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Au Poil! French Animation Takes It To The Toilette

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

It’s not to often that you find a story with decided toilet humor which keeps you captivated for 5 minutes, but that’s just the case with this new short: Au Poil! The French language animation brings to life a large cast of interesting characters in its brief running time, introducing us to a host of bathroom accessories with attitude and very different levels of hygiene. It’s a battle for privilege and freedom, all wrapped up in one small bathroom. [Read more...]

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ONLINE SUPERHEROES: BATTLE FOR THE INTERNET

Saturday 12.31.2011 , Posted by

From the creative mind of Caldwell Tanner, illustrator of College Humor, writer of his own captivating and hilarious illustration blog, and graphic artist/comedian extraordinaire, now comes “The Internet League of Justice” illustration series! Imagine if the most popular online websites and social media networks were superheroes! What powers would they have? [Read more...]

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IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY, EVEN VADER WAS ONCE A BABY

Tuesday 11.29.2011 , Posted by

Do you have someone in your life who loves Star Wars? Are you looking for something new and amusing for a gift this year? Well, just in time for the holidays Etsy has prints available of some favorite Star Wars characters as little children! [Read more...]

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Charles and Ray Eames: The Art in Teaching

Monday 09.05.2011 , Posted by

Charles and Ray Eames: What many people choose to remember about this mid-century modernist couple are their contributions in industrial and architectural design. Their designs, ranging from the molded plywood chair and Eames lounger to their Mondrian-esque home, are among the most popular, yet the Eameses provided the world with more than beautiful home décor: they were teachers. [Read more...]

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Quirky Cartoons Re-Imagine Famous Websites

Saturday 06.04.2011 , Posted by

What would happen if we took the meanings behind some of our favorite websites really literally? You might end up with the quirky Moleskine sketches of Mattias Adolfsson. His big headed character features in much of his sketches which you can see on behance.net… and for something completely different, check out his Baroque re-imagining of Star Wars.

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An EPA Secret Agenda & Tom Selleck’s Mustache

Friday 06.03.2011 , Posted by

Christoph Niemann is the cartoonist behind the new series, “Abstract Sunday”, which appears in print and online for the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Niemann is familiar with paranoia and how it’s become an increasingly pesky aspect of today’s modern society. In this cartoon, Niemann discovers the sinister hidden agenda of the Environmental Protection Agency by deconstructing their logo. [Read more...]

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Tintin The Movie! Trailer Released by Spielberg

Tuesday 05.24.2011 , Posted by

With the combined creative geniuses of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, the world famous and universally loved comic, The Adventures of Tintin is coming to the big screen this December in 3D. Get ready for one visually innovative film! [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #32 > Focus On These Links

Thursday 03.31.2011 , Posted by


An eye full of links after the jump [Read more...]

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Archetype Times Table: A Grid of Wild Characters

Thursday 03.03.2011 , Posted by

Dying to see a zombie T-Rex? Itching to see what Abe Lincoln would look like as a caveman? Look no further than Jacob Borshard’s silly comics. Using a cross section of popular archetypes he created a grid where all characters get crossed with each other, making for unusual and entertaining genetic results. We’d love to see more comics or hear some of Jacob’s sweet ukulele music, but he’s currently “taking a break from pretty much everything” so he can build his own Batmobile.

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Why Can’t We Go Straight? An Animated Question

Tuesday 02.01.2011 , Posted by


If you’ve ever closed your eyes while walking or put on a blindfold and tried to drive (bad idea), you will quickly find that it is impossible to go in a straight line. In this beautifully drawn animation, eloquently narrated by NPR’s Robert Krulwich, we see a history of attempts at tracking the standard human path while ocularly incapacitated. He asks the question: “why can’t we go straight?” [Read more...]

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