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Martin Luther King Jr., 50 Years On — Dreamer or Radical Philosopher?

Carl De Keyzer Martin Luther King Day. St Petersburg, Florida, USA. 1990. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos<p><i>On April 4, 1968 Reverend Martin Luther</i> …

Black History

Research: When Retail Workers Have Stable Schedules, Sales and Productivity Go Up

The relentless rise of online retailers has led to deep soul-searching among brick-and-mortar retailers to find ways to compete. The traditional methods of competing through convenience, assortment, and pricing are largely ineffective against online retailers who outperform brick-and-mortar …

eCommerce

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity and complexity of …

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”<p>KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Shooting 10 Powerful Street Photos in One Ugly Location

When I started out in photography, I always thought: if I could shoot in New York City, Tokyo, Paris or Amsterdam, my street photos would be much …

20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

MIT Creates Tool That May End Thirst, Even in the Desert

Promising solar device harvests clean water in a brand new way.<p>As summer begins to heat up across most of the United States, one issue that doesn't seem to go away is drought--especially in dry or desert climates. Deserts make up a third of earth's surface (and oceans are 71%). Neither of these …

Google’s New Logo Is Its Biggest Update In 16 Years

Google has a new logo that ditches the old serif look, and reacts to you in all contexts.<p>You will very soon notice that Google has a new logo that’s sleeker, brighter, and for the first time, animated. And then, you probably won’t notice it at all.<p>It’s been a long time since the Google we know has …

Graphic Design

I, Fashion: How technology is changing the way we dress

The sci-fi thriller <i>Humans</i>, which wrapped this week on AMC, depicts a world where people turn to "synths" (a.k.a. robots) to help simplify their daily lives. Naturally, things only got more complicated when the robots began caring for their kids and sleeping with their husbands. In the real world, …

Brilliant vector illustrations showcase 2015 trending topics

We're over half-way through the year and there's been some seriously controversial stories, juicy gossip and social media scandals. Creative agency …

Social Media

Artist Recreates Objects as Remarkably Realistic 3D Drawings on Flat Surfaces

Artist Stefan Pabst skillfully creates the illusion of three-dimensionality. His phenomenal pieces, which appear to be 3D objects and people, are actually anamorphic illustrations. The designer started out by painting portraits in 2007, but yearned to do something different from his usual work. …

Drawing

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the …

Swimming in an abandoned Soviet prison camp in Estonia

This is Rummu, an abandoned Soviet prison and forced labor open mine located in Estonia. During the Soviet time, Rummu quarry was used as a mining …

Take This Tinder Advice from Aziz Ansari

The comedian’s new book, Modern Romance, chronicles the challenges of looking for love in the Digital Age.<p>Aziz Ansari, who is among the most popular stand-up comedians in the country, met me for lunch at Cherche Midi, on the Bowery, New York, looking like a hip, surprised sprite. Mr. Ansari …

Dress for Success This Summer With These 5 Style Tips for Men

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a proud member of generation X, I spent the better part of my youth sporting flannel shirts, long hair and faded jeans. It worked for me -- at least I had no reason to think otherwise -- but when it was time to get serious about my …

Men's Fashion

25 Perfect Professional Typefaces for Advertising

For a lot of beginners, the job of choosing fonts is a bit baffling. There are unlimited choices—from the typical ones to the elaborate styles—with …

These 1913 Autochrome Portraits Are From the Early Days of Color Photography

Mervyn O’Gorman was an English engineer whose artistic interests turned him into one of the early pioneers of color photography. Using the Autochrome …

A First-Person Shooter Called Street Photography

In my early teenage years I loved nothing more than gaming and going to LAN parties every weekend. Unreal Tournament, Battlefield 1942 and …

Is Mass Customization The Future of Fashion?

How can something be mass-produced and yet customized at the same time? In 2013, Alun-Jones, Kirsty Emery and Hal Watts founded the knitwear company, …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Swedish-born photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is an undisputed master at photo manipulation, as can be seen from his mind-boggling depictions of everyday scenes with major twists. Part surreal wonders, part mind-boggling optical illusions, the Berlin-based artist's images depict impossible …

Photo Manipulation

Design Trend to Watch: Responsive Storytelling

We’ve spent a lot of time here at Propoint thinking about the new year and what it means for the world of information presentation, visualization, and design. And while there are a number of interesting aesthetic trends worth exploring, we’re a content-driven agency always interested in new ways to …

Trends

Will “No Photoshop” Be the New Photoshop Trend of 2015?

Photos from <i>Vogue Italia</i> of Kate Moss, who is about to turn 41 btw (we don’t believe it either), are bringing us back to the glory days of our fave decade — that’s the ’90s, duh. Back then, Photoshop wasn’t an essential for every photo you saw in every magazine and in Kate’s all-natural shoot, we’re …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Particles

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Project info<p>Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.<p>From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous …