San Francisco Woman Seeks Boyfriend With 54-Foot Street Mural Personal Ad and Hand-Lettered Flyers

Looking For Love in San Francisco
photo via Looking For

In an effort to find a boyfriend, an anonymous 26-year-old San Francisco woman has launched Looking For, a bold (or odd) project in which she is posting personal ads around the city with flyers and a large scale mural. The hand-lettered ads and the 54-foot mural in the Lower Haight were created by designer Matthew Wyne. Wyne has also created this charming video about the project in which San Franciscans offer their reactions. According to Wyne, the woman has received many inquires and has gone on many dates, but is still looking for the one.

Looking For Love in San Francisco
photo via Matthew Wyne

Looking For Love in San Francisco
photo via Matthew Wyne

Looking For Love in San Francisco
photo via Looking For

Looking For Love in San Francisco
photo via Looking For

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A Beautifully Illustrated Fictitious Hungarian Currency Design Featuring European Plants and Animals

Beautiful Hungarian Currency Design

Hungarian graphic designer Barbara Bernát created this beautifully illustrated design for a fictitious Hungarian currency: the Hungarian euro (Hungary uses the Hungarian forint). Each banknote features a European plant and animal, and like the euro, the bills increase in size as the denominations increase. For realism Bernát etched her designs in copper plates and printed them with the intaglio technique, a technique used to produce banknotes in many currencies. And it appears that at least one of the notes was printed with UV ink and glows under black light. Bernát is selling original etchings of her Hungarian euro on Etsy.

Beautiful Hungarian Currency Design

Beautiful Hungarian Currency Design

Beautiful Hungarian Currency Design

Beautiful Hungarian Currency Design

photos by Richárd Kelemen

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An Ancient Babylonian Customer Service Complaint Inscribed on a Clay Tablet Around 1750 BC

Ancient Babylonian Customer Service Complaint From 1750 BC
photo via tbc34

Among the artifacts at the British Museum in London is this ancient Babylonian customer service complaint that was inscribed on a clay tablet sometime around 1750 B.C. The complaint is regarding problems with two shipments of copper ore, as the museum notes in their description:

Clay tablet; letter from Nanni to Ea-nasir complaining that the wrong grade of copper ore has been delivered after a gulf voyage and about misdirection and delay of a further delivery; slightly damaged.

The artifact was brought to light earlier today by redditor tbc34. Commenter labarna has helpfully provided a full translation reportedly from the book Letters from Mesopotamia by Assyriologist A. Leo Oppenheim. Turns out Nanni was pretty angry:

Tell Ea-nasir: Nanni sends the following message:

When you came, you said to me as follows : “I will give Gimil-Sin (when he comes) fine quality copper ingots.” You left then but you did not do what you promised me. You put ingots which were not good before my messenger (Sit-Sin) and said: “If you want to take them, take them; if you do not want to take them, go away!”

What do you take me for, that you treat somebody like me with such contempt? I have sent as messengers gentlemen like ourselves to collect the bag with my money (deposited with you) but you have treated me with contempt by sending them back to me empty-handed several times, and that through enemy territory. Is there anyone among the merchants who trade with Telmun who has treated me in this way? You alone treat my messenger with contempt! On account of that one (trifling) mina of silver which I owe(?) you, you feel free to speak in such a way, while I have given to the palace on your behalf 1,080 pounds of copper, and umi-abum has likewise given 1,080 pounds of copper, apart from what we both have had written on a sealed tablet to be kept in the temple of Samas.

How have you treated me for that copper? You have withheld my money bag from me in enemy territory; it is now up to you to restore (my money) to me in full.

Take cognizance that (from now on) I will not accept here any copper from you that is not of fine quality. I shall (from now on) select and take the ingots individually in my own yard, and I shall exercise against you my right of rejection because you have treated me with contempt.

Ancient Babylonian Customer Service Complaint From 1750 BC

photo via the British Museum

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Maps of Cities as They May Appear if Sea Level Rose Dramatically

Sea Rise City Maps
The N.Y. Sea

Designer and urban planner Jeffrey Linn has created a fascinating map series that depicts cities as they may appear if sea level rose significantly. Some of the maps also include modified place names that reflect the new geography: witness New York City’s Upper East Tide and Isle of Brooklyn. Posters are available for purchase.

Sea Rise City Maps
London Bay

Sea Rise City Maps
Los Angeles Bay

Sea Rise City Maps
Islands of Seattle

Sea Rise City Maps
Montréal Archipelago

images by Jeffrey Linn

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‘Preservation’, Eerie Photos of People Being Covered in Gallons of Honey

Photos of People Covered in Honey by Blake Little

Nude models are encased in a viscous gold-hued goo in the eerie and visually striking portrait series Preservation by photographer Blake Little. Little achieved the effect by dousing his models in gallons of honey. In the resulting images, the models resembled creatures preserved in amber, hence the project title. Little has created a photo book for the series. The series is also the subject of a solo show at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City, California, March 7 to April 18, 2015.

Photos of People Covered in Honey by Blake Little

Photos of People Covered in Honey by Blake Little

Photos of People Covered in Honey by Blake Little

Photos of People Covered in Honey by Blake Little

photos by Blake Little

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