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Italian brothers known as Van Orton Design have redesigned classic movie posters in a bold new way. Utilizing a central vanishing point and using vibrant neon-style colors, their designs take movies out of their normal context and into a new dimension. Via DesignBoom:

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Reading a tiny ingredient list on the back of a package is one thing. Seeing the ingredients side by side is a more impactful way to know what goes into your snacks. Photographer Dwight Eschliman and Steve Ettlinger have a new book called Ingredients that show just that, the nitty gritty bits of stuff that go into common processed foods. Via the WashingtonPost:

Doritos Deconstructed


Campbell's Soup Deconstructed

Campbell’s Soup

Twinkies Deconstructed


Oroweat Bread Deconstructed

Oroweat Bread

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National Geographic has a great look at cactuses in bloom. These spiky plants don’t flower as often as others do, but their blooms are pretty remarkable.
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Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Cacti in Bloom from EchinopsisFreak on Vimeo.

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Steve Frykholm is Herman Miller’s VP of Creative Design, and a personal friend. He is famous for a myriad of designs for Herman Miller, but hugely for his Summer Picnic series, which permanently hang in the MOMA in New York.

Here’s a short look of the history behind the posters.


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When they’re not resupplying the International Space Station or planning much bigger adventures, SpaceX apparently has a fun and whimsical team that can draw. These inspiring retro-futuristic tourism posters show people vacationing on Olympus Mons (the highest peak in the solar system), see Mars’ moons, Phobos and Deimos, and more. Perhaps inspired by NASA’s own exoplanet tourism posters, it’s fun to see serious companies showing an artistic and exploratory side.
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At a media event to discuss the Solar System and the search for signs of alien life, NASA has some real confidence that we will discover signs of life within our lifetime.

 “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.”  – NASA Chief scientist Ellen Stofan

They also shared a really fascinating and detailed infographic. Click on the graphic to see it full size. Via NASA:


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In a very funny series called Foodnited States of America, a father and his son have created a witty food pun map. Not always relating to the state in question but always clever, the series isn’t quite finished, we’ll post an update when the other states are fully baked. Via Distractify:
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The New York Times has a great series of images on their blog The Upshot called What Does 2,000 Calories Look Like? In it they have a collection of meals that all equal around 2,000 calories, which is the general recommended daily caloric intake. It’s a colorful journey, and the story culminates with the well-known fact that cooking at home is generally much healthier, and your plate can be a lot fuller.

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Now, I rarely use the term “foodscape” in a sentence, but if I did, these particular foodscapes would still be notable. Created by artist Carl Warner, these surreal scenes are made entirely from food, and they’re so convincing that I don’t know whether to dive into the salmon sea or chomp on a celery tree. Via TwistedSifter:

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A very charismatic “A” by Lobulo Design.


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