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May 10, 2012

The Metrocard Project

created at: 05/10/2012

The Metrocard Project is an ongoing collective art collaboration that experiments with redesigning the iconic New York City Metrocard in new, unique ways.… read more

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May 09, 2012

How To Spice Up a Dull Landscape Painting: Put a Monster On It

created at: 05/09/2012

Slate reports of an emerging, curious inspiration phenomenon shared among diverse artists. Upon spying dated landscapes gathering dust in stacks in thrift stores and antique shops, likely never being sold but for their frames. A collection of artists have all independently come to the same conclusion about what’s missing: monsters.   … read more

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May 09, 2012

How Much Money You Need To Realistically Recreate The Scrooge McDuck ‘Gold Coin Swim’

created at: 05/09/2012

When I was a kid, I loved nearly everything about Ducktales - the myth and culture-based plotlines, that guy that could count everything really fast then turn into a robot, to the oh-so-evil and impossibly named Flintheart Glomgold. But, even as a five-year-old, I was a skeptic about the famous Moneybin. I even remember asking my dad how it was possible to land on a giant pile of coins and sinking in, instead of just going splat on the surface. I even got out a jar of pennies and jammed them with my fist to see if I could break through.… read more

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May 09, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 09, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Designers Philippe Stark and scientist David Edward have invented WA|HH Quantum Sensations, an alcohol spray that gets you instantly drunk.     … read more

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May 09, 2012

A Camera That Prints Text Descriptions Instead of Photos?

created at: 05/08/2012

Matt Richardson created a very unique camera that manages to be both technologically sophisticated, yet lo-fi enough to make pinhole cameras seem advanced. When a picture is taken with this camera you actually don't get a picture at all…the camera prints out a description of the picture instead. Confused? Stay with me for a second and I'll explain.   … read more

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May 08, 2012

The Avengers and the Dogs That Look Like Them

created at: 05/08/2012

I have not seen The Avengers film yet. I probably couldn't even name all of them if I tried. (Thinks about it...) Nope, I can't.

I do, however, think this is very funny.    … read more

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May 08, 2012

Roger Ebert Chooses the 10 Greatest Films of All Time

created at: 05/08/2012

For the past forty years, the U.S.'s most well-known film critic has keep a list of the ten greatest films of all time. Once every ten years (1972, 1982, 1992, 2002), he updates the list to reflect the releases of the last decade. He says, "To add a title, I must remove one. Which film can I do without? Not a single one."    … read more

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May 08, 2012

The Periodic Table of Meat

Jeff Wysaski, the author/humorist behind A Handy Map of Hell and The United States of Scary Things, offers The Periodic Table of Meat.   … read more

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May 07, 2012

Tiny Bug Memorials Pay Homage to Fallen Insects

Take a look at the above photo. It'll take you a second to realize what you're looking at, and then, you will love it.   … read more
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May 07, 2012

Timewaster of the Day: Translation Party

created at: 05/07/2012

As if you needed something else to play with on the internet, Translation Party is a fascinating look at how there continues to be plenty of tasks that machines can't do as well as the human brain. You simply type in a phrase, and… read more

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May 07, 2012

Flowcharts of Beatles Lyrics

Artist and designer Sarah Emerson is having a blast creating this graphic diagrams of Beatles lyrics. The last level of this… read more

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May 07, 2012

City Diorama on an iPhone [Video]

created at: 05/06/2012

I love coming across a stellar piece of student work. It just makes me excited that there's always a new crop of amazing artists and designers coming along to inspire us with their risk taking and creativity.

created at: 05/06/2012

Los Angeles-based animator Mike Ko created this stunning video of an animated city scene that takes place on top of an iPhone as one of his graduation pieces from Otis College of Art and Design. The 24 second long video, which is at the end of this post, took 3 months to complete, start to finish.   … read more

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May 03, 2012

Fresh Fingerprints Go on Adorable, Tiny Adventures

In the era of smartphones and tablets, you may be noticing something you haven't seen since early elementary, provided you aren't a criminal: your fingerprints. Artist Ingrid Aspöck began to notice her own prints smudging up her shiny new iPad, and instead of reaching for the screen cleaner, she embraced the grime and turned it into art.   … read more

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May 03, 2012

A Knitted Happy Meal

L.A.-based artist Sol Jeane has created what is likely the world's tastiest looking fiber art: a knitted "happy meal." Entitled "Triples," the work… read more

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May 02, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 2, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

A man who calls himself "Captain Auburn Beard" had a dream...a dream to one day have facial hair in the shape of the Batman logo.   … read more

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