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To celebrate their recent launch, GraphicStock.com is giving away 7 days of complimentary access to download anything you want from over 50,000 royalty free images, icons, vectors, textures, backgrounds and more.
GraphicStock.com is a subscription-based website that provides members with unlimited downloads of stock graphics, stock images, icons, buttons, backgrounds, textures and more. Their mission is to provide high quality content that household brand names are proud to use, but at a price point that even the casual graphic design enthusiast can afford.
It’s rare to find anything good for free these days, especially feature-length documentaries and independent films. A new online service called SnagFilms is trying to change that by offering great movies just a click away without asking for a credit card.
They already have numerous, award-winning art documentaries such as Herb & Dorothy about two of the most unassuming yet prolific collectors of contemporary art in history; Waste Land, the 2010 documentary about artist Vik Muniz who makes vast artworks from trash; and Bill Cunningham New York, that follows the Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist who has been documenting fashion in New York for decades.
All you have to do is sign up and start watching, and here are a few Colossal favorites to get your started.
When freediver William Trubridge prepares for another routine descent into the ocean riding only on a single breath—some nearly 400 feet down—his only immediate preparation is the cue to close his eyes and relax. Any errant thought robs the body of valuable energy, as does any unnecessary movement or visual stimuli. It’s no coincidence that this concentrated inner posture bears no small resemblance to the sensation of diving unencumbered and alone into the dark and mystical silence of the deep ocean. It’s an experience completely foreign to those accustomed to scuba diving or snorkeling near the surface. Just off the Honduran island of Roatán, The Avant/Garde Diaries joined William Trubridge on one of his dives, capturing the serene beauty of an activity with roots in Korea nearly seven thousand years ago.
GoThinkBig – a work experience and internship initiative launched by O2 – recently teamed up with chart-topping duo Rizzle Kicks to recruit almost 100 young people in the UK to help produce the music video for their new single, “Lost Generation.”
The project offered these young people a unique opportunity to kick-start their career by landing a work placement as part of the production team for the music video, while being mentored by the best professional production cast in the industry.
A huge range of positions were made available across a variety of roles, from runners to stage hands, make-up artists to cast, camera crew to directors, producers, and editors—and in the marketing and promotion departments.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Phoenix Jones? Okay, so this superhero may not fly, but he prowls the mean streets of Seattle to make sure its denizens are safe, sound, and abiding by the law. Jones is no cop, but ever since his small son was injured in a carjacking, the real-life superhero has been taking police matters into his own hands. In that incident, neither bystanders—busy shooting Youtube videos on their smartphones—nor the police prevented the incident or helped afterwards. It was an experience he never forgot. The mixed martial arts fighter soon ordered a Batman suit over the Internet, applied some gold paint, and his nighttime alter ego “The Guardian of Seattle” was born.
As the leader of the “Rain City Superhero Movement”, Jones has prevented countless fights, robberies, sexual assaults, drug deals, acts of vandalism, and even a terrorist attack. While the local police remain skeptical, the public clearly is enamored with Jones as you can see in the latest video from The Avant/Garde Diaries, celebrating him like a rock star, and snapping pictures with the real-life superhero.