W_nderings – 1 November, 2015

Gougi-island-Abandoned-Chinese-VillageAbandoned Chinese Fishing Village Being Swallowed By Nature on Bored Panda [Gallery list] – Just incredible.
ArabianStreetArtists1Artists got ‘Homeland is racist’ Arabic graffiti into the latest episode of ‘Homeland – by Elahe Izadi, Washington Post [647 word news article with pictures] – Love me a bit of culture jamming, and this one is awesome. Crazy that they could get away with it because no-one was checking, but very illustrative of the point. You can read a statement by the artists here.
alice-wonderland-classical-animation-kathryn-beaumont-17Old Photos Reveal How Disney’s Animators Used A Real-Life Model To Draw Alice In Wonderland on Bored Panda – wonderful stuff. Behind the scenes photos and animations of the actress who voiced and ‘motion captured’ Alice (the old fashioned way), Kathryn Beaumont. The’re taken from a behind-the-scenes video presented by the modern Beaumont, and it’s surreal seeing and hearing her (more than) half a century later.
Lizard cutoutCutout Animal Silhouettes on Moss & Fog – a stunning art project by Nikolai Tolstyh. Simple concept, but I love the vibrancy and textures. Very clever.
Dinosaur Comics“anyway that’s my visual resume, do i get this agency job or what” – Dinosaur Comics #2897 by Ryan North – I swear this comic has altered the way I use English language. It’s a visionary and absurd comic, and this one in particular right tickled me.
aley2Jealousy List 2015 by Bloomberg staff on Bloomberg Business [annotated list] – OK, full disclosure, I haven’t read these yet. However, I love an end of year list, and if you ever need something to read here are 43 long ‘uns that should last you a while (plus 2014 and 2013‘s.)
BikeThis Guy Reimagines Cliched Tourist Photos in Quirky New Ways on So Bad So Good – a collection of Rich McCor‘s incredibly clever view hacks from Instagram. 
Upper West Side13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z by Gabriella Garcia & team, Hopes & Fears [interactive annotated gallery] – very typography nerd. Love projects that get you to think about the everyday in new ways (as with the project above). Simple concept, and intriguing.
Louis VittonBrands in Full Bloom by Daryl Feril, Bēhance – super stunning illustrations.
lolitaMen Explain Lolita to Me by Rebecca Solnit on Literary Hub [2995 word article] – I’ve been reading a lot of pieces like this. A world of frustration if you care to look (and you don’t have to look very hard to find it.) I’ve read a few really excellent pieces about women’s status in literature – which makes sense that writers would be able to voice it so effectively.

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