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Darwin Cosico

Darwin is a Melbourne-based marketing and sales professional. He has a penchant for coffee, New York bagels, and zombies. His other interests include music, modern art, smart comedy and films.

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SnapBack app uses rear facing and front facing cameras in succession

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Thursday 9 May 2013

Nickolas Kola, an aspiring Sydney-based entrepreneur, has created an incredible app. SnapBack has what we call Successive Snap, using both the rear facing and front facing cameras in succession to take two images. The first image is taken by you, the second image is taken of you. The idea was you would take a photo and get […]

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Miniature Melbourne: a short tilt-shift time-lapse film

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By Darwin Cosico in New Film on Wednesday 1 May 2013

After ten months of filming, Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso, has produced this amazing short tilt-shift time-lapse film of my city. The film captures a range of different events and festivals held in the city throughout the year. Majority of the filming was done from Eureka Tower’s Skydeck and some car parks and bridges. The tilt-shift effect […]

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Brilliant ad campaign for Reporters Without Borders

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Monday 29 April 2013

In 2011, Ogilvy and Mather Dubai created a series of print ads for Reporters Without Borders, an international non-profit organisation that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press, as part of their annual campaign, Censorship Tells The Wrong Story. Each photo was altered using strategic pixelization to change perception and add new […]

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Real time weather web browser in Auckland

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By Darwin Cosico in Tech on Wednesday 24 April 2013

Due to its changeable weather conditions, Auckland is well known for experiencing four seasons in one day. MetService, a weather website in New Zealand, has built this unique outdoor web browser that shows the weather accurately. The idea promotes that the MetService website reports the weather as fast as it changes – rain, hail or […]

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Photorealistic paintings of America by Nathan Walsh

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By Darwin Cosico in New Art on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Do you think you’re looking at photography? Think again. Contemporary British Realist Painter Nathan Walsh has created these amazing photorealistic paintings of Chicago and New York. Nathan Walsh belongs to a new generation of artists who are extending the boundaries of realist painting. Each work takes three months to complete. Not an easy job if […]

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This Advertising Life tumblr

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By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Monday 22 April 2013

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in advertising? This Advertising Life is a tumblog documenting the emotions of a working life in advertising as told through GIFs. If you’re an advertising student or considering a career in this field, this hilarious tumblr will give you the ins and outs of working in this challenging […]

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DRIFT: a film by Tim Sessler shot on a flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia

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By Darwin Cosico in New Film on Friday 19 April 2013

Tim Sessler, a Brooklyn-based cinematographer and documentary filmmaker, has created another masterpiece that will inspire you to travel and see places from above. The video was filmed on the flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Salt Lake City. These amazing aerial shots were taken using a Canon 5D Mark III. Music artists Jónsi and […]

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Demons: the new music video from The National

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Friday 12 April 2013

The National has shared the video for their Trouble Will Find Me opening track, Demons. In the clip, Azar Kazimir, Creative Director at the Michelberger Hotel, paints a mural of the cover artwork on a wall, filmed using time-lapse techniques. The Brooklyn band will release their highly anticipated album on May 20 in Europe and May […]

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Foals perform their single My Number live at Studio Brussel in Belgium

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Tuesday 9 April 2013

Foals recently dropped by Studio Brussel in Belgium, where they performed a mellow version of their second single My Number. The band is currently embarking on a world tour in support of their third studio album, Holy Fire, released in February.

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Amazing outdoor bike-themed art installation in Auckland

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By Darwin Cosico in New Art on Thursday 4 April 2013

This year’s Urbis Designday, Auckland’s premier design event, has yet again produced some of the most authentic and inspiring art installations in the country. One of the most talked about projects on the day was an outdoor art installation spearheaded by Resene and Matter Architects. According to Urbis Magazine, the project spanned the K. Road […]

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Life & Death: a photo series by Elke Antoinette

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Thursday 4 April 2013

Sydney-based photographer and media student Elke Antoinette was inspired to create this work during her recent trip to India. Life & Death captures moments and movements around the world.

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Django Django at Music Hall of Williamsburg

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Saturday 30 March 2013

One of the things on my bucket list was to see a gig at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. Earlier this month I was able to tick this off my list with the help of Scottish indie rock quartet Django Django. It’s only fitting as their album was one of my favourite albums of 2012. […]

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World’s Largest Cooler in Sydney

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By Darwin Cosico in New Trends on Wednesday 27 March 2013

The Works Sydney has recently unveiled the largest cooler in the world. The 36-by-15-metre cooler stocked with giant Jim Beam “cans” was constructed at the Bondi Icebergs pool. The cooler was filled with approximately 2 million litres of water, more than 500 giant “ice cubes” and 33 Jim Beam “cans” that measure 1.9 metres in […]

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Collection of stories from Melbourne’s soup vans

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By Darwin Cosico in New Trends on Tuesday 26 March 2013

Soup Van: Stories over a polystyrene cup, edited by Keira Dickinson, a Melbourne-based publishing professional and a soup van volunteer, is the first creative collection of stories from Melbourne’s soup vans – the vibrant history and the incredible community that surrounds them. The book is incredibly inspiring, and I think it’s one of those rare […]

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New illustrations by Iam Toxi

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Thursday 14 February 2013

Iam Toxi is a London-based illustrator/graphic designer whose work has caught my attention. I’m going to the UK for the first time at the end of this week, and seeing Toxi’s illustrations has ignited my passion for all things British.

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