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Oct 13, 2011

The World's Largest Wood Type

created at: 10/11/2011

Over the past year I've developed quite a fascination with printmaking: letterpress, woodcut, screenprinting…the list goes on. Never before, however, have I seen printing at such a large… read more

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Oct 12, 2011

Kill Comic Sans Game

created at: 10/12/2011

Of course, you can't stand Comic Sans, and now...you can kill it. Agency Fusion provides this fun, free, and pretty challenging opportunity to, well, shoot it.

The game is timed, but you get infinite ammo and no punishment for missing, so I'll suggest, having spent too much time goofing with this already, this technique: if one a track pad, use your dominant hand to aim, and your other to just press the button as fast as… read more

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Oct 12, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: October 12, 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.

New Condoms is a variation on the dirtierizing of fortune cookie advice, recontextualizing brand slogans into...well, you get it. And these are some of the tamer… read more

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Oct 11, 2011

Gravity Stool: Magnetically Formed Furniture

created at: 10/09/2011

The Gravity Stool is an incredibly unique project by Jólan van der Wiel. The stool, which looks like it was formed by some sort of volcanic eruption, is actually created using electromagnets and a specialized plastic fluid mixed with metal filings.

It works like… read more

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Oct 11, 2011

Incredible Photos of Really, Really Scared People

Just in time for Halloween, the Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls has released this amazing series of photos, capturing legitimately scared adventurers, at the peak of their fright.

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Oct 11, 2011

Super Cool Family Portraits: Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Slayers

The Martin family recently sat for an updated round of family photos. And by "sat for," I mean built custom sets of post-apocalyptic, zombie-fighting armor, and headed to a gritty locale for hours of family fun.

The shoot was conceived by the mother, Jen, and all armor and props were built by the family, using hubcaps, a railroad crossing sign, soda tabs, stainless steel, sports equipment, jump rings and aluminum duct parts. I especially love the bike helmet plus floor vent… read more

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Oct 10, 2011

Please Welcome Our New Contributor, Martin Refsal!

Today is a day of good news, my friends. First, it's the beginning of the best two weather weeks of the year, where the fall leaves start to get really good, and everything smells spicey and cidery, and you allow yourself to eat terrible-for-you cereal again, in the form of its ultimate expression, Frankenberry. (I had my first bowl last night. It was epic.)

Equally important, it's a good day for ManMade, where we bring on our first regular contributor, Martin Refsal. When I began ManMade a year and a half ago, it was just me, navigating the craft and design scene, looking for crafty projects that don't scream, "This is for girls,"… read more

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Oct 10, 2011

CMYK Embroidery

CMYK is the four-color subtractive offset printing process, with the letters refering to the colors used - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black). Open up most home inkjet printers, and you'll see it in action.

Artist Evelin Kasikov recreates the process with embroidery thread, using color halftoning to amazing… read more

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Oct 10, 2011

Tissue Paper Skull

created at: 10/09/2011

Skull art is pretty popular in the blogosphere these days, but never before have I seen one so delicate. This skull, created by Polly Verity, is made out of tissue paper.

I can barely imagine how difficult it would be to make a three-dimensional object out of such a tenuous… read more

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Oct 10, 2011

Optical Illusion of the Day

Since it's Monday morning, and you're likely just staring at the computer screen anyway, I figured you might have something that responds well to glazed-over eyes… read more

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Oct 06, 2011

Cut Vinyl LP Portraits of Famous Musicians

Madrid-based artist artist Alejandro de Antonio has applied the cut vinyl record approach to portray the actual rock stars represented on the albums.

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Oct 06, 2011

Bad Apples

created at: 12/01/2010

It's only three weeks into fall, and my life has already gone apple crazy. I've made apple sauce, apple butter, and started my first batch of hard cider. I'm probably munching at least two out of hand a day, and this weekend? The pies, crumbles, and crisps begin.

So, this morning, this fascinating piece by John… read more

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Oct 05, 2011

The Most Popular Infographics on the Internet

If 2010 and 2011 were the year of any online phenomenon, they were the height of the infographic - highly visual organizations of, well, things that make you go "huh..."

Designer Alberto Antoniazzi pays homage to the trend by organizing their most popularread more

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Oct 04, 2011

A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Hollywood: How Many Can You Name?

created at: 10/04/2011

At first glance, this latest entry from PopChartLabs seems like more of the same...methodically organized, reductionist interpretations of popular media. I mean, how many haircuts can there be, really, beside Travis Bickle, Hedwig, and any iteration of Pam Grier in the 70s?

Turns out, a lot. And, yeah maybe, it is quite similar to other work, but who cares? It's pretty… read more

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Oct 03, 2011

Spooky, Abandoned Victorian LEGO Houses

Just in time for the Halloween season, LEGO artist Mike Doyle has completed his masterpiece, "Victorian on Mud Heap" made using only actual LEGO bricks. Its five and a half feet tall, six feet wide, and uses more than 100,000 pieces, taking more than 600 hours to complete.

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