Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Five Holloween safety tips:

1. For large groups of trick-or-treaters, always set at least one child ablaze, ensuring enough light that other children won’t trip over uneven pavement.

2. Only separate shards of X-Acto blades from rodent poison once you get home; doing so in the dark will lead to inevitable mixups and tummyaches for youngsters with allergies.

3. If a home has its porch light off — but an expressionless face can be seen peering from a cellar window — consider limiting your child’s unattended visit with the resident to no more than four hours.

4. If a close-fitting mask causes your child to fall down a well, use fishing line and a paper clip to retrieve her goodie bag. Nobody likes wet candy.

5. Although children dressed as SS-Sturmbannführer Michael Lippert are not required to “pretend execute” children dressed as Ernst Röhm, many parents find this bit of theatricality kindles the spirit that makes Halloween such a delight.

via 5ives.

That's it! I'm moving to Europe...


Monday, October 15, 2007

Snooping Around

If going to McDonalds makes you feel bad about yourself, try looking in other people's fridges from around the world. The people at have people from all over the world send in pics of what's in their fridge.

You are what you eat.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Quick blog between homework...

Watch this Japanese commercial for Toyota, and see if you ever want to be touched again...

Monday, October 8, 2007


The 24fps Flickr set has a collection of closing frames from classic movies—"THE END" over and over in varying typefaces. Beautiful old typography and an interesting take on film.

On my to-do list...

Chris Cobb, a San Francisco artist, did something amazing to a bookshop called Adobe Books- he arranged every single one of the 20,000 books by color. He project is called "There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World" and is based on a simple idea:

"Even though there is so much to be unhappy about in this world, we should try to create something amazing and beautiful and interesting despite all of the problems."

This happened back in 2004, but the idea spread like wildfire. There is even a collection on Flickr of people who ended up doing the same thing in their own homes. What an amazing idea.

Now I just need some more book shelves...

Si Scott anyone?

So it's really cool to see what other designers my age are up to. Through GVSU I came across this alumni who's work is strikingly similar to an artist I adore. Jesse Hora does some really hip screen prints that are for sale as well.


I found out through the grape vine that Grand Valley was having this typography showcase called de:(kon'strukt).
"de:(kŏn'strŭkt')™ will be presenting a collection emphasizing an appreciation for typography, more specifically the letterform and its use in communication through construction and deconstruction of both existing and personal typefaces."

uh, sweet, why doesn't my school do cool things like that?
(oh, maybe cause we can't even get people to participate in a type blog....)

But that is how I came across this site including a student at GVSU. "Rick Valicenti presents the Playground, curated by Robb Irrgang & Satoru Nihei - Our friends accepted the invitiation to create an alphabet of 26 characters illuminated not to start a sentence, but to begin a thought."


color like no other

Sony Bravia has added another fantastic commercial to their line-up. It's really fun to watch, and then you find out it's all stop montion Manhattan. If you havent seen any of their commercials yet, I suggest watching the paint and the bouncy ball video as well.
It took 40 animators three weeks and over 2.5 tons of plasticine to pull this off. there are some pretty cool shots of the sets from the locals on Flickr, mine via cybertect.