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Jun 29, 2010

Your Digital Desktop Comes to Life: The Art of Analog Computing

Web design firm Meltmedia have created a hilarious and engaging video that asks, "What if the digital tools we use everyday exist in physical and analog space?"  The Art of Analog Computing reminds us how digitally interfaced our entire lives and workspaces really are.

"The premise of this short film is to represent the digital tools and interfaces we use daily in an analog way. In the analog office, your computer desktop becomes your actual desk, your inbox gets flooded with Spam cans, the server runs past you multiple times a day (and perhaps crashes every now and then), and Twitter users follow each other around the space."  

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Jun 28, 2010

Stick With Me, Baby! Customize Your MacBook's Apple with Stylish Stickers

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It used to be that you could simply show up at a coffee shop and whip out you silver PowerBook or just-cleaned white iBook and totally outshine the black Dells and Compaqs of those surrounding you, desperately trying to keep their wi-fi connected.

But, with the homogenization of MacBooks and Pros under a single design, and the fact the Apple's laptops are outselling PCs in higher education settings, we're swimming in a sea of silvery style.

Which is not a bad thing...but admit it, design blog readers - that white logo on polished aluminum in front of a Scandanavian white wall with perfectly placed colorful magazines is getting a little

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Jun 16, 2010

I'm Comic Sans, %@#hole

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Literary magazine McSweeney's has given the world's most maligned typeface a chance to fight back. Short Imagined Monologue "I'm Comic Sans, %@#hole" is a rapid-fire diatribe against the Swiss snobs and fun haters....and it's very, very funny.

"People love me. Why? Because I'm fun. I'm the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business' website? SMACK...."

We promise this will be the only time ManMade posts anything in Vincent Connare's 1994 casual that's rocked such achievements as the Beanie Babies logo and the Sims video games, but for now, if he's actually this funny, we say rock on, you Sans Serif Superman.  

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May 06, 2010

What The F%&K Should I Make For Dinner?

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Nothing says "home cooked meal" like swear words in black Helvetica on white....

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May 06, 2010

How To: Make Your Showers More Manly

Hyperbole and a Half is a humor/illustration blog by Allie Brosh that always strikes the perfect balance between completely ridiculous and totally absurd. Earlier this week, she published this gem commenting on the softness and inherent gender-confusion that comes along with the personal hygiene.

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Apr 28, 2010

"Myth Busted" Proves Animated GIFs Can Still Crack Us Up

Mythbusters is a show that most ManMakers can get excited about. Sure, it's pretty science heavy, but they're always careful to detail the building of the gear, explaining the special tools and materials, and it usually ends in an explosion.

Some clever Mythbusters fan created this hilarious looping GIF that highlights the personae of the show's host - Adam Savage is quite silly, and Jaime Hyneman, well, looks like a walrus in a beret.

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Apr 23, 2010

The Trustworthiness of Beards

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Unless your a complete hermit and/or man craft blogger (ahem...), you come across people you don't know everyday. And it's likely that at least half of them will be men, and half of that group will have facial hair. This, it turns out, is a good thing, as the key to judging both character and sinister lies in one's beard.

So, simply print out this handy reference chart by Matt McInerney for your easy reference.

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Just remember, it goes left to right.  

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Apr 21, 2010

So You Need a Typeface Flowchart

Hi all - I've had some medical tests today that have left me feeling pretty rotten, so please allow me a "low content" day.

That said, this "So You Need a Typeface" flowchart image by Danish design student Julian Hansen is, at once, both hilarious and quite helpful.

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From Julie Anderson, Julian's teacher, of Inspiration Lab : "I never usually feature my students but I’m going to make an exception, we had such a brilliant critique today that I just want to say “Thank god for passionate students like mine!”. You guys rock!! (in spite of our verbal whupping; better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all). So let’s end the week with a student project, an info graphic related to the job we do as graphic designers. Julian did a flowchart of the choices we go through choosing fonts, with a humerous approach. A brilliant job on such a short project."

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Mar 17, 2010

BeardMe...Cause Everyone Should Have Access to Facial Hair

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No one, regardless of class, age, or gender, should be excluded from the opportunity or access to thick, radiant, and formidable facial hair. And with BeardMe, you can give it to them.

"Icons of wealth and class, beards and mustaches are status symbols of a bygone era. Establish yourself as your generation’s Abraham Lincoln by adding an urbane and elegant beard or mustache to your mug with BeardMe, the premier facial hair application for the iPhone and iPod Touch."  

You can select from a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and orientations, then save your results, and easily publish to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or send via email.

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Mar 16, 2010

Fifteen Clever, Witty, and Well Done Illustrations.

Nothing tickles my funny bone like some well-concieved and tongue-in-cheek line art. Malaysian illustrator Chow Hon Lam is t-shirt legend, creating clever and unique images that show off his drawing and brains.

""I believe that everything should have a story behind it, no matter if they are an object, an animal or food. I always try to create a story for them. I guess they must have something to say, but they just can't speak. Trust me, I try to communicate with them!"

"Actually all the ideas don't come easy, I hope people can enjoy them and appreciate them. All criticisms are welcome. Thanks from deep in my heart."

  

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Mar 08, 2010

Professional Beards

Clever...and suprisingly true.

professional beards. …wanna show yours?

Only thing missing is strained whisper-folk musician.

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Feb 15, 2010

It's Not a Parsnip, It's a Carrot Zombie

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They say the carotene in carrots gets converted into vitamin A by the human body, which aids in eyesights, skin and hair health, and the regulation of blood sugar.  

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