UKRAINE: ILLUSTRATION: SERGEY MAIDUKOV

Sergey Maidukov is a Kiev-based illustrator and designer often freelancing for editorials concerning political and social issues. Find Sergey on Flickr and Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

CHINA: ARCHITECTURE: BIANCA BOSKER

An interesting interview by Inhabitat with Bianca Bosker, the author of Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in China. She discusses the phenomena and impact of near-exact replicas of western architecture and cities throughout the Asian country.

Keep up with Inhabit and Mango Popsicle on Facebook here and here.

UK: ILLUSTRATION: MARINA MUNN
Find “Departure” above and more from Marina on her website and keep up with Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

UK: ILLUSTRATION: MARINA MUNN

Find “Departure” above and more from Marina on her website and keep up with Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

MEXICO & SOUTH AFRICA: MUSIC: SALON ACAPULCO & DIE ANTWOORD

I witnessed Die Antwoord perform at The Purple Turtle on a stay in Cape Town, South Africa and their energy was infectious. This remix of “$copie” by Salon Acapulco, Guadalajara-based producer duo, does the former’s vibe justice while also adding a Latin tropical disco twist.

Keep up with Salon Acapulco and Mango Popsicle on SoundCloud here and here.

INDIA: PHOTOGRAPHY: JACKSON GORE

Artist statement: “After a number of years of traveling solely with digital cameras, the medium started to bore me—it was too precise and made me strive for perfection in my photos. I also started to feel like an intruder pointing this high-tech machinery into other people’s worlds. So two and half years ago, whilst living on a beach in India, I asked a friend of mine who was heading to the nearest city to pick me up a disposable—she didn’t. She brought back a 300 rupee (£3) point and shoot Kodak EC70 camera made entirely of plastic and with the most basic lens out there. I thanked her, begrudgingly. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks later when I developed my first few rolls of film that I realized the joy of what she had bought me.

Using this basic camera has taken me back to when I first fell in love with photography in my teens. I focus solely on composition, the subject and using natural light, and it’s the surprise of what each roll has captured and the fun of experimenting with double exposures the old fashioned way that brings an excitement I had not felt for photography for many years.”

To keep up with Jackson Gore’s future travels, follow him on Tumblr, and find Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

GREECE: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO: BILL METALLINOS

Bill Metallinos took 60,000 images of Corfu nights to create this magical timelapse soundtracked by John Miliadis. In shots where the sun or moon appears relatively large, it is because of the magnification of the telescopic lens.

Keep up with Bill on Youtube and with Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

U.S.: ART DIRECTION: LETA SOBIERAJSKI

A collection of experimental and campaign work, from graphic designer Leta Sobierajski, displaying her penchant for bold, physical compositions in print.

Find Leta and Mango Popsicle on Twitter here and here.