Category: LISTS

Jul 30, 2014

15 Banknotes that Show Queen Elizabeth Age from a Child to an Elderly Woman

15 Banknotes that Show Queen Elizabeth Age from a Child to an Elderly Woman

Born 21 April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-lived and second longest-reigning British Monarch. Being the Queen of a number of commonwealth countries, republics, territories and realms comes with an interesting set of privileges, one of which includes appearing on various legal tender and currency. In the gallery below, we see Queen Elizabeth…

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Jul 28, 2014

This Guy Paints Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

This Guy Paints Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

David Irvine is the talented artist behind the Gnarled Branch. The self-professed illustrator and crafter is known for his whimsical furniture, his Gothic sculptures and what he describes as ‘Re-Directed Paintings’. Featured below is his ongoing series of re-directed paintings where Irvine finds old and/or discarded thrift store paintings and revives them by adding…

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Jul 25, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Fifteen years ago, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision. Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope,…

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Jul 16, 2014

The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

Banksy is one of the today’s most prolific artists yet his identity remains unknown. Best known for his satirical street art, the artist debuted his first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature the following year. Banksy’s work has been thoroughly…

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Jul 12, 2014

If Logos Had Honest Slogans

If Logos Had Honest Slogans

What if logos had honest slogans? What would they say? It’s a question Clif Dickens has been answering since December 2011 on his popular tumblr site, Honest Slogans. Below is a small collection of the Sifter’s personal favourites. You can find many, many more on Honest Slogans. You can also keep up with the…

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Jul 8, 2014

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2014, I can’t wait to see what treasures rest of the…

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Jun 20, 2014

Here’s to the Shopkeepers Around the World

Here’s to the Shopkeepers Around the World

A toast to small business owners around the world! The Guardians is an ongoing photo series by French photographer Vladimir Antaki, who says the project was born from his desire to, “document and pay tribute to these people, these guardians of urban temples that we meet everyday without really noticing.” On his Behance project…

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