On folding up a world record paper airplane

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

Because, when you build paper aeroplanes, you should strive to build the best paper aeroplanes.

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Movie posters for the sequels that never were (to date that is)

Monday, 24 November, 2014

Mad Max prequel by Evan Yarbrough

The easiest part of producing a sequel, or prequel, for a film… creating the movie poster. Question, would we want to take the process any further? In some cases, no, I don’t think so…

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Creative thoughts are child’s play in this giant birds nest

Tuesday, 18 November, 2014

Photo by OGE CreativeGroup

I suspect that the giant birdsnest for creating new ideas, complete with egg shaped cushions, an item of furniture that – as the name would suggest – is intended to trigger creative thoughts, will not just appeal to adults.

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Get under your own skin with some medical animations

Friday, 14 November, 2014

From Hybrid Medical Animation in Minneapolis, medical animations… likely the best way see what’s happening under your skin.

Via Hypnophant.

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A typewriter with Comic Sans typeface, will these catch on?

Friday, 24 October, 2014

As a font, Comic Sans can’t be regarded as being too flippant, especially if there is a typewriter – purpose designed in this instance by Pittsburgh based artist and educator Jesse England – that sports the much maligned typeface.

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And the hardest part of typeface design is?

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

The font, or typeface, you’re looking at here, right now, is called Agenda Medium. Its design, by Font Bureau, is based on a font created for signage and the like on the London Underground in 1916. But that doesn’t explain how Agenda Medium came to be named Agenda Medium.

There may be a reason for that though. Of the many, long, steps involved in bringing forth a typeface, naming it is seemingly the hardest part of the process.

Years ago, I asked one of my mentors what he thought was the hardest part of designing a typeface. I was expecting “the cap S” or “the italic lowercase” or something like that. But he answered without hesitation: the name. Finding the name is the hardest part.

Well, that surprised me.

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The adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, illustrated

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Illustration by Jared Muralt

Depictions of the voyages and adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, by Bern based illustrator and artist Jared Muralt.

Via Hypnophant.

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Take clouds, add imagination, and you have shaped clouds

Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Illustration and photo by Martin Feijoo

Martin Feijoó is a cloud shaper… not someone who actually shapes the clouds that waft across the sky, though I imagine doing so is somehow possible, but someone who takes photos of clouds, and then overlays an illustration of what he thinks he sees in each formation.

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How do you sleep if you’re going to chart eight years of sleep?

Friday, 3 October, 2014

Eight years sleep chart by Craig Robinson

This is the sort of exercise that may be a source of misgiving for some, especially for those who have trouble sleeping, or others who perhaps sleep all together for too long… Craig Robinson has charted his last eight years of sleep, complete with start and finish times.

Via things magazine.

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The stilt house’s views are amazing… if you can reach the house

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Roost House, concept by Benoit Challand

If a house latched to a cliff face along the Australian coast isn’t your thing, perhaps a house, sitting on stilts, located in the Highlands of Scotland, might be? Such is the Roost House, a concept created by French visual artist Benoit Challand.

Access would be by way of a retractable vertiginous ladder, something that would enhance security I imagine, as I doubt there’d be too many burglars game to trying to break in.

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