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Fun at the Beach (no sunscreen required)

If you happen to be around Washington D.C. this summer, a new interactive installation titled, “The BEACH,” at the National Building Museum would be a fun way to spend the afternoon. Just remember to bring your pool floats! The indoor “beach” was created by covering 10,000 square feet in nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic… Read More

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Famous Logos Drawn By Hand

The strong fumes of felt tip markers remind me of the countless hours I spent in college design classes drawing, redrawing, and re-redrawing fonts in an effort to learn the art of typography. When I saw the following video created by type designer Seb Lester, I was impressed at how effortlessly he was able to… Read More

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I’ll have a Coffee Crumb… Cup

Yep, that’s right. An edible coffee cup called a “Scof-ee Cup” is being tested by KFC in the UK (due to come out later this year). Similar to an ice cream cone, KFC is experimenting with cups made of a biscuit wrapped in sugar paper and lined with “heat resistant” white chocolate. As you drink, the chocolate… Read More

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Can You Guess the Rock Band?

I love well-crafted icons, and whether you are a rock music fan or not, this collection of pictograms by a Spain-based graphic design studio, Tata&Friends, is pretty awesome. Their “Rock Band Icons” are a collection of 24 minimalist designs that use band names that are illustrated into simple pictograms.

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A Rainbow of Runners

Spring is here, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to put the remote down and step away from the endless “House Hunters” marathon. So now what?

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Finding Lost Type

Looking for some really nice fonts that won’t break the bank? Check out the latest from Lost Type Co-Op. Founded by Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin, Lost Type has become an up-and-coming type foundry that distributes fonts from talented designers all over the world. Their pay-what-you-want model allows you to donate before you download a… Read More

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Dumb Ways to Die

I recently saw this funny (albeit slightly morbid) campaign video created by McCann Melbourne, for part of a Metro Train safety campaign. I can’t get the catchy song out of my head now!

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WhatFont Tool

I recently came across a simple, free, one-click solution to figuring out what web fonts are being used on a website. Chengyin Liu, an engineer at Backplane, developed a browser plugin that detects the font name, sizes, and color on rollover. Download here: http://chengyinliu.com/whatfont.html

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Sand Castles and Dragon Skulls

So you’re strolling down the beach looking for seashells, when you look up to find a 40-foot long dragon skull sticking out of the sand in front of you. What a shock! On July 15th, 2013, the residents of Charmouth Beach (famous for dinosaur fossils) in Dorset, England experienced just that. The skull was part… Read More