Friday, September 8, 2017

Link Round-Up: September 8, 2017

"Starlord!" by Brice Garlick

News: Locals outraged after beloved mural is painted over to advertise new Jennifer Lawrence movie

News: Woman Stripped of Prizes After Using Public Domain Photos to Win Contests: Sasin Tipchai is a talented photographer from Thailand who shares many of his amazing photos on Pixabay. As he designated the images as public domain, technically anyone can use his photos for any purposes. What Tipchai did not expect was that someone would steal his photos to enter international photography competitions. According to Khaosod English, a Swiss photographer by the name of Madeleine Josephine Fierz won first prize at the Moscow International Foto Awards and grabbed a second place award at the Fine Art Photo Awards earlier this year using Tipchai’s work.

10+ Times Kids Came Up With Amazing DIY Inventions

Build a 1:18 Scale Cardboard U-Wing from Rogue One

Build a Swinging Art Table for Uniquely Hypnotic Drawings

Full Color 3D Printing Comes to the Desktop with the DaVinci Color

In an article on Creative Boom, Anthony Wood—the Managing Director of design school Shillington—has written 10 enlightening reasons why the graphic design industry is likely to flourish over the coming years.

Inspired by the traditional use of fiber-craft to provide safety and comfort, California-based artist Laurel Roth Hope (who is a former park ranger and conservationist) has been crocheting small suits for urban pigeons that disguise them as extinct birds, thereby (visually) re-creating biodiversity and placing a soothing "cozy" on environmental fears.

The Voynich manuscript, is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The book has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a book dealer who purchased it in 1912.  Previous mathematical analysis has cast doubt that the manuscript is written in a natural language and suggested that the manuscript may be a hoax and may contain just gibberish, but there's finally A convincing explanation of the mysterious Voynich manuscript from Nicholas Gibbs.  Basically, the manuscript is in Latin, but it's been abbreviated down to a shorthand composed of ligatures. It's a book of medical recipes, mostly herbal baths, and borrows recognizable chunks from known manuscripts from Galen, Pliny, and Hippocrates. Its nature has been obscured by cropping which removed essential headings, loss of the index, and by some sections being out of order.

These gray Aspens were carved into giant colorful pencils by Jonna Pohjalainen

Why So Many Weather Maps Are Rainbow-Colored (And Why They Shouldn’t Be)

YouTuber Odin creates the glove-like prop from Hellboy, complete with moving fingers

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