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The Gap Mannequin Project: Clothes Make the Mannequin

Monday 01.06.2014 , Posted by
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Steve Venegas, one half of the comical duo that is The Steve and John Power Hour with Steve and John has started a stylish photo meme known as The Gap Mannequin Project. The Vancouver-based podcaster dresses exactly like the mannequins in The Gap, then poses next to them like a chic Derek Zoolander for a twinsie shot. The photos are hilarious and I can imagine the reactions of the staff at The Gap are even funnier. Venegas says, “I try on clothes and have my photo taken because it’s funny to dress like a dummy.” [Read more...]

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Pantone Perfection: The Color Palettes of Nature

Sunday 12.29.2013 , Posted by
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We have seen breakfast food Pantone-style and famous movie scenes dissected by color and now we get back to the roots of color with Natural Palettes. This awesome new Tumblr is devoted to matching colors from the Pantone spectrum with gorgeous natural landscapes. With looping GIFs that every color aficionado will love and both simple and striking scenes from nature, it’s easy to get lost scrolling through the collection. [Read more...]

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Movies in Color: Film Stills Broken Down by Color

Monday 04.29.2013 , Posted by

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If you love data, pantone, and cinematography, then you will love this color analysis by Roxy Radulescu. The LA-based graphic designer originally from Illinois was inspired to look into cinematographic color choice when she was watching Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes. She selected a still and used a color generator in Photoshop to get the basic swatch ranges, then she composed the general color palette of the most prominent colors in the still. She has continued to use this process on some of the most popular films in cinema history, choosing a theme each week. This past week she took requests, but before that she had Scorsese, Hitchcock, Kubrick, and Tarantino week. With so many amazing films out there, Radulescu will not be running out of content anytime soon to keep this Tumblr going strong! [Read more...]

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Trippy Animated Geometry: GIFs by Mr. Div

Tuesday 03.12.2013 , Posted by

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Matthew DeVito or also known as Mr.Div, is becoming one the best GIF animators today. With his talent for combining the usefulness of After Effects and Cinema 4D, he creates unique geometrical GIF’s that glitter and keep you staring longer than a few moments. Chiefly inspired by 1970-80s era motion graphics, Mr.Div is continuing to hone his skill, and if you look at his Tumblr, you will see the level he has grown throughout the past year. It is not uncommon for his tumblr posts to get over 20,000 notes each. For a hobby that began just for fun, it’s amazing to see how it has become somewhat of a tumblr phenomenon. Check out his page to see his latest creations and feel free to contact him for freelance work if you so desire. [Read more...]

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The March of Progress Re-imagined

Sunday 10.14.2012 , Posted by

The original “March of Progress” image is one of the best known scientific illustrations in the world and Maentis.com is remixing it, 2012-style, 99 times over. The 99 Steps of Progress, coming out of the Paris based artist collective Maentis, is a release of 99 re-imagined versions over the course of the next 99 days. Their on-going project is unfolding now on their blog[Read more...]

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Tumblr Treasures- Pen & Ink

Thursday 06.28.2012 , Posted by

Whenever I see an interesting tattoo, I love to ask the person to share with me the meaning behind it. In doing this, I’ve heard some truly fascinating stories and some that are more like: “I don’t know, my friend was getting a tattoo so I just picked out something on the wall.” If you have a tattoo with a meaningful story behind it, are thinking about getting one but can’t decide what, or just like hearing about other peoples’ tattoos, then we’ve found the perfect Tumblr for you! Pen & Ink was created by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton as a place for those with body art to share the stories behind it. It features each person’s name and occupation, a fun sketch of each tattoo diagraming where it is on the body, and, of course, the reasoning for it.
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Tumblr Treasures- Typography Around the Big Apple

Thursday 06.14.2012 , Posted by

In the concrete jungle where dreams are made of (props to Alicia Keys), there are more businesses on each block than in the entirety of some towns. To some this means endless take-out food possibilities and the best shopping in the world, but to others it means a nearly infinite supply of magnificent typography. Luke Connolly started a Tumblr called NYC Type which is his photographic documentation of some of the best typography in the Big Apple. [Read more...]

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Tumblr Treasures- Questionable Advice

Thursday 06.07.2012 , Posted by

Advertisements have been shaping societal values for centuries. They offer advice for how to best “fit in” to the mainstream culture. As our values change, not always for the better, it is fun to look back on the messages that people took to heart before our time. The featured Tumblr this week is called QuestionableAdvice and it is a collection of advertisements from the past. [Read more...]

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Tumblr Treasures- NYC Through the Eyes of a Taxi Driver

Thursday 05.31.2012 , Posted by

Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a virtual ride through NYC through the eyes of taxi driver, Max Cohen. This week’s Tumblr Treasure is called ThingsISeeFromMyCab and it is as colorful and entertaining as the Big Apple where the pictures were taken from the driver’s seat of a yellow cab. Max Cohen isn’t your typical taxi driver. He just received his MBA and is opening a store called North Brooklyn Collective- a retail, skate, and bike shop. [Read more...]

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Tumblr Treasures- Manuscripts from Historical Icons

Thursday 05.24.2012 , Posted by

As we move further and further away from the need for a pen and paper, with cell phones capable of handling our daily checklists, emails more common than writing a letter, and the ease of editing the drafts of a paper on a computer, hand-written manuscripts are becoming a thing of the past. This week’s Tumblr Treasure is a historical trip to the times when you could recognize a friend by his handwriting. F*** Yeah Manuscripts is a Tumblr compilation of manuscripts and other hand-written treasures from some of the greatest authors and occasional historical figures of all time. After you’ve scrolled through our tiny collection, be sure to show them some Tumblr love by clicking on the link above and check out the Visual News Tumblr while you’re at it!

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