Up-close shots of warheads reveal how devastating war really is

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 14 January 2015

If you’ve ever felt removed from the atrocities of war, you’re not alone. Photographer Justin Fantl also felt that way: ‘I feel very removed from the atrocities that are ongoing worldwide. I think that previous generations were more conscious of how war affects society on a personal and more general social level, and we are so […]

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DIY weapons of the Ukrainian Revolution

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 27 March 2014

With all eyes on Ukraine (and Russia) at the moment, it’s easy to forget the violence and bloodshed of the earlier Ukrainian Revolution. Protestors who filled Maidan Square to ‘battle the Ukrainian army and topple President Yanukovych’ had to fight with something, so they got crafty with their weapons. These photos show the incredible DIY […]

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Failed weapon systems you kinda wish were around

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Weapon technology is improving year after year, but have you ever wondered about the long-forgotten weapon programs and systems that simply never took off? Popular Mechanics takes us on a 10-weapon journey into the world of failures, starting with Flying Platforms. These vehicles were developed by Hiller Helicopters in the 1950s and allowed soldiers to […]

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Al Farrow’s gun part sculptures

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By Shepard Fairey in New Art on Tuesday 20 January 2009

Al Farrow just did a show with me at the Martin Irvine Gallery in Washington DC. He builds religious reliquaries and mosques out of gun parts: AK47s and Uzis, in particular. They’re really beautiful. It sounds gimmicky but it’s actually extraordinary. The newer stuff that he’s doing is extremely time-consuming. His work is very meticulous, and the beauty of the craft is a striking contrast to how instantly and senselessly life can be taken.

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