Our favorite types of dogs come from all over the world, and
illustrator Lili Chin would know - she’s drawn nearly 200 of them!
Starting in the summer of 2014, she presented the series Dogs of The World,
which is a collection of 192 canine breeds grouped by their
geographical location and country.
The illustrative posters feature
cartoon-style characters that highlight the unique appearance of each
dog.Chin has drawn canines native to England, France, and the
Mediterranean, just to name a few. Her series is not only well-crafted -
we enjoy seeing all of the unique personalities that Chin conveys - but
there’s an educational component to it as well.
By simply glancing at
her posters, you can easily see where the different dog breeds
originated. Source: mymodernmet.
The series of strange and surreal objects, entitled “Improbabilità“, by the Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso who
hijacks everyday objects to make them deliciously unusable. Some
improbable, but not impossible creations, exposed very simply as still
lifes, which divert the functional codes of objects that surround us…
to an empty bed and the smell of fresh coffee. His ‘Better Than Gandalf’ mug
rested on the table beside his bed, the steam rising from it telling him it had
not been there long.
He sat up, brushing hair back
from his forehead, stretched, and then picked up the mug and sipped. Alec
always knew exactly how to make his coffee.
Mug in hand, Magnus climbed out of
bed, stepped into his green slippers and shuffled from the room, yawning.
He found Alec in the kitchen, already
fully dressed, mixing pancake batter. He didn’t seem aware of Magnus’ presence,
awarding Magnus a rare opportunity to observe Alec when Alec wasn’t guarded and self-conscious. He stood with
his weight shifted on one leg, so his hip jutted out slightly. He had rolled up
his overlong sleeves in order to keep them out of the pancake batter, revealing
his toned forearms, circled with black Marks and the scars of old ones. His hair
tumbled over his forehead and his brow was creased in concentration.
‘Darling, I don’t think anyone has ever been so focused on pancakes in my whole life.’
Alec yelled with fright, dropping
the mixing bowl. It hit the floor was a crash, splashing pancake batter across the
hardwood flooring, onto the cupboard door, and over Alec’s feet.
‘I really wish you wouldn’t do that,’
Alec gasped, looking up at Magnus.
Magnus was laughing so much he had
to put down his coffee, for fear of spilling it along with the pancake batter.
Alec stooped to pick up the mixing
bowl and Magnus clicked his fingers to clear up the mess.
‘Guess I’ll have to start again,’
Alec said. ‘You’d better appreciate these damn pancakes.’
Juha Arvid Helminen was featured in 2011 for
his fantastic, gothic photos. His absolute use of black is a vivid and
gripping, his content is fearless, tackling abuse of authority,
religion, and the human response. Read on.
One’s manner of dress can lead to powerful transformations. Switching
up the ways we present our gender identity or our occupation can
inspire us to act in ways we wouldn’t otherwise. While this can be
empowering, photographer Juha Arvid Helminen
investigates the ways uniforms denoting positions of power can grant
their wearers permission to commit inhumane acts. “In 2006, I witnessed
the so-called Smash ASEM ‘riot,’ writes the artist. “There I personally
saw the dark side of the Finnish police. How young men hid behind their
uniforms and hoods and anonymously committed misconduct. Later I
witnessed the reluctance of the justice system to punish those in
In his monochromatic photo series “The Invisible Empire,” figures
clothed in black stand barely visible against black backgrounds.
Helminen’s costuming takes inspiration from instances in history
where uniformed bearers of authority committed atrocities. The tailoring
of his subjects’ coats evokes Nazi military jackets while his conical
headpieces evoke the ominous robes of the KKK. Helminen leaves his
models’ faces obscured, alluding to the ways personal identity and moral
judgment can be obfuscated in the name of duty and social belonging.