- Here’s a fun scrolling infographic of the London 2012 Games. (Dig the footer quip.)
- Love the stripy arrows, comrade: Cool Soviet-Era Infographics.
- The Evolution of the Web is a neat, interactive, HTML-based infographic.
- Could be cool: Information Graphics, a new book from Taschen.
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(rt) Assorted Lego awesomeness
- Ryan McNaught has created the “World’s First Lego Colosseum Made of 200,000 Bricks.”
- Lego is celebrating 50 years in Australia by building a life-size forest in the outback. [Via]
- Holy nerdporn: “Star Wars Relativity V2” is “A visual mash-up of LEGOs, Star Wars and M.C. Escher.”
- Graffiti artist Martin Heuwold has turned a bridge into giant Lego. [Via]
- Truly, deeply weird: Giant LEGO men dissected by Jason Freeny.
- Check out this lovely Lego bird set concept by Thomas Poulsom. [Via Steve Guilhamet]
- Wonderful: Kids share their uncommon nomenclature for LEGO bricks. [Via]
PS–Semi-random question: Do you happen to know how/where I could buy just Lego train wheels & buffers? My mom just mailed the boys my 1983-era train set, and of course they’re wanting to build more cars. I see that Pick A Brick offers individual wheels & buffers, but I don’t know whether those require separate axles/connectors that aren’t sold there. TIA from the Micronaxx!
(rt) Illustration: Honest movie posters, intricate skulls, & more
Having recently been chided for not posting enough non-Adobe links (funny, I used to get nailed for just the opposite), I respectfully submit the following.
- Brutal truth:
- “Extremely Lame & Incredibly Cloying”: Truthful movie posters, Oscars 2012 edition [Via]
- “At the airport. F it, I deserve it…” Honest ads. [Via]
- “These pixels are making me thirsty”: A fun illustrated Seinfeld tribute.
- Meyoko draws gorgeous, incredibly intricate illustrated skulls.
- I love Alexandra Pacula’s Blurry Nightlife Oil Paintings.
- “Stacy Green, Will You Marry Me?” Marriage proposal as infographic [Via]
- Unsolicited Proposals for New Beverages: Pass the NyQuil Ice & Earl Grey Loko!
(rt) Photography: Space, Battles, & Terrible Stock
- I… I really lack words for these. “60 Completely Unusable Stock Photos.” /via Andrew Kavanagh
- The Atlantic features some brilliant photos of the “Tough Guy 2012” competition. (Well, that plus muddy British guys in thongs.)
- Nicolai Howalt captured portraits of fighters before and after boxing matches. (Applies also to PMs after meetings with German dev teams.)
- *Man*, underwater dogs can look ferocious. (Keep your Nirvana babies away).
- Behold, Sumptuous Meatscapes (not the name of a band, as far as I know).
- Stellar times:
- Enjoy “A rare, last look inside Space Shuttle Atlantis“.
- John Glenn relaxes in “The Coolest Astronaut Photograph Ever” (not sure about that, but I do like it).
- Aww: Stormtrooper happiness. [Via]
(rt) Typography: Death metal, nastiness, & more
- “DeathPop Club“: Pop musicians’ names get rendered in death-metal style. [Via]
- Able Parris has created a fun “Learn to Kern” tee shirt. [Via]
- The 8 Worst Fonts In The World (not including Comic Sans)
- Leg hair font–for real! (type=nasty)
- WTF? Portraits in profanity.
- Jing Zhang makes super cool architectural letters.
- Fun vintage type: Handlettered logos from defunct department stores [Via]
(rt) Photography: Powerful images, rebel fashion, & more
- What a year: The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011.
- Take a very worthy of a short pause in your day to appreciate this beautiful world: The National Geographic Photo Contest.
- Odd–and oddly compelling — “fashion” photography: Pickup Trucks of the Libyan Liberation.
- The North Korean regime has certainly nailed the mass human coordination thing. (Theoretically related: the DPRK Party Rock Anthem. “Ain’t no party like a Pyongyang party, ’cause a Pyongyang party is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY.”)
- Truth & Beauty:
- An advertising watchdog has banned excessive Photoshop use in cosmetics ads.
- Men Photographed in Stereotypical Pin-Up Poses. [Via]
- Interactive: How models morph under makeup.
(rt) Design: Clever costumes, giant spiders, & more
- I love the brilliant NYC subway costume my friend Matthew Richmond made for his 3-year-old son.
- Ade Chong’s simple, pretty business cards look especially useful. [Via]
- Food for thought: “When radios first came out, people made them look like churches & fireplaces: nobody knew what a radio looked like.”
- This humongous spider is reputedly the world’s largest balloon sculpture.
- How much do I want this insane swimming pool-moat? (Given our sketchy neighbors–a ton!)
- In my next house: Retractable MagSafe cords in every socket!
(rt) Illustration: Film history, politician abuse, & more
- Bizarre Photoshoppery: “Newt’s Nudes: Renaissance paintings featuring Newt Gingrich’s head.”
- This cute illustration by Tymn Armstrong might become my new desktop. (Or, if you prefer, here’s an edgier alternative. [Via])
- A funky art-making machine: The Chromatic Typewriter
- Neat Mac/UI history: The original sketchbook of Susan Kare.
- Vintage illustrations: Gremlins posters from WWII.
- Neat bit of film history: “How they shot the Star Wars opening crawl“.
(rt) Design: Knives, gang signs, & beautiful things
- Literally edgy:
- “Wow, that’s rad,” says Margot: Beautiful Nesting Knives. (The price might cut you, though.)
- Lovely: Traditional Japanese Hirosaki Knife Box.
- How cheerful! Hand-carved Skull Nickels. [Via]
- “The Venn Vipers” & more: Design-Thinking Gang Signs. (And don’t forget the Adobe gang sign.)
- Check out some beautiful retro-futuristic vehicle designs from Captain America.
- Looks terrific (but pricey): Vintage Royal typewriter as iPad keyboard.
(rt) Illustration: Outstanding movie poster remixes & more
- Brilliant: Movies revisited as neon animated GIFs. [Via]
- Solid: 13 Movie Poster Trends & What They Say About Their Movies. [Via]
- Don’t you hate it when people drive RC cars on planes? Happens all the time!
- Recursive Hulk Hogan mustache–can’t unsee!!
- The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2011 list is up.
- Brian Matthew Hart and Dena Pickering make amazingly intricate light paintings.
(rt) Interesting aviation photography
- Gorgeous: check out these long-exposure plane trails. [Via]
- Stunning images of Africa from above come from George Steinmetz & his ultralight. [Via]
- Here’s some interesting HDR video footage (captured at 250fps) showing a Shuttle launch.
- Shuttle/ISS crews captured a lovely aurora. [Via]
- Giant planes as Russian dolls: One C-5 consuming the front of another one. (Ever since attending a recent air show, our little Henry has been claiming to be a C-17, eating “trucks” (my fingers).)
(rt) Type: Skulls, Life Advice, & More
- Grim & Goth:
- I love this gorgeous typographical skull made using the Seven Deadly Sins.
- Typography: A nice how-to on creating detailed Gothic linework in Illustrator.
- Food for thought:
- “Less is More, or Less.” (Kinda sums up the worthless, contradictory, know-it-all advice on building hit apps.)
- This Might Be The Only Life You’re Getting, So…
- Death of a gyro joint = mass typographical casualties.
- Lettering made from falling liquids. [Via]
- Love this wedding invite alphabet.
- Lady with a giant C. [Via]
(rt) Design: Great sculptures, multitouch UI, and more
- Infrared lasers, switchable glass, and touch = An amazing-looking installation from The Mill.
- Super cool Sliced Image and Steel Nut Sculptures.
- Rather brilliant: “Throw & Grow” Flower Grenades.
- Air mail: Tearable Envelopes Create Contrails and Exhaust Plumes.
- I cannot wait til my boys are of non-Lego-eating age: The Lego Volkswagen T1 Camper Van.
- Here’s an awesome and thick roundup of vintage car hood ornaments.
- That is one big, and very yellow, bunny. [Via Terry Stone]
(rt) Photography: Giant photos and… oh, dear God, *bees*
- Beautiful: Long Exposure Photos of High-Speed Rail Transit.
- How does one exhibit the world’s largest photo? Like so.
- Kim Pimmel “looks around, around/He sees angels in the architecture/Spinning in infinity.”
- I’ve been quite enjoying the quiet photos of Ben Duchac. [Via]
- So, China features a bee-wearing contest. Yes, really. (Makes me think of Richard Avedon’s famous beekeeper image.) [Via Rob Galbraith] Archival bonus: “Oh dear Lord, bees!”
(rt) Photography: Jokes, plus people falling
- “Stocking [imitating stock photo cliches] Is the New Planking.” [Via]
- Had to be done: Artist Mocks the Absurd Poses in Fashion Photos by Showing Them in Real Life.
- “You can hold your liquor, and now your lens can, too.” The Shot Glass Lens Set.
- People in flight:
- The Big Picture features an urban cliff diving competition in Boston (yes, really). [Via]
- Behold, the wonderful (as in, ridiculously contorted) world of the diving face. [Via]
(rt) Photography: Canine Love
(rt) Scientific photography: Escher in water, eggs exploding, & more
- Moments in time:
- Love it: an Escher painting refracted in a drop of falling water.
- Check out some rather amazing food photography (PDF)–e.g. high-speed egg detonation. [Via Margot]
- Ever wonder what a “shooting star” looks like from space? This image was taken during the Perseids meteor shower. [Via]
- “Look at That, You Son of a Bitch“: Frank perspective on the fragility of Earth, from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. [Via]
- Images like this make me suspect that God has a soft spot for airbrushed “Noble Wolf” shirts.
(rt) Recent poster goodness
- “Loose Lips Create Rifts”: Modern “Workplace Propaganda Posters” from Steve Thomas.
- “Wire Inspire“: Motivational posters based on “The Wire.” Fantastic. (Or rather, maybe, sheeeeeeeeit.)[kottke]
- Brian Yap drew this Talib Kweli poster entirely using Adobe Ideas for iPad.
- The quality of entries varies wildly, but I’m generally digging these Minimal Movie Posters.
- The Dark Knight vs… Unicorns? You can’t unsee it! [Via]
(rt) Odd camera materials (Lego, paper, & wood)
- Behold the Legotron, Mark I, a 4×5 Camera made of LEGO bricks. [Via]
- Going for a softer feel, one can get a working Leica M3 paper pinhole camera.
- You’re welcome, hipsters: the Wood Camera iPhone Case.
(rt) Illustrated miscellany
- Bizarre & kind of excellent: Soviet Army Monument Transformed into Superheroes.
- Mona Lisa Remix, reducing the painting to just 140 colors. [Via]
- Heh–I love it, quickly: the “Fastest Possible Drawings of Everything.” [Via]
- Dave Grohl as coloring book: check out the Foo Fighters’ absurdist concert rider. (The ice cubes primer is particularly hilarious.)
- Illustration: Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo is one intense individual. [Via]
(rt) Illustration: New posters & infographics
- I dig the cool use of negative space in this poster for The Dark Knight Rises. [Via]
- Portman meets Fairey: Obey the Swan.
- “A Champion Will Rise… About 2 Inches Off The Ground.”
- “Jefferson X-Wing” & “AC/D2”: Coachella by way of Star Wars. [Via]
- Here’s a brief history of Isotype, “the vintage visual language on which modern infographics are founded.” [Via]
- I’ve yet to explore the new infographics site visual.ly, but it looks promising.
- What Would Don Draper Do? [Via]
(rt) Typography: Great hand lettering, iPad app, & more
- Typography Insight for iPad looks like a neat way to learn about lettering. [Via]
- “Fighting for peace…”: Check out these beautifully rendered phrases from Stephen Bonner.
- “Because You Can’t Get Sh*t Done When You’re Asleep…”
- Avast–“Prosperity” is a fun, piratical calligraphic script font.
- I like John Passafiume’s dense & diggable hand lettering on a wedding invitation.
- See also Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age.
(rt) Illustration: Groening does Apple, Fairey does Carpenter, & more
- Another reason I loved Apple in the 80’s: Vintage ads from Matt Groening (!).
- More beautifully simple visual puns light up IBM’s Smarter Planet series.
- You Will Obey: Shepard Fairey’s They Live Poster. (It all comes full circle.) [Via]
- You won’t be unseeing Fractal Tom Selleck. And you’re welcome.
- Cute: “Snoutlet, The Pigs Behind Electrical Outlets.”
- Heh: I like David Friedman’s idea for Thing Three and Thing Four.
(rt) Design: Daft Coke, Frozen Steve, & more
- Daft Punk does coke… or rather, Coke? Funky packaging.
- Wunderboxes are funky, minimalist dioramas. [Via]
- Check out some beautiful, offbeat watchtowers in the Netherlands.
- I also dig the bold slices of color on a Japanese bank.
- Most Jawa’d Out. Kindergarten. Ever. [Via]
- iDevice cases:
- The Booq case holds an iPad, paper, & pen. [Via]
- The Steve Jobs In Carbonite iPhone Case seems, predictably, to have been yanked from rotation.
(rt) Photography: Blackbirds & cursing & migrants, oh my
- Cute: the USB Film Roll packs 4GB of photos into a recycled film canister.
- Interesting stories: 10 People’s Lives in Famous Photographs (“Migrant Mother,” the flowers-in-gun-barrels guy, and more).
- Here’s a beautiful SR-71 Blackbird family portrait, plus a piece on why the SR-71 matters. [Via]
- Fun with profanity:
- “‘[Screw] it. They’re all the same to me.’ remarked stock photo Steve, as he saved the company another 50%…” [Via]
- It was almost worth buying the mug for its “shit-language.”
(rt) Illustration: Retro "Cars" & more
- I love this retro-illustrated poster for “Cars 2.” We’re taking the kids today (er, this evening, boss, if you’re reading) for their first outing to the theater. [Via]
- How about snuggling up with a Photoshop color palette bedspread? [Via]
- “Blood on the Tracks” as pulp fiction & more: What If Your Favorite Album Was a Book? [Via] Update: Check out this slideshow of all the work. [Via Marc Pawliger]
- I get a weird kick out of this Santa/birds illustration combo. Check out lots of other good stuff at stevenbonner.com.
- “Disposable portraits“: Idan Friedman lovingly embosses artwork into cheap aluminum pans.
(rt) Typography: Classic chrome, strange meals
- FontStruct looks to be a cool online tool for building & sharing fonts.
- Chromeography celebrates vintage chrome badges on cars, cameras, & more. [Via]
- Dunno what this German means, nor does Google, but I’m hoping for “Schlepp fruit in one’s giant underpants.”
- Leading vs. line spacing get explained via PB&J.
- “Type Sandwiches” are made from nothing by letters. [Via]
(rt) Photographic history: Abbey Road to Mt. Rushmore
- Ever seen the original design of Mount Rushmore; who knew?
- Iain MacMillan remembers the Abbey Road album cover sessions.
- 40 years of industrial design history: Design house ItalDesign commemorates its work via iPad.
- The NYT remembers Willard S. Boyle, father of the CCD. On behalf of all digital shooters, thanks, Dr. B!
(rt) Illustration: Silhouettes, CSS, & Mr. Peanut
- I love these clever, subtle silhouettes (Rushmore, PW Herman, etc.) from Olly Moss.
- LayerStyles.org offers a Photoshop-style interface for CSS editing. [Via]
- Ill advised:
- An illustration I’d almost like to see: “UFC Fighter Has Idea For T-Shirt With A Bunch Of Sh*t Written All Over It.”
- Worst illustration idea ever? “Gang tattoo leads to a murder conviction“–plus Mr. Peanut!
- To cleanse the palate, here’s some classic Russian design inspiration: The Posters of Dziga Vertov.
(rt) iPhone bits & content-aware fails
- Hmm: A Leica-iPhone hybrid? (Would this still be relevant if wireless camera-to-phone transfer got good & pervasive?)
- Though I don’t use the app, I can dig this hip Hipstamatic iPhone case. [Via]
- Terry White gets detailed on “How the iPad fits into a Photography Workflow.”
- ‘Shop You, ‘Shop Me:
- An Orthodox Jewish newspaper Photosh–er, digitally removed–Hillary Clinton from a photo.
- Right back atcha: “Citing modesty, hipster website removes ‘sexually suggestive’ male images from Situation Room photo.” [Via]
(rt) Photography: Finding art in nukes, tulips, & more
- Natural art:
- Wow–this is really a photo, not a composite? [Via]
- Julian Faulhaber treats tulips in Netherlands as abstract art.
- Odd: The Unabomber’s famous hood & sweatshirt. Even odder: The US Marshals are auctioning it all (and evidently use Flickr). [Via]
- The Atlantic rounds up striking, sometimes ghoulish photos of nuclear weapons tests. The mannequins creep me out. [Via]
(rt) Useful online photo tools
- Neat idea: SLR Camera Simulator teaches the effects of camera parameters. [Via]
- StolenCamera Finder “uses the serial number stored in your photo to search the web for photos taken w/the same camera.”
- Bigger camera sensors generally offer better performance. Sensor-Size.com lets you “Compare & Convert Digital Cameras.”
(rt) Illustration: Hidden images, Saul Bass, 3D lights, & more
- I love these beautifully designed stamps for the Royal Shakespeare Company. [Via]
- Amazing: illustrator István Orosz hides artwork inside anamorphic drawings. [Via]
- Did you know that Photoshop’s 3D lights can do 2D effects?.
- Saul Bass’s great work has been pretty systematically wiped from DVDs.
- Fortunately, fans online have been collecting his beautiful title sequences.
- Christian Annyas rounds up Saul Bass logo design: then and now.
(rt) Photography: Surreal composites, underwater history, & more
- National Geographic shows the first underwater color photo, plus an exploding flash raft & more.
- The “Surrealistic Pillow” is a set of trippy photos composites from Ronen Goldman. [Via]
- If that’s up your alley, see also this atmospheric photography from Swinspeed. [Via]
- Neat: Cartagram lays out popular Instagram photos according to geotags.
- “Switzerland: Come Take a Dump in the Alps!” (Or is that just how I read it?)
(rt) Illustration: Buscemi eyes, Ali, & more
- A colleague rushes in: “My God, this site just changed my life!” ChicksWithSteveBuscemiEyes.
- Michael Kalish has made a portrait of Muhammad Ali using 1300 punching bags, held up by 5 miles of stainless steel cable and 2 miles of aluminum tubing. [Via Maria Brenny]
- Check out the neat HTML parallax on the Bloom.io site; scroll down to see it. [Via]
- “Omar comin’, yo!” The Wire gets made literally Dickensian.
(rt) Scientific Photography: Sunspots, satellite images, & more
- “Melty roads”: Clement Valla collects unintentionally bizarre results from Google Earth. [Via]
- NASA shows “The extraordinary image of a large sunspot emitting cascades of glowing gas.” (That caption sounds like a Pink Floyd song title.)
- Sonar imaging reveals a submerged WWII German bomber.
- “Luminant Point Arrays” show tube televisions at the moment they are switched off. [Via]
- In case you were wondering what it looks like when lightning strikes the tallest building in the world, well, wonder no more.
(rt) Illustrations: Tommy guns, switchblade combs, & more
- Interesting infographic: The History of Web Browsers, though to borrow from AJ Soprano, “What, no friggin’ Mosaic?” [Via]
- “A Neverending Volley of American Justice!!” In “I Always Wondered,” Jarrett Green answers and beautifully illustrates his own most pressing questions.
- The designers at Fubiz take a swing at making minimalist packaging. (“How about we add a feature to dial out extraneous BS in one’s designs?” asks my colleague Bruce Bullis.)
- Switchblade combs! What a throwback. Check out the fun “Mediumcore” illustration & others from Leon Ryan.
(rt) Illustration: Movie posters, fractal meat, & more
- Check out Viktor Hertz’s solid pictogram movie posters.
- Daniel Norris has made a great poster for the old flick Westworld.
- Here’s a rather wonderful birthday card from a dad to his 1-year-old son.
- David Lynch’s hair gets compared to various works of art. [Via]
- Mandelbratwurst: A fractal meat treat!
(rt) Typography: Spam ASCII art, ligature charts, & more
- “Almost Extinct” is a gorgeous set of animals formed from wooden type.
- This spam’s use of ASCII art charms me. Time to meet the Russian ladies!
- How great is this word-puzzle wrapping paper? Margot ordered some immediately.
- The intriguing Chartwell font uses ligatures to make charts from text. See what I mean. [Via]
(rt) Photography: War, science, & enormous panoramas
- The NYT features an amazing jet crash image & other photos from Libya.
- Eric Guth makes some beautiful, otherworldly glacier cave photography. (I feel like the Alien queen might be lurking around a corner.) [Via]
- Bubble boy: Dig these subtly offbeat photos from Alex Kisilevich.
- A “pancake with a nose” makes for a nifty scientific image: Stingray X-ray.
- This 40 gigapixel 360º panorama taken inside the Strahov Philosophical Library, Prague, claims to be the world’s largest indoor photo. [Via Don Z.]
(rt) Illustrations: Famous logos evolved & more
- I love these beautifully simple, graphical Don DeLillo covers by Noma Bar.
- Neat design history: Logo Evolution of 25 Famous Brands. [Via]
- Coke + La Sagrada Familia? Seems vaguely blasphemous, but it works. [Via]
- Center of Attention celebrates the lost art of record center labels. [Via]
(rt) Illustrations about, and for, Japan
- Japan’s Dark Spring: A beautiful, haunting NYer cover from Christoph Niemann.
- “Help Japan”–beautiful work from Mitch Fleming.
- Lorenzo Moschi’s seismic contribution is well done, too. [Via]
(rt) Type: Lego spaceships, Chuck Norris, & more
- “Chuck Norris doesn’t like children. That’s why Comic Sans is on that list.”
- Delicious letterporn: dig the free Type Specimen for iPad. (I quickly found & downloaded Metalista.)
- Check out Mark Anderson’s fun LEGO Alphabet Spaceships A-Z. [Via]
- Understated as ever: Where Vegas neon goes to die. [Via]
(rt) Photography: Strange history, beautiful Antarctica, & more
- Ghostly & strange: Corinne Vionnet overlays hundreds of tourist photos taken from the same spots. [Via]
- I had no that Frederick Ives captured color photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (105 years later, other San Franciscans are writing apps like Instagram to mimic the same looks.)
- Bernard Kalb captured beautiful B&W photos of Antarctica during midcentury expeditions.
- What could possibly be worse than being married to Hitler? Being married to Hitler in blackface.
- Erwin Wurm makes chubby Ferraris & other absurd vehicles.
- Terrific plane nerdery: Check out fourteen 360-degree cockpit panoramas. [Via]
(rt) Illustration: Clever logos, disturbing art, & more
- Dig the clever use of negative space in this “Snooty Peacock” logo.
- “Possible Reasons Why Your Big Idea Is Destined to Fail…” See more “Pictures With Words On Them” from David Fullarton here.
- A bit disturbing:
- Resist the Nazi Dinosaurs!! Bizarre faux-vintage posters.
- “The Totally Insane, Candy-Coated Paintings of Charlie Immer”? Yep, that seems about right.
- The Manhattan street grid is 200 years old this week. The NYT’s Map of How Manhattan’s Grid Grew overlays maps from 1811, 1836, and today.
- Neat: UI Stencils help you draw interfaces on paper. [Via]
(rt) Particle Men
- Is he an illustrator or a sculptor? Andrew Myers makes amazing portraits made using pegboards & screws. “He starts with a base, plywood panel, and then places pages of a phone book on top. (Cool fact: He’ll use pages from his subjects’ local area.) He then draws out a face and pre-drills 8,000 to 10,000 holes, by hand.” [Via]
- ⁃Ben Heine creates celebrity portraits made from thousands of circles. Of the technique he says, “I first made a photomontage using several references, then a digital painting and I finally applied my ‘digital circlist’ technique (I placed each circle one by one, there is no automatic process).” [Via] The work makes me think of mosaics by Charis Tsevis, including one of me.
(rt) Infographics: Nuclear meltdown & rockin' hair
- The NYT explains how a reactor shuts down & what happens in a meltdown. [Via]
- Eye-opening: “Chinese provinces compared to countries.”
- Fun poster: A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music. [Via]
(rt) Illustration: Monster-pimping cheap art, Disney at war, & more
- Involuntary Collaborations: “I buy other people’s landscape paintings at yard sales & put monsters in them.”
- James Gulliver Hancock is attempting to draw “All The Buildings in New York.” (The crazy ambition would go well with Sufjan Stevens’s Fifty States Project.) [Via]
- Speaking of states, what is your state the worst at? Find out with the United States of Shame.
- “I Wish This Was…” Fun stickers let you put social commentary all over your environment. Via]
- I find these Disney-drawn World War II insignia vaguely creepy. (Update for the benefit of one of my censorious, reactionary readers: It’s the mixture of cutesy & death-dealing that I find creepy. Call it like it is–like this.) [Via]
(rt) Photography: Outstanding Star Wars, True Grit, & more
- You really should see Avanaut’s beautifully executed Star Wars toy photography (seriously!). [Via]
- Photographer (!) Jeff Bridges has produced an interesting, wide-angle True Grit Book.
- Todd McLellan beautifully detonates all manner of devices.
- Check out some beautiful mammatus clouds over Olympic Valley. (Didn’t Steve Miller sing of the mammatus?)
- “This plane photo-bombed a photo of the sun!,” writes Photojojo. “Props to the plane.”
(rt) Illustration: Giant maps, Sugar skulls, & more
- With “Google’s World,” Alejo Malia imagines map iconography made huge. [Via]
- ¡Ay, scary Kermit! Dig these offbeat “Sugar Skulls.”
- My wife Margot, seeing Cabel Sasser’s wedding designs, says “Please befriend far less creative people so we can feel OK about ourselves!” Matthew Richmond is similarly humbling.
- Speaking of Margot, this could be a portrait of my curly-headed wife as a cassette tape.
- I love the intricate drawings of Nanami Cowdroy. Margot’s work Mac sports one courtesy of Gelaskins. [Via Paulo Sales]