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Jun 20, 2012

Cool Site of the Day: Build Your Own Monster

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Polish design studio Hipopotam offers the coolest site you'll find this week: a custom, make your own monster generator called Bubols.

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Jun 19, 2012

Infographic: Where Food Goes on the Grill

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While grilling is likely humankind's most primitive form of cookery, it remains the means with the most finesse: dealing with inconsistent temperatures and hot and cool zones to produce that magical balance of a perfectly charred exterior and cooked-through interior.  

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Jun 12, 2012

Talk Nerdy to Me: Pun-Filled Sentiments for Geeks

"Nerdy Dirty" is a delightful collection of science-y but sweet illustrations by Nicole Martinez, filled with clever, pun-filled captions.

   

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May 23, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 23, 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.

French artist Sylvain Meyer reorganizes natural landscapes and woodlands to imbue them with a sense of pattern and texture.   

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May 16, 2012
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May 09, 2012

How To Spice Up a Dull Landscape Painting: Put a Monster On It

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Slate reports of an emerging, curious inspiration phenomenon shared among diverse artists. Upon spying dated landscapes gathering dust in stacks in thrift stores and antique shops, likely never being sold but for their frames. A collection of artists have all independently come to the same conclusion about what’s missing: monsters.   

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May 09, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 09, 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.

Designers Philippe Stark and scientist David Edward have invented WA|HH Quantum Sensations, an alcohol spray that gets you instantly drunk.    

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May 03, 2012

Fresh Fingerprints Go on Adorable, Tiny Adventures

In the era of smartphones and tablets, you may be noticing something you haven't seen since early elementary, provided you aren't a criminal: your fingerprints. Artist Ingrid Aspöck began to notice her own prints smudging up her shiny new iPad, and instead of reaching for the screen cleaner, she embraced the grime and turned it into art.   

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Apr 27, 2012

This is My Favorite Thing of the Week

created at: 04/27/2012

Even after all these years, the second

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Apr 23, 2012

Infographic: The Perfect Suit for the Modern Man

created at: 04/23/2012

If you back through old photos of dressed-up men, you'll like see a few wacky turns on the men's suit: the lapels of the 70s, the too-long, boxy jackets of the 80s, the baggy double-breasteds of the 90s. But, you'll also note that there's a basic look that hasn't changed much in nearly a century: the basic, well-cut, no-frills suit that has made men look like a million bucks for the last 100 years.  

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Apr 23, 2012

Vintage Baseball Logos from 1956

created at: 04/23/2012

Baseball fan site the Eephus League of Baseball Minutiae discovered these awesome illustrated logos of major league teams, circa 1956.  

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Feb 20, 2012

"Star Wars" Characters Meet Street Fashion

He Wears It is a mashup project by Hong Kong-based designer John Woo. The artist illustrates your favorite male Star Wars characters wearing stylish mens clothing from fashion designers and labels. 

   

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Feb 10, 2012

(My) Funny Valentines - Humorous Valentine's Day Cards You'll Actually Wanna Give

Everybody knows Valentine's Day is silly, manufactured by the greeting card and candy companies, and that people in real relationships don't need a special day to say, "I love you."

True. So, send one these clever, pun-y V-Day, and get points for both not falling into the trap, and being thoughtful anyway.  

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Feb 06, 2012

Illustrated Proposals for New Humorous Beverages

created at: 02/05/2012

If beer cans with color-changing mountains make you laugh and groan at the same time, then I think you'll enjoy this cartoon/illustration/infographic (I dunno what to call it) by lunchbreath. It's a series of "unsolicited proposals for new and wonderful beverages", and is conveniently divided up into four categories for your viewing pleasure...  

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Jan 25, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: January 25, 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.

Artist Chris Plascik created a typographic drawing every day for four years, and has been able to release a coffee table book of 1,000 of them using crowd-sourced funding

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Jan 10, 2012

Infographic: Batman and the History of the Bat-Suit

created at: 01/10/2012With the possible exception of Superman's Crayola-colored S-on-the-chest and simple cape/brief strongman combo, the Bat-suit is the most iconic superhero outfit of all time. The mask, the gloves, and most importantly, the utility belt, it walks the line of generically comic book-y and perfectly customized to the Caped Crusader.

Of course, since Batman's first appearance in 1939, there have been more than thirty-five incarnations of the Bat-suit, from the classic blue-and-grey to the black-and-molded-muscle-vinyl...er, -y.  

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Dec 29, 2011

The Rise and Fall of the Goatee

Comic artist Jen Sorenson offers a history of the goatee, from its roots in an actual goat, through bohemian couture, and ending with the fact that its a trend that really, really needs to be done.

Please, let it be done.   

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Dec 13, 2011

What Children's Drawings Would Look Like If Painted Realistically

Okay, I admit that's an awkward title, but check out this project by illustrator Dave DeVries:

"The Monster Project" had its origins in the artist's family. "My niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it… no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life."

 

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Nov 30, 2011

Squash-Century Modern: Seasonal Reinterpretations of Design Classics

To celebrate the harvest season and all things Thanksgiving, Abstract Sunday artist Christoph Niemann created "Squash Modern," a collection of modern design classics reinterpretted with, well, squash.  

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Nov 16, 2011

In 1969, Salvador Dali Illustrated "Alice in Wonderland"...and It's as Trippy as You'd Think It'd Be

If you imagined that surrealist artist Salvador Dali illustrated the nonsensical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1969, during the height of the psychadelic movement, you might expect some pretty crazy results.

And you'd be right. Cause he did. And they are.   

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