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Jul 18, 2012

How to: Make Sriracha Lollipops

created at: 07/18/2012

Sriracha, that addictive blend of chiles, garlic, vinegar, and sweetness is experiencing a shot at ubiquity, and I couldn't be more thankful. It's good enough to eat out of the bottle...standing in front of your pantry...at 1:30 in the morning...squirted directily into your mouth. Or something.

But more excitingly, it's also now being incorporated… read more

02029

Jul 18, 2012

A Papercraft Cheeseburger

If last week's nearly 100% bacon burger was a little too intense (as it should have been), then allow us to step back in the other direction - an expertly crafted burger made exclusively from colored construction paper, complete with all the trimmings.   … read more

02028

Jul 18, 2012

How to: Create a Realistic Letterpress Effect Using Photoshop

Stock image site Shutterstock offers a helpful and in-depth tutorial for creating a realistic letter press effect on your digital images using Photoshop. I've seen several of these over the past few years, and this is, by far, the most effective and paper-texture like tutorial yet. It even has a technique for making embossed, non-inked designs, one of the hallmarks of great letterpress prints.   … read more

02027

Jul 17, 2012

Why Is It So Hard to Make Friends After 30?

I don't think I ever officially announced this on ManMade, but one month ago today, I turned 30. I won't bore you with reflections (but if you wanna know how I feel about it, feel free to email me), but it certainly makes articles such as this great piece by Alex Williams much more engaging.

In "Friends of a Certain Age," Williams seeks to explore why it be tough to make new friends - real friends, confidants - after you leave college and other proximity-based experiences of early adulthood (roommates, casual dating, etc).   … read more

02026

Jul 17, 2012

Typewiches: A Site about Sandwiches and Typography

created at: 07/17/2012

Jackie, you and I are on the same page. That page being: some things are way more than just the sum of their parts. And in this case, those parts are two of our very favorites: type and sandwiches.

Typewiches is a new project by Jackie Ngo, a "hungry lady, who loves Sandwiches,… read more

02025

Jul 16, 2012

Roundup: 20+ Ways to Use a Pocketknife

created at: 07/16/2012

I am not a regular pocket knife carrier. I own one; it's in a dresser drawer and I get it out whenever I go camping, or I manage to take a package or box upstairs and need to open it. So, like twice a year.

But, I imagine I reach for something sharp and/or pointy and/or thin and stiff at least three times a day. And after reading this list, I'm thinking maybe I might need to add a small pocketknife to my watch, keys, and other daily carries.   … read more

02024

Jul 16, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Typographic Rug

These days, with home prototyping and laser cutters widely available, artists are using these new tools to come up with all kinds of custom, stylish projects.

But it's still awesome whenever someone figures out how to make some that looks machine-cut complicated, but is actually done at home with simple tools and techniques. Like this "type" rug, which, while looking awesome and loopily abstract, actually says, "type."   … read more

02023

Jul 16, 2012

The Choice Cuts of Potato

You rattle off which end a rib or loin stake comes from, and can demonstrate the difference between baby back and St. Louis-cut ribs on your own torso.

But do you know which cut of potato is best for scalloped and which for the crispiest hash browns?   … read more

02022

Jul 16, 2012

A History of Olympic Logos: From London 1948 to London 2012

created at: 07/15/2012

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London will be here before we know it. And I cannot wait! This is actually the second time that the Games have been hosted in London. The first time was in 1948. The world has changed a lot in 64 years, of course, and so has graphic design. It's fascinating to look at the logos for each of the Olympic Games and observe the changes in the world of design. So, here's a history of the Olympic logos from London 1948 to London 2012.   … read more

02021

Jul 13, 2012

A Visual Guide to Understanding Common Suit Features

created at: 07/13/2012

For some guys, even wearing a suit can be tricky. For others, it's knowing how to best plop down that initial $300-500 just to get started. But for every man? You have to know what you're looking at before you even begin to make the right choice.   … read more

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