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Exiled from the tropical paradise where they evolved, a tiny population of remarkable stick insects dodged extinction by hiding under a single windswept bush on the world’s tallest sea stack for 80 years. Thanks to a dedicated team of scientists they’re now living safely in captivity, but when can they go home?
|Animated & Directed: Jilli Rose • Narration: Nicholas Carlile • Sound Design: Billy Tankard.|
This is a short documentary project by “After the flood” for BBC Knowledge & Learning.
Thomas Burden is an Illustrator and designer from Chichester. Often inspired by the objects and possessions that surround him, he has a penchant for referencing anything from alpine souvenirs and indigenous art, to all the toys he was never allowed as a child…
You can view Thomas Burden’s 3D illustration portfolio here:
Bruce Riley is a hardworking Chicago artist who’s redefining the meaning of the word “painting” – which even that is somewhat misleading. They’re more like psychedelic chemical reactions inside a microscope as seen through a telescope. He calls it flow.
|Directed by Jason Stanfield • Co-directed by Jordan Olshansky • Shot by Keith Wilson.|
|Earlier this year Danny Cooke had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014.|
“Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The Italian police went round and threw away all the local produce and my mother rushed out to purchase as much tinned milk as possible to feed me, her infant son.
It caused so much distress hundreds of miles away, so I can’t imagine how terrifying it would have been for the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens who were forced to evacuate.
During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a ‘Stalker’. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.
Armed with a camera and a dosimeter geiger counter I explored…”
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|Credited by many as the leading figure in ‘doodle’ art culture, Jon Burgerman is a British artist currently residing in Williamsburg, New York. Often using art as a positive cause to reflect and change our perception of the world, Jon’s passion and enthusiasm for creating has led to a whole host of collaborations, exhibitions and publications, as well as various animations and even a pop-art band.|
Desillusion Magazine spent an afternoon in Brooklyn with one of the most unique and exciting artists working today.
|The origin of the Kokeshi doll is a mystery. It has been said that the Kokeshi doll started in the Tohoku district in the late Edo or early Meiji period, but there are various opinions about the birthplace. The wood crafters of the mountainside villages made it as a toy for children, and the dolls have unique designs and features rooted in each region.|
The Naruko style of Kokeshi developed at Naruko hot springs. One of the unique characteristics of these Kokeshi is that their heads squeak when turned. They have kind faces and flared shoulders and skirts. The stripes at the top and bottom of the body are painted on the lathe, and the body is often painted with a chrysanthemum motif. The bangs are painted like the dolls sent as gifts from the Imperial Palace. Naruko Kokeshi wear a red headdress.
|Yasuo Okazaki was born in 1954. After graduating from high school, he studied under his father and began creating Kokeshi with the guidance of his father’s senior pupil.|
Produced by Te to Te to Te.
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