Posts by Emma Taggart

November 19, 2019

Artist Visualizes Dystopian Future Where Pop Culture Icons Have Become Ancient Ruins

Have you ever wondered what our planet will look like after we’re gone? Prague-based artist Filip Hodas visualizes a post-apocalyptic future, where all that’s left behind are the relics of our not-so-distant past. His Pop Culture Dystopia series of 3D renderings sees famous cartoon characters and popular consumerist products as forgotten skeletons and decaying ruins that have been taken over by nature.

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November 16, 2019

Photographer Captures the Surprisingly Quiet Side of Tokyo at Night

Tokyo is the most populated city in the world, with over 38 million people living there. While most of the mega-metropolis is constantly buzzing with activity, there’s still quiet pockets of the city that, when visited at night, seem just like ghost towns. German photographer Robert Götzfried set out to capture these sleepy districts in his aptly titled series, TOKYO SLEEPS TONIGHT.

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November 15, 2019

Adorably Hilarious Winners of the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Our domestic pets make us laugh on a daily basis, but animals in the wild can have their funny moments, too. Now in its 5th year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently announced the hilarious winning photos for 2019. The funny images were chosen from over 4,000 entries from 68 different countries, revealing that silly playfulness is universal amongst animals.

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November 13, 2019

Japan Installs 16 Pokémon-Themed Manhole Covers in Honor of Slowpoke

If you’ve ever been to Japan, you might have noticed artistically designed manhole covers dotted across the country. In fact, there’s even a festival that celebrates the art form. Last year, some participating Japanese prefectures merged the decorative manhole tradition with pop culture, resulting in designs featuring none other than Pokémon characters.

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