Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada. Taxali graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). His retro stylized art is reminiscent of the 1930s and best described as “reinvented pop art” and rooted from an award winning illustration background. His art has a low brow/high brow appeal.
Its Afghanistan. So says this survey by Thomson Reuters Foundation to mark the launch of a website, TrustLaw Woman. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Pakistan, India and Somalia round out the Top 5. How crappy is that? As the Guardian notes, “High maternal mortality rates, limited access to doctors and a ‘near total lack of economic rights’ render Afghanistan such a threat to its female inhabitants.”
The survey looked at things like violence against female public officials, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty.
A sand sculpture of Osama Bin Laden showed up on May 2, 2011, on a beach in Puri, India. The piece was created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik, and recognizes that a Tumblr account near you would pick up the pictures.
This seems hard to believe, but the word is the last typewriter manufacturer is closing its doors. After a steady decline in orders, Godrej and Boyce in India is shutting down. Apparently there are not enough young hipsters “who are drawn by the nostalgia and romantic image attached to the now-bygone technology” to keep the orders flowing. You think that there would be enough demand to keep at least one manufacturer open, but apparently not. However, there are murmurs of manufacturers remaining in China, Japan, and Indonesia…
Saw this photo that Henri Cartier-Bresson took in Ahmedabad, India in 1966, and we have to say, that mural on the side of the building is quite beautiful. We have great murals in SF by Andrew Schoultz, Ericailcane, and Reyes, amongst countless others, but there is nothing like some really old-school art on the side of a building in Ahmedabad, India.
Well, it gets you the fact that shoulder to shoulder, all of us would fit into the entire city of Los Angeles (thanks to TWBE on this one). Not sure what that means, but it seems like a lot of shoulder to shoulder action.
We are about to hit a population of 7 billion, and without China and India, we are at about 4.5 billion. National Geographic, still the best magazine ever, has a fantastic feature on the population of the world. The tagline: “By 2045 global population is projected to reach nine billion. Can the planet take the strain?”
Let the water wars… begin. Yes, that headline is right. The process to send supertankers full of Alaskan drinking water heading to India, is in the works. Fast Company reports, “Texas-based S2C Global Systems plans to ship water from Sitka, a tiny water-rich town off Alaska’s southeast coast, to India’s west coast. Alaska Resource Management, a joint venture between S2C and True Alaska Bottling, holds the rights to export 2.9 billion gallons of water per year from Sitka’s Blue Lake Reservoir. If the deal succeeds, will be the first bulk water export venture ever, potentially reap $26 million to $90 million annually for the city of Sitka.”
Let’s not keep that water for America when the real water wars begin… let us get rid of it now. Wow, that sounded so isolationist of us, but we kind of liked it.
You may not normally consider Nigeria to boast a thriving film industry, but its reputed to be the third largest in the world (after Hollywoord in Los Angeles, California and Bollywood in Mumbai, India). Photographer Pieter Hugo (Juxtapoz cover #94 ) documented the unique conditions of Nigeria’s Nollywood in a series of visually arresting images.