Very Nearly Almost is a blog that documents street art and graffiti. A recent post displays WWF’s latest campaign, which has been created by Ogilvy Paris. It features Photoshopped images of wild animals covered in graffiti, intended as a metaphor for vandalism and the destruction of the planet.
London Design Guide has teamed up with Frances Lincoln Publishers to give away five signed copies of London Light by photographer Sandra Lousada. To win a copy of the book e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ’London Light’ by 8 September.
As a prelude to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s upcoming Raphael exhibition, check out this film on the online V&A Channel. Art critic Waldemar Januszczak made a special trip to the Vatican in July to see Raphael’s famous tapestries being hung in the Sistine Chapel for the first time in 27 years.
The Londonist has posted another graphic map condensing social data of London. PhD student Anil Bawa-Cavia has used check-in data from the Foursquare network to gauge London’s most popular venues. Top nightlife spots include the Hospital Club in Covent Garden and the top arts venue is the O2 Arena.