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A Film Shows How La Sagrada Familia Will Look When Completed (as Soon as 2026!)

Wednesday 10.09.2013 , Posted by

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Just when you thought Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica couldn’t get any bigger, another tower goes up. The master work of Antoni Gaudi, the fantastic structure is on a truly classic building schedule. Started in 1882 (just 131 years ago) the structure was only half completed in 2010. That means there’s far more to complete, and even at its current dizzying height, there’s far more upward growth to be seen. With a strong final push, new targets have been set for a final completion in just 13 years – at the end of 2026. [Read more...]

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The Most Clever, Stand-Out Roommate Ad Ever Posted on Craigslist

Tuesday 10.08.2013 , Posted by

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Let’s face it- there are some cities where having roommates is a must for survival, especially for young professionals on an entry level salary. Roommates come and go and Craigslist has made the search a lot easier, but also introduced a lot of crazy people into the mix, so sifting for the right one can be quite a headache. But there are some downright awesome people on Craigslist too and Lauren Fahey is one of them. To make herself stand out from the bottomless pool of potential roommates, she created this clever graphic for her Craigslist posting, hoping to find the perfect new home. It features amazing quotes from previous roommates atop a hilarious picture with a random naked man lurking in the background. Well she certainly accomplished her mission and found an apartment in no time- who wouldn’t want to live with this girl? She had me at Mac and Cheese! [Read more...]

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LEGO Brick “Sketches” of Your Favorite Pop Culture Icons

Sunday 10.06.2013 , Posted by

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A self-declared “professional geek”, Chris McVeigh never stopped playing with toys. He uses LEGOS in conjunction with his creative eye and photography skills to make fun, colorful “sketches” of some of the best pop culture characters of all time. In this series of LEGO Brick Sketches, McVeigh challenges himself to stick to a 12″x16″ brick canvas, which is a similar size to some of his friends’ miniature marker sketches. His first one was Wolverine and after receiving a very positive response from his Instagram and Facebook fans, he decided to keep going. While the LEGO creations are obviously not real sketches, McVeigh plays up this theme perfectly with little LEGO markers in the correct colors next to each portrait. [Read more...]

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A Mobile, Inflatable Concert Hall for Tsunami-Ravaged Japan

Thursday 10.03.2013 , Posted by

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How do you bring joy to the areas of tsunami-ravaged Japan? Bring them music. How do you house such an event? According to British-Indian designer Anish Kapoor, you create an inflatable concert hall unlike any other. The new venue, dubbed Arc Nova will be touring earthquake and tsunami effected areas of Tohoku, spreading joy and giving encouragement in the form of music. [Read more...]

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Inky Intelligence: Smart, Handsome Hand-Lettering

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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Artist Sean McCabe proves that the Micron is mightier than the sword with his striking letterforms. Based out of San Antonio, Texas, this life-long typographer specializes in luscious hand-inked letters that speak bold words of wisdom.  [Read more...]

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Logo Mashups: Two Brands Come Face to Face

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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Some logos were just meant to have babies. Take the Crocs logo and set it up with the Lacoste crocodile and what do you get? Some majorly jarring fashion and a logo that fits together all too well. That’s the gist behind Ryan Loomis‘ intriguing project Logo Mashups. He’s taking some of the most iconic brands and matching them with their most appropriate brand buddy. [Read more...]

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Temporary Hexa Structures Made from Old Pallets

Monday 09.23.2013 , Posted by

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Michael Lefeber and BC Studies has recently created some impressively fun temporary structures made from completely reused and reusable materials. If you’re a fan of geometric forms, their Hexa Structures are really going to make you feel at home. Each is made from standardized elements, from scaffolding components as the load carrying structure, to discarded wooden pallets as everything from the load bearing floor, to the roof and decorative wall panels. You could easily create a large pile of junk with those materials, but this crew has made something both easily built and attractive. [Read more...]

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The Art of Fried Eggs: An Awesomely Delicious Typography Project

Sunday 09.22.2013 , Posted by

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This amazing set of lettering by creative team Handmade Font combines two of my favorite things: typography and breakfast! The project involved “1,000 eggs, 10 pans, 5 burned fingers, 3 hours, 1 bottle of oil and a half of flat smelling like perfect and brand new Eggs font.” Based in Estonia, the team took high-resolution photos of sunny-side-up eggs in the shape of every letter and symbol you could ever want! Purchasing this set is so easy, it’s over-easy, but I guarantee when you check out their site you’ll have more than just Eggs type in your shopping basket. [Read more...]

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Cartography Typography: Chicago Poster Company Maps Cities, Lakes, And A Few Human Organs

Friday 09.20.2013 , Posted by

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Starting with her design of a Chicago map hanging on her living room wall, Jenny Beorkrem wondered if other people might also want to hang the poster on their wall. Working a day job as a graphic designer, Beorkrem began Ork Posters with just a few sales on Etsy.  She learned to screenprint, produced more posters, and then some blog writers started to take notice. This spike of interest gave her reason to expand her offerings and create more designs. Since its beginning in 2007, Ork Posters now offers 26 maps – with the Bronx just added this past August. Although Ork Posters has scaled up to accommodate the number of orders, they are still printed locally in Chicago.  [Read more...]

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“How To” Escalator: A Smart Traffic Control Proposition for the Busy London Underground

Wednesday 09.18.2013 , Posted by

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There are few things more frustrating in London than getting on the busy Underground at rush hour… and perhaps the most annoying aspect is getting stuck behind the hoards of tourists heading to Harrods or Heathrow. For any newcomer to London, the novelty of the Underground quickly wears off, and you’re just happy to get out of the cramped, armpit filled train they call “the Tube.” What frequently causes this annoyance? It’s not always the size of the crowd, but how it moves. Only a select few in London seem to know which side of the escalator, walkway or even pavement is the fast lane. It’s not uncommon to be stuck behind 5 giggling, shopping bag toting tourists standing on the left of the escalator for example… and there’s nothing worse than that when you’re on the way to work (my sincerest apologies for the month it took me to figure these things out!). What’s the solution? [Read more...]

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