Man Made DIY


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Oct 08, 2012

ManMade Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to True Value Hardware

The great Dutch thinker Erasmus once said, "“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” And for most ManMade readers, I imagine it's the same. First things first: books, records, and, in particular, tools and supplies for making stuff and completing projects. And then the rest.

created at: 10/08/2012

Today, we wanna help you with that, so we teamed up with True Value to give you a hundred bucks to spend on tools, materials, and other goodies so you can execute all those great ideas in your head.   … read more

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Oct 02, 2012

It's Decorative Gourd Season, M*********ers

created at: 10/02/2012

With the leaves beginning to turn and the air crisp, so it's time to take a peak at Colin Nissan's now classic and very NSFW piece for McSweeney's, "It's Decorative Gourd Season, M*********ers."   … read more

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Oct 02, 2012

Free Printables: Vintage Poison Labels for Halloween Libations

While these free downloadable labels certainly aren't the only take on pretend poisoning your Halloween (or, if you've a sense of humor, anytime) potent potables, they're among the most believable and well-designed I've run across.

And with that,… read more

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Oct 01, 2012

Captivating Photos of a Family Living with a Lion in the 1970s

In the late 1960s, actress Tippi Hedren - perhaps best known for her starring role in Hitchcock's The Birds - brought home a lion to live with her family. Which means this young woman lying in bed with a full-grown adult male lion is also a familiar face: Hedren's daughter, actress … read more

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Sep 27, 2012

Did Blowing Into Nintendo Cartridges Really Help?

created at: 09/27/2012

Whether by urban legend or repeatable data, anyone that grew up with a Nintendo Entertainment System was aware of the, "when the game won't load, you show blow into the catridge, and even the system," particularly on pesky games like the metallic cased "The Legend of Zelda." I'm even willing to bet that that characteristic soundbite of forced air rushing around a 4x1" plastic hollow would be instantly recognized by anyone born from 1975-90.

But...did it actually work?   … read more

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Sep 27, 2012

A Belt Buckle that Holds Your Beer

The BevBuckle is a belt buckle that provides for hands-free beer holding. In what situation might you want your beer on your person, but both hands available?   … read more

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Sep 20, 2012

An Epic Rap Battle of Manliness

created at: 09/20/2012

Viral video masterminds Rhett & Link have turned their sites on the nostalgic hyper-masculine trend, creating a man-posturing rap battle of epic proportions.   … read more

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Sep 19, 2012

Google Launches a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" Search Tool

created at: 09/19/2012

The search giant is mixing it's quality algorithms and sense of humor by adding a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" into their standard search bar.   … read more

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Sep 18, 2012

Bad Little Children's Books: New Twisted Titles for Old Book Covers

created at: 09/18/2012

Artist Bob Staake snagged a collection of vintage children's books, then scanned the artwork, fired up Photoshop, and gave them plenty of new, but very, very not child-friendly covers and titles.   … read more

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Sep 17, 2012

10 Famous Filmmakers and Their Favorite Typefaces

created at: 09/17/2012

The notion of "auteur theory" maintains that the film should be the result of the director's creative vision, and that the final film should represent a voice "distinct enough to shine through all kinds of studio interference and through the collective process."

The auteur touches everything from the set and costume design to the music and, among the best (or most obsessive?), the typefaces used in the title sequence.   … read more

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Sep 07, 2012

ManMade is Going on Vacation...

created at: 09/07/2012

Hi ManMakers! Just an FYI, ManMade will be hiatus from 9.10 - 9.14, so I can take a much needed break from laptops, scissors, and even table saws. Better yet, I'm headed across the country to spend a solid… read more

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Sep 06, 2012

Neighbors Communicating by Humorous Wi-Fi Network Names

I live on a fairly densely populated street, and they're currently twelve Wi-Fi networks available to my computer. And every one of them is either named after the hardware that emits it (2WIREXXX or NETGEAR X#%*!) or a standard, "Amy's WiFi." Which used to be okay, until I saw this humorous collection of cleverly and often passive agressively named Wi-Fi networks that neighbors are using to get their points across.

   … read more

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Sep 06, 2012

A Positive Spin on Negative Space by Tang Yau Hoong

Tang Yau Hoong is a visual artist and graphic designer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, whose series "Negative Space" uses the area in between the primary objects to tell another story entirely.

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Sep 05, 2012

The Process: Crafting a Durable Bag

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 09/05/2012

John Cho Moore creates men's bags and briefcases from sturdy canvas, leather, and shaped bamboo. Really. As Michael of Those Who Make says, "After working for companies that embraced a disposable state of mind, John aimed to create a product that would get better with age. Follow along as John utilizes durable, quality materials – waxed canvas, leather and bamboo – to craft a timeless bag."   … read more

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Sep 05, 2012

The Evolution of the Batman Symbol

All the Batman symbols, ever. My favorites are:   … read more

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