Anomalies & Curiosities

Underwater Sculpture Installation

This eerie, underwater sculpture installation called, "Permanent Evolution" engages people - and attracts coral, fish, lobsters and algae. The artist's intent is that the installation will, over time, evolve into an artificial reef that will help bolster dwindling natural coral reefs. I love the idea that, the more nature settles in here, the less the human forms can be seen.

Fabulous photos here.

French Zombies and Whatnot

This library of free images from French Paper is great fun to browse - from retro zombie illustrations to weird ad art. They're free to download, so long as you use them on French Paper stock... Heck, that's worth a ream or two! 

 

Shorpy Inspiration

I discovered Shorpy.com a while back, when they started following our Abandoned app tweets. It's a curated, crowd-sourced archive of high resolution, historical photography. If you haven't already seen it, check it out - it's a fascinating collection - from sepia moments of ephemera, to color Kodachromes from WWII. It's great fun just to browse... I like to look at it for design and typography inspiration. Just search any random keyword and settle in for something interesting.

They've also added a neat little collection of iPhone Wallpapers comprised of some of the images from their archive - from an iconic iron worker to a 40s farmer, replete with heroic up-lighting.

Place in Time

Love this concept - "What Was There" is a free, crowd-sourced iPhone app that lets you view contextual photo overlays of the people, places and things that were once, well, wherever you happen to be standing.

The group behind the app hopes that "together we can build a history of the world". Hope they've got a lot of server space.

There's also a website where you can browse the content, though not as compelling as the mobile version.

Outmatched

My armadillo is substantially outmatched.

Great Lakes Theater campaign rolling out.

We've been designing a brand new look and feel for Great Lakes Theater's 2011-2012 season. We were delighted when, walking downtown, we happened to bump into Todd Krispinksy while he and his GLT crew were hanging these lovely new season banners in the windows at PlayhouseSquare. We just love watching a campaign come together!

Other elements of the campaign will be rolled out throughout the year, including season brochures, posters, mailers, ads, signage, and a super cool new website.

A cool century of design and technology.

Stumbled upon Google's fully browsable archive of Popular Mechanics Magazines for the entire 20th century. It's truly fascinating and delightful -- as a typography and illustration specimen, and a mind-blowing study of the progress of 20th century technology.


Happy Cinco de Josh's Birthday!

Banksy and Star Wars in one? Yeah, we recognize the perfect Josh gift when we see it. :)

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If FORM were a person, this would be a little peek into its brain. Cool things. Random thoughts. Even the silly and stupid stuff. Only without all the icky gooey bits.

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Desktop Friday
"Unhelpful" - Kory

"Unhelpful"
Kory
Feb 22, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote 400 pounds plus adrenaline, and I could flip a car, easy. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Above" - Steve

"Above"
Steve
Jul 29, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I swtiched to the California Raisins pillowcase. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Amplification" - Steve

"Amplification"
Steve
Apr 29, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I don't recall there being an h in leprechaun. Close Quote

Blog
Thom Stauffer

Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Altering" - Steve

"Altering"
Steve
Mar 09, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote He's magic. He's practically a leprechaun. Close Quote

Blog

A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Refresh" - Teresa

"Refresh"
Teresa
Nov 02, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote If the Long Island Medium was here she'd freak out. Close Quote

Blog
Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Altitude" - Jacob

"Altitude"
Jacob
Dec 13, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote It works! Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Comfortably Numb" - Michael

"Comfortably Numb"
Michael
Mar 08, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Lower case "m" is the best letter. Close Quote

Blog
Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Garbage" - Teresa

"Garbage"
Teresa
Aug 26, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote I just smelled fries in my head. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Overpriced" - Teresa

"Overpriced"
Teresa
Mar 31, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote I just keep making ears by accident. Close Quote

Blog
Place in Time

Place in Time
Teresa
Sep 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Apple" - Kory

"Apple"
Kory
Feb 11, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Those weren't professional quality mustaches. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Incommunicado" - Josh

"Incommunicado"
Josh
Aug 05, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I've looked at that alpaca all day. Close Quote

Blog
Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Unhelpful" - Teresa

"Unhelpful"
Teresa
Feb 22, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote Are pigs becoming extinct? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Refresh" - Joshua

"Refresh"
Joshua
Nov 02, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote I don't believe anything you're about to say. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Negotiation" - Teresa

"Negotiation"
Teresa
Apr 14, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote I got this whole thing of Silly Putty stuck on my sleeve. Close Quote

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