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CGI Bach Animation Casts 1722 Masterpiece in a Futuristic Glow

Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier becomes an ethereal visual experience, bathed in neon light.

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When Johann Sebastian Bach compiled his Well-Tempered Clavier collection of keyboard music in 1722, he intended it to be used primarily as practice material for beginning students, and something fun and easy for more intermediate players. Since then, however, the compositions found within the collection have gone on to become some of Bach’s most famous pieces of music, recognizable to many by melody, if not necessarily by name.

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Tokyo Without The Advertisements Is Hauntingly Beautiful

French Artist Nicolas Damiens created a series of GIFs that re-imagine a sign-less Japan.

Tokyo is known for its many flickering ads, recognizable in films ranging from Old Boy to American favorites Enter the Void and Lost in Translation. Now, one French graphic designer is trying to re-imagine the city of neon lights without all the visual clutter. Stripping away logos, slogans, brand signs and company names, artist Nicolas Damiens created Tokyo No Ads—a series of GIFs and images that envision an ad-less capital city. Though destinations like São Paulo have actually attempted to ban advertising IRL, we can’t image a city, especially Tokyo, without its vibrant signage. Check out some of the mesmerizing images (in GIF form!) below:

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Submissions: Take a Photo of Your Favorite Vintage Sign in L.A.

We received almost 250 submissions for our latest Los Angeles project. Here are the top 15. Vote for your favorite by Friday at noon.

Last week, GOOD LA and Hidden Los Angeles partnered up to ask you, Los Angeles, to show us your favorite vintage signs. You delivered, with almost 250 submissions from all over the city, from strip clubs to Scientology headquarters, Broadway theaters to Valley motels. There were crowd favorites like Felix the Cat and oddballs like Asthma Vapinese. Restaurants like Canter's, Mel's, and Randy's were all well-represented, as were both French dip rivals Philippe's and Cole's.

Now it's time to vote for a winner who will win two tickets to the Los Angeles Conservancy's "Last Remaining Seats" film series. UPDATE: The poll accidentally closed early, so we're leaving it open until 2pm! We'll announce the winner Monday morning. Thanks to all who submitted!

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