Category Archives: Art

Artist in Chief

Have you seen George W. Bush’s collection of oil paintings of veterans? (See fragment below.) The former president painted them himself, and all of his remarkable portraits are assembled in his new book Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. This … Continue reading

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Square-Mile Street Network Visualization Project

As part of his PhD dissertation in urban planning, Geoff Boeing has developed a computer program that visualizes one-square mile of the road network of any major city in the world. (Check out his cool website here.) By way of … Continue reading

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Keyboard waffle iron

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Happy Birthday, Mr Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was born on this day (1/11) in the British West Indies.

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Train Track Art

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Dandelion, frozen in time

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Paperholm

Check out Paperholm, a beautiful and whimsical paper city created by artist Charles Young, who has been adding a new paper structure to his tiny metropolis each day. More details here, via Colossal. Hat tip: kottke.

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