A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
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creestalbreeze:

“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”
For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com”
I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT!

creestalbreeze:

A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.

Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.

The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.

The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.

Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.

The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.

Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.

The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.

The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.

Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.

“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.

“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”

For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com

I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT!

not-burnie:

have i told you guys about the Flint rock before?

its this rectangle rock thing thats by the highway and almost every night for 50 years its been painted over and painted over, usually with memorials for loved ones

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and even though is illegal no one ever stops them and every few years people get together to peel the paint off to start fresh and look at all the paint that comes off

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and nobody knows who started the tradition or what the rock even is for

i just think its really cool

(Source: kaijuno, via sepiacircus)

policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic
policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.
They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."
But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.
Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.
Read more | Follow policymic

policymic:

Artist puts Disney characters in serious real life situations

Disney movies hold a special place in many of our hearts.

They’ve lifted our spirits when we were down, occupied our time when we were bored and taught us valuable lessons like "makeovers fix everything" and you should always "change for your man."

But besides all the stereotypes and talking animals, their hearts were usually in the right place. In the end, they just wanted kids to believe in magic, true love and the concept that people can spontaneously burst into flawlessly harmonized song at any given moment.

Imgur user grumpypunkcat wants to change all that. In a new series called “Disney Unhappily Ever After,” the artist has reimagined your favorite animated classics and transformed them into realist horror stories.

Read moreFollow policymic

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DESIGN A FONT FROM SCRATCH

actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though
actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though

actsofinsanity:

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

the van gogh and shark one though

(via sepiacircus)

unconsumption:

Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art: 
"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 
The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.
(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

unconsumption:

Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art:

"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 

The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.

(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

emmbutt:

popoppy:

“Wrong Century” by Tomas Kucerovsky
the look of wistfulness on her face just punches me straight in the heart

this is literally my favorite piece that ever comes up on tumblr and if you want me to change my mind well then goOD LUCK WITH THAT

emmbutt:

popoppy:

“Wrong Century” by Tomas Kucerovsky

the look of wistfulness on her face just punches me straight in the heart

this is literally my favorite piece that ever comes up on tumblr and if you want me to change my mind well then goOD LUCK WITH THAT

(Source: mirandaadria, via sepiacircus)

nosoytuchiste:

I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela on January 23, 2013 by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign has reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests. Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. It has become viral on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. 
Shop: http://society6.com/Arzoladnosoytuchiste:

I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela on January 23, 2013 by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign has reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests. Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. It has become viral on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. 
Shop: http://society6.com/Arzoladnosoytuchiste:

I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela on January 23, 2013 by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign has reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests. Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. It has become viral on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. 
Shop: http://society6.com/Arzoladnosoytuchiste:

I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela on January 23, 2013 by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign has reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests. Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. It has become viral on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. 
Shop: http://society6.com/Arzoladnosoytuchiste:

I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela on January 23, 2013 by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign has reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests. Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. It has become viral on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. 
Shop: http://society6.com/Arzolad

nosoytuchiste:

I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela on January 23, 2013 by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign has reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests. Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. It has become viral on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. 

Shop: http://society6.com/Arzolad

(via mysocalled-gay-life)

nouisandme:

you are allowed to like an artist’s music but not like the artist as a person

you are allowed to like an artist as a person but not like their music

friendly reminder

(Source: niallsandcalums, via iammissanna)

Poor people stay poor because they do arts degrees.

Sophomore Engineering Student (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Poor people stay poor because other artists have allowed the industry to degrade to a level that people drastically undervalue art. In graphic arts, an independent artist typically makes below minimum wage. So many people take advantage of starting out and struggling artists, that they offer “exposure” as compensation. Or a hideously low rate. I have had people offer to pay me just $5/page for color work. And they saw nothing wrong with this offer. This is for something that I typically spend 4-6 hours per page on. And there are artists out there so desperate for ANY money, they will accept those offers. And thus perpetuate the idea that this is okay.

No, poor people aren’t poor because they take art degrees. They’re poor because there are entitled assholes who take advantage of them so they can turn a bigger profit.

Art is everywhere. Try to imagine a world without it. Without graphics. Without font design. Without logos. Everything done in the same, bland typefaces, with no images and no sense of color. Artists are more than people who sit and make pretty pictures. They are what gives companies an image, an identity. So why are they treated like the lowest possible rank?

(via sandpuppeteer)

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