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Feb 13, 2012

Portrait Collages Made from Tiny Strips of Colored Paper

created at: 02/13/2012

Self-taught French artist Nathalie Boutté has perfected a technique for creating portraits that, in itself, is nothing out of the oridinary: long strips of paper are cut and then laid on top of other strips of paper, over and over. But when it all comes together? It's beauty.   … read more


Feb 10, 2012

Free Download: "Breaking Bad" Paper Dolls

Yo, yo, yo! 148-3 to the 3 to the 6 to the 9, representing the ABQ!

Kyle Hilton, the artist who brought us the amazing Arrested Development paper dolls, is back with his latest collection - Breaking Bad!

Leave it at the tone.   … read more


Feb 10, 2012

Friday Fun: What's Your Animal Name?

If you need a five-minute pickmeup as you finish up work before gliding into the weekend, take ten seconds to figure out your "animal name" with a few friends. Post it in the comments below!… read more


Feb 10, 2012

The Best Movie Posters of 2011

created at: 02/10/2012

We're already six weeks into 2012, but as we're in the midst of awards season, and many high profile films from 2011 are just now seeing a wide release in the U.S., it's still plenty fun to look at designer Adrian Curry's roundup of the best movie posters of last year.   … read more


Feb 09, 2012

Miniature Everyday Items Made from LEGOs

With the availability of different shapes and sizes of bricks these days, LEGO contruction has broke out of the square building and/or specific-kit-with-which-you-can-only-build-one-thing mold to empower users to create incredibly detailed pieces.


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Feb 09, 2012

"Mad Men" Subway Posters Get Humorous Tags, Alterations, and Mashups

A few week's ago, AMC released an advertising campaign in New York City's subway system to promote the latest season of its beloved Mad Men. Keeping with the show's minimalist intro, the art contains a giant white canvas with a falling silhoutted man, with the words "March 25"

That's right. A giant white piece of paper inside subway stations. You can imagine what comes next.   … read more


Feb 08, 2012

Guess the Process: Phil Cuttance's Faceted Lamps & Vases

created at: 02/08/2012

Phil Cuttance's Faceture series is incredible to simply look at, but learning how they're created is even more facetnating. (See what I did there?)

Cuttance creates each piece… read more


Feb 08, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: Special Anniversary "Blow My Yearsday" Edition

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.

So, it has been 52 weeks since the Blow My Mindsday series began, and it's easily the most popular weekly post series on ManMade. It's also the only weekly post series currently, but I've gotten so much good feedback about it, I've been hesitant to start another to compete. So today, I thought it'd be fun to look back over the last years worth of blown minds, and pick some of my very favorites. (See the first ever Mindsday here)

I Like Big Butts and I Cannot Lie, but Is There an Evolutionary Reason as To Why?   … read more


Feb 08, 2012

Internet Memes as Vintage Minimalist Movie Posters

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Feb 07, 2012

What I Made and Did Over My Totally Awesome Weekend...

created at: 02/07/2012

You know how there's those weekends when it's Sunday night, and you look up, and you're like, "Man, what did I do with my time?" This was definitely not one of them.

Some weekends are for resting, and some weekends are for doing awesome stuff and making all kinds of things. This was (as I'm sure you're guessing) the latter.

Friday was one of the first nights of 2012 that it actually felt like winter...which, seeing as it was February, I kinda like. I like it when my spine aches from shaking cause it's cold. … read more


Feb 07, 2012

Baby Octopus

created at: 02/07/2012

If you've been waiting for someone to give you that one blog post that's gonna make today a great one...this is me, obliging.   … read more


Feb 07, 2012

Age Maps: Split Portraits of People as Children and Adults

Age Maps is a series by photographer Bobby Neel Adams in which he juxtaposes two photos of the same individual at two different times in their lives. And he does it all in analog, no Photoshopping involved. "For each subject, Adams takes a childhood photo and a current photo, prints them at the same proportions, tears them in half, and glues the halves together. He says that this is to 'telescope the slow process of aging into a single picture,' and that 'a jump of time is established at the tear.' "

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Feb 07, 2012

The Original LEGO Patent from 1958

created at: 02/07/2012

When I first saw this picture of the original LEGO patent from 1958, I couldn't help but marvel at how complex it makes a single brick appear. I mean, I realize patents need to be thorough...but wow.   … read more


Feb 06, 2012

That One Time When I Injured Myself with the Table Saw...

created at: 02/06/2012

So...if I had my preference, I would never admit this to anyone that hadn't seen me in bandages. I'd keep it as my own little secret, and try to come off as a professional, and never have to be vulnerable online. Cause that's what you do with embarrassing information, right? Curate it out of your internet identity, and only take photos of your house when its clean and full of interesting items and cups of tea?

Except...I don't really believe that. I believe in authenticity, and telling the whole story, and being willing to geek out over something amazing and admitting you're not too cool to get obsessed with stuff, and all that junk.

So here it is: I hurt myself on the table saw. Like soft pink flesh meets forty teeth-per-inch carbide tipped blade spinning at 3000 RPM.

To clarify: any table saw injury is bad news. (At least, when it's running. I regularly stub my toes on it, or bang into it when moving stuff around, but that's just cause I'm a spaz.) And as far as table saw injuries go, I was very, very lucky. I still have ten fully functioning fingers...though one is a bit out-of-commission right now. But (see above), those *&#$ers are dangerous, and no matter how lucky you get and grateful you feel (I was and I do), it's no small potatoes.

If you wanna hear the story, read on. There are a few photos of post-stitches injury. They're not gratuitous, nor bloody, or particularly gross, but do be aware if you're not much for that kinda thing.   … read more


Feb 06, 2012

Books Carved into Intricate 3D Landscapes

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 02/06/2012

See these images? Those are books. Books, people.

They're the work of Guy Laramée, a Montreal-based artist, who has been exploring the erosion of cultures through interdisciplinary works for the last twenty-five years.… read more

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