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17 Crazy School Signs | smosh

17 Crazy School Signs | smosh | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

I doubt all the signs are genuine, as for Lexington and L.C. Swain Middle Schools billboards  -photo process may well have helped ;o) But some of these are pretty funny !

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"1922 : The year that changed Brazilian art" | BBC

"1922 : The year that changed Brazilian art" | BBC | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
In 1922, the year of Brazil’s independence centenary, the winds of change blew through the country’s art world and changed it forever, writes Lucinda Hawksley.
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From 'infos140sport' tweets

From 'infos140sport' tweets | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
ALLEMAGNE-ARGENTINE : Buenos Aires à l'heure du match.
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... une image des Latins ! ;-)
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Susan SONTAG on art | PHOTOGRAPHERS

Susan SONTAG on art | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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A visual quote.

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Susan Sontag's "On Photography" (1977) : a must read :-)

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STREET ART : Anti-FIFA graffiti across Brazil, ahead of the World Cup | Imgur

STREET ART : Anti-FIFA graffiti across Brazil, ahead of the World Cup | Imgur | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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A series of 13 anti FIFA graffiti at the Football World Cup's eve... pictures for thought.

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Des idiomes hauts en couleur !

Des idiomes hauts en couleur ! | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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"Les expressions idiomatiques avec les couleurs - Avancé - Expressions idiomatiques " ( http://sco.lt/6B5Me1 ), re-scoopé par Jürgen Wagner sur son topic 'Les TICE en classe de langue".

Cette photo illustre un lien vers des exercices en ligne (FLE)  et je la trouve superbe :-)

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Metropolis Coffee logo : Art Deco-style branding

Metropolis Coffee logo : Art Deco-style branding | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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It is aimed at selling, actually.

It is about (making big) money.

... nevertheless their new logo's pretty nice !

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Wisdom

Wisdom | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

I've found this pic on a Twitter account, @HeartworksBooks.

"Heartworks turns kids into published authors using their art and words. We post kids art related items and some of our favorite pages kids have made."

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Typefaces : Shurong Diao's "Hair Alphabet"

Typefaces : Shurong Diao's "Hair Alphabet" | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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"This Hair Alphabet is inspired by Chinese calligraphy style. I [Shurong Diao] want to build a connection between Chinese characters and Roman alphabet by using different forms of long black hair, just like putting ink on rice paper to draw Chinese Characters."

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Franz MARC | PAINTING

Franz MARC | PAINTING | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Cubist Superhero/Star Wars Art

Cubist Superhero/Star Wars Art | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

While it's very easy to blame the internet for all of the evils in the world, sometimes it's worth remembering what amazingness it can also bring.
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These illustrations remind me of some paintings by Franz Marc, whose paintings might well have inspired these modern artists.

If you don't know the painter yet, I think he is worth discovering : any pictures search engine will display dazzling art work on your computer screen  :-)

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Vêtements en trompe l'œil | DESSIN

Vêtements en trompe l'œil | DESSIN | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
ART - "Trompe-l'oeil : nom masculin, invariable. Peinture, marqueterie, etc, qui donne à distance l'illusion de la réalité".
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Watch a Photographer Turn Downtown L.A.'s Graffiti Into Abstract Art

Watch a Photographer Turn Downtown L.A.'s Graffiti Into Abstract Art | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Artist Mick Victor captures the ‘chaotic order’ of an urban landscape.
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"Sang d' Encre" | ANIMATED SHORT

An amazing animated short film about the lack of inspiration syndrome/writer's block from Bellecour Schools, Art Design & entertainment, directed by Tom Goui...
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Amazing colours and textures, a never-ending story yet originally told : this short made my day :o)

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Radical Geometry | Royal Academy of Arts

Radical Geometry | Royal Academy of Arts | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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From 'infos140sport' tweets

From 'infos140sport' tweets | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

ALLEMAGNE-ARGENTINE La foule à Berlin à l'heure du match

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Une image des Germains...

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Twisted Metal Street Art Murals by DALeast

Twisted Metal Street Art Murals by DALeast | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

  DALeast landed on this planet in 1984 in China, he then decided to live as an artist in this life. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts and began doing art on public space [...]"

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Awesome...

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Retouche d'images : Formation au logiciel GIMP (5 volets) | OPENCLASSROOMS

Retouche d'images : Formation au logiciel GIMP (5 volets) | OPENCLASSROOMS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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[Gimp étant sous format libre, gratuit]

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Choisir un photophone... | Smartphones comparatif technique fonction PHOTO

Choisir un photophone... | Smartphones comparatif technique fonction PHOTO | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Parmi les appareils premium, nous avons testé les cinq références du moment, en prenant une centaine de clichés avec chacun. Verdict.
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Floating cities | Urban Water PHOTOS

Floating cities | Urban Water PHOTOS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
As rising sea levels threaten low-lying nations around the world, floating cities are gaining political backing and some serious investment
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Have you ever seen "Abyss" ? :o)

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Chirp ! Or is it "Tweet" ?!

Chirp ! Or is it "Tweet" ?! | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Jaybird feathers are so bright -I've read their colours are not that bright : it's the light falling on these that makes them look so vivid and bright. Whatever the reason...  they're awesome !

 

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The photo illustrates the article (in French) "Non, Twitter n'est pas en train de mourir" by Will Oremus.

It explains why Twitter isn't going to "die" -as financial analysts start claiming. The article was issued on May 02, 2014 on slate.fr :

>>  http://www.slate.fr/economie/86617/twitter-pas-mourir

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Battersea Power Station | Nicholas Goodden - London Urban Photographer

Battersea Power Station | Nicholas Goodden - London Urban Photographer | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"Battersea Power Station"  © Nicholas Goodden

"This photo of Battersea Power Station is one of my most popular images of one of London's most iconic buildings. Although derelict it remains a classic London landmark. [...]"

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Nicholas GOODDEN's website :

http://nicholasgooddenphotography.co.uk

 

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"Still"

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                                                                                       © Monica MIRZA

 

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Untroubled tranquillity...

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Dessins hyperréalistes | Redosking / José Vergara

Dessins hyperréalistes | Redosking / José Vergara | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
ART - Cet artiste de 19 ans prénommé Jose Vergara, aussi connu sous le pseudo de Redosking, fait des dessins étonnamment réalistes.
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"The best Street Photographer you've never heard of" | PHOTO

"The best Street Photographer you've never heard of" | PHOTO | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Four years ago, a Chicago real estate agent stumbled upon a box of negatives. Little did he know that he'd discovered Vivian Maier.
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"[...] MAIER'S WORK IS PART OF THE decades-old genre of street photography, a field that has included such giants as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus. [...] photographers who speak to the profoundly democratic impulse to acknowledge that we all have a place—that our stories matter. She took photos of the downtrodden and the well-heeled. She took photos of festive people and people in distress. She took photos of children and the aged. She took photos of whites and blacks (notable, given the times). Her work is marked by serendipity; she appeared to have no agenda, but instead captured what she stumbled upon. [...]"
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Greening the City | St Patrick's Festival

Greening the City | St Patrick's Festival | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"St. Patrick’s Festival launched its Greening the City initiative in 2011, asking businesses, landmark buildings, entertainment venues and cultural institutions to Go Green with outdoor lighting, for the duration of the Festival. Last year was a huge success with so many premises go green, lighting up the city in celebration of the Festival, and this year we’re hoping to be even bigger !"

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Maaaagic :o)

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