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Nov 04, 2010

Art in Progress: The Passion and Patience of Printmaking

created at: 11/04/2010Today, we're enthralled by "Layers" a short film about artist and illustrator Jake Early  and his serigraphs, made by Steven Holmes.

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The film documents Early's process of printing by hand: the cutting of film, burning screens, mixing custom ink colors from scratch, and printing each color by hand.

Click through to watch it.   

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Oct 14, 2010

Dress the Part: 10 Clever Movie Posters Inspired by Men's Style

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Recently, Terry Gross interviewed James Franco about playing Allen Ginsberg, and asked the actor how he went about changing his look to assume the character of the poet. "The glasses," was Franco's simple answer.

It's often shocking how much a single item or characteristic can identify a character. And illustrators to James Alexander Mathers and Andrew Lau have totally captured the notion in Dress the Part, a collection of movie posters reduced to the identifying pieces of the characters style.   

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Sep 23, 2010

Infographic: The Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names

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Nothing has the potential to be both scarily informative and joyfully hilarious as the infographic. The presentation of lighthearted information in the most serious of flowcharts or graphs simply never gets old. 

So we are, of course, loving this "Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names" from PopChartLab. The designers have arranged "266 sobriquets from the world of rap music" by their lexical and semantic characteristics. The results are visually stunning, quite educational, and all around awesome.

Click through for an expandable (readable) version.   

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Aug 18, 2010

The Scratch - Off World Map

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When you were a kid, you most certainly recieved a coloring book-style map of your home country, and were then prompted to fill in each place you've been. Or, perhaps your family kept a large world map on the wall, using a ball head pin to keep track of where one of you had visited.

"If You Are a Fan of:

(a.) scratch ‘n sniff stickers

(b.) scratch off lotto tickets

or, (c.) plain ol’ maps, we’re pretty sure you’re gonna flip for the My Scratch Map..."  

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Aug 09, 2010

Mid-Century Inspired Awesomeness

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Christopher Sample is an Arizona-based illustrator and typographer, whose "Hood Series" features, "Portraits of the American Dream Home," by way of Southwest sun-drenched, yet cool mid-century style.

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Jul 30, 2010

From Conception to Collection: The Process of Making Screenprinted Posters

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The screenprinted gig poster medium is still a viable and valuable scene, with designers and print shops all over the world creating original, catchy, and unique one-off posters for music shows and festivals.

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Kansas City-based printers Vahalla Studios teamed up with Micah Smith of My Associate Cornelius to create this cool two-color poster for a free Hot Chip show in NYC, sponsored by MySpace. They made this cool video of the process, from designing in Illustrator to printing to - and passing them out at the show for free.

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Jun 15, 2010

How To: Make Low Cost Pop Art

Final Product

ManMade reader Jordan sent in this great how-to from the music website The Needle and the Groove. Frustrated by the ubiquity of poster images and the high pricepoints of original artwork, the two bloggers/friends got creative. " I’ve always been ridiculously frustrated trying to find posters for my dorm room – everyone has the same posters (sorry, but John Belushi is a bit played out) and none of the posters really depict artists I want to hang on my wall.  So when preparing for Duke a couple of years ago, I hit eBay (the greatest site of all time) to find some posters of Outkast, Talib, and Dizzee Rascal.  I managed to find some sweet

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Feb 03, 2010

Free Printable Poster: Happiness is a Warm Glue Gun

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ManMade is not even a month old yet, but we're thrilled to have so many of you interacting with us and letting us know what you think.

So, to say thanks, we're offering a free poster that you can download [PDF] and print off at home!  

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