When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks up at the patches of blue sky between city buildings, he imagines fanciful characters existing in the geometric gaps formed by the neighboring buildings. Lamadieu shoots photos of those patches of sky and illustrates them for an ongoing series entitled Sky Art. Thus far he has drawn pictures on the skies over streets and enclosed courtyards in France, Germany, Belgium and Canada.
If Wal-Mart Paid Its Employees a Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up? (2:02)
This video crunches the numbers on how much Walmart, the single biggest beneficiary of the food stamp economy, might have to raise prices across the board to help a typical worker earn a living wage.
Ad Libitum by David Redon
For Ads Libitum, the French artist David Redon has taken modern-day pop-culture icons and appropriated them for classic 1950s American adverts and wartime propaganda posters.
"For me, artists are like adverts for the people," Redon told us. "They care very much about their image and every detail is calculated, like in advertising. And artists have always been associated with advertising, because they are heroes to people who aspire to be something else. I think that art and advertising are very close today, artists have to sell like advertisers, advertisers use artists to be attractive, and artists use advertising techniques to touch more people."