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Mathieu Tremblin

This Is Not a Watermark: Meet French Street Artist Mathieu Tremblin

A look into the mind of the often subtle urban interventionist. 

Reuters

When Is a Giant Inflatable Duck Not a Giant Inflatable Duck?

Counterfeit copies of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's massive sculpture are popping up across China.

Reuters

The Earthquake-Damaged Washington Monument Looks Really Snazzy at Night Now

An illumination project for America's most famous obelisk.

137 World Landmarks in One Picture, and Other Crazy Google Maps Art

The Bay Area's Jenny Odell creates maddeningly complex sets of similar structures, like stadiums, nuclear plants and cargo ships.

Stacey Replogle

LEGO Model of the Day: Urban Density Gone Bad

A playful exercise in jam-packed city living.

Phototrails

The Visual Signature of Your City

In Instagram photos.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

Reuters

Brazilian Protesters Say Their Mass Transit Systems Are a Mess. Here's What That Looks Like

A day in the life of Brazil's subway and bus commuters.

REUTERS

London Has an Impossibly Weird House That Defies Physics

OK, who dropped acid into England's water supply?

Steven Reitz

Don't Worry, Philadelphia Isn't Actually Bubbling With Radioactive Waste

At least, that's not what's going on in this widely circulated photo of a sinkhole filled with bright green ooze.

Dave Bledsoe

Where New York's Old Telephone Booths Go to Die

A photographer stumbles on a payphone 'graveyard' in West Harlem.

Flint Public Art Project

When You Think of Flint, Michigan, Think of ... Experimental Public Art?

Can virtual ball drops and bizarre car sculptures help people see the Rust Belt city in new ways?

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

Pentagram

A Sharp New Look for New York City Beach Signs

Redesigned signage is serving a critical role in post-Sandy coastal wayfinding.

Reuters

The Latest Images From Turkey as Police Continue Their Crackdown on Protesters

Anti-government demonstrations have spread beyond Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Amanda Durbin

The Melancholy Beauty of San Francisco's Street Mattresses

"There could be rotting flesh and feces on a mattress," says photographer Amanda Durbin, "and I'd still snap a photo before I called the authorities."

Chat Travieso

The Tiny, Tri-Lingual Library Hidden on New York's Lower East Side

A bite-sized bookshelf greets readers in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Jennifer Hattam

Occupy Istanbul? Inside the Growing Mini-City at Gezi Park

There are tents, libraries, free food, even free hugs. But how long will it be allowed to last?

Ryann Ford

A Disappearing American Original: The Roadside Rest Area

Photographer Ryann Ford has been traveling around the country documenting roadside rest areas before they're gone for good.