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Real-Life Emoji And Other Amazing Images From This Week
January 10, 2014
Liza Nelson took the text icons of emoji and created
real versions of them
. They're weird. Also great.
Liza Nelson via designboom
The year: 2094. Nuclear war has devastated the planet. Felines have inherited the Earth. One rides on into danger.
Schnabuble via Design TAXI
We saw many weird things at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. But we did not see
Megan Garber/The Atlantic
Don't Be A Butthead!
Here's a vintage ad from a national anti-smoking campaign. What a butthead! (You see, the ends of cigarettes are called "butts." Ha.) More anti-smoking stuff
U.S. National Library Of Medicine
3-D Printed Dragon
A little girl wrote
an adorable note
to scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation asking for a dragon. So they 3-D printed her a dragon.
CSIRO via ABC Australia
Using scientific detritus--old pins, magnifying classes, scraps of photos--Michael Mapes recreates beautiful paintings by Dutch masters.
Michael Mapes via Colossal
Thomas Zakowski takes gorgeous photos of some
very cold lighthouses
on Lake Michigan.
Thomas Zakowski via My Modern Metropolis
Kid version of me would probably watch the hell out of a Snow Shark cartoon.
Bartz Outdoors via LikeCool
Andy Lomas, a mathematician and effects designer, created a computer-generated blob that gets more and more complex over time. See a video
Andy Lomas via Creative Applications Network
Everest From Space
This is Mount Everest, as seen from space. Look how small it is! Dumb mountain.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team, archived on the USGS Earth Explorer.
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