Everything Ages Fast, Part II

 

Per my previous post from August 2010, here are some more ingenious vintage advertisements for modern day products.

FileChecker WordPress Plugin and FileChecker.net

FileChecker Wordpress Plugin

I’m pretty proud of this one.

If you’ve used WordPress before, you know that it’s a blogging platform built predominately by contributors. Though Automattic created the core, developers around the world contribute to themes and plugins that make WordPress far more robust than its competition (Wix, Joomla, Drupal, for example). [d]online is built on WordPress, as is my company site, era404.com. Read more

The Literal World Map

Take a look at this interesting world map with the literal names of countries, commissioned by Credit Card Compare (which I think is something like NerdWallet). Or, if you’d rather a spreadsheet, more information can be found on this Google Sheet:
http://bit.ly/LiteralWorldMap

 

The Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais, by Banksy

Based on an update to his website this morning it appears Banksy visited the Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais, France, one of the largest refugee camps in western Europe. The artist left behind four new artworks, most notably a piece featuring Steve Jobs carrying an early Macintosh computer and a sack over his shoulder noting his background as a “son of a migrant from Syria,” (Jobs was adopted, but his biological father was from Syria). In another piece he references Géricault’s famous Raft of Medusa painting, depicting an imperiled group of people on a sinking raft as they hail a modern cruise ship just on the horizon. The artist previously brought attention to the refuge crisis in a piece at Dismaland earlier this year.

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(via Colossal)