Inspired by Propaganda Posters, Xinmei Liu Challenges the Norm in Model Citizen Guidelines

Be good at everything. Crying is embarrassing. Art is for people who are bad in math. Rich people are not your friends. Rather harsh lessons, but lessons which nevertheless peppered the childhood of illustrator Xinmei Liu while growing up in Shanghai.

Today, Liu is able to reflect on these moral nuggets from a global and critical perspective, having spent her college years in New York City, where she currently resides. Inspired by Chinese propaganda posters during the 80s and 90s, her series Model Citizen Guidelines illustrates the slogans from her youth, casting a wry and ironic look at the principles and platitudes she was taught as a kid and later found problematic.

More: Xinmei Liu, Instagram h/t: plainmagazine

Meant to be seen as pages of a fictitious schoolbook, the body of work “aims to use humor and sarcasm to provoke thought and raise questions about conventional ideas on what constitutes ‘good behaviour’ and ‘good values’ in society,” Liu says.








































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/inspired-by-propaganda-posters-xinmei-liu-challenges-the-norm-in-model-citizen-guidelines/

This Guy Used A.I. To See What The Kids Of Famous Ex-Couples Would Have Looked Like

Sarah Jessica Parker And Robert Downey Jr

According to Hidreley Diao: “Celebrities are constantly breaking up and getting back together and then breaking up again. Some split-ups were met with huge disappointment from the fans, because of how amazing they seemed together or how cute they were. Some—long-awaited, usually because the relationship was toxic or even resulted in abuse. Congratulations to these celebrities or anyone who escaped a “relationship” like that.

I decided to create edits of how the kids of famous couples would have looked if they’d never broken up, since we’re probably never finding out for real. I used artificial intelligence and some phone apps to create these images.

What do you think of these edits? Which couple was your favorite? Is there a couple you would like to see combined? Tell us in the comments and upvote the ones you like best!”

h/t: boredpanda

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth

Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart

Big Sean And Ariana Grande

Jennifer Aniston And Brad Pitt

Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber

Gisele Bündchen And Leonardo Dicaprio

Tom Cruise And Penelope Cruz

Justin Timberlake And Britney Spears

Miranda Kerr And Orlando Bloom

Arthur Miller And Marilyn Monroe

Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson

Courteney Cox And Michael Keaton

Val Kilmer And Cher

Sean Pen And Madonna

Lady Gaga And Christian Carino

Richard Gere And Cindy Crawford

Taylor Swift And Harry Styles

Rihanna And Chris Brown

Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/this-guy-used-a-i-to-see-what-the-kids-of-famous-ex-couples-would-have-looked-like/

Fascinating Vintage Photos of a Batman-Themed Dance Class in New York in the 1960s

In 1966, Batman stepped out of the comic book and onto the small screen, and the world was never the same again. As opposed to the brooding and serious tone of the modern movies, back then the TV show was playfully made for laughs, which suited the anti-authoritarian ‘60s quite well, while also completely captivated both adults and children’s attention. h/t: vintag.es “Every once in a while an...

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During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Disinfector ‘Robots’ Were Hired at a Children’s Hospital in Russia

dgp18_rostov Modern problems require advanced solutions. In a child health care of Rostov small patients are met by such robots. The dummies made by the clinic’s employees measure body temperature and sanitize hands. If the temperature is high, the machine will give an alarming signal. dgp18_rostov “In step with the times, introducing robotics and artificial intelligence! Let’s not say too many...

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Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. h/t: vintag.es In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was...

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This Children’s Illustration Ebook Focuses On 3-Year-Old Kid’s Thoughts During Coronavirus

According to Priya Susan: “I made this eBook to capture the emotions of my 3-year-old son Ephraim and many other kids who are missing the most beautiful phase of their childhood due to COVID-19. Also, this is my first attempt so please forgive my mistakes. Hope you like it, and happy reading!” h/

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Hilarious Comics By Norwegian Mom Jade Nordahl That Perfectly Capture What Motherhood Is Like

No matter how many articles and books on parenting you read or how many stories you hear, none of them can prepare you for the true reality of parenting. There are so many things that are rarely talked about even though they’re an inseparable part of parenthood, such as sleepless nights, temper tantrums, and loads and loads of diapers – and Norwegian mother of two Jade Nordahl decided to...

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“Belfast Kids”: Photographer Dave Sinclair Shows Us the Faces and Lives of Children in The City Affected by Social and Political Change and Upheaval

Liverpool-born photographer Dave Sinclair ( previously) visited Belfast in April and May 1988 while working for the Militant Newspaper. “A fundamental difference between the time I took these photos and today is the general attitude towards photographing children. Back then there was little, or no paranoia compared to now. Kids on the street would run up to me asking if I was from the Echo.

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Portraits and Dreams: Snapshots of Appalachian Children in Kentucky c. 1975

Janet Stallard: “I took a picture of myself with the statue in the backyard.” Wendy Ewald (born 1951) has been travelling to rural communities to teach local children how to use a camera since 1975. She has travelled to India, Labrador, Colombia, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Holland, Mexico and Tanzania, encouraging children, as she states, “to use cameras to look at their own lives...

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The Dream Collector: Photographer Used His Camera to Recreate Children’s Nightmares From the 1960s

Childhood dreams were what interested American photographer Arthur Tress when, in the late 1960s and ’70s, he created his psychoanalytic “Dream Collector” series of images, which captured children’s nightmares in terrifying detail. Interviewing children about their most memorable dreams, Tress attempted to depict the stories for his camera using the same children as his actors. h/t: vintag.

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