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Down and Out in Los Santos

Thursday June 01, 2017

Virtual photographer Alan Butler documents the homeless folk who populate the digital streets of Grand Theft Auto V.

Graphic designer and public transport enthusiast Peter Dovak combines his two passions in a project aiming to bring a bit more beauty to the world’s metro maps.

Nelson Molina has taken the adage about treasuring one man’s trash to a whole new level – level two of a secret museum, to be precise.


Monday May 29, 2017

Mike Kelley stitches multiple photos of planes taking off into single, mesmerising shots.

Stonehenge isn’t the only weird rock formation littering the English countryside. Known as “sound mirrors”, these concrete structures once played an important part in Britain’s air defence.

Most of us dream of running away from modern life, from time to time. Photographer Alec Soth spent five years documenting the people who have done just that, and the places they've sought refuge in.

They mightn’t make it the nicest place to live, but Jupiter’s monstrous, Earth-sized cyclones sure look pretty. 

It took 10 years, but a hospital receptionist who didn’t know how to use Photoshop has finally finished what might be the most painstakingly produced graphic novel of all time.

Every year, thousands of sheep descend upon the streets of Northern Italy as they retrace their centuries-old migration paths and navigate new obstacles. Stefano Carnelli’s photos capture the stampede in all its bleating glory. 

Blood, sea snails and a whole lot of urine went into some of your favourite paintings. This brief history of colour explores the strange alchemy of paint making.