Worst Client Comments Turned Into Posters

Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into posters. The guys worked together on so-called “Sharp Suits” series with a team of other ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more, who must’ve all appreciated a chance to let out some of their exasperation in a creative way. [Read more…]

The series was exhibited at The Little Green Café, Bar and Gallery in November, giving a chance to purchase an A3 poster of your choice. The guys, however, received so many orders during a 5 day exhibition, that they’ve already stopped accepting them. All the thousands of euros they claim to have raised were donated to the Temple Street Children Hospital.

Website: sharpsuits.net

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This Week’s Top 5 User Submitted Stories #10

If you have a story that’s interesting to more people than you and your mother – share it with everyone else! To get an idea what pandas like, just play around our magazine (hints: unique design ideas, art, photography, inspiration). It can be your own art project or you can write about someone else’s work. You can also create all kind of fun lists of creative products or photos.

The best stories will be featured on BoredPanda.com home page and will have a chance to cure 10,000 people from boredom everyday.

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Same Couple, Different Makeup, Clothes and Hairstyle (9 pics)

Spanish photographer Nacho Rojo made a playful series called “Couples”. 9 different shots of the same couple in the same angle but in different clothing styles, hair and makeup. Never underestimate the power of style.

Source: behance (via)

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Photographer Reveals What The Human Body Looks Like At Age 100+

When we think of human beauty, most of us think of someone young and sexy and in their low to mid 20s. But photographer Anastasia Pottinger makes a strong case for the idea that someone over 100 years of age can also be beautiful in her beautiful and fittingly named “Centenarians” photo series. [Read more…]

Surprisingly, the idea for this photo series came when Pottinger was approached by a 101-year old woman who wanted to be photographed in the nude. The only condition – that she couldn’t be identified from the photos. The black and white photos that they created are undeniably beautiful, and seem to encapsulate the hallmarks of old age – wisdom, patience, time, experience, and yes, mortality.

“The response to the images has been remarkable,” writes Pottinger on her website. “Viewers are visibly moved by what they are looking at. Whether it’s wondering, ‘is this what I’m going to look like?’ or remembering a loved one – the response seems to be universally emotional on some level.”

Source: anastasiapottingerphotography.com | Facebook (via: lostateminor)

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Then and Now Blend of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, San Franciscans woke up to a quick shake. For the next 20-25 seconds, everything was silent. And then the great earthquake broke loose. Buildings fell, the city’s downtown crumbled and broken gas lines burst into flame. The city burned for three days and over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed.

Now, more than 100 years later, photographer Shawn Clover decided to combine the photos taken right after the 1906 earthquake with the modern-day San Fransisco. [Read more…]

He tried to find the exact spot the photographer stood, the equivalent focal length and the same high off the ground where the camera was. Unfortunately, he found that it was impossible to replicate many of the original photos because they were taken in places where new buildings stand today.

Nevertheless, Shawn created a striking series of composite photographs, entitled “1906 + 2010: The Earthquake Blend”. Here are some of our favorite photos.

Website: shawnclover.com | via Laughing Squid

A women opens the door to her Mercedes on Sacramento Street while horses killed by falling rubble lie in the street.

Pedestrians cross Jones St towards a pile of rubble on Market Street. The Hibernia Bank building is burned out, but still standing strong.

Two girls stand before the partially destroyed Sharon Building in Golden Gate Park while students work on their art projects inside.

A cable car heads towards the California St incline while shocked residents walk aimlessly through street amidst the devastation.

Passing cable cars offer a view of the destruction of California Street. Old St. Marys Cathedral has escaped destruction.

Cable car #455 rests halfway in the partially-destroyed cable car barn.

People walk up California St amid charred scraps of lumber.

People stroll by the original adobe Mission Dolores which survived, while the brick church next door was destroyed.

Horse carriages and cars park in front of Lafayette Park while a destroyed city looms in the background.

A bicyclist rides towards the fallen Valencia St. Hotel and a huge sinkhole that has opened up in the street.

A woman walks dangerously close to a pit of rubble on 5th St by the US Mint. The Mint has done a remarkable job surviving the quake.

Cars park in front of the brand new US Courthouse which faired well in the quake.

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Realistic Body Art by Chooo-San

Japanese art student Chooo-San, aged 19, uses only acrylic paint and her incredible talent to transform herself into a mutant or cyborg. Multiple mouths, six eyes or even batteries protruding from her forearms – these are just a few examples of what she can do with a human body.

Everything began when Chooo-San was studying for university admission exams. She would draw eyes and other objects on her hands while taking breaks from her studies. [Read more…]

Finally, she took her hobby a step further and created a portfolio of her realistic body paintings. The results look incredibly promising and reminds me of Creepily Realistic Tattoos by Yomico Moreno. Chooo-San is on a good track, and I’m pretty sure we’ll see her on Bored Panda again.

Website: flavors.me/chooosan

Realistic Body Art by Chooo-San (Part II)

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Skirting Board Sunset Lamp by Helmut Smits

Helmut Smits created a beautiful Skirting Board Sunset lamp which can beautifully light your way to the bathroom or kitchen without disturbing other family members. On your way back, you can even sit and watch the sunset for a while.

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Incredibly Intricate Egg Sculptures by Franc Grom

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Slovenian artist Franc Grom, aged 72, makes unbelievably intricate egg sculptures using just a tiny electric drill and enormous patience. According to National Geographic[1], when finished, each egg contains approximately 2,500 to 3,500 holes. While Slovene artisans usually paint their eggs using a technique called drsanka[2] by lightly scratching intricate patterns into the surfaces of colored eggs, carving them was solely Grom’s idea.

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Epic Sahara Desert Art Installation Still Exists After 17 Years And Is Visible From Google Earth

The word “epic” is thrown around a lot these days to describe art or other media that people like. If you want a good idea of what “epic” really looks like, however, you need to see Desert Breath, a truly epic art installation near the Red Sea in Egypt. 17 years after its completion, this mystical desert spiral is still clearly visible on Google Earth. [Read more…]

The work, by D.A.S.T. Arteam, is of truly epic proportions – between 1995 and 1997, 8,000 m3 of sand were displaced to create an art installation that occupies 100,000 m2 of desert between the Red Sea and a range of ancient volcanic mountains in Egypt’s Eastern Desert region. It consists of a massive spiral of cones and pits that spiral out of a central pool of water. As the walking viewer approaches the center, the gradually smaller cones will make the viewer will feel as though they’re growing larger.

The team of artists consists of installation artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer and architect Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantinides. Located between the sea and a body of mountains at the point where the immensity of the sea meets the immensity of the desert, the work functions on two different levels in terms of viewpoint: from above as a visual image, and from the ground, walking the spiral pathway, a physical experience,” explains the team. “In our mind’s eye the desert was a place where one experiences infinity.”

Source: danaestratou.com

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People Flying Over New York City

If you saw some people flying over New Your City lately, don’t worry, you are not crazy! To promote their new movie Chronicle, 20th Century Fox hired viral marketing agency Thinkmodo which flew three human shaped RC planes around Manhattan creating the illusion of people flying.

Michael Krivicka from Thinkmodo explains: [Read more…]

“Since the three main characters of the movie have the ability to fly, we came up with the idea of staging a few “flying people” sightings around New York City. We achieved that illusion by having 3 custom-made aircraft (which were shaped like human beings) fly above designated areas in NYC and NJ.”

I’m not sure how the people of NYC who saw the flying people actually felt, but judging from the video, it must have been pretty awesome. What do you think?

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