From creating simple street art to being commissioned for projects around the globe, Os Gêmeos’ works of art have a recognizable, playful aesthetic. Looking to grow and influence the local street art scene, identical twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo first began painting graffiti in 1987. Now, they’re known all over the world for their fantastical, bright murals and artwork.
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In the early hours of Sunday, August 13th 1961, hundreds of guards took their positions on the demarcation line at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Ripping apart roads running alongside the border and bisecting East and West Germany with a forbidding barbed wire fence, loyal members of the German Democratic Republic conveyed to the world their iron-fisted, Soviet separatist resolve. But for those who lived through the Berlin Wall’s oppressive existence, the stone barricade represented a damning limit on their right to self-determination and freedom in an increasingly democratizing world.
The Colossal Tides Of England’s Coast
In his Sea Change series, photographer Michael Marten captures the dynamism of landscapes and its effects on manmade structures as well as man in general. The original series was presented in diptych form, but to truly bring these changes to life Marten opted for a GIF format online. Says Marten, “I hope these photographs will increase awareness of natural change, of landscape as a dynamic process rather than a static image”. In our eyes, at least, Marten has accomplished these objectives. For more, be sure to visit My Modern Met.
While American forces fought Axis forces across the globe, America was also consumed with winning the war at home during World War 2. With Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps and intelligence agencies maintaining surveillance German-Americans (and not to mention concern about organized labor), America was in a hyper-vigilant state about internal security. Part of this effort took involved domestic propaganda, like this ‘Appreciate America’ poster series distributed from 1942 to 1945:List View
All ‘Appreciate America’ images via imgur.
Stunning Rural Landscapes Blend Reality With Dreams
For many, nature–the reality from which all of us hail–is little more than a dream in a world defined by brick, plaster and concrete. It’s easy to confuse the two, and it’s even easier to think that a return to nature within a walled world is impossible. Convening the other-worldly aspects of rural life with the realism manifest within a camera’s lens, photographer Lisa Wood presents landscapes that are palpable yet still seem, for whatever reason, entirely out of reach to us. Be sure to visit My Modern Met for more pictorial representations of heaven on Earth.
Cinemagraphs have quickly become one of our favorite modes of artistic expression on All That Is Interesting. By combining elements both static and dynamic, cinemagraph GIFs capture an understated beauty in tranquility, even from scenes of chaos. For your viewing pleasure, forty stunning cinemagraphs: