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Apr 18, 2012

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

The Historic Houses Trust in Australia has a forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum which contains an estimated 130,000 images created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960. The Sifter has already featured a vintage collection of mugshots from this archive of both male and female criminals. Below…

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Apr 17, 2012

When Rivers Collide: 10 Confluences Around the World

When Rivers Collide: 10 Confluences Around the World

In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water. Known also as a conflux, it refers either to the point where a tributary joins a larger river, called the main stem, or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name, such as…

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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 15, 2012

Using Art to Bring Sheet Music to Life

Using Art to Bring Sheet Music to Life

Artwork by People Too @ peopletoo.ru People Too are an amazing Russian artist duo best known for their incredible paper craft. Hailing from Novosibirsk, they chronicle their wonderful projects on Live Journal (http://peopletoo.livejournal.com/), where you can really get a sense of their artistry and skill with paper. However in the series below, People…

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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 13, 2012

Adding Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings

Adding Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings

Have you ever been to a thrift store (think Goodwill or Salvation Army) and noticed that they usually carry a small selection of landscape paintings? Artists Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal decided to inject a little fun into these discarded works and give them a second life by adding monsters to the scenic landscapes.…

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Apr 11, 2012

30 Breathtaking Undersea Photos by Alexander Semenov

30 Breathtaking Undersea Photos by Alexander Semenov

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV Alexander Semenov is the head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) in Russia. He’s also a prolific undersea photographer that has graciously shared his incredible work online on countless sites (Flickr, Behance, LiveJournal, 500px) so others may study and marvel at the beauty…

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