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Nov 15, 2011

Whimsical Typographic Illustrations of Arnold Schwarzenegger One-Liners

created at: 11/14/2011

All politics aside, Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies are the epitome of "guy flicks". And what Arnold movie doesn't come with a handful of classic one-liners? Kyle Kargov took some of the best quotes and spiced them up with some whimsical… read more


Nov 14, 2011

The Kitten Covers: Famous Album Art Reimagined with Cats

I'm no hater, but I'm not usually much for cat memes. Maybe it's my allergies, but I just haven't found one that screams, "this is worth your time."

Except for these album covers, with visuals reworked to replace the artists with cats. This, I… read more


Nov 14, 2011

Pillow Fight Weapons!

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Nov 14, 2011

Keep Fighting the Good Fight: Designers and Creatives vs. the Rest of the Office

The Art Directors Club recently released this humorous and true campaign that encourages creative types around the world to "Keep fighting the good fight" despite obstacles to creating great work.

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Nov 10, 2011

Free Download: The Artist's Survival Kit

created at: 11/10/2011

Last week, I shared Keri Smith's "How to Feel Miserable as an Artist," and it was huge hit with ManMade readers. Turns out, that chart is just one page of many from Keri's excellent The Artist's Survival Kit, a free downloadable booklet to keep your creative self motivated, inspired, and… read more


Nov 10, 2011

Nominate Your Local Firehouse for a Brand New IKEA Kitchen Makeover

There is likely a secret culinary hot spot in your neighborhood...where you'll never get to eat. Deep inside that community staple - the firehouse - there are cooks and recipes to die for, many of which can battle restaurant chefs, and likely win.

The firehouse kitchen epitomizes the spirit of communal dining, as explained in this video interview with Denis Leary, star and co-creator of the NYC firehouse drama Rescue Me. During long shifts and a mindset of constant readiness, firefighters continue to gather and enjoy hearty, homecooked meals, likely with fairly bare bones equipment.

IKEA and The Family Handyman magazine want… read more


Nov 10, 2011

Awesome "Retro Modern" Superhero Illustrations

French artist and illustrator Grégoire Guillemin created these incredible "retro modern" superhero posters, taking clear influence from Bauhaus and Art Deco movements and 1930s advertising. He says, "As the name suggests, this is an "exercise in style" or rather a confrontation between two cultures: a personal culture forged during my childhood through comics books (among others things) and a professional culture nourished with the beginning of advertising."

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Nov 10, 2011

Incredible Intricate Antique Thimbles

created at: 11/09/2011

I don't sew. In fact, I don't do many crafts that involve thread for that matter. But that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a good thimble. And these, my friends, are some incredible… read more


Nov 09, 2011

Kanye'd By The Bell: Kanye West Lyrics + Saved By The Bell Visuals

You wouldn't think it'd be possible to do more than two or three, but a musician who dubs himself "Dustin Diamonds From Sierra Leone" and remixes as Team Goldie has created the most esoteric Tumblr imaginable: Clever Kanye West lyrics superimposed over matching Saved By The Bell screenshots.

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Nov 09, 2011

Bruno and Chris on "Ask the Blog Squad" This Week

This week, Chris and I will be hosting True Value's "Ask the Blog Squad" sessions on Facebook. We'll be taking questions from readers about anything you can think of (well, anything DIY-related you can think of; don't start getting too personal on me, buddy). 

You can find the page on Facebook (make sure to click on the 'Ask the Blog Squad' tab). Head over there now and get your question in before it's too late!

True Value ask the blog squad on Facebook


Nov 09, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: November 9, 2011

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.

Not sure what you'd have to do to ketchup to allow it to cycle through the pumps of a food fountain, but I think this is the best and worse… read more


Nov 08, 2011

The 8 Worst Fonts in the World

created at: 11/08/2011

Fast Company recently published an excerpt from Simon Garfield's Just My Typeon the eight worst fonts in the world. The piece is notable not only for the actual list, but its very interesting research, and pretty hilarious commentary, such as this concerning… read more


Nov 08, 2011

A New Kind of November Calendar

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Nov 08, 2011

Hobo Folk Art: Bottle Cap Basket

created at: 11/07/2011

In the late 1800's and early 1900's, there was a wondeful subculture of folks hitching rides on trains and bartering for food with inventive crafts and works of art. Some people call this genre of art "tramp art" or "hobo art", but I like to call it "freakin'… read more


Nov 07, 2011

Cool Site of the Day: Bohemian Rhapsicord Turns "Bohemian Rhapsody" Into a Playable Instrument

created at: 11/07/2011

While the image above works as a pretty amazing piece of digital art on its own, its actually the entire five minutes and fifty-eight seconds of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" mapped out into playable component parts.

It's cleverly dubbed "Bohemian… read more

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