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Notable Hairstyles of the Musical Stars

Friday 03.18.2011 , Posted by


From the pompadour of Elvis to the spiked cut of Sid Vicious, this poster covers the many hairstyles of music stars from 1954 to the present. Titled “A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music,” the poster is available in a limited edition series of 500 from Pop Chart Lab. How many stars can you identify without reading the name?
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Visual Bits #23 > Radio. Head.

Wednesday 03.16.2011 , Posted by


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A Typographical Map of the World

Friday 03.11.2011 , Posted by

Shaping a squeaky clean map of the world using just place names to define boundaries, Chartis Graphein’s poster over at Design Ahoy is really well done. The letterpress print has embossed longitude and latitude lines, adding to the many subtle details of the surprisingly information rich map. It’s the perfect way to memorize all those places you’ve been dying to visit. Find the 20 by 29 inch print available through Design Ahoy’s Etsy store.

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Changing the World, One Poster at a Time

Monday 03.07.2011 , Posted by

Elusive and semi-anonymous French artist JR claims he has the largest art gallery in the world… that’s because he’s plastering the whole planet with his inspiring wheat-pasted portraits. On display for anyone to experience, whether museum goer or not, his subversive larger than life images have recently captured the eye of TED Talks staff as well: they have honored him with the much coveted selection as an annual TED Prize winner.

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Classy Beer Designs To Hang or Wear

Wednesday 03.02.2011 , Posted by

If you like beer, these three designs by Pop Chart Lab will have your mouth watering. Celebrating this favorite sudsy beverage, the first design is an informative poster featuring the original 13 US states and the myriad breweries that dot their lands (included are major roads for quick brewery tour planning).

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Visual Bits #6 > From Poland With Love

Friday 02.18.2011 , Posted by

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How Engineers Make Drinks: Mixing Blueprint

Tuesday 02.15.2011 , Posted by


How do engineers mix their drinks? Very precisely and using a blueprint, it seems. Our friends over at flowingdata.com, dug up this vintage poster featuring over 30 classic drinks such as the Zombie, Gin Fizz & White Russian. According to the data on the poster itself, it seems to have been originally “issued for mass consumption” on May, 1, 1978. Ready to get mixing? A full sized pdf of the poster is available here.
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The Many Faces of Woody Allen

Wednesday 01.26.2011 , Posted by

Woody Allen has had a long and illustrious career filled with many roles and not so many pairs of eyeglasses. To pay tribute to this rather typecast actor/director, illustrator Brandon Schaefer created this poster documenting the ocular history of the star.
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Mixed Reviews: 20 Famous Drinks from the Movies

Friday 01.21.2011 , Posted by


Whether it be the White Russian of The Big Lebowski, the Milk Plus of A Clockwork Orange or the rufilin laced drink of the Hangover, like no other prop these libations made their respective films unforgettable. Using movie beverages as their muse, the team over at Moxy Creative House have designed 21 posters featuring these iconic drinks. They are simple, bold and tasty. Bottoms up!
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The Alphabets Popularity on Google

Tuesday 01.18.2011 , Posted by

If you’ve ever wondered what the most popular letters are in the world, a good indicator would be what people search on Google. Smäll, a Barcelona based design firm, has put together a clear look at the popularity of each letter based on just that. Not too surprising the letter “a” tops the ranks and leaves J as the least popular letter. Now, if we could just re-order our keyboards based on these findings we’d type at hyper-speed.
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