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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

How To: Make Super Easy Text-Based Wall Art

Recently, Elsie thrifted an awesome vintage paint-by-numbers landscape. Which is pretty awesome in itself, though maybe just a tad too kitschy. So, she transformed it into a text-based stunner featuring a song lyric from one her favorite bands with barely any… read more

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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

How to: Tell If You're a Hat Guy

Some men are hat guys. You know, like that friend who's hair you never actually saw until you both went to that wedding, like a decade into your friendship?

And some men are not. I'm certain I should never. I own but one, a stocking cap that I wear only in snowball fights... when everyone looks ridiculous… 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

Social Media Propaganda Posters

Designer Aaron Wood has created a beautiful and hilarious series of vintage propaganda-style posters for contemporary social networks.

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Aug 09, 2011

Metropolis II: The World's Most Awesome Kinectic Sculpture/Matchbox Car Track

Metropolis II is kinetic sculpture by artist Chris Burden. It's 10 feet tall, 28 feet wide, and features more than 1,100 toy cars racing around 18 lanes of mini-freeway. It took the artist and his assistants more than four years to complete, and has now sold for millions of dollars and is available for public viewing at the Los Angeles Country Museum of… read more

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