Category: DESIGN

May 17, 2012

How Hollywood Creates Crowds Without CGI

How Hollywood Creates Crowds Without CGI

American Gangster (1,500 Inflatables) – Photograph by The Inflatable Crowd Company Using real clothing, individual 3D faces and an assortment of wigs, hats and props; the Inflatable Crowd Company helps bring movies and television shows to life by filling stands and creating crowds. Since 2003, the Inflatable Crowd Company has worked on an…

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May 16, 2012

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. It was listed officially as the largest swimming pool by area in the Guinness Book of World Records…

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May 5, 2012

The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction of the Century

The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction of the Century

Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.no Opened on July 7, 1989, the Atlantic Road is a National Tourist Route and was honoured as Norway’s Construction of the Century in 2005. The Atlantic is an 8.3 kilometer (5.2 miles) section of Country Road 64 which runs between the towns of Kristiansund and Molde, the…

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Apr 26, 2012

The Largest Land Vehicle in the World

The Largest Land Vehicle in the World

Photograph via mejjad The $100 million Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp (now ThyssenKrupp) for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo…

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Apr 16, 2012

35 Secret Passageways Built Into Houses

35 Secret Passageways Built Into Houses

Everyone has a secret hiding place, some are just more elaborate than others. Maybe you have precious valuables, want a panic room for your family or simply need a secret lair to take over the world from. Whatever your need, Creative Home Engineering are industry leaders in high quality secret doors and passageways. In…

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Apr 14, 2012

What if Logos Told the Truth?

What if Logos Told the Truth?

We’ve featured Viktor Hertz’s work before on the Sifter, showcasing his awesome Pictograph Music Poster series. This time we profile Viktor and his Honest Logos series, where he imagines what iconic brands/logos might look like if they told the truth about their product/service. In Viktor’s own words: An idea for a series with honest…

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Apr 9, 2012

Blue Marlin: The Giant Ship That Ships Other Ships

Blue Marlin: The Giant Ship That Ships Other Ships

When one needs to transport a large number of ships (perhaps they aren’t ocean-ready), move a gigantic oil rig (like BP’s Thunder Horse PDQ) or perhaps carry a damaged warship home (The USS Cole), the MV Blue Marlin heeds the call. Blue Marlin is a semi-submersible heavy lift ship designed to transport very large semi-submersible…

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