So Jay-Z has 99 problems? We’ve been hearing about ‘em for years, but we’ve never been exactly sure what they were. Thanks to Ali Graham, we’re now getting a look inside the life of Shawn Carter, and the scoop on his plethora of problems. This growing Tumblr sensation 99 Problems, has been featuring illustrations of the world-famous rapper and his many grievances, from his issues with popsicles and US presidents, to tailoring and hair. It’s a hard-knock life, but somebody’s got to live it! [Read more...]
At one point in life, one must ask the question: “who’s the boss, me or my cat?” These felines have a strong attitude and they are the bosses of their respective homes. If you stroke them the wrong way you’re on your way to receiving a nice new scratch mark on those expensive jeans you bought last week. They will let you know real quick who the boss is. [Read more...]
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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
“Dear Photograph“… so begins each poignant note addressed to the juxtaposed photographs on the site of the same name. Short stories about special memories, fun times and lost love ones fill the touching pages of the website where readers submit images of their old photographs, captured in the same location from the same view. [Read more...]
It seems obvious when you see it… but whoever is behind the Tumblr blog Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses has made an astounding discovery. “God is the artist. I just find the Ninja Turtle in his work,” says the blogs creator. We say keep up the good work! More crime fighting noses are being added by the minute [Read more...]