks at the last of a dying breed, as LEDs and machines take over the storefronts and streets of Hong Kong.
To perform at their best, athletes have to consume the right diet. Photography is no different, except capturing the perfect photograph doesn't require a well-balanced meal. Photographer Craig Semetko breaks down the photographer's DIET, while describing the key elements to taking a great picture.
Paris in three words: Art, fashion, architecture. Parisian artist Charles Derenne focuses on the last of these in his latest video, soundtracked by his music project Derenne: 1982. With a twist, the Parisian buildings and monuments that immediately come to mind are conspicuously absent — the Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale de Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe — with Derenne instead capturing the more familiar concrete jungle of his youth.
From the jookin' dance style of Memphis, Tennessee, to the halls of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, dancer Lil Buck has come a long way. Lil Buck takes his blend of street and classical dance on a tour through the halls of classical modern art, in a building that's a work of art itself — design by architect Frank O. Gehry.
Street artist Banksy has built his reputation on politically and socially conscious work and legendary secrecy. Over the last 20 years, none of that has changed at all. This interview with Banksy from 1995 shows us how the artist has remained uncomprimising and true to his vision.
The subjects and the photographer are unknown, but the photo is one of the most iconic of all time. With Central Park in the background, 11 men casually have lunch 800 feet above Manhattan. In this short piece by Time Magazine, archivist Christine Rouselle explores the story behind this historic image.
There's a lot of old sneakers in the world. Artist Gary Lockwood is putting them to good use. Gary makes masks — stormtroopers, gas masks, and other fanciful creations — from old shoes, and gives a new meaning to the word sneakerhead in the process.
It's the pinnacle of evolution — the human hand. It can feel, manipulate, express, and even speak. In a very real sense, hands are what make us human. This short film by Gioacchino Petronicce is an homage to the humble hand, and the inspiration it brings us.
Being blind doesn't mean you can't see. When the eyes fail, the fingers take their place, recording vivid descriptions of physical forms. Sculptor Pamela Mummy sat down with blind people to create sculptures of those close to them, solely from the description of touch.
Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights has become one of the most indecipherable and studied paintings in history. Dating from between 1490 to 1510, scholars have tried to interpret the panels, but have largely failed to form a consensus. Studio Smack was chosen to reinterpret the painting, and did so with a stunning animation that puts a modern twist on the classic image.
When hordes of walkers start roaming the planet looking for fresh brains, you're going to need a fortress for the end of the world. Security is key when keeping out zombies and bat-wielding tyrants, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a cushy pad. From remote islands and underground bunkers to marble bathrooms and simulated daylight, these eight homes are prime places to ride out the apocalypse.
Point and shoot. Point and shoot. Selfies. Your photography is boring. But today is your lucky day — Cooperative of Photography has eight wash to freshen up your shots. An important note: you'll have to put the phone down and use a real instant camera. You know, the kind that uses actual film.
There used to be a middle. There isn't any more. The Common Ground project brought together artists in five cities, each creating a kinetic sculpture connected by a modern communication medium — phone calls, texts, email. Each sculpture has a message, in the hope that we can start coming together more than we're flying apart.
You may not know who Tom Whalen is, but you've probably drooled over his work. He's an illustrator that's been adding his colorful graphics to blockbuster films like Star Wars, Terminator 2, and Batman v Superman. Due to the niche market and the rarity of his works, movie buffs will practically empty their wallets to get their hands on one of them.
New York City has had more than it's share of hero, monster, and alien invasions. But this time, it's real. The Silver Surfer made an appearance on the streets, wearing a costume of full-body paint by Alexys Fleming and a chrome surfboard with skateboard wheels.
Michael J. Fox's iconic Nike kicks from Back to the Future are finally here — and one man just joined one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. Chris is one of just 89 people to win a pair of Nike Mags in a lottery drawing, with donations to enter going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help fight Parkinson's disease. With these shoes selling for six figures, Chris has found himself trying to decide between selling them and keeping them. Either way, he's definitely going to try them on.
NASA's pumpkin carving competition is the highest-tech display of squash sculpting in the world. NASA provides the pumpkins, and their engineers provide the ingenuity — everything from a UFO beaming up cows to Darth Vader in a pumpkin meditation chamber are on display. The rules are simple: Engineers can see and measure their pumpkin, but can't touch it until the day of the show, where they have one hour to create a masterpiece.
Shinri Tezuka is an artist with an unusual medium — candy. Known as amezaiku, the Japanese art of candy sculpting dates back hundreds of years, but is a dying art form. At 27 years old, Shinri is self-taught and looks to keep the tradition alive.
For 10 years, Adam Savage has been designing and building a replica of the Zorg Industries ZF-1 from the film The Fifth Element. So what happened to it? Adam and Norman get together to find out a little about the status of the project and it's long history.
If you waited too long to carve a pumpkin this year, you can still impress your friends and properly decorate you home with a waterjet-carved pumpkin. 60,000 PSI and a computer-controlled nozzle combine to create works of squash art in less then 30 seconds, meaning no design is out of your reach.
It started with a dream — the Tron Light Cycle, but as a mountain bike. Then it was a problem — how to recreate the effect in the real world. Mike Gamble figured out how to make it work, the the results are amazing. The riders streak by, while the camera captures their movement in a trail of light.
Real American hero and national treasure Bill Murray finally gets what he deserves — his face on a piece of American currency. Watch as artist Ginzoko masterfully transforms President Abraham Lincoln into Bill Murray in this excellent time-lapse.