This awesome infographic chart displays how the Crayola crayon box has evolved from 8 colors in 1903 to the present day 120 count. The number of colors also grows at a 2.56% annual rate and the number of colors doubles every 28 years. Find out more info about it at Data Pointed.
Matt Wisniewski is a web developer and self-taught artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. He has been using Photoshop since he was a child, and he loves to create visual experiments through collage. His art usually begins with a portrait, and he quickly combines textures until something catches his eye. If you want to learn more about his work, check out this great interview on Yatzer.
Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary skin decoration. It is practiced in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Maldives and is applied during special occasions like weddings and religious festivals. Mehndi art is often referred to as henna tattoos even though the the pigments applied are temporary.
You can see some beautiful lines, shapes and patterns used in the mehndi art below.
Robert Longo's explosive paintings look like they could be old photographs. His shading and texturing create exceptional details that give his work an organic feel. Don't forget to check out the rest of his spectacular work.
The yellow MetroCard is a staple of New York City, but if Melanie Chernock had her way, she would give it a major uplift. Her vision is creating MetroCards for different NYC neighborhoods and attractions. She wants to create around fifty of them and place them around the city as a promotional campaign. The designs are all hand made, unique, and representative of different aspects of the city. Check out more details about this awesome project on Fast Co Design!
In the eyes of Ernie Button breakfast cereal has changed from "mere nutrition to sheer entertainment." He says the cereal aisle has "become a cornucopia of vibrantly colored marshmallows" that represent people and characters. His time in Arizona allowed him to see the resemblance between cereal and the colors and textures of the southwestern desert. He used this idea and cleverly placed the cereal in front of enlarged photographs of actual Arizona skies. The result is this awesome set of landscape photos that look oddly realistic.