Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
The weather is warming up so it’s high time we shared more awesome sand sculptures. The spectacular pieces you see here are the work of Cleveland, OH-based sand sculptor and woodworker Carl Jara, who explained to Colossal that, “his intention is to sculpt things with sand you would never expect to see at a sand castle competition.” He’s so skillful that it’s easy to forget that his massive sculptures are fragile works made of nothing but sand.
it’s a shame the original caption for this is gone bc it was a really nice story. An author decided he wanted his 2000-ish word essay tattooed onto people, but only one word per person, if someone was to die, the story would be gone.
It’s kind of amazing to think, imagine being that author and having a story that could never be read, yet it could be anywhere in the world. idk man I just think it’s pretty incredible.
"Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times."
do you realize what this is saying? you are part of a big story. if you were gone, the whole story would have something missing. this is great.