London’s Puddles Reflect the City’s Beauty

London is known to be a rainy town, which isn’t thought to be an ideal location for uplifting inspiration, but Londoner Gavin Hammond finds captivating beauty in his city’s soaked streets. Hammond’s series entitled London in Puddles depicts a somber yet intriguing view of the damp town, focusing on puddles that reflect its surrounding citizens and architecture.

We’ve shared the lomography enthusiast’s photography in the past, but this new series of images exhibit a heightened sense of uninhibited love for one’s city. There’s something about seeing a town through the blurry ripples of a splash of water on the ground that makes it seem all at once magical, haunting, and beautiful. Through the cracks in the streets an image of London’s greatest architectural attractions emerge. Hammond’s series offers an alternate universe within the dreary puddles that displays the city in its simplest form, without the gloomy weather to mask over its magnificence.

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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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