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Aug 12, 2011

Infographic: A Quick and Comprehensive Guide to Typography

created at: 08/11/2011

Noodlor offers this free and helpful graphic guide to understanding type.

This section on choosing a typeface based on the message you want to convey is particularly… read more

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Aug 11, 2011

Album Covers Come to Life with Sleeveface

I first discovered Sleeveface/sleevefacing/holdingupLPcoverssothesingersfacelookslikeitsyours over a holiday break a few years ago, and I basically spent the entire day after Christmas scouring through the entire archive.

Since then, the phenomenon has grown amazingly, resulting in a quite organized website, and a book! So, now, you can be like, "Oh, I wanna see a Ramones album," and...here you go.

The trend is defined as "one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion." I'm pretty sure you can figure out the rest from the photos. Fun, right?

The choices range from classics:

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Aug 11, 2011

Your Crafts are Not Renegade Enough for the Renegade Craft Fair

created at: 08/11/2011

Literary journal McSweeny's has a little fun with indie craft show clichès and the sorts of imagery that continue to pop up all over the handmade scene. Still. (They're everywhere.… read more

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Aug 11, 2011

Hilarious Movie Clichés

In honor of the upcoming International Latino Film Festival, NYC Ad agency Wing created these beautifully designed graphic representations of hilarious movie cliches.

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Aug 10, 2011

Sad Etsy Dogs

If a dog is a man's best friend, then Sad Etsy Dogs is the perfect companion to Sad Etsy Boyfriends.

 

 

It's not that the dog clothes themselves are awful...but the pups just… read more

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Aug 10, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: August 10, 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.

created at: 08/10/2011

Matthew Baldwin says, "Site administrators use CAPTCHAs to prevent automated scripts from performing certain functions, such as creating an account, sending email to a distribution list, or participating in a discussion thread. That's fine, as far as it goes. But, frankly, I'd also like to see certain people on the Internet prevented from doing certain things. You know, like: logging onto the Internet." He's created a series of solution to keep the less desirables… read more

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Aug 09, 2011

Translucent Ants Turn Colorful after Eating Rainbow Liquids

created at: 08/09/2011

One afternoon, Dr. Mohammed Babu's wife, Shameem, directed his attention to a family of ants in their home, who turned up to sip on some spilt milk.

Interestingly enough, the ants had "turned" white, as their translucent bodies displayed the milk they'd consumed. So the scientist decided to get… read more

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Aug 08, 2011

Free Monster Movie Desktop Wallpapers for Type Lovers

created at: 08/08/2011Veer, an awesome stock photography and illustration site for designers, offers these free desktop, iPhone, and iPad desktop that reimagine vintage drive-in B-movies with the language of typography.         

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Aug 08, 2011

"Selected" Replaces Figures in Famous Paintings with Marching Ants

Michael Guppy, a recent design school graduate, has created "Selected," a series of reinterpretations of famous paintings.

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Aug 04, 2011

Censorship Tells the Wrong Story

Hmmm...I'm not sure how I feel about these strategically pixelated images from the ad campaign, "Censorship Tells the Wrong Story. "To make a point, the new anti-censorship ad campaign for Reporters Without Borders purposefully blurs the line between decency and reality... Created by the firm Ogilvy & Mather, each image features the text “Censorship tells the wrong story,” and uses strategic pixelization to alter perception and add new… read more

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Aug 03, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: August 3, 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.

George the Great Dane is the world's biggest dog. You definitely wanna see… read more

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Aug 02, 2011

10 Awesome and Hilarious Charts about Movies

Jason Oberholtzer, editor of I Love Charts, recently rounded up his ten favorite movie-related charts for humor site Slacktory.

"Nerds love movies. Nerds love charts. Nerds love combining their loves (bacon unicorns, zombie narwhals). Thus, we get tons of charts about movies at I Love Charts. Here are ten of my favorites."

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Aug 02, 2011

I Went to MoMA and...

created at: 08/02/2011created at: 08/02/2011

There are those museums or destinations that you visit once in your life: see the permanent collection, perhaps a few special exhibits, and say, "Yep, I'm glad I've been here."

And then there are those museums that necessitate multiple visits; you return there every time you're in a city, or perhaps even maintain a membership if you're close enough. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is certainly one of the later. You can visit the fourth and fifth floor and never get sick of seeing the actual Matisses and Monets and Jasper Johnses that you know so well from photos, check out the special exhibits, media and design pieces, etc.

It never gets… read more

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Aug 01, 2011

Before and After Photos of...Joggers

When you're the editor of a DIY decor website, you come across a lot of "before and afters" Like, a lot. Like, so many, if I see another shoddy, worn brown piece of furniture with the phrase "before" brandished across it in some curlicue typeface, I very well may just...well, really appreciate this photo series by French photographer Sacha Goldberg. 

In it, he asked random joggers at the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris if he could take a quick post-run photo. A week later, the same folks were invited to come to Goldberg's professional photo studio in their best for an "after" protrait. The results are strangely intimate and understandably… read more

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Aug 01, 2011

If Adult TV Shows Were Remade for Children

Caldwell Tanner imagines what contemporary TV shows aimed at grown-up audiences might look like when restyled and merged with some of the classics from your childhood.

These are fun, though I admit I couldn't place two of 'em at first. (Hint: check the tags at the… read more

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