Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.
In the latest issue of Ludique Magazine, the online publication all about mobile photography, you’ll find a great little story about one of the most personality-filled pugs you’ll ever come across. Seattle-based Jeremy Veach has been the proud owner of Norm, his four-legged friend, since the pup was just 8 weeks old (he’s now 1 1/2). Soon after Jeremy got him, he started taking photos of the photogenic dog, inspired by some canine favorites like good ‘ol Maddie, and began posting them on Instagram. (Jermzlee now has almost 24,000 followers.)
Most hilarious are the “selfies” where it looks like Norm is taking a picture of himself. All in all, we can appreciate how owner Jeremy always changes things up, adding funny captions and even posing with Norm in a few of the shots.
“He loves the pictures and gets really into it,” Jeremy told Ludique. “And when there is something he doesn’t like, I can tell, and I just will move on to a new idea.”
Now here are some of our favorite shots.
Love at first chew.
Relishing his new treats.
What’s black and white and red all over?
Happy birthday to the tallest Ian I know! @ipratt
Allow me to introduce to you, Puggy Graham. Inspired by the greatest beard on instagram.
Norm enjoying our date.
Snug as a pug in a rug
Got a new pair of pUGGS
Roses are grey, The sky is lighter grey, Maddie will you be mine, On Valentine’s day? I forgot dogs are color blind. @thiswildidea