Incredible Ink Portraits on Phone Book Pages

A friend recently posed the question: "Why on earth do we still receive free phone books anymore? Have the phone book people not heard of the Internet!" Though I agree with her statement, artist Carlos Zuniga certainly does not! The artist relies on these trusty printed books to produce his work, a creative interpretation of written text transformed into visual delights. This series Next is a collection of portraits where Zuniga blacks out certain bits of text to form the image in the negative space.

The Chile-based artist's bio says that, "Through the destruction of textual identities, a new layer of representational information is created" and that the work, "has to be deciphered from between the lines. Like memory, which is composed of isolated moments that weave a more comprehensive whole."

These magical creations require a strong vision and a bit of planning. Zuniga has the amazing ability to foresee an image in the space and to, line-by-line, transform the text into a strong visual narrative.

Carlos Zuniga's website
via [David Sketchbook]

December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

Read Article

December 1, 2016

World Map Reveals the Unique Tourism Slogan of Every Country

Many of us have perpetual wanderlust and are always imagining our next great trip. If you’re searching for a new locale to experience, UK-based travel site FamilyBreakFinder has a map that can help. They’ve produced a world chart that has every country’s (available) tourism slogan on it. The hope is that the alluring phrases will pique your interest in a place you might’ve never considered otherwise.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter