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Dina Haddadin ‘Concrete Mixer’ series

Dina Haddadin ‘Concrete Mixer’ series

All paintings are raw concrete, coffee and chalk on wood, 2010. Link to the Concrete Mixer series. Link to Dina Haddadin’s portfolio.

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Beautiful Letterpress Poster — Salt Lake Temple

Beautiful Letterpress Poster — Salt Lake Temple

This letterpress poster was handcrafted character by character over the course of roughly 100 hours. Characters from the Bickham Script Pro, Engravers MT, and Epic typeface families form the edifice featured in the artwork, the Salt Lake Temple. Each poster measures 16"x24" and is printed on Crane Lettra Pearl. Letterpressed by Bryce Knudson of Bjørn(…)

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Banana Juice, nice packaging design. Wait, what juice?

Banana Juice, nice packaging design. Wait, what juice?

Designed by Naoto Fukasawa. Banana related: Billy Connolly : Banana Feet — Rare 1975 Documentary Whaddya call it?

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Sparrow Guitars Print Ad Campaign

Sparrow Guitars Print Ad Campaign

Shine on stage. Not in the basement. Stop playing games. Start playing guitar. Advertising Agency: Rethink, Canada Creative Directors: Ian Grais, Chris Staples Copywriter: Keri Zierler Art Director / Designer: Rory O’Sullivan Via ads of the world.

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The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

My friend Brady found this beauty while cleaning out his studio. It's simply amazing! The different typefaces are cool, it must have looked very mod in its day.   The 'Engineering Appliance Company' is alas, no longer in business. The San Francisco street address in now condos and a google search returned no results.  (…)

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“The second best way to tell if you are pregnant.” — Print Ad Campaign by Lowe, Bangkok

“The second best way to tell if you are pregnant.” — Print Ad Campaign by Lowe, Bangkok

Client: Exact Pregnancy Test Agency: Lowe Bangkok Photographer: Basil Childers Retoucher: Thanawat Creative Director: Supon Khaotong, Kittinan Sawasdee, Piya Churakpong Art Director: Anun Nunsai

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“The Simpsons” — US Postage Stamps

“The Simpsons” — US Postage Stamps

I want to get the set already—just because. From CNN: LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Homer Simpson and his cartoon family soon will help you get letters, bills and packages to their destinations. On Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service revealed five first-class stamps featuring characters from the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" — Homer, Marge,(…)

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Japanese invent car that runs on water

This sounds too good to be true, but Reuters is reporting: Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water. Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a liter (2.1(…)

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Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Sorry I can't remember where I originally came across these but have held on to them for years.

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Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Clip:  A group of German grannies have turned their knitting circle into a company selling kinky knitwear. Their range includes lingerie, face masks and willy warmers, as well as conventional woollen clothing. Manuela Buesch-Dankewitz, 45, who manages the group of lady knitters said: "The women love to knit, and it's great to earn something from(…)

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Scrabble Keyboard

Scrabble Keyboard

This keyboard was commissioned by a couple of friends of mine from back east (NJ) who are avid Scrabble players. Most of the keys are made from real Scrabble tiles that were all hand-beveled (truly an exercise in patience/masochism!) and built onto a USB, clicky, mechanical-switch keyboard. This keyboard was going into a Mac environment(…)

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Carved Vegetable Bikinis — Print Campaign

Carved Vegetable Bikinis — Print Campaign

‘Big Is In’ campaign for the Magimix line of food processors features print ads which use Rubinesk, bikini-clad, veggies. Food carving has been seeing a resurgence in recent days, and here we see eggplants, squash and potatoes carved into pleasantly plump swimsuit models. The new Magimix XL food processor is a high end appliance with(…)

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Lagos Disco Inferno — The sounds of Lagos in the late 1970’s, worth a view for the album covers alone…

Lagos Disco Inferno — The sounds of Lagos in the late 1970’s, worth a view for the album covers alone…

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Stunning CG work. Watch ‘Nuit Blanche’ and then watch ‘the making of’…

Stunning CG work. Watch ‘Nuit Blanche’ and then watch ‘the making of’…

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo. (All glass is 3D. Maya Mental Ray and 3dsmax Vray. Blastcode and instanced particles.) Making Of Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

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Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

From news article: Bay Area zero-emission advocates got their first test ride Thursday on a zippy new all-electric motor scooter that can take two commuters on a silent freeway ride that will cost them just pennies in electrical power. The plug-in hybrid automobile crowd, in the news these days because of advances in the technology(…)

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Top 50 Shockvertisements – Controversial Ads

Top 50 Shockvertisements – Controversial Ads

Shown here: Public Urination as Advertising – Guerrilla Ad Campaign See all fifty at TrendHunter   

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Helvetica Cookie Cutters

Helvetica Cookie Cutters

via Beverly Hsu Previously similar: Chocolate Keyboard — Just what I need at 4pm… Chocolate Type Foundry — brilliant idea!

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