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A Man Knits Sweaters to Protect Oil Covered Penguins

With 80 years of knitting experience behind him, Alfred ‘Alfie’ Date, a 109 years old man, spends time knitting sweaters in order to dress and protect the Australian and new Zealander penguins from oil. The oil spill in the ocean, which happened in 2013, has affected a lot of birds and Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation doesn’t stop asking for sweaters donations.

Sky Art Illustrations

The French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu travels the world photographing vertical views of the spaces between the buildings he uses as a canvas for colorful illustrations. The differences between the roofs and gutters are the source of inspiration for various characters inhabiting irregular patches of the sky.

Audiovisual Installation by Joanie Lemercier

Here is an audiovisual installation by artist Joanie Lemercier. Baptized “Blueprint“, the work is formed from a central monolithic tower that is flanked by two large screens and activated by light projection and sound. Together, these tell a story of the cosmos and architecture, climaxing in an anamorphosis. Discover the video later in the article.

Running Tracks in Airport

After three years of development, Terminal 3 at Narita Airport in Japan, exclusively for low-cost carriers and short-haul flights, has finally opened its doors. The Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei in charge of the project with a reduced budget, was inspired by running tracks to create all the signage. The terminal also features Muji furnitures.

A Skull Made of 862 Bullets

Artist HAROW designed a huge skull with 862 gun’s bullets. Entitled “9mm” and made by hand with wood, plexiglass and steel, this sculpture askis the viewer on the relationship there is between death, violence and beauty. The artist wanted to make weapons and their consequences, “beautifully immortal”.

Drinkable Billboard Serving Coca Cola

For the NCAA Men’s Final Four competition, Coca Cola and Ogilvy & Mather have imagined a “drinkable billboard” : it’s an ad billboard installed at the White River State Park in Indianapolis that gives Coca Cola Zero for free to passer-by, through a massive straw. Like a public fountain, this installation features 6 straws, 16 captors and 75 valves to bring the soda to people.