Growing Graffiti Moss

Modular phones, petrified bird photography, the Empire State Building's green roof and more in our weekly look at the web

Seemingly everyone is into growing moss script and graffiti these days, but there’s one girl who has it down to a science. Anna Garforth’s artwork thrives—it’s beautiful when it goes up, and even more interesting as it continues to grow and evolve. Inspired by the moss growing in the script on old grave stones, Garforth initially experimented in written graffiti and eventually mastered her technique. …

The Psychology of Language on Facebook

Modular phones, petrified bird photography, the Empire State Building's green roof and more in our weekly look at the web

As part of the World Well-Being Project, which leads initiatives to analyze social media’s big data for application to psychological theory, a new University of Pennsylvania study is sharing insights on the internet’s linguistic and personality trends. Amassing 75,000 volunteers, researchers examined status updates containing over 700 million words, phrases and topics. Through predictive analysis, they were able to match language with simple personality questionnaires, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Outdoor adventures, poisonous cronuts, the First Lady of hip-hop and everyone's favorite amateur painter in our weekly look at the web

1. Iconic Music Logos, Explained Back in March, Red Bull Music Academy compiled an impressive list of iconic music logos from bands, record labels and even clubs, with the story behind each emblem’s inception. DFA Records rediscovered this gem: Tweeting their surprise for being considered “iconic” when the disco-punk label turns only 12 this year. Although the origin of the logo dates back to a …