These amazing photos were taken by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who adapted his camera in order to achieve remarkably close-up focus on individual snowflakes after they’ve fall on the ground. He illuminates his shots with a flashlight and the background texture is dark wool fabric.
Alexy’s images reveal the unique geometric shapes of each snowflake with such astonishing clarity that it’s easy to forget just how tiny they really are. Visit Alexey Kljatov’s Flickr stream to view many more of his remarkable snowflake photos.
Photos from the Archives: These colorful fabric scraps are tied to the wrought iron fence outside of Old South Church on Boylston Street in Boston, MA. They were placed there to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Kindness trumps evil. August 2013.
David Lesue, graphic designer from Utah has created a hand-lettered map of United States called “Stately Type”. It is no ordinary map because each state is cleverly formed by letters from its name. The inspiration for this project came from his love of hand-lettered type combined with his fascination with the iconic shapes of state boundaries.
Aside from the letterpress US map print, the project also involves 50 individually designed hand-lettered t-shirts—one for each state in the map. Print and shirt color are carefully picked to somewhat reflect the identity of each state it represents.
Check out and backup his project on Kickstarter to make it happen.