The most beloved street art photos of 2013

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles.

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The Domino Project by Dan Saunders and Paul Surely

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Saturday 14 December 2013

The Domino Project is a new film initiative by Dan Saunders, creative director at Sapient Nitro U.K. and his colleague Paul Surety. The aim of this project is “to create a globally connected experience by making 28 short films by 28 writer/directors and/or writer/director teams, each representing one domino in a full set.” The rules […]

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Waiting in Line 3D: ManCub’s latest music video game

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Saturday 14 December 2013

To promote ManCub’s latest song, director and interactive artist Rajeev Basu created a music video/video game that is guaranteed to not go viral. The premise of the game is … well, waiting in line. That’s it. The most interesting part of the game is punching yourself in the face to stay awake. But don’t punch […]

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And the Pantone colour of the year is … Radiant Orchid!

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 13 December 2013

Another year, another colour. This year, the Pantone Colour of the Year is Radiant Orchid. American colour specialist, Leatrice Eisemanan, describes the trendy colour as an ‘enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones’. So keep your eyes peeled, because you’ll soon be seeing this colour everywhere.

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Photos of 15 famous authors writing in their rooms

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 21 November 2013

Most writers spend their time indoors because: 1) there are actual people outside. And people are scary. 2) they prefer to write great literature in the comfort of their own home. So it makes us wonder, what did the writing rooms of literary giants look like? Did they have a squishy ball? Did they have write on a table or a hammock? Did they have a Corgi to inspire them, like, 200% of the time? Read on to find out. [Photo above: Stephen King working in his study]

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New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]

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Fun photo series mocks some of the most ridiculous laws in America

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By Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Wednesday 20 November 2013

School of Visual Arts graduate Olivia Locher has literally just stepped out from behind the books into the real world and already made a name for herself with her masterful use of playful sensibilities. In her ongoing photographic series, I Fought The Law, Locher turns the unusual, still-existing laws in the United States into quirky […]

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Bad, taxidermy! Bad!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Don’t know about you, but we can’t find much reason to be hooked on a site that showcases ‘the absolute worst of the taxidermic art’. It’s just one of these things you can’t tear yourself away from because it’s so unbelievably bad. However, when you finally do look away, it’s amazing how anything you set […]

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Amazing Graffiti art by ESTOY

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Santiago is street artist ESTOY’s playground, and boy, does he play well. Just from looking at these pictures, we can’t help but be drawn in to his intricate and whimsical works that often contain tribal motifs too.

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The 10 worst things to buy for your partner for Christmas this year

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Christmas is near and the question that always haunts us during this time of year resurfaces once again: ‘What do I get her/him?’ Well, we do not know the answer for that, but here’s a list of what not to give. Take notes, people.

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Doggelganger: Where humans meet their doggie doubles

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

What an idea. A couple of years ago, New Zealand’s Pedigree Adoption Drive, aided by Colenso BBDO Auckland, decided to use facial mapping software to match canines looking for adoption to the humans they resemble. It works like this: interested human uploads a photo, software scans a database of thousands of adoptable dogs for a […]

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Texts from Star Trek: The Next Generation

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Cleveland-based Leah Likes has created Texts from Star Trek: The Next Generation, a Tumblr that artfully takes screenshots from the cult series out of context by mashing them up with the often alcohol-fueled Texts from Last Night. Nice!

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30 squats will get you a subway ride in Moscow

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Olympic fever looks to be taking over the Russian capital with a Moscow subway handing out tickets all for the price of 30 squats. This special ticket machine was placed in a local subway of Moscow and passengers were given the option of exercising for their fares! From young kids to adults, everyone in this […]

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The smallest Armadillo species in the world: the Pink Fairy Armadillo

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 18 November 2013

It looks more like a mythical creature but this is in fact the smallest armadillo in the world. It weighs in around 100 grams (3.5 oz) and fits into your hand (if you’d want to touch it, that is). It’s covered in silky, white hair and its hard outer covering is rich in blood vessels […]

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Sleep with the polar bears at Canada’s Tundra Lodge

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 18 November 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to come face to face with a polar bear without the risk of being eaten alive? Welcome to Canada’s Tundra Lodge! ‘Strategically placed on a small spit of land that just out into the Hudson Bay’, this incredible part of the world attracts the highest number of polar bears in the world. The Tundra Lodge is a rolling hotel with sleeper train cars for polar bear watching, and if you’re lucky, a viewing of the Northern Lights, too.

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