What do ketchup, baby walkers and mullets all have in common? All are traditionally “American” goods, and all are banned in various parts of the world.
From an intimate portrait of Mark Twain to an incredible overhead photograph of the D-Day invasion, we take a look history’s most important people and events transformed from black and white photos…
What would you do if, after decades of occupation by a Western colonial power, a good degree of authority over the place in which you reside was handed not back to you, but to those whose values largely opposed yours? What would you do if they promised you universal suffrage and direct elections but, when it came down to it, would only let you vote for candidates that they approved? Would this worry you? If you’re anything like the thousands of people camped out along Hong Kong’s streets right now, you’d answer “yes”.
Now that you know how they work, it’s time to actually use them. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control found that barely 20% of Americans get recommended levels of exercise, and that over 25% of Americans don’t devote any time to physical activity. Meanwhile, obesity is increasingly becoming a national security issue.
At first glance, this fish seems pretty unremarkable. But upon closer inspection, it gets more interesting, since it’s really part sculpture and part painting. (Actually, inspect it all you like; it’s still going to look like a real fish.) Singapore-based artist Keng Lye manages to give aquatic life just as much grace as nature, and has been creating an entire series in his hybrid art form of resin painting, which accentuates the beauty of colorful sea creatures while also hinting at deeper questions about life and death.
Lye graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Academy with a diploma in graphic design, and started his own graphic design company back in 1995. He decided to make a life-altering decision to pursue resin art in 2011 – after he discovered a different artist in the same discipline named Risuke Fukahori. Lye’s inspiration for his resin fish series is based on nostalgia; re-creating the aquatic life he used to catch as a kid.