“There is no globally recognized logo for human rights. Together we can close this gap. Join the greatest creative challenge in history and submit your logo design now.”
This is the opening line that visitors to the recently launched HumanRightsLogo.net are greeted with. A call to (friendly) arms for all designers out there to create a universally understood logo, or symbol, to signify “human rights”, with a prize awarded by a prestigious jury of humanitarians. Though the premise and the problem seem simple enough, the undertaking is conceptually enormous, and with over 2000 submissions and growing, very few, in my opinion, are hitting the mark.
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Quick! Your house is burning down! With precious moments to spare you grab only the most important items in your life and save them from the disaster. This is the premise posed at The Burning House, a tumbler devoted to showcasing submissions from contributors around the world, snapping a well curated shot of what they would grab before it’s all gone. The images are extremely personal – sentimental photos, children’s clothes – and sometimes a little frightening (there’s a lot of knives and guns out there!). Anyone can submit and you bet I’ll be sending in mine soon.
Visit The Burning House here.
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Tagged culture, emotional, global, photography, photos, pictures, the burning house
They say “truth is stranger than fiction”, and indeed Jon Rafman’s 9 Eyes Tumbler is not only showcasing the strange, but also the intensely beautiful. The images on his tumblr are taken directly from google street views from around the world, showing the best (and sometimes worst) pictures of our everyday lives and landscapes.
Visit 9 Eyes here.
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