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Category Archives: The visual arts

25 November, 2008

Labels from 78 rpm records ...

...over the decades - via Mefi.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 2:07 AM

19 November, 2008

Work before the work

A lot of effort went into putting up this Under Construction sign!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 8:46 PM

30 October, 2008

You have been 404’d

100 funny and unusual 404 error pages.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 6:21 PM

24 October, 2008

The places we live

Jonas Bendiksen takes us on a journey from Bombay to Nairobi to Caracas and Jakarta.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 4:58 AM

28 September, 2008

Vanity Fair

Covers, Portraits & an article by Hitchens.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment | The visual arts at 12:49 PM

27 September, 2008

Literary Oddities

A Mefi post with links to “Unusual books. Unusual art made from books. Unusual bookcover. Unusual bookshelves. Unusual bookstore.”

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment | Oddball | The visual arts at 11:32 AM

24 September, 2008

Literary Tattoos

If you love Vonnegut, and tattoos too, this is what you do. More here.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Blogs | The visual arts at 6:15 AM

19 September, 2008

12,000 sitting ducks

Franke James takes a creative visual route to narrate a local accident.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Blogs | The visual arts at 10:48 AM

11 September, 2008

Seven years since

Looking back and forward on 9/11

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Journalism/Media | The visual arts at 8:00 PM

21 June, 2008

Sunny the supersleuth

Comics from 1984, with Gavaskar battling Bandookstan & England cricketers and evil Himalayan magicians.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 1:02 AM

18 June, 2008

Browse before you buy

Lookybook - Browse children’s picture books by flipping through every page. (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 12:01 AM

13 June, 2008

Coming soon to a TV near you

Innovative architecture: The National Stadium and the National Aquatics Center for the Beijing Olympics.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 4:12 PM

05 June, 2008

War is Boring

A new comic strip written by David Axe and drawn by Matt Bors, based on David’s experiences as a war correspondent. (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 7:17 AM

23 May, 2008

Legs

The “A-Frame” over the years. (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 7:16 PM

17 May, 2008

Designer Treehouses

Baumraum Treehouses

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 10:04 PM

07 April, 2008

No sex please

Just selling condoms—with a free demonstration!

Posted by Yazad Jal in The good life | The visual arts at 1:32 AM

20 March, 2008

Meow!

Two reasons why I am not a cat person! :)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 6:47 PM

14 March, 2008

Learn your ABCs

Interesting & Creative Art. C is for .. no, not Cow, C is for Cthulhu :)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 8:35 PM

01 March, 2008

Food Fight

History of war, as told with food!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 4:52 PM

13 January, 2008

Love-lines

An exploration of human desires, using words and pictures.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 7:43 AM

We feel fine

An exploration of human emotion, in six movements.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 7:37 AM

18 November, 2007

Insights from the Corporate World

“This is the customer. He smells bad.” - from the Executive Coloring Book.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 8:45 AM

17 November, 2007

Balloon Sex

What’s pink and blue and…. (Could use two of the same color too, if that’s your kinda thing.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 9:42 AM

07 November, 2007

Mucche ho to Nathulal jaisi ..

...warna na ho. Previously. (Apologies to non-Hindi speakers.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 8:25 PM

Got a wedding photo to share?

Enjoy!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 7:49 PM

07 September, 2007

Lennon, Demi, and Ali ..

..feature on the top 3 covers of ASME’s Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 11:47 PM

02 September, 2007

Thaqur ka inteqam

A creative ad.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 5:36 AM

13 August, 2007

And the Middle East disappears..

.. in maps re-drawn correlating country size to alcohol consumption. These maps of military spending, war & death, and HIV prevalence are sad.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 10:05 AM

05 August, 2007

Altering life by holding it still.

Some amazing (digital) pictures via Widelec.org, which has some great collections. (Title reference)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 8:11 AM

11 July, 2007

The Taj Lake Salmon Fishing Lodge

And many more famous landmarks photoshopped into foreign settings.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 10:09 AM

Brand identity of terrorist group logos

An interesting analysis - albeit a frivolous exercise of sorts.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 10:07 AM

05 July, 2007

Pimp yo’ Ride

In Japanese style and to the extreme!

Posted by Gautam in Oddball | The visual arts at 12:05 PM

Harmony in colors

An interesting analysis of color in some well known paintings. - via.  Unrelated: Dali in a chocolate ad.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 12:32 AM

02 July, 2007

The Devi & the Sadhu

The Devi & The Sadhu (first issue), courtesy Virgin Comics. - via Mefi.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 4:47 AM

01 July, 2007

Videos for a lazy Sunday

BBC’s The Planets and many other downloadable and streamable BBC Documentaries - via Mefi

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 10:13 PM

30 June, 2007

Pictures. From Kites.

Ever wonder what pictures you’d get if you stuck a camera on a kite? XKCD tried it...

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology | The visual arts at 5:50 PM

22 June, 2007

Secret worlds

I love this. XKCD rocks. (Via email from Gautam.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Blogs | The visual arts at 4:12 PM

15 June, 2007

Size does matter..

.. when it comes to advertizing for a porn website under the incoming flight path at Gatwick airport.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 8:13 PM

09 June, 2007

More is More

Buy buy buy more stuff.

Posted by Patrix in The visual arts at 10:56 PM

08 June, 2007

Death…

...in so many yummy ways.

Posted by Gautam in The good life | The visual arts at 9:54 AM

07 June, 2007

Speed Demons

Amazing stop-motion photographs. However, the best ones are those that look dynamic yet are serene.

Posted by Patrix in The visual arts at 1:14 AM

13 May, 2007

The Face2Face Project

Portraits of Palestinians and Israelis doing the same job, posted in huge formats in unavoidable places on both sides. (- via.) Do varied cultures really read faces differently? (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 7:40 AM

12 May, 2007

Go make a movie now

The 48 Hour Film Project invites filmmakers to complete a short movie in just two days.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment | The visual arts at 12:35 AM

06 May, 2007

No Logo

Ever wished advertising hoardings would disappear? São Paulo did just that and this is what it looks like.

Posted by Gautam in Business | The visual arts at 10:06 PM

03 May, 2007

Children vs. Artists

Children start to draw and artists continue. Super cool.

Posted by Patrix in The visual arts at 7:13 AM

28 April, 2007

Parisians plummet to their deaths

Well, it does seem so. But they are just dancing. (Site‘s in French, via Photojojo)

Posted by Ravages in The visual arts at 3:39 PM

18 April, 2007

A moment on earth

August 4, 2004: 60 filmmakers in over 40 countries on 7 continents captured a single “moment” on earth.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 8:46 PM

07 April, 2007

A Unique Way to Build a Website…

... using a refrigerator top and a gas burner (via Seth Godin).

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in The visual arts at 3:40 AM

05 April, 2007

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

The finalists for the 4th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest. Plenty of India-related pictures (See People and Travel.)

Posted by Patrix in The visual arts at 8:51 AM

26 March, 2007

The scourge of Arial

Arial, the font, and how it was developed. (Personally, I like the font, but use it in moderation.)

Posted by Ravages in The visual arts at 5:16 PM