A couple years ago, fashion photographer Ryan Astamendi created a series of portraits featuring several Disney princesses. Of course, as a photographer rather than an illustrator, he used models and a camera rather than pen and ink…
19-year-old Korean-American Kiyun worked with friends at college to create a series of photos titled “Racial Microaggressions.” For the portraits, each person posed with a sign sharing some seemingly small thing that they’ve been told before that has made them feel stereotyped or marginalized for their race.
These got shared, people visited, and traffic spiked. It’s been quite a ride.
But that isn’t all that makes a site like ours worth running. We like the spikes, of course, because they keep us solvent, but what we appreciate most — the people we’re most thankful for — are our regular readers who stick with us even if we have a boring day from time to time. Or, to put it another way, we like readers who are interested in a post like this one. :)
Thanks a lot for reading 22 Words and for making it (in November, at least) the second best website on Facebook.
Obviously, the Christmas story is iconic in our culture, but just how iconic is interestingly shown by how few details are needed in order to call forth in our minds the scene of Jesus’ birth as its typically imagined. Two designers have put this familiarity to use, each creating a nativity scenes out of wood blocks and as little specific information as possible, one using printed names and the other simply color.
Emily Vourin is an artist who focuses on modern interpretations of Catholic iconography. She explains…
The holy scene that has been broadly reproduced is here recognizable by the names only, giving free rein to people’s imagination…
When a movie gets made about a celebrity, it’s always interesting to see what other celebrity gets cast to play them. It turns out that us common folk aren’t the only ones with celebrity doppelgängers — celebrities have them, too.
Here are a few side-by-side comparisons of celebrities and their on-film lookalikes.
Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn)