The Power of Visual Content [Infographic]

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I love visual content. There, I said it. Whether it is infographics, videos, Pinterest, or memes, I prefer them to text-only posts nearly every time. I have always been a creative type stuck in the mind of an analyst and programmer, but truly the creative in me needs let out on occasion. So what is it about these types of mediums that make them so effective? The infographic below has some great statistics, I have highlighted three of my favorite: ... Continue Reading

Van Gogh in 3D [Video]

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Being Dutch, I'm partial to famous painter Vincent van Gogh. His use of brush strokes and color is amazing and I could study his paintings for hours. But now, I can do even more than that. Animator Mackenzie Cauley has created a 3D video of Van Gogh's painting 'The Night Café' and it is stunning. ... Continue Reading

Paintings that Break Your Brain

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First there was famous artist Escher with his drawings that you could study for hours, because they completely tricked your brain. Now there's Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian artist who paints paintings that break your brain. His art combines two concepts that seamlessly transition from one into another. His optical illusions are so stunning, you keep studying the paintings to see how he did it. Check out these examples to see what I mean. ... Continue Reading

That’s Amore! [Images]

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Ale Giorgini from Vicenza Italy has put together a fun and awesome creative collection of lovely artwork. As you may know, “amore” means “love” in Italian and the song “That's Amore” by Dean Martin is surely a classic. So give Dean's song a listen to and browse through these love themed images and maybe, just maybe, you'll find one awesome enough to send to someone you love... ... Continue Reading

Darth Vader Reimagined [Images]

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With the new Star Wars films pending, the future of the Star Wars franchise is feeling far more 'open-ended' than ever before. How will the interpretation differ from that of George Lucas? Moreover, what kind of curious turns in creativity will a film that is directed by someone who 'grew-up' with Star Wars reimagine its universe? It should be interesting. ... Continue Reading

#EPIC Pokemon GIFs

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Brakkenimation has put together a series of Pokemon GIFs that are #EPIC enough to be used for blog post comments. Seriously. These animations have so much personality! ... Continue Reading

Paddington Bear Author: “I might not sleep well tonight.”

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Our family read the Paddington Bear books together as a family. It was great fun. So when we heard about the new Paddington Bear movie releasing this year, we were very excited to see what the big screen had to offer. Sure, it might not live-up to our expectations, but we figured it would still be fun. After all, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beezus and Ramona, and Matilda—to name a few—did an excellent job porting from the page to the big screen. So how is Paddington going to fair? ... Continue Reading