Category Archives: Art

Art Visualizations

Sailor Tattoos – [VISUALIZED]

Lucy Bellwood’s beautiful visualization “The Art of the Sailor” outlines the meanings of sailor tattoos.

Sailor tattoos

Buy at buyolympia.com.

(via boingboing)

Art Time-lapse Travel Video

US Cities Light Up – [VIDEO]

Filmmaker Aaron Keigher beautifully captures the transition from dusk to night light of US cities Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and all throughout California.

Art Mashup Music Video

DJ Earworm’s 2016 ‘United State of Pop’ – [VIDEO]

DJ Earworms’s 2016 mashup of the 25 most popular songs in the US has just dropped.

It includes mashups of songs including:
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Calvin Harris and Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty – Broccoli
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Snake and Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla – One Dance
Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
Flo Rida – My House
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ – Cold Water
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles
Rihanna – Needed Me
Rihanna and Drake – Work
Sia – Cheap Thrills
The Chainsmokers and Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
The Chainsmokers and Halsey – Closer
The Weeknd and Daft Punk – Starboy
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
Twenty One Pilots – Ride
Zayn – Pillowtalk

Art Travel Video

Amazing Hong Kong – [VIDEO]

Brandon Li’s stunningly beautiful short video on the daily life and culture in Hong Kong.

(h/t boingboing)

Art Graphs and Charts Visualizations

2015 NYT Year in Visual Stores and Graphics – [VISUALIZATION]

2015 has been a breakthrough year for the New York Times in terms of the breath and reach of its storytelling techniques. Whether it’s through data visualizations or maps, we’ve seen an increase in the scope and breath of graphics to drive narrative and explanation. The news organization has gathered together some of its best examples in 2015: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics.

My favorites of each category are below:

Visual features

The Dawn Wall – El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route

Longform Stories

Buying Power – The Families Funding The 2016 Presidential Election

Data-Driven Articles

What Drives Gun Sales: Terrorism,Politics and Calls for Restrictions

Maps

The World According to China

Motion Graphics and Video Stories

Three Hours of Terror in Paris, Moment by Moment

Data Visualization

TThe Flight of Refugees Around the Globe

Art Images Time-lapse Video

Mining Online Photos To Create Time-Lapses – [VIDEO]

Researchers at the University of Washington and Google have stitched together fascinating time-lapse films based on large collections of online photos.

We introduce an approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos of popular landmarks from large community photo collections. The approach is completely automated and leverages the vast quantity of photos available online. First, we cluster 86 million photos into landmarks and popular viewpoints. Then, we sort the photos by date and warp each photo onto a common viewpoint. Finally, we stabilize the appearance of the sequence to compensate for lighting effects and minimize flicker. Our resulting time-lapses show diverse changes in the world’s most popular sites, like glaciers shrinking, skyscrapers being constructed, and waterfalls changing course.

The engadget article explains the basic process:

Here’s how it works: first, the researchers sorted some 86 million photos by geographic location, looking for widely snapped landmarks. Next, the photos were ordered by date and warped so that all had a matching viewpoint. Lastly, each photo was color-corrected to have a similar appearance, resulting in uniform time-lapse videos.

For more on the research and a PDF of the process, check out their project website at Time Lapse Mining from Internet Photos.

(h/t boingboing)

Art Images Travel

Los Angeles in 10K – [PHOTOS]

Vincent LaForet’s beautiful collection of photos on the nighttime sprawl that is America’s second largest city.

More at AIR: Los Angeles 10K.

(via broadsheet)

Art Infographic Internet Music

How much Musicians earn online via Spotify, iTunes and YouTube – [INFOGRAPHIC]

Data journalist and information designer David McCandless’s new Infographic highlighting the differences in earnings between the most popular online music stores.

(h/t businessinsider)

Art Time-lapse Video Visualizations

75 Hour Illustration in 2 minutes – [TIME-LAPSE]

This 2 minute stop motion time-lapse captures the incredibly intricate and time consuming process of creating a large-format illustration of a Parisian Neighborhood. Created by Guillaume, and taking 75 hours in total, it showcases the astonishing attention to detail and patience it takes to create such a piece of work.

(h/t broadsheet)

Art Time-lapse Travel Video

Ultra High Res Rio De Janeiro – [TIME-LAPSE]

Amazing footage from Joe Capra and his PhaseOne IQ180 camera documenting the colour and beauty of Brazil’s second largest city. Each shot is comprised of hundreds individual 80MB still images.


(h/t boingboing)