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Oct 18, 2012

The Most Powerful TV Shows of the Past 25 Years

Mental Floss just published a fascinating look at television from the last two and a half decades. But rather than just mention all the great cable dramas and 90s powerhouses that you might expect, they take a different approach in their selection. A process that, interestingly, means you've probably never heard of most of them.  

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Oct 11, 2012

The 50 Best Films of the '90s

created at: 10/11/2012The A.V. Club, the media and pop culture branch of The Onion, has assembled a master list of the fifty best films from the 1990s.

Of the selections, I've seen (suprisingly, to me) thirty-nine, mostly as

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Oct 01, 2012

Captivating Photos of a Family Living with a Lion in the 1970s

In the late 1960s, actress Tippi Hedren - perhaps best known for her starring role in Hitchcock's The Birds - brought home a lion to live with her family. Which means this young woman lying in bed with a full-grown adult male lion is also a familiar face: Hedren's daughter, actress

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Sep 19, 2012

Google Launches a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" Search Tool

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The search giant is mixing it's quality algorithms and sense of humor by adding a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" into their standard search bar.  

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Sep 17, 2012

10 Famous Filmmakers and Their Favorite Typefaces

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The notion of "auteur theory" maintains that the film should be the result of the director's creative vision, and that the final film should represent a voice "distinct enough to shine through all kinds of studio interference and through the collective process."

The auteur touches everything from the set and costume design to the music and, among the best (or most obsessive?), the typefaces used in the title sequence.  

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Sep 05, 2012

The Evolution of the Batman Symbol

All the Batman symbols, ever. My favorites are:   

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Aug 22, 2012

All of the Book and Magazine Covers from "The Royal Tenenbaums"

Whether or not you buy into the Wes Anderson universe, you can't fault it for being incomplete. The Royal Tenenbaums is full of details, including a series of books and magazine covers featuring the literary and highly-published characters. Criterion recently released full images of each of the covers featured in the films.  

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Aug 21, 2012

Typographic Superhero Posters

Duluth, Minnesota-based artist and designer Matthew Olin has created a series of typographic superhero posters for his MFA thesis exhibition, Some Type of Hero. Comic book heroes and villians are constructed from shapes from a family of type - Spiderman from script faces, or Batman from sans serifs.  

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Aug 15, 2012

A Video Supercut of Famous Movie Sunglasses

Our friends at Found Item Clothing just whipped up this supercut of their favorite movie sunglass scenes.  

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Aug 15, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: August 15, 2012

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.

The Sock Covers recreates famous album artwork with some guy's sock collection.  

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Aug 13, 2012

A Bat-Signal Made from Strings and Nails

Artist Stephen Ball has been experimenting with blending pop culture and retro crafting, creating a string art version of the Bat-Signal.  

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Aug 07, 2012

Test Your Movie Knowledge: Famous Film Character Outfits

Photographer Candice Milon created this awesome series for French men's magazine Sport & Style: she neatly folded and organized iconic outfits of male movie characters, shot against colorful backdrops.

Think you know manly movie fashion? Try to name them all.

   

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Jul 27, 2012

Minimalist, Vintage-Inspired Movie Posters

I'm a total sucker for vintage-inspired, "alternative" movie posters that are created by honest-to-goodness designers that are fans of the films, not to sell tickets. When I look at these, I start to have a little more understanding for why sci-fi and fantasy fans do things like create elaborate costumes and fan fiction. It's a way to giving one's skills to participate

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Jul 24, 2012

The "Film Map" Replaces Landmarks and Locations with Movie Titles

British design collection Dorothy introduce the "Film Map" - a collection of over 900 film titles organized in the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map.

   

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Jul 12, 2012

How to Get Caught Up on “Breaking Bad” Before Sunday's Season Premiere

created at: 07/12/2012

This Sunday, season five of Breaking Bad, easily one of television's top five dramas ever, begins, and those in the know are understandably excited.

Unfortunately, like most of television's top shows, it's kinda tough to jump in with four seasons behind you, even if you do know the basic premise of the show (which you do, because you know how to use the internet.)

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Jun 28, 2012

Fun Fact of the Day: Mister Rogers' Mom Knitted All of His Cardigans

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As if the guy couldn't be more endearing, here's something to warm your crafty heart: Mister Rogers' famed cardigans, which he pulled out of the closet to start each episode, were all knitted by hand...by his mom.  

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Jun 26, 2012

Free Music: 100 Essential Noise Pop Songs

Noise pop is used to describe that genre of songs that find the perfect balance between messiness and ear candy, "a certain yin and yang of melody and dissonance."

The creators of Noise Pop Festival and the Noise Pop Podcast have picked the 100 songs that best represent the genre, and they're letting you listen to them, for free.  

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Jun 20, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: June 20, 2012

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: 06/20/2012

The More I Arty created original cocktail recipes to match each character from The Avengers film.  

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Jun 12, 2012

The Wes Anderson Bingo Card Generator

created at: 06/11/2012

Whether you're excited for Moonrise Kingdom to show up in your local theater, or frequently pop in your beloved DVDs of Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums, the next time you watch a Wes Anderson film, you simply have got to bring these Wes Anderson bingo cards along.  

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Jun 11, 2012

How to: Make 8-Bit "Breaking Bad" Perler Bead Pixel Art

created at: 06/10/2012

If you're looking for a new craft project, might I suggest making pixel art with Perler beads. Remember those things from when you were a kid? The little plastic beads that you arrange on a pegboard and then fuse together with an iron? Perler bead pixel art is great fun because it's geeky, nostalgic and it's a blast to see how realistic you can make things with just a few colors and beads.

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