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[11 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | ]
How to Make a Computer Virus

A beautiful infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1. I love the use of typography yet the playfulness never gets in the way of the story. It’s chillingly informative.

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[25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Advice for Young Designers from Wim Crouwel

‘I’m very jealous of young designers starting out now—on the one hand,’ explains the graphic designer Wim Crouwel. ‘On the other hand, it’s becoming more difficult to find your own way.’ Sage advice from a pioneer in the field. It’s always inspirational to remember where our profession has come from in order to chart its future.

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[10 Jul 2011 | Comments Off | ]
IBM Centennial Film

A fantastic video about the first 100 years of IBM. This really gave me a new appreciation for the work they have done, are doing, and will do. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the next 100 years. The film features one hundred people, who each present the IBM achievement recorded in the year they were born. The film chronology flows from the oldest person to the youngest, offering a whirlwind history of the company and culminating with its prospects for the future.

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[12 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | ]
How to Make a Pencil

I always wanted to visit a pencil factory and watch the process unfold. But until that happens, I can watch this video that demonstrates the process from start to finish. The best part is the sharpening at the end. Whoever invented that machine is a genius.

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[8 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | ]
The History of the Book Flickr Set

I’ve recently been spending way too much time over on the History of the Book Flickr set, a collection of some 20,000 photos of initials, ornaments, and type from Royal Library, The Hague, and the Archive of Alkmaar. Its author, Dr. Paul Dijstelberge has scanned thousands of pages from European printed works from the 15th through the 17th century. Illustrated works, type specimens, medical illustrations, and engravings and cataloged by country and century of origin. There are a …

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[13 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Pink Pony Case Study

What if an advertising company had to throw a birthday party for an 8 year old girl? John St. shows us. After working in an ad firm, I can attest that the ridiculousness is incredibly on point.
Ricky Salsberry is a print & interactive designer working in Chicago and the editor of The Donut Project. In his spare time he reads/rants about technology, watches hockey, wrecks his bike, and designs some more.

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[12 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
NYC Timelapse

Very cool time-lapse short in New York City by Josh Owens with the soundtrack “down to the cellar” by Dredg.
[via Vimeo]

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[11 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Flickermood 2.0

We love type. We love music. Put the two together and the results can be awesome. Check out the video above—a playful little typographical study by Sebastian Lange that’s a whole lot of fun (via insidefaceout).  Check out more of his work here.

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[23 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Paper Artist

Woah, these are seriously awesome.
Jeff Nishinaka is a Los Angeles native paper sculptor who cuts, folds and shapes paper in the least intrusive way to maintain the feel and integrity of paper in creating beautiful three-dimensional paper sculptures. He does illustration work, fine art pieces and even some large-scale installation.
Above is just one of the samples of his work. For more photos and his entire portfolio, visit ww.jeffnishinaka.com.

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[9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Magic Carp-Pet

Australia-based designer John Leung has collaborated with Melbourne’s Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects to create the Magic Carp-Pet rug and coffee table set. Look through the slatted coffee table to reveal the rug below as a series of fish that appear to wriggle. Check out the video below to see it in action. I can only hope, though, that we’re not going to see galloping horses next.