“Chuck’s Turn”, Hellabytes Become Official, and The Library Of Mistakes
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1) 📜 The whimsical, colorful papercraft of Charles Young
Charles Young has spent years crafting tiny little buildings, machines and vehicles out of colorful paper. He was inspired by Sanzo Wada’s 1930 book A Dictionary of Color Combinations, which explored how different color combos worked. Young would pick different combos Wada had specced out, then build a teensy papercraft object out of each one.
After formulating a general idea of the intended piece, Young prints each hue onto a single sheet of watercolor paper. “I’ll choose one of the colours to be the main feature, used in the walls, and others as accents or for the roofs. It’s a kind of intuitive process where there just seems to be a right way to do it,” he shares. Once cut and assembled into their final three-dimensional shapes, the works are either left as standalone structures or animated in whimsical, stop-motion movements, like a train spinning on its platform or an excavator dipping its bucket.
2) 🐳 The mystery of why blue whales are singing deeper
In 2001, a pair of whale researchers discovered something peculiar: The frequencies at which blue whales sing had been decreasing since the 1960s. And this deepening of…