Friday, January 30

The World's Largest GIF, As Seen From Space

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Advertising agency M&C Saatchi teamed up with popular artist INSA to create the world’s largest GIF image.



Creating the world’s largest GIF took four days in Rio, Brazil, one satellite, and many workers painting four images that spanned a total of 57,515 square metres.



INSA is known for 'GIF-ITI', a type of graffiti art where he repaints over and over to photograph and make GIF images.



This short film titled 'Ballantine's Presents INSA's Space GIF-ITI' captures it all and shows the magnitude of the art that required an Airbus' Pleiades satellite to travel 431 miles above Earth to capture the entire GIF.



Watch how it was created below:



















[via Creative Bloq]

McDonald's USA Lets You Pay For Food With Hugs, High Fives, Or A Little Dance

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In some selected McDonald’s stores in the United States of America, one now has a chance of being selected to pay for their food purchases with alternative forms of payment, which McDonald’s terms as “Lovin’”.



Beginning on February 2, the fast food chain will allow customers pay for their food with displays of affections, which can include selfies, hugs, a phone call to your mom, a little dance, or a high five.



This deal is only available at certain times, and a McDonald’s employees inform a customer if they are picked to pay with “Lovin’”.



This promotion runs through to Valentines’ Day on February 14.



Watch an ad for it below:















[via Business Insider]

The Letter ‘A’ Creatively Formed With Elegantly Contorted Human Bodies





New York-based creative studio Vault 49 has created a striking typographic design of the letter ‘A’ that is formed using the bodies of men and women.



This piece of typographic artwork features both real human beings and what appear to be mannequins, all of which are contorted in various challenging poses—around the letter, there are images of terrifying, alien-like monsters.



View more images of the “Tantalizing Type ‘A’” below, or check out more of Vault 49 on its website.











[via Vault 49]

Employees Reveal Secrets Of Working In An Amazon Warehouse





Online retailer giant Amazon holds its massive inventory in more than 50 “fulfilment centers” or warehouses, and hires about 40,000 employees to work in them.



Website Mental Floss recently spoke to some of these employees and unearthed several little-known secrets about working in an Amazon warehouse.



In the article that it wrote based on these interviews, you would be able to get a sense of what goes on in these gigantic buildings. For instance, you may be glad to learn that the conditions are not as bad as had been reported by some sources—one of the interviewees states that “the conditions at the warehouse were on par or better than most other warehouses that [he has] been in”.



You may also be surprised to learn that employees at an Amazon warehouse have to do group exercises twice a night, once at the beginning of the shift and once after lunch.



Read this interesting behind-the-scenes article here.







[via Mental Floss, image via 9Gag]

3D-Printed Light Bulb Shades Designed To Like Inverted Art Deco Skyscrapers





If you think that the LED light bulbs in your home is looking a little too bare and uninspiring, why not accessorize them with the statement-making Stalaclight bulb shades?



These 3D-printed bulb shades by design studio Layers are intricately designed to look like the Art Deco skyscrapers that inspired them—only in this case, the towering skyscrapers are upside-down.



You can purchase the Stalaclights here—they are priced at €185 each.











[via Cool Material]

Brightly Colored, Minimalist Illustrations Of London’s Striking Skyscrapers





Based in London, graphic designer Joshua Clarke has created a collection of pastel-hued posters that features several of the British capital’s more visually striking skyscrapers.



Depicting the “new London skyline”, these illustrations are rendered in a minimalist style that juxtaposes the clean lines of the architecture against ombre clouds.



Scroll down to view the rest of the posters from the series—you can purchase prints of them here.



















[via Kholl]

Slip Your Phone Into This Leather Sleeve To Charge It Wirelessly





Even with the slimmest of battery power banks, they are still a hassle to carry around, especially when you need USB cords to use them.



To let you refresh your phone’s battery more conveniently while on the go, startup Novelsys has created the Ampere, a genuine leather sleeve that lets you charge your phone wirelessly.



In addition to this wireless charging function, the Ampere comes with a USB port, which is four times faster than standard USB laptop output, for when you need a “superfast boost”.



This extremely compact portable charger also comes with an app that includes “the world’s first automated charging system” so you will never forget to charge your phone again.



Find out more about the Ampere on its Kickstarter page—it is currently priced from US$75.























[via Kickstarter]

Heartwarming Video Shows Stray Dogs And Inmates Sharing An Unexpected Bond

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An upcoming documentary titled Dogs on the Inside, set to be released on February 2015, will be featuring heart-warming stories between the most unlikeliest of subjects: abused stray dogs, and inmates in a Massachusetts prison.



These prison inmates were tasked to care for these rescued dogs by preparing them for adoption and rebuilding their confidence.



As stated on the documentary’s synopsis, “In the seemingly dark recesses of a prison, a spark of light emerges that is a reminder of the wonderful and timeless connection that exists between dog and man.”



Watch the trailer below, or go here for more details about the documentary.































[via So Bad So Good, images via video screenshots]

Man Wears Make-Up For One Week, Shares What He Learns





Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed recently underwent an experiment where he wore make-up for one week, and documented his experience.



Over the course of five days from Monday to Friday, Fitzgerald went about his day with more make-up being added each day.



On the first day, he noted that the mascara he was wearing made his eyelashes “look like black thorns sprouting from my eyelids”, and was annoyed that people commented on his shaved beard while failing to notice he had on make-up.



As the week progressed and the make-up got more dramatic, he received compliments from the women in his office, while the men refused to make eye contact. His manager also fielded emails from curious co-workers who wanted to know why he was wearing make-up.



At the end of the experiment, Fitzgerald concluded that while he loved how mascara opened up his eyes and how his lips looked covered in lipstick, he stated it “made him conspicuous in a way I wasn’t used to.”



Read about his experiment here. What do you think of it?





[via BuzzFeed, image by Lauren Zaser for BuzzFeed]

A Facebook Page Dedicated To ‘Copywriter VS Art Director’





Last year, you had a laugh at the funny GIFs that portray the differences between a copywriter and an art director.



The unique relationship between these two creative types is also illustrated in ‘CW Versus AD’, a Facebook page created by Brazilian creatives Caio Pena, Henrique Parada and Letícia Hanower.



Scroll down to look at some amusingly accurate visuals and check out more here.



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