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C.R.E.A.M….

C.R.E.A.M….

mymodernmet:

Jason deCaires Taylor recently installed Ocean Atlas, a huge underwater sculpture depicting young local girl holding up the ceiling of the ocean, off the coast of Nassua in the Bahamas. Constructed using sustainable pH neutral materials, the colossal piece is meant to serve as an artificial reef for marine life.

road trips to lambeau field….

road trips to lambeau field….

johngotty:

Jackson + Allen

johngotty:

Jackson + Allen

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three of my favorite albums…

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divalocity:

HARPER’S BAZAAR’S 2014 WOMEN WHO DARE: 

MO’NE DAVIS

The girl who’s a big-league baller.

Photos: Albert Watson

(Source: harpersbazaar.com, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

complexmagazine:

Surrounds yourself with greats. Good morning.

Great pic!

complexmagazine:

Surrounds yourself with greats. Good morning.

Great pic!

gullahjack:

puppiesandprotein:

This picture will never cease to inspire or motivate me. #WhatIsLove

This is when your SOUL speaks and directs your actions!

gullahjack:

puppiesandprotein:

This picture will never cease to inspire or motivate me. #WhatIsLove

This is when your SOUL speaks and directs your actions!

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dynamicafrica:

In honor of International Literacy Day, I compiled a list of some of my favourite books written by African authors (with the exception of the book about Fela). There are many books I could’ve added to this post but these were the first that came to mind.

There’s no order to this list and each comes highly recommended as they, in some way, changed me for the better. If I had to pick a favourite it would undoubtedly be Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions simply because it was the first book I read in which I related so deeply to several of the characters - and still do. From Nyasha’s struggle with depression and being caught between two cultures she feels alienated by, to Tambu’s hunger for a world beyond her circumstances. Ugandan author Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol comes in a close second, it’s just about as cheeky and blunt as I am in some parts and, perhaps a little out of narcissism, is why I enjoyed it.

Between these 18 books you’ll find everything from the personal to the political, and everything in-between. There’s love, there’s romance, there’s struggle, there’s strife, there’s beauty and there’s ugly too. No story is as simple as their titles may suggest, just read Camara Laye’s L’enfant Noir (The African Child) that explores the author’s early childhood in Guinea under French colonisation, or South African writer Sol Plaatjie’s historical novel Mhudi written in 1919 that placed a woman at the center of a story that deals with survival, displacement and early European colonisation in South Africa.

For anyone interested in reading these books, I found some of them available online (not all are complete):

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Glorious Biology GIFs Visualize The Secrets To Animal Flight

Seattle-based artist and recent University of Washington graduate Eleanor Lutz has decided to spend a year combining her two passions: design and biology. To bring the two seemingly disparate fields together, she started her own infographic design project, a science illustration blog chock full of GIF deconstructions of human and animal behavior. Combining Photoshop, Illustrator, and a Wacom drawing tablet, Lutz has so far completed four installments of her animated infographic series, and shared them on Tabletop Whale, her project blog.

Lutz’s first blog post, entitled “A Visual Compendium of Glowing Creatures”, was published on July 21st of this year. 200 sources and a 468 page textbook later, Lutz’s final product, a poster of bioluminescent organisms, glows with detailed illustrations and biological profiles of each organism. This past month, Lutz followed up her debut with 25 GIF infographic, A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition, and an animated chart of 42 North American butterflies. It’s a glorious marriage of science and art, and we can’t wait to see what Lutz will illustrate next.

(via hifructosemag)

looking forward to her upcoming set in bk…hollie cook

an oldie but a goodie from toya delazy 

soulbrotherv2:

Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art edited by John Duke Kisch with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and an afterword by Spike Lee

This magnificent volume is a celebration of the first 100 years of black film poster art. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day.

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Love these prints