Jody Xiong of DDB China in conjunction with the China Environmental Protection Foundation created this wonderful outdoor campaign to create a subtle visual reminder of the environmental benefits of walking versus driving. Enormous white canvases with a bare tree were placed across 132 crosswalks in 15 Chinese cities. As pedestrians crossed their shoe soles were imprinted with a small amount of green paint, leaving behind a trail of leaf-like footprints. BBD estimated that nearly 3,920,000 people passed through the installations, and the final posters were eventually hung has billboards in several urban locations. Awesome!
Victo Ngai is a New York-based award-winning illustrator from Hong Kong, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. Ngai creates action-packed artworks with an expressive approach. Her compositions are spiraling and moving, engrossing the viewer into worlds where mysterious floods, ghostly hauntings and supernatural beasts are all fair game. Ngai uses a subtle, dusty color palette and loose line work, filling the backgrounds of her pieces with patterns reminiscent of Buddhist painting and Asian textiles. Her works are busy but never overwhelming, with every detail arranged in an order that can’t help but make sense visually (source: Hi-Fructose Magazine)
This is our 111st co-editorship with curators on Tumblr, our sincere thanks for their participation! We are delighted to have ryandonato this Monday to introduce us Ngai, please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr.
EVO editor-in-chief Jaakov Kohn on the Pentagon Papers leak:
Whereas The New York Times gained millions in free publicity with everyone in a sweat about “Freedom of the Press,” the inescapable fact to be borne in mind is the politician’s terminal affinity for OVERREACTION.
Now, only fool and a knave can look at these documents as secrets. There is nothing in them that we haven’t known for years. They haven’t told us a thing we didn’t know and rave about ever since this paper existed. They called us every name in the book — fools, hippies, trippies and yippies — yet the fact remains that we were right. Therefore the most newsworthy item about this whole episode is the government’s reaction to it. Rather than cool it and reap maximum political benefit from it — I still believe it to be a Republican leak — the cretins choose to OVERREACT.
No matter what the outcome will be — the government will have lost. In spite of the bullshit that’s going down in the courts, it is their overreaction that inevitably lands them flat on their ass.
It is a statistic worth bearing in mind.
+ “Top Secret” by Lynda Crawford
The fact that the American public had been fed a belly full of lies on the war in Indochina to the point where they were blind to the deception used by the Johnson Administration in bringing the country into war comes as no surprise to the underground press. The East Village Other, without the benefit of any 7,000-page, 47-volume “History on U.S. Decision Making in Vietnam,” has been exposing it for years.
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