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cardThis is my Card of Change.

Cards of Change is on a mission.  
They want to “collect as many business cards and stories of positive change of people who have recently been laid off and connect them with new opportunities from potential employers, business partners and people who make the effort to look on the bright side of life.”

Upload your card, and show everyone how you are turning bad economic times into positive change for you.

Here are a few of my favourites…


Tiny Art Director, is one of the best blogs I have seen in a while…an artist uses his 4 year old daughter as his ‘tiny art director’.
She tells him what to draw, he usually does it wrong…he re-does it and hopes for the job status ‘approved’.

Here’s an example of their combined efforts…

© Bill Zeman

© Bill Zeman














The Brief: A mama snail and a baby snail
The Critique: I’m sorry to say that you’re worser than me. You gotta learn to draw as me. You just don’t draw so well. Why do you think that is? It turns out that I’m the good draw-er. It turns out that you’re the art director.
Artists Note: The critique is on the initial sketch, and compares to hers. She actually likes the painting.
Job Status: Provisionally Approved, pending addition of jumping fish in the lake

A collection of  Bill Zeman’s work will be published about this time next year, in the meantime, read his blog!

[thanks David]

Just got this via Mashable on Twitter.  You can always count on Mashable for great posts!

Have a look…

ahh…The Dancing Baby…1996.  Probably the first Internet Meme. My first experience with the ‘InterWeb’ i think. We were amazed at the technology…others include “Charlie Bit My Finger” with 100 million views [wtf?]
and of course Susan Boyle made the list at #20. 

Some are weird and bizarre, but isn’t that what the internet is all about?! 

via: mashable


















I could also ask ‘how long is a piece of string?’.

As of March 2009, there were 224,749,695 websites indexed by Netcraft. That is about a 30,000,000 growth in 6 months.

Antrepo Design Industry created “Clickable Colors” cataloguing the colour pallett of the internet. The color information comes from the top sites on the world wide web. Top list information for the categories of design, game and global are from the Alexa Web Information Service. Blog top list information is from Technorati.

So, it turns out that blogs are red, game sites green, of course design sites are various shades of gray and black. The big question is ‘why’ these colours? The result of this research can be viewed and purchased in the form of posters. If you are a fan of Paul Smith, you will love these!

via: behance

Another stop motion that I love!

This one is by Tomas Mankovsky


via: LoopLoop





















A stunning image and one that speaks volumes about the time.

Flickr now hosts a Library of Congress Photostream. Some of the collections include ‘Women Striving Forward, 1910-1940, Abraham Lincoln, and World War 1. There are some incredible images and stories, and the site is updated on a regular basis, in an attempt to increase The Libraries online content, so check in often.

The above image taken during the Great Depression, by Dorothea Lange, is one of my favourites.
“Florence Thompson with three of her (7) children in a photograph known as “Migrant Mother.” For background information, see “Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother‘ photographs …”  I also found a link to a story about one of the children in the photo who is now 77 years old. She said that the photo brought ‘shame and determination’ to her family.

Below is an image of Mrs. Ella Watson, taken by Photographer Gordon Parks in 1942.

















via: mashable












via: ffffound

I love these posters! Great quotes brought to life with retro images that tell a story, in a simple, effective way.
Check out the Flickr page of French graphic designer, Stephan Massed-Bidal [alias Retrofuturs ], for more of his work, and for the stories behind the quotes.

via: fubiz



infinity2It is hard to believe this is an ad for a watch company.

Japanese Studio, WOW produced the main movie for Citizen’s booth at the week long BASELWORLD 2009 event [The World Watch and Jewellery Show March 26 to April 2, 2009.] ‘Infinite Possibilities’ was the theme of the film – for Eco-Drive, Citizen’s new model. 

“We cohesively combined images and meanings of constant change and energy in Tokyo with the infinite possibilities of Eco- Drive. We hoped to express how the enormous energy of Tokyo dynamically circulates.”

via:  fubiz

imgFeeling like your family is a bit on the disfunctional side? Maybe a bit embarassing?
This site should make you feel better about your own family.

Check out Awkward Family Photos, my new guilty pleasure.
[like I needed another one.] Here is my personal favourite.

via:  a cup of jo

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