Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
Photographer Jason Lee is the coolest dad ever
Thomas C. Chung is a fine artist, and has come up with some of the best conceptual fiberarts I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot of yarnstuffs.… read more
Closets: A Logical Fallacy
Premise 1) Closets have doors that close
Premise 2) Normal human beings can not see through closed doors
Premise 3) It's not necessary to keep things clean that normal human beings cannot see
Conclusion :: P1 and P2 = mostly true; P3 = argument
It's not necessary to keep your closet… read more
Talk about the creative process...
Walt Creel creates original artwork with a deadly weapon. The Birmingham, Alabama-based artist uses a .22-caliber rifle to make pointilist portraits of southern wildlife onto 4x6-foot aluminum panels.
"My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it."
Click through to… read more
Kyle Hilton got a bit distracted from an illustration project that was due soon. And by distracted, I mean he did what the best of us have: he started watching an entire season of Arrested Development. Inspired by his choice procrastination, he started another illustration project: paper dolls of the show's memorable moments.… read more
When I got my first guitar at age of 13, I was all over that mid-90s loudness that I thought went with rock and roll: alien faces on my guitar picks, vending machine stickers all over my case, and a loud, bold guitar strap.
As I matured, and realized there were other options than those offered at my local mall-based music shop, I went the completely opposite direction: black or neutral straps, plain picks, etc, etc.
And now, fifteen years later (wow...), I think I'd like something in the middle. Perhaps a handmade, subtle, yet… read more
This ManMade guest post was written by K. Faith Morgan
Understandably, you’ve traditionally thought of embroidery as a mostly feminine pursuit, but I've gathered some awesome examples to change… read more
Paul Einlyng is a serious… read more
There are all sorts of way to expand your understanding of typography: great books,iPhone apps, online tutorials...Each are great, when you're into studying black text on white pages and copyright-free examples, or when taking the flash card approach.
But, what about real world examples? What about seeing the typefaces you love not in a menu somewhere, but on a billboard, in a magazine, or in a logo at the grocery store?
That, my friends, is where Fonts in Use… read more
Six months ago, I left my then-current career to pursue creative work full-time. In doing so, I realized I probably needed an actual space beyond my couch to stay organized, and keep track of various projects, etc. So, for the last few months, I gave the spare bedroom in my house a 100% overhaul to become a functional craft studio and office.
Like a tour? Of course!… read more
I'll admit it. I'll probably never tire of seeing interesting information conveyed via good design. I mean, what kind of hater wouldn't wanna learn something and appreciate good layout and typography skills?
Designer Tom Muller created the "Coenfographic" a labor of love that details the actors and characters of the films of Joel and Ethan… read more
My buddy Kirsten spied the incredible home of Martin and Jenny in the Möllevången neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden.… read more
I'm a huge fan of street art, but I do understand the arguments that liken some of it to vandalism. Not the impromptu installations of sculptures, or even yarn graffiti, but no matter how awesome, spray paint can do damage. And most graffiti isn't really art at all, just immature tagging that can leave permanent and unattractive results.
So they idea of impromptu public art that doesn't actually hurt anything? Well, that's just about as good as it gets.
BUFFDiss is a street artist who creates his works on walls, floors, and public spaces, but works exclusively in masking tape, allowing his pieces to be… read more