Category: HISTORY

Oct 9, 2014

In 1968 Vermont Banned Billboards. Here’s Why

In 1968 Vermont Banned Billboards. Here’s Why

In 1968 the state of Vermont passed a landmark anti-billboard law and the landscape has been billboard-free ever since. The law was the result of the extraordinary efforts of one man, Ted Riehle (1924 – 2007), who was determined to preserve the natural beauty of Vermont. According to John Kessler, chair of the Travel…

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Sep 30, 2014

This Guy Can’t Stop Photoshopping Mr Bean Into Famous Paintings

This Guy Can’t Stop Photoshopping Mr Bean Into Famous Paintings

Rodney Pike is an artist, illustrator and Photoshop ninja. The artist specializes in caricature, photo manipulation and political satire and his work has been featured in countless publications both printed and online. In an ongoing series of hilarious photoshops, Pike skillfully blends Mr Bean/Rowan Atkinson’s face into famous paintings by artists like Da Vinci,…

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Sep 23, 2014

Recreating Iconic Photos with John Malkovich

Recreating Iconic Photos with John Malkovich

[Catherine Edelman Gallery] World-renowned photographer Sandro Miller first met Malkovich in the late 1990s, while working on a job for Steppenwolf Theater. More than 16 years later, Sandro and John are still collaborating, which can be seen in their latest project, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich. In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the…

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Sep 23, 2014

Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees

Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees

Photograph by Scott McCracken According to Science Daily the earliest modern tree lived about 345-360 million years ago. Now extinct, Archaeopteris made up most of the forests across the Earth in the Late Devonian period. The findings were reported by three scientists in the 22 April 1999 issue of Nature (“Archaeopteris is the earliest…

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Sep 22, 2014

Ancient Mayan Batman

Ancient Mayan Batman

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of “Batman”, Warner Home Entertainment Mexico in conjunction with the Mexican Museum of Design MUMEDI, organized an exhibition inviting 30 artists to modify an effigy of the iconic character. Kimbal was one of the 30 artists invited to participate in the exhibition and he used the Mayan God Camazotz…

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Sep 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Photograph by Charles J Sharp Angkor Wat was first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple…

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Sep 4, 2014

Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

In 2013, photographer Rebecca Litchfield was commissioned by Carpet Bombing Culture to photograph the abandoned buildings and areas of the former Soviet Union and its satellite states. Litchfield’s journey took her through ten countries in Eastern Europe to capture what was left from the collapse of the Soviet Union. The result was Soviet Ghosts,…

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