These wonderful hand-painted globes are by Laura Maxcy, of Mississippi. Each vintage globe is drawn on directly using paint pens and then sprayed with a protective coating.
As someone who’s not a fan of the pastiche quote posters that seem so ubiquitous, I love the connection between the sayings, the lettering and the globes. It’s this combination that gives the otherwise trite captions a twist of wit and whim.
“Although I got my degree in graphic design, I needed a creative outlet that didn’t involve staring at a computer screen all day. I started hand-lettering quotes on vintage landscape prints I found at a thrift store, with which I planned to decorate a room in my house. Instead I decided to list them on Etsy, along with my painted globes. Each of my items are definitely unique and one-of-a-kind.”
Late last year, Nina Berman and three other photographers from the NOOR agency travelled to Jordan to set up a photo booth in the middle of the Za’atari refugee camp. To counter the frightening impression of the camp’s entrance, they made outdoor prints of the portraits, some as large as three metres wide: http://nyr.kr/1j1RxIp
Top: Four-day-old triplets in their family’s rented caravan. Their mother, Zainab, left her village in rural Syria seven months ago. Photograph by Alixandra Fazzina.
Bottom: Photographs inside the main camp.
“We made these photos to make people feel normal and human.”