Someone Had A Lot of Fun Naming These Fireworks

Fireworks with Bizarre Names

I always thought that naming lipstick colors would be a fun gig, but I’d never have thought the same about Fireworks until I saw these. Of course there are many types of fireworks that have patriotic names and references to bombs, explosives and blasts. And as you might suspect, there are a few with names that might offend. But then there are these… random, bizarre and in some cases, just damn funny. (more…)

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The Stars and Stripes in Black and White. Great Photos of The American Flag.

We are so used to seeing the American Flag in its colorful splendor, we can forget that images of Old Glory in black and white can be just as powerful. For this fourth of July, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite black and white photos of the American Flag by such respected photographers as Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt and many more. And not the photos you’re used to seeing, either. Enjoy (more…)

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Distorted American Flag Sculptures for a Distorted America

Each year around the fourth of July, we try to introduce you to some sort of creative form of patriotism and this year is no different. Meet artist Paul Rousso, an American artist based in North Carolina who combines realism with abstraction in his oversized sculpted representations of everything from candy wrappers to cigarette packs. But since today is July 4th we are sharing with you his series of distorted American Flags, hand sculpted of styrene or acrylic. (more…)

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