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Voactiv

Watch People Paint Ads on NYC Buildings

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Voactiv

These days, most advertising is delivered to us via some kind of screen, from tablet to phone to computer to TV. But in New York City, some workers are getting out brand messages in a much more analog way: By dangling high above the city and painting them on walls. Voactive made a short film about these painters—who call themselves "Wall Dogs"—which you can watch below.

The job is dangerous—if a part fails, and the rig falls, it could prove deadly—and requires incredible precision. So why do they call themselves wall dogs? "Because we are chained to a wall all day by our safety harness, and we work like dogs," says one worker.

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See the Secret Paintings Hidden in Gilded Books
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YouTube/Great Big Story

The art of vanishing fore-edge painting—hiding delicate images on the front edges of gilded books—dates back to about 1660. Today, British artist Martin Frost is the last remaining commercial fore-edge painter in the world. He works primarily on antique books, crafting scenes from nature, domestic life, mythology, and Harry Potter. Great Big Story recently caught up with him in his studio to learn more about his disappearing art. Learn more in the video below.

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Turn Studio
Mesmerizing Zoetrope Pottery
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Turn Studio
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Kenny Sing's handmade pottery is impossibly precise. He uses design software and paper stencils to cut sharp geometric patterns into his handmade pots. But it's when the pots start spinning that they turn into something truly unique. See more Turn Studio work on Instagram

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