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Credit Crisis for dummies. Now animated....

Get your animated infographics on! Graphic artist Jonathan Jarvis has produced a great little short animated film explaining in plain english -the causes of the current economic crisis.¬† There’s been a whole load of cartoons and youtube vids attempting this – but this is definately one of the best. If you are feeling like a bit of a fool, and what this whole financial/apocalypse/armageddon/crisis/geo/whateva explained to you – press the play button. Or you can just carry on enjoying blissful ignorance Part 2 after the jump. link Crisis Of...

posted on: Feb 23, 2009 | author: Edna

Greek Protest Posters

Politics has long inspired some great design from 60’s counter culture protest through Soviet propaganda and the more recent Shepard Fairy led Obamamania¬† we all bore witness to last year. When you believe in a particular position or ideology that passion to proselytize can bring forth some pretty emotional and powerful work that’s going to blow your take on a car or toilet paper brand away. Nassos Kappa has put together an interesting collection of work by Greek designers inspired by the protests and riots which rocked their country in December. The shooting death of a 15 year old boy at the hands of the police combined with political and economic unrest ignited the country, leading to days...

Greek Protest Posters
posted on: Jan 15, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

NY Times Prank – yes, it was the YES MEN....

Commuters in the US, found out during Wednesday’s morning rush hour that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had ended. Global warming, health care problems were to be solved as well. Some 1.2 million copies of a spoof of The New York Times, dated July 4, 2009, were handed out by the infamous and awesome pranksters the “Yes Men.” The 14-page professionally produced, parody newspaper announces the abolition of corporate lobbying, a maximum wage for CEOs and a recall notice for all cars that run on gasoline. Anyone who was fooled by this after reading the whole thing – must have been either freaking stupid or very very optimistic. Anyway, I take of my hat to these two...

posted on: Nov 13, 2008 | author: Edna

Saul Williams: Still Angry, Still Out There, Still Good...

With only 2 days left in the longest election campaign the earth has ever seen both sides and their proxies are pulling everything out and hammering home their messages. Step into the fray that wordsmith extrodinaire, Saul Williams. He has put together this little piece as a call to action extolling voters to step up, face history and take a stand by voting for change. Yes, he wants you to vote for Barack, just like everyone else. Don’t worry it’ll all be over soon. Come Wednesday you’ll have 2 years of relative bliss, except for Palin’s profile building efforts, before the next round of fear mongering and mud slinging starts all over. On a side note, read this...

posted on: Nov 3, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

Amazing photos of North Korea

Tristan linked us to these spectacular photos taken in North Korea and published on the Boston Globe website. These photos were all taken within the past six months – some taken from the borders, peering in, others provided by North Korea itself, and several generously shared by freelance photographer Eric Lafforgue, who recently spent some time inside the country. North Korea celebrates its 60th birthday this year – the last Stalinist state in the world. In such a closed off country we rarely get to see glimpses of what life is like inside its borders. I’ve always been somewhat fixated with the place – it’s such a different place from the rest of the world – and so...

Amazing photos of North Korea
posted on: Oct 21, 2008 | author: Edna

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