From Bikeholic with Love: Take a Ride Around the Globe

London, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires – sky is the limit for a bicyclist!

Here’s a little promo I did for my blog Bikeholic, featuring four of some of my favorite cities in the world – New York City, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and London. This is a short version, the longer version is coming up that will also feature Moscow and San Francisco. And these are just a few places where I biked. I’ll be adding some more, but, as of today, here’s a preview of what to expect:

Around the World by Bike

Around the World by Bike

All of the illustration is done by me. The colors of the cities and the “moods” reflect my own feelings about and the way I view these particular locations.

40 Creative and Unusual Statue and Sculpture Art

I bet these unusual – [really UNUSUAL] – sculptures and street art designs would inspire you to travel and see them in person. I know I do now!

1. The Giant Hand, Atacama Desert, Chile

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Dumb Ways to Die: How To Show Dying Both Funny & Educational

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Dumb Ways to Die, a catchy public service announcement from Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia, won the Grand Prix in the public relations and direct marketing categories at the Cannes Lions festival, representing a world conquest for the little PSA.

The video, which features various animated characters singing a catchy tune warning of the dangers of acting unsafely around trains, was expected to pick up at least one prize at Cannes. The film may end up winning a third Grand Prix since it is favored to win in the Films Lions category later this week. The PSA beat out contenders including Dove’s “Beauty Sketches” campaign and Oreo’s Blackout Tweet.

I saw this video a while ago and impressed the hell out of me! How can one make a PSA announcement so smart, funny and educational in the first place?! They nailed it! Not only it’s relatively graphic, but it’s ‘safe’ enough for the kids to watch it too. In addition to the accolades at Cannes, “Dumb Ways” is also closing in on 50 million YouTube views. Continue reading