Stunning Ink Illustrations by JungShan

Wonderful paintings by Taipei-based illustrator JungShan. Combining Eastern style with Western techniques to produce her expressive images, JungShan works primarily with Chinese ink, accentuating certain aspects with digital pens and brushes in Photoshop. Her strong portraits often feature warriors and samurais in motion, while employing a style similar to calligraphy painting.

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Visit JungShan’s Blog to discover more illustrations, learn about her creative process as well as download free ink textures.

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Created Equal – Stunning People Photography by Mark Laita

We are living in a world of seemingly constant conflict and clashing between social classes, religions, nations and political leaders.

To remind us, that we are all human and created equal, photographer Mark Laita has released a book, aptly titled Created Equal. The images of people from different economic backgrounds, races, religions, and professions are placed side-by-side and involuntarily cause the viewer to  think about their likenesses.

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Polygamist/Pimp

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Baptist Churchgoer, White Supremacist

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Gang Member/Mafioso

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Homeless Man/Real Estate Developer

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Astronaut/Alien Abductee

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French Chef/Short Cook

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Amish Teenagers/Punk Teenagers

See more photographs from the book on Mark’s homepage.

You can order the book via Amazon (com/de).

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This is your Life: the Holstee Manifesto in Motion

The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. Now, the sustainable lifestyle goods company brought the words to life with this video. They explain:

The LifeCycle Film came about as a desire to bring the energy and passion behind the Manifesto to life through something we love–biking. As we seek to live mindful lifestyles that leave a positive impact on the people and world around us, biking has become a passion that is much more than a transportation alternative. It is a way of fully experiencing the city we love and all of its details.

(click through to Youtube to watch in HD and fullscreen!)