Anyone who works in graphics and design develops an eye for what jumps off the page and a disdain for what is mundane.
Every flyer, sign or ad is a chance to grab someone’s attention.
The resulting layout is often an epic FAIL due to the inclusion of stale, over-used fonts.
For all those graphics folks out there who can’t turn anywhere without running into Times New Roman and the rest of the typeface gang, here’s the Font Conference Video from the College Humor Web site.
And don’t forget that Futura Bold tried to warn you.
Posted in commercials, geek/tech
Tagged design, dingbats, fonts, funny, graphics, humor, layout, sans seriph, seriph, tech, Times New Roman, typeface, Wingdings
You can’t go to any little community street fair, church event or fund-raiser without someone slapping some paint on anyone under the age of 7 willing to slow down for at least three minutes.
Artist James Kuhn has painted his own face at a level of creativity that’s much higher than tiny pumpkins for fall or reindeer for Christmas.
His paintings are elaborate and completely transform his noggin into something that comes alive in a whole different manner.
He’s taken his painting project to the 365 phase, with a different facial facade for each day. On his Flickr site, he’s also got videos so you can see his art in action. I recommend checking out the great white shark.
He’s produced a photo book of his face painting too.
Everything from pop culture icons to food to nature become his subjects.
Here are just a few of my favorites.
BTW, this is my first NaBloPoMo post for November.
Come back every day this month and see what’s happening here at the Squirrel Queen’s palace.
Heck, just come back every day forever.
The Queen commands thee.
Lay your weary head upon these gruesome yet fun pillow cases and see what kind of sweet dreams you have.
One of the two pillow cases has a bloody axe and splatter patterns printed on it, while the other half of the pair has just a bloody puddle for your to place your noggin upon.
It might be the perfect gift for the serial killer in your life.
Pop Pillow produces these and has two other designs that are not as frightening. One is a devil and angel tandem with applicable horns and halo designs and the other applies to snoring.
You can order yours or check out the other designs at lazyboneuk.com.
H/T to Trendhunters
No, it’s not the Bacon of the Month Club’s mailing for October.
Artist Simone Racheli uses paper mache, wax and other stuff to create full-sized objects that appear to be made out of meat. It’s a bit gross, but also compelling. I can’t look away.
If you can read Italian, here’s a story about the exhibition in an Italian art magazine.
If you don’t read Italian, InventorSpot has some more details about the exhibit.
Posted in art, food, ouch, weird
Tagged art, bacon, design, meat, odd, Simone Racheli, weird, weird art
Leonardo da Vinci’s famous smile has been spotted all over the place. Mona Lisa is hitting the streets hardcore and Web Urbanist has collected eight different graffitti works that include the classic piece of art.
She’s a reluctant visitor to the scene in this one.
and gets a bit cheeky in this one.
Go here to see the rest of the pics.
One last bird post.
Or at least until something else of a feathered fowl nature catches my attention.
It’s the Attention Chicken.
A couple of artists sculpted it out of polystyrene foam and then painted it before hauling it around Wisconsin to see the reactions it would create. The Attention Chicken went everywhere from giant retail store parking lots to the beach to city street corners.
Go here for more pics and details.
Posted in animals, art, freaky animals, nature, weird
Tagged art, Attention Chicken, big, bird, chicken, design, giant
I wandered upon this site that is basically a Spirograph for the Internet crowd.
You no longer need green, blue and red bic pens and a bunch of clear cogged wheels to doodle and waste your time. Isn’t that what our computers are for?
It’s bomomo and I’ve included my first two masterpieces just to show you how a much of an artiste I am.
Department store workers in Tokyo used subway tickets to create a huge mosaic of Astro Boy to honor the opening of a new metro line.
138,00 stubs were needed to create the 10 x 7 foot pixel artwork.
The mosaic wasn’t the first by the store employees, who donated their time. The group originally put together a reproduction of the Mona Lisa.
Pink Tentacle has more pics of the Astro Boy artwork.
I wonder if Brittney saves all her BART tickets, could she come up with something like this on a smaller scale.
If you’ve ever been out with Newscoma you know something always gets spilled on the boobage.
BTW, never let her borrow your shirt.
I’m going to order 14 of these shirts for her (2 per day so she can change after she spills on the first one).
I think I’ve got a plan here.
It’s the aqua va shirt.
Aunt B was talking about building a house out of sod now that she won’t be signing papers on her dream home.
If she needs an architect, she might want to hire architectural designer Eric Clough.
Clough spent years working on a revamp of an upscale NY apartment for some really rich folks.
They gave him free reign and did he take advantage.
One of the apartment owners asked if he could place a poem he wrote to his wife and children inside a wall during the remodel. From that idea sprang an elaborate puzzle that encompassed nearly every inch of the giant apartment, resulting in secret codes, hidden nooks and crannies, an entire book written to further the adventure and a mystery that took two years for the family to solve. Everything from radiator grills to photos in the bathroom to spindles on a bed turned into clues.
How cool is that?