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Only Type Nerds Can Save Us From This Galactic Invasion Of The Fonts

Blast those sans-serifs...literally! Design can take it out of you sometimes. Everyone needs to take our their frustration, and now typographers finally have that outlet: an online version of the 1979 game Asteroids in which the titular menaces are replaced by letters. Read Full Story

100-Pound Cast Iron Turntable Promises To Sound As Good As It Looks

Heavy. Metal. If you're sick of cheaply constructed electronics that seem to be on the verge of breaking down, meet Fern & Roby's 100-pound turntable. Read Full Story

A Vast Array of Props

[Image: Thomas Scholes, Sketch a Day series; view larger]. Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted an interview with artist Thomas Scholes about "how concept art is made." Scholes refers to himself as "an environment specialist," and he describes...Show More Summary

Here's How Google Makes Its Phones Less Laggy

Tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap...tap. Lag on touch screens is super frustrating and can make basic tasks difficult (not to mention it keeps your Candy Crush scores embarrassingly low). To keep that issue at bay, Google built...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #846

Here are some photos of Houses Sete Cidades (2015) in São Miguel, Portugal, by Eduardo Souto de Moura and Adriano Pimenta Arquitectos, photographed by José Carlos Melo Dias. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Eye Candy: 20 Rare Bauhaus Postcards

These vintage postcards were designed by Bauhaus masters and students to announce their first exhibition in Weimer in 1923. In 1923, the Bauhaus school of design held its first major exhibition to show the world—and those funding it—what it had been up to since opening its doors four years earlier. Show More Summary

Watch Classical Sculptures Spring To Life Through The Magic Of Projection Mapping

Watch these frozen faces blink and cry through the magic of projection mapping. Walk through any good art classical museum, and the statues can seem so real, it's almost as if they'll come to life if turn your back on them. At France's Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, for at least one night, that's exactly what happened. Read Full Story

Designing The Perfect Pair Of Scissors

The Vector Scissors cut in perfectly straight lines every time. Anyone who has ever wrapped a Christmas present has dealt with the maddening problem of trying to cut a long sheet of paper in a perfectly straight line. Even if you've got a steady hand, you'll usually end up drifting diagonally, or ending up with little notches in your cut. Show More Summary

Why Brands Should Mine Their Archives

In the digital age, attention spans are short but collective memories are long. Here's the storytelling opportunity brands are missing. In London's Notting Hill, one man's love of brands has grown into something of an obsession. Over...Show More Summary

This Online School For Developers Pays Teachers Millions Of Dollars

Meet John Sonmez. So far he's made $1.1 million in royalties by teaching for Pluralsight, an online training startup worth $1 billion. The first time software developer John Sonmez created an online training course, he recorded over a dozen single-cut takes of his 15-minute introductory lesson. Show More Summary

Infographic: How SCOTUS Drifted Left

Gay marriage is the latest in a string of liberal decisions for the once fiercely conservative Court. The court of Chief Justice John G. Roberts has made some spectacularly conservative decisions over the years, from upholding a ban on partial-birth abortion to striking down key campaign finance regulations. Show More Summary

Watch This Cocktail Cabinet Spin Open Like A Magic Trick

Some things, like Yard Sale Project's Cubrick cabinet, just look better in motion. Most cabinets just open or close. Not the Cubrick. Instead, it pirouettes open, allowing you to access its contents from any side (and elegantly hiding the contents when it's not in use). It saves space, too: whether opened or closed, it's exactly the same dimensions. Read Full Story

Director John Waters On How To Live A Creative, Disruptive Life

The Pink Flamingos director gives RISD grads sage advice: "Go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully." With his trademark pencil mustache, Pink Flamingoes and Hairspray director John Waters took the podium at the Rhode Island School of Design earlier this month to deliver the commencement address. Show More Summary

This Real-Time Feed Of Hyperlapse Videos Is Like An Infinite Music Video

Who knew MTV and voyeurism meshed together so well? Instagram's Hyperlapse apps is capable of producing some eye-catching time lapse videos, but more often than not, we only come across them sporadically while scrolling through our Instagram feeds. Show More Summary

These Super Mario Levels Were Designed By A YouTube-Watching Computer

Next, it may build entirely new games. Recently, a computer learned to play Super Mario Bros. better than most humans. Now, in an impressive twist, a group of Georgia Tech researchers has taught a computer to design playable Mario levels just by watching YouTube videos of people playing Mario. Read Full Story

Behold The Power Of Vintage Pan Am Travel Posters

A picture says 1,000 words. Back when air travel was glamorous and exotic, Pan Am hired the New York–based graphic designers Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar to create its corporate branding. If you recognize the logos of NBC, PBS, Univision,...Show More Summary

100 Years Of Amazing Tattoo Designs

From patriotic emblems to disposable fashion statements, tattoos have long embodied the values of our cultural moments. Much to the chagrin of some longtime tattoo aficionados, the ancient art of ink is no longer as edgy and counterculture as it once was. Show More Summary

Book Review: 30 Years of Emerging Voices

30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance by Architectural League of New YorkPrinceton Architectural Press, 2015Hardcover, 304 pagesThere is a certain ebb and flow to architecture, by which I mean the culture at large – practice, publishing, awards, exhibitions, conferences, etc. Show More Summary

Quiz: Can You Identify These Famous Architects By Their Distinguishing Features?

Come, architecture buffs, and put your trivia chops to the test. Are you a trivia whiz who knows his Alto from his Ando? Which bespectacled architect set the trend, nay stereotype, for round eyewear across the profession? Whose eyebrows are on fleek? Read Full Story

Why Delight Is A 4-Letter Word In Design

In web design, cute and clever flourishes quickly lose their charm if the user experience is anything less than perfect. This is an excerpt from the forthcoming ebook Demystifying Delightful Design by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform. The ebook will be available via UXPin July 7. Read Full Story

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