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Oct 20, 2011

Photos Made to Look Like Traditional Chinese Paintings

Photos Made to Look Like Traditional Chinese Paintings

Artwork and Photography by DON HONG-OAI Born in Canton in 1929, Chinese artist Dong Hong-Oai passed away in 2004 at the age of 75. He left behind an incredible volume of work, using a style known as pictorialism to create incredible photographs that look like traditional Chinese paintings. Below you will find a…

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Oct 6, 2011

20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs

20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs

The world lost a visionary yesterday. The outpouring of support and admiration has been remarkable. In the words of Seth Godin, ‘there’s too much to say, too many capable of saying it better than I ever could.’ So instead, the Sifter will remember these words of wisdom from Steve Jobs himself. Below are…

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Oct 4, 2011

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Trinity College Library – University of Dublin | Photograph via Skylark Studio Following up from last year’s highly popular post ‘15 Incredible Libraries Around the World‘, the Sifter has compiled another collection of beautiful libraries from your comments and suggestions. Ultimately, it is the books within these buildings that make it special, but many…

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Oct 1, 2011

18 National Flags Made From Food

18 National Flags Made From Food

ITALY – Basil, pasta, tomatoes These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA. It’s a fantastic concept that creates a nation’s flag from the food associated with the country. Now many of you will likely disagree with some of the foods selected to symbolize a…

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Sep 13, 2011

Decorative Truck Art from Pakistan

Decorative Truck Art from Pakistan

Photograph by MARK RYCKAERT On the roads of Pakistan you will find moving art on every road in the form of decorated trucks and vehicles. With dazzling colours, ornate detailing and magnificent trinkets, these moving art exhibits inject your daily commute with Pakistani culture and symbolism. Please enjoy this small sample of decorated trucks…

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Sep 6, 2011

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

These intriguing shots were taken at the turn of the 20th century in New South Wales, Australia. These women were photographed right after their respective charges were levied on them, their crimes can be found underneath each mug shot.

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Sep 5, 2011

Bootleg Movie Posters from Ghana

Bootleg Movie Posters from Ghana

In Ghana, when official movie posters can’t be imported for Hollywood films, local artists will bootleg them to the best of their abilities. Apparently this is a global phenomenon and countless ‘local’ interpretations of movie posters exist worldwide. These particular versions are from Ghana, and they are amazing. Some are even more interesting than…

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