August 2008 Archives
Chris Jordan is a Seattle-based photographer who is receiving growing acclaim for his series of dramatic images devoted to what one usually thinks of as the driest of all topics: statistics. But not just any statistics. Jordan has chosen to visually demonstrate the wildly out of control nature of our consumer culture through photographic constructs that bring home the numbing statistics that express the scope of our ravaging consumerism.
For the uninitiated, it may come as a surprise to hear that Graphics.com plays host to four ongoing design contests and challenges. While they all have in common a connection with a Jupiterimages stock content site, each provides a different way for you to participate and express your creativity, whether graphically or from a design perspective, ranging from an open-ended approach to those that have quite rigorous requirements. They're all fun to participate in and provide a way to stretch out a bit, freed from the day-to-day rigors of paid work. They also offer the potential to take home subscriptions to Photos.com, AbleStock.com or liquidlibrary.com.