Last weekend, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria traveled to Zheijiang Province, China, to photograph some of the 1,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts who attended China's 5th annual Harley Davidson National Rally, part of the company's 110-year anniversary. Harley Davidson only began official sales in China in 2005, and its bikes are considered to be luxury items by Chinese tax authorities, so they are taxed at extremely high rates -- a 2013 motorcycle might sell for 200,000 yuan ($32,500), approximately four times the average annual salary in Beijing. Transportation authorities have also placed Harleys in the same category as electric bikes, horses and bicycles, so they cannot be ridden on highways and major avenues.
As a non-designer, I think the popularity of mocking the people that keep designers employed is kind of petty and patronizing…but that doesn’t mean it isn’t funny. So…here are lots of the best examples.
In this creative campaign from last year, a Colombian book exchange program promoted itself with the slogan, “Come with a story and leave with another.” Each poster featured a minimally designed but easily recognizable fictional character with a key character from another book hidden in the image.
Using images from Google and Bing Maps for “before” pics and various news photos from the last couple days for “after” pics, NBC News compiled a short series of then-and-now images showing some of the damage brought about by Monday’s storm in and around Moore, Oklahoma…
How The West Was Pun is an upcoming solo art show by New York City-based street artist Hanksy at Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles featuring a clever collection of his pun-filled pop culture street art. Take a peek at some of the works.
Love Hurts is a kit for people with a broken heart, created by Melanie Chernock. Melanie is a graphic designer who recently graduated. She didn’t want to make a box of sadness so she tried to approach the pain in a different, lighter way. There has to be some humor in it, laughing always helps next to the other products in the box. If it doesn’t work anyway, you will still have the tissues. Could be a nice gift for a friend with a broken heart.
The Unkai Terrace is located atop a mountain peak on the island of Hokkaido in Japan and provides a scenic spot for tourists to enjoy a unique and spectacular view of a natural cloud formation.
On Tuesday and Wednesday as Cameron Diaz wandered around the New York set of The Other Woman, it looked as though she may have been taking it to the next level... with a knuckleduster. But fans of the 40-year-old actress can relax: it was just an iPhone case, tailored to make the phone easy to carry and made famous by Rihanna earlier this year... and anyway, Cameron was too busy giggling to be dangerous.
“Fuente del Barco de Agua” (“Water Boat Fountain”) is a sculptural fountain in Valencia, Spain that uses streams of water to mimic the form of a traditional sailboat. There’s no information on the artist behind the design, but http://www.mymodernmet.com/ that similar sculptures exist in Israel and Portugal.
In collaboration with JJKirby, artist Jon Bolerjack has redesigned characters from Marvel’s The Avengers as Storm, Clone, and Shock troopers from Star Wars.
Don't post your photos on Facebook if you are a gang member. Otherwise, you will get busted. The two men below are convicted felons Mario Daniel McDonald and Joseph Wayne Edwards.
On April 22, 2013, the Century Chest, a time capsule that had been sealed for 100 years, was opened during a ceremony at the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City. Onlookers and historians were astonished by the pristine condition of the contents: an untarnished desk telephone, a shiny pair of women’s shoes, a Kodak camera, and much more. Scroll down to see the pictures.
30-year-old Jason Torres is now known as Nicole Sanders. He loved Barbie dolls so much as a young boy that he has spent the past 12 years and over $300,000 transforming his body into Barbie. Nicole's rich boyfriends helped her to pay for it.
Game industry is changing very fast. This is what modern video games would look like 20 years ago. Now they look more like movies than actual games, this is why they bocome more and more popular.
UK-based illustrator Ed Fairburn has created a series of portraits on World War I military maps of the Western Front. In Part I of the series, Fairburn used ink to draw the portraits directly on to the maps. Part II includes additional ink and paper cutting by collaborator Bobbie-Jo. Beautiful work, check it out.
Here is a compialtion of dating fails and wins from all over the Internet. Is is just hilarious. Enjoy)
It is very cool to live with your friends. They can troll you and you can troll them. What can be best, at least untill their pranks are harmless enough)
I don't think there's a better animal out there that can portray various characters then a cat. Demon cats are meant purely as a joke, because their scary screams, glowing eyes and evil stares can't go unnoticed. Get ready to freak out and giggle, with these cutest, creepiest demon cats ever!
Want a little challenge, try and figure out these structures that are seemingly impossible.
Manon Wethly is a Belgian photographer who has created an interesting 'Flying Stuff' series, with some magnificent pictures she captured of flying beverages. The beautiful part about this artistic style of photography is that every time it's a different shape, no liquid is predictable, and it all depends on the moment of clicking the button. "It is absolutely fascinating to see what kind of shape an object or liquid gets when it is ‘flying’. Clicking at exact the right second most often brings the most spectacular and surprising results" She said.
I am never tired of admiring creativity in any form, home decor has to be one of my favorites. These vases are sure to catch some eyes, spark conversations, and make your house totally unique. Enjoy.
I don't know how many of these notes are real and how many are a joke, but regardless it's a fun read.