Boxing has fallen a long way over the past 100 years. Back when men were men, boxing matches were among the most celebrated and attended sporting events across America. The Library of Congress has a jackpot of boxing photos from the early 1910s that perfectly capture the strangeness and simplistic beauty of the bygone sport. [...]
Designer Meg Jannott has gone through 44 presidents and painstakingly re-created a unique typographic brand identity for each one. The project, started last year, only got through the first 22, but the prolific brand creator is back to finish them off. Click the pic to see them all.
In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was born. The next year, the agency began one of its most uniquely ambitious initiatives: Documerica, a photography project spanning from 1971 to 1977 that hired photographers across the U.S. to document environmental images from the 1970s, creating a baseline of what things looked like in the nation’s mines, [...]
A cracking new website has been scanning in old American patents that give us a glimpse of what the future looked like to people in the past. From an initial glance , it’s clear inventors from yesteryear were obsessed with man living under the sea, and also pacifying children. Click the pic to see more.
When photographer Mike Brodie was 17 years old, he had his first train hopping experience in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. Over a number of days, that train would take him to Jacksonville, Florida and then back. It was as short trip, but sparked a lifelong passion for train hopping and exploration in Brodie. Brodie [...]
During the 1960s, only small percentages of the large populations of eligible black voters in certain parts of the South could actually vote, even after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1965, a voter registration campaign focused in Selma, Alabama, began – at the head of this revived effort was Martin [...]
A shocking infographic on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. Click the pic to watch the vid.
Wesley Law’s series “Baled’ is a photography project that follows some of the millions of pounds of everyday items discarded annually in the US and shipped overseas to be recycled. Beginning in a massive warehouse space in St. Louis, Law decided to take a closer look and discovered that each bale had, “their own personality, [...]
Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted–geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse? That was a question [...]
One of our favourite new illustrative projects. The Windows of New York is a weekly illustration project by Jose Guizar, an ode to architecture and personal challenge to never stop ‘looking’. Beautiful. Click the pic to see more.