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Oh…the extent to which some people go for an original Halloween costume!
And I thought my husband went a tad overboard with building a Buzz Lightyear costume complete with blow-molded parts, for our then 5 year old son!
This is incredible!
” I really wanted to get the faceted geosphere look with wireframe.”
Says Eric Testroete of his ‘papercraft self portrait’.
I think he got the look he was going for…!
Check out the whole complicated process here.
I love Regretsy…every now and then I will stop by and see how ‘DIY meets WTF’!
This morning i smiled when i saw the ‘Half Man Half Pillow’…Barry Manilow Manllow.
“His name is Barry, he is a pillow
With polyfil inside his face, stopping right around his waist
He will just sit there, right on the sofa
And when you sit to watch The View, he will sit and watch it too
And in the candle glow, he’ll be your half stuffed beau
What goes on when you turn the lights out
We don’t need to know.”
It really has never occurred to me…even as a Designer, that the common, everyday traffic sign could and should be re-designed. This is something that the inventor Gary Lauder thought would be a good idea. He unveiled a traffic sign that instructs drivers to “take turns” at an intersection. The TED blog explains:
Half a stop and half a yield, the sign gives each driver a clear indication of how to behave. Below the red “Take Turns” shield is a small sign reading, “If Cars Are Waiting, Please Stop and Alternate.” And if there are no cars waiting, just blow on through. (No more stopping at red lights at 4am, on a country road, when there’s no one around for miles.)
It seems so much more civilized than ‘merge’…or ‘stop’…kinder even. And haven’t we been told since childhood to take turns? We really don’t hear it so much as adults, but maybe we should.
A friend sent this to me this morning and I had to share! Pentagram, the very well-known Graphic Design Firm in New York, created as very unique ‘holiday greeting’. They developed a questionnaire to determine what typeface best describes your personality.
Just 4 questions to reveal your personality in a typeface. Try it! Oh…the password is character. What am I? Dot Matrix.
The New York Times has an incredible collection of photos from the past 10 years. What makes them most astonishing, is that they are submissions from everyday readers, their memories of the decades’ most significant events. Sept 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Recession, Asian Tsunami…not many good news stories I am afraid. Well…except for Obama maybe.
What a decade it was. Here’s to the next 10.