A series of earthquakes between 2010 and 2011 devastated New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch. An estimated 1,000 buildings in the city’s CBD came down or were subsequently pulled down. (Stop for a second and try to count to 1,000. Each number represents an entire building!) The sheer scale of destruction can only be comprehended in person. Over two-thirds of the city is still rubble.
There’s something irritating about people not pronouncing your home city correctly, even after you’ve told them repeatedly the ‘e’ is silent or there’s no stress on the last syllable. To save us all a headache and hours of debate, thrillophilia put together a list of commonly mispronounced cities to educate us on the correct way to say them.
Picture your country’s capital city for a minute-what food comes to mind when you think of that place? Perhaps a bagel? Maybe a croissant? A meat pie? Running with this fun idea, illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea G. Portoles teamed up to produce an ongoing photographic project known as BrunchCity.
What do you do when you are given 100,000 staples and a floor area of approximately 600cm x 300cm? I would tender my resignation but if you are Peter Root, you build a miniature city filled with office buildings and skyscrapers. To do it, he broke the staples into various sizes ranging from 12cm high to a single staple and arranged them patiently with a very steady hand over a period of forty hours to complete the city he had in mind.
If you’ve ever marveled at the incredible pace of this growing world, you’re in good company. Just years ago, in fact 20 or 30 years, some cities were still arid deserts and more countryish than city. For instance, in 1990, UAE’s Dubai tall skyscrapers and millionaire’s paradise was nothing but a dream, and a desert. […]
Here’s a cool look at some of the most popular cities of the world. Designed by Aldo Crusher, these colourful illustrations were created for the Magazine Aire’s section called ‘Cosmopolis’. Places such as Shanghai, Capetown, New York City, and Madrid are all featured in this collection, with minute detail going into capturing the spirit of […]
Accession is the latest kaleidoscopic photo series from Ben Thomas and was shot in New York, Tokyo and Melbourne. It’ll be exhibiting during 2014. Of the work, Thomas says: ‘The series what shot with various lens on a Canon 5d mark iii body. Available light was used for each of the images. Most of the […]
Imagine New York City’s Upper West Side without the diners, the yellow cabs or the hustle and bustle. Or perhaps Las Vegas without the multi-storied casinos. Once upon a time each U.S. city was still developing and Business Insider ran down a list of 12 cities across the country that show them at their earliest […]
Chinese Liverpudlian, Donshi, has created a new series of prints as part of a story called I’m Looking for Someone, Something, Somewhere. The subject matter revolves around futuristic cityscapes with a mixture of reality and the fantasy blurring the boundaries between the two.
Wether intentional or not, the layout and design of these cities makes for an interesting aerial view. Some create intricate patters and shapes, while others form recognizable imagery. Take a look for yourself and see what you make out of these photographs.
This hi-res collection of photographs of the Earth’s cities at night was captured far above the Earth itself. Filmed from the International Space Station, these breath-taking images were shot at over 28,000 kilometres per hour. These photographs of large cities such as Istanbul, Beijing, Melbourne, Montreal, and London are currently held at NASA’s Johnson Space […]
Installation artist Filthy Luker creates urban installations ranging from giant tentacles, and giant banana peels, to creating faces on whatever inspires him to do so. His whimsical pieces add life and humor in random places he goes to. These playful pieces are sure to amuse and make one smile.
How can you not love this lady’s work? First-rate draughtsmanship, staggeringly accurate but gloriously loose at the same time. She also has a fine eye for what to leave out and when to stop drawing. Plain brilliant.