"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
THEY MADE MORE I LOVE THESE
The Psychology of Cinematography :
Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino & Stanley Kubrick
These are all shots where the emphasis is on the entirety of the shot as a whole and provides a much more distant kind of view, allowing the goings on to register as it is instead of having a specific cinematic mood attached.
I’ve never heard anyone say not to try for symmetry in your shots, but I was told to be aware of the psychological effect it has on audiences. This little reel is a prime example of how off-putting symmetry can be in motion picture photography. Even in the ones in which there is no immediate danger or horror present. You feel like there’s something wrong in every one of these shots. You can’t put your finger on it, but you know things aren’t quite right. The psychology of symmetry is used whenever a filmmaker wants to put an audience at unease. Which, as you can see, was often.
This concept can be applied to many other concepts and styles of cinematography such as Look down, look up, Hiphop cuts, mood lighting etc.
These are some of my favorite examples cinematography put in a gif set.
“ I care so much I’m sick. ”
Can’t wait to see this. ❤
" If I’m going to burn down the cinema, which I am, we both know you’re not going to let me do it by myself. Because you love me. And I love you. And you’re the only person on this earth I can trust. "
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The paranormal is pretty creepy, that’s a given. But sometimes, the non-paranormal explanations of things are pretty creepy, too. The human brain is capable of some really unexpected stuff, and some of the most common encounters people have with the paranormal also have biological explanations, too.
- Sleep paralysis : Often said to be the work of evil spirits or demons, sleep paralysis is actually caused by the brain falling asleep before the body. The brain then enters REM sleep - the sleep where dreams are found - when the body is still conscious, causing the images from the dreams to be displayed as hallucinations. There is no explanation, however, as to why instances of sleep paralysis are nearly always horrific.
- Déjà vu : While rumoured to be the work of a glitch or time jump, deja vu can also be caused by a person getting a brief glimpse of something before the brain has had a chance to construct a full conscious picture. This image or experience then becomes a trigger, causing the person to be flooded with feelings of overwhelming familiarity when faced with a situation only slightly similar. Sometimes, the person won’t even notice the trigger, making them believe they have familiar memories of a place they’ve never been to before.
- Doppelgänger : Not much is known for sure about this phenomena, where a person literally sees a double of themselves, but in the paranormal world, it’s said to be an omen of ill health or death. However, in psychiatry, there is the term heautoscopy, which is used to describe the experience of seeing your own body from a distance. It can also occur as a symptom of epilepsy or schizophrenia.
There is still a lot of debate, considering no two people’s experiences with these things will be the same, and sometimes other factors come into play (a person with deja vu knowing things they simply couldn’t know, for example), but sometimes, creepy experiences are literally all down to your brain. That’s pretty intimidating.
Godzilla and cat. The ultimate battle.
(Two hours of work.)
Sleeping bearded man, 16th june
2014 / Felt pen on paper
by Olivier Flandrois + The daily drawing project
Instant Life by Florian Beaudenon