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.
American fashion photographer Steven Meisel stirred up some controversy for this awesome photoshoot he did for Italian Vogue awhile back. His “Make Love Not War” series depicts sweaty, dirty soldiers in the middle of a war-zone interacting with models in a very "heated fashion.” Critics say that Steven’s images glamorize the war in Iraq, but I think they should just chill out and appreciate it for the artistic masterpiece it is. More than 60 people including models, make up artists, stylists, and hairdressers collaborated to put this set together.