Who is MTV’s Cherry Girl?

Ooo this should be interesting. MTV has created a new, funky character called 'Cherry Girl' who’s part of MTVNI's ongoing commitment to environmental issues through MTV Switch, a youth-focused, global, multiplatform campaign designed to inspire and promote environmental issues. She’s an impulsive character, who finds that her actions, which are seemingly self-indulgent, can have a positive effect on the people and environment around her. This new, sexy, freaky 18 year old girl is plugged into social media – she even has her own blog, Flickr and Twitter and Facebook account. This mysterious symbol of a new generation has piqued my interest. Love that she’s quirky and interesting. Watch this video, directed by Johnny Hardstaff, to find out more about her.

"The brief [for the film] was simply the story," says Johnny Hardstaff. "A girl makes unpredictable things happen through what might seem to be initially selfish actions. I designed the character, the film, and directed it. What wasn't live-action was created in-house at RSA 3D, and the flame work was handled by Framestore CFC. "My aim was to make as quirky a film as I could within the constraints. I like it when you see tourists wandering around London with sweatshirts bearing broken English text. I wanted to make the visual equivalent to that. It doesn't quite make sense, but you get the feeling." What do you think about Cherry Girl?

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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