The Bigger Picture, Fanciful Depictions of the Area Outside the Margins of Iconic Album Covers

In The Bigger Picture, web design company Aptitude imagines what exists just outside the margins of some of popular music’s most iconic covers, from Michael Jackson to Adele. In this digital age, buying an album has become less about buying a physical package to buying a digital version out of convenience. So in honour of … Read more


Tattoos are traditionally associated with “outlaw” cultures — bikers, gangs, punks, ex-cons, and sex workers. (Can you count how many tattoos you’ve seen in a porn movie lately?) But the 90’s saw tattooing move into the mainstream in a big way. Since then, everyone has been expecting a tattoo backlash. And indeed, laser removal clinics … Read more

Philadelphia Mural of Pope Francis Might Be World Record

Students sit beneath an image of Pope Francis during a ceremony dedicating the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s mural, titled The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. Organizers are hoping the mural featuring Pope Francis is eligible for the Guinness World Record for “Most Contributions … Read more

The Graham Building Gets Tagged As Part of the City’s Mural Arts Program

Concurring yet another urban canvas, JR recently ventured to Philadelphia to present a piece for the Open Source exhibition. As part of the city’s Mural Arts Program, the piece titled Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia is centered around Ibrahim Shah, a Philadelphia resident who immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan. The monochromatic piece is interspersed across the … Read more

Memorial Ash Beads: Artist Turns Your Loved Ones’ Ashes Into Jewelry

How would you like to keep the ashes of your loved ones? California-based artist Merry Coor would like to make them into beautiful memorial ash beads. These tangible mementos of your loved ones can be worn on the neck, to always keep them close to you. The bead is made from rods of special, colored, … Read more

Breweriana: BEER CAP MAPS

You’re not gonna believe this, but sometimes, when consuming beer, one’s memory can falter a bit. If you’ve ever found a stray bottle cap in your jacket and wondered what fine city or state you enjoyed that beverage in, Beer Cap Maps is a must-buy. Whether you choose one state or the whole US of … Read more

Animal Chanukah Menorahs Made From Repurposed Plastic Toys

Lisa Pierce, an artist in Portland, Maine, has created a line of whimsical metallic animal Chanukah Menorahs made from repurposed plastic toys and metal candle holders. Each piece is made-to-order in different colors and comes with adorable names such as “Menorasaurus Rex,” “Menurtle,” and the hilarious “Menobster.” A menagerie of hand-crafted, made-to-order animal menorahs and … Read more