Wednesday, 25 May 2011
These eye catching photos are the result of a group of photographers breaking into 6 flags amusement park in New Orleans. The 2005 natural disaster that was Katrina ripped apart the city and over 6 years on places like 6 Flags still look like this. The images are eiry, creepy, sad and scary in equal measure, a place that was once filled with life and noise is now left wounded to gradually decay. If Yawn didnt find clowns scary before looking at this project, they certainly do now.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
'The Pool' located in Dagenham believe it or not is all thanks to Nike’s transformation. The pool is now playing proud host to a unique BMX park currently being sessioned by both a series of world class riders, as well as the local community.
This sweet idea is down to Simon Charlesworth (Brand Lead Nike Action Sports). In my opinion this should stay a skatepark forever, launching this weekend until June 12th before the pool is due to be demolished.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
A concept that switches things up a little. When Yawn came across this project it grabbed our attention immediately, not because it is in any way life changing but because its proof that even the ideas that seem like they would never happen, can happen. Cooked up by the chefs behind a razor and a Shiny Knife, this moving munch included an elegant array of dishes, including foie gras and filet mignon, as well as a pyramid of chocolate panna cotta, dusted with gold leaf. Guests—who paid $100 for a reservation—were given no information apart from "the promise of a clandestine dining experience. Would have been really cool to have been involved in this. Eyes peeld for a London leg.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
South African Township barbershops and salons is a really colourful and interesting photographic book by Simon Weller. It documents the intriguing world of the shanty barber which acts as far more than just a place to get your hair cut, they are in fact pillars of the local community. Each shop is decorated with pride and thought resulting in a really cool mix of colours and text. The homemade graphics that give the barbers life are testament to the fact that money is not a necessity when expressing creativity. The shops all kick of the personality of the proprietor and all have their own unique feel.
The general perception of townships is that they are places of violence and misery, however this book offers a refreshing insight to a world of community and hope as well as a really cool visual spectacle.