Created to celebrate the seven teams that have triumphed at the world’s biggest football tournament, Umbro’s World Champions Collection brings in a team of top designers to create a new badge for their home nation.
From my home country my good friend Martín Albornoz a.k.a. Bruster Special was invited to represent us.
The message is about “that match in 1950, known as ‘el maracanazo’. a ‘before and after’ in uruguayan and brasilian football. it was the last match that brasilian team played with white t shirt, they had all the celebrations prepared, it was a unique moment in which a complete stadium remained in silence, it was an opportunity where uruguay showed to the world that a small country can beat a bigger one.”
Michael MacGarry’s exhibition, THIS IS YOUR WORLD IN WHICH WE GROW, AND WE WILL GROW TO HATE YOU, opened at Brodie/Stevenson a few weeks ago. What i’ll say here is that it is important and that it should be seen. Investigate this. Find this.
Photographer Chris Jordan, known for powerful portraits of consumption from his “Running the Numbers” series, has just finished a new project. In his words:
“These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.
To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.”
via Good Magazine
A pretty genius invention, in my opinion, that could erase the need to make different lenses for different prescriptions. As inventor Josh Silver puts it, a “tremendous glimpse of the obvious”.
EUROPE BY DESIGNERS is an international artistic project whose aim is to unveil a multitude of images of Europe from the inside and from the outside. Design as the expression of a cultural vision, a political vision or a simple and unposed feeling… Design and its diversity as a new way to catch Europe.
Submit your work here !
newsmap is one amazing news aggregator.
“Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap’s objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.
Newsmap does not pretend to replace the googlenews aggregator. Its objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media. It is not thought to display an unbiased view of the news; on the contrary, it is thought to ironically accentuate the bias of it.”
I recently saw Zana Briski’s amazing documentary Born into Brothels, which won the 2005 Academy Award for best documentary. Pictured above is a photo of one of the amazingly talented students Zana taught to in Calcutta’s red light district. After this documentary, Zana went on to found Kids with Cameras, whose purpose is to give hope to under-priviledged children through art. I think this amazing movie and this fantastic project deserve all the exposure it can get, hence why I’m posting this today.