21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect

Victor Lundy was a 21-year-old architecture student when he enrolled in the military in WWII. But instead of giving up on his creative side, the soldier decided to document events on the battlefield that he was present in, in a series of sketchbooks. In these sketchbooks, he recorded everything from fallen soldiers, air raids, and beach landing crafts, to more relaxed scenarios such as soldiers resting or playing games.

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Korean Artist Watercolors Cities She Visits

Artist, graphic designer and illustrator Sunga Park has been travelling the world. Where most of us put our feet up and relax she has been creating soothing watercolour paintings of architecture that she admires during her stay in each location.

Hamberg, Germany

 

Ayasofia, Istanbul

Zagreb, Croatia

Harrods, London

Tom Gates, Oxford

View the rest of her journey here

 

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A Study in Architecture Photography

Meet Fabio Sasso, a  Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. He is also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts. Fabio recently challenged himself to take a photo a day for a year.

On the project, titled A Study in Architecture Photography, Fabio states: “Still I am more like a beginner/enthusiast than a photographer, but one of the things that I learned is that I love to take photos of buildings and architecture in general. There’s something about the contrast of man-made structures with nature and sky that creates an eerie feeling.”

See a selection of the striking photos below

 

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Fun Black and White Murals of Friends and Family by Alex Senna

It’s not often that you walk down the street and encounter an artwork that warms your heart or brings a smile to your face, but for Brazilian street artist and muralist Alex Senna, positive emotion seems to be his visual currency. His lanky black and white characters are often found in a variety of hopeful, loving, and positive scenes from a pair of lovers embracing to a family riding a bicycle. To intensify their emotional depth Senna often gives the flat characters broad shadows that stretch out larger-than-life across urban walls. You can check out more of Senna’s work on Instagram.

 

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I saw the sign (But I nearly missed it)

Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces,  you’ll find these fun urban interventions in and around Sydney. Created by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside) these mini signs are bound to grab your attention. A park solitude rating guide, oversized emergency panic buttons, or personal space preference cards, all completely ludicrous and yet it’s hard not to think these might be useful in certain situations.

 

Scroll down for a selection of the signs or you can see more of Pederson’s work on Instagram.

 

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A view of the Top

AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet, including North Pole, Antarctica, Mariana Trench, and even the Earth’s view from the stratosphere. The team consists of 12 members, nine photographers and three tech specialists, who use planes, helicopters and drones to shoot from high above. The company started back in 2006.

 

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Katie & Joe.

Katie and Joe are a husband and wife photography team who have mastered minimalism. Their photographs are filled with a generous honesty. The couple are currently based in Portland, Oregon. Their work can be found in magazines such as Liner, Atlas, Material Girl, Zeum, and Cake.

We love the striking gazes, the subtleties and the muted tones they are able to capture with their lenses. Check out this beautiful couple’s work at www.katieandjoe.co


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P H A N T A S M A

Carla de la Matta from New York City and Loïc Remy from Paris, have joined efforts in an ongoing collaboration that transcends borders and connects  “the city that doesn’t sleep” and “the city of light”. Together, they have created a series they titled “Phantasma”. Their unusual creative ideas and photographic visions gave birth to an original project that bridges two continents and defies photographic norms. “Phantasma” is a series of photographs that combines images of New York and Paris. Both cities share many similarities and are unique at the same time, but this is not about getting a result with speech photos or sense, it is more about forms and feelings.
This series meets through the Atlantic Ocean, where Paris has always existed in her mind as New York has existed in his. A vision very close to a fantasy or a “fantasma”, which in Spanish means GHOST.

The Louvre & WTC NYC
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

The Louvre Museum & Washington Square Arch
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

WTC NYC & Montparnasse Paris
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Eiffel Tower & Manhattan Bridge
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Pacific Tower by Kurokawa – La Défense & Trump International Hotel and Tower – NY
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Paris Left & NYC Right
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

NYC Left & Paris Right
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

The Granite Tower – La Défense, Paris & WTC NYC
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

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Broken items or just an opportunity to get creative?

Resourcefulness at its best, here are a few images of people who did not let the happenings in life get them down. These people turned a bad situation into an incredibly beautiful one by using a cheaper yet creative method to fix their damaged items. Next time something you own is damaged, use it as an opportunity rather than a set back!

 

As Berne Brown said ‘There is no innovation and creativity without failure”

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