Street Artist Recreates Real Crime Scenes

It’s really refreshing to see a government use street art for a good cause. Street artist Otis Frizzell captured moments from three real-life New Zealand Police stories, stenciling each one on a wall near the sites where the events unfolded. The campaign, by M&C Saatchi Auckland, encourages young Kiwis who want to make a difference to consider becoming a cop. The New Zealand police even created videos that tell the actual stories behind the stencils!

M&C Saatchi website
New Zealand Police website
via [The Daily What]

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

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.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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