Arts & Design

History Through the Eyes of Frank Miller

Sin City, 300, Batman: The Dark Knight and The Spirit. What do these titles all have in common? They are all the product of the mind of Frank Miller, the trailblazing comic artist and writer who took comics to the next level. Elevating comics from the newsstand to the bookstore and, later, the world of film – serious film. Frank ...

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3D Dinosaur Pancakes: I Dare You To Do Something Cooler

I don’t know Jim. Jim might not be multi-talented, he might be the next da Vinci of the modern world. Like I said, I don’t know the guy. But Jim is an artiste (the extra ‘e’ adds class). A master of the pancake world. Straight up, this man is the Michelangelo of griddled breakfast batter. After a trip to the ...

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Camera-Wielding Inflatable Giant Invades Tokyo

In a culture that’s been terrified by monsters like Godzilla and Mothra for decades, I’m not sure an inflatable giant was the best choice of advertising mediums for the people of Tokyo, Japan. Panasonic used a gigantic inflatable model of their celebrity spokeswoman, Ayase Haruka, wielding a Lumix FX700 larger than two humans, to convince/terrorize the people of Tokyo to ...

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Ninjabread Cookies

Even if you prefer Piratebread or even Zombiebread, you can’t deny the unique design of these Ninjabread Cookie Cutters. Made using strips of 0.5mm stainless steel and a jig to bend them into place, you can make your own Ninjabread Men if you’ve got the right supplies and feel like following some simple instructions at Instructables. If you thought catching ...

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Cross Cultural Contamination: Boring Paintings Jazzed Up

Whether it be an awful landscape or a classic in need of a little modern kick, Jon Hansen’s got the solution with his Cross Cultural Contamination project. Hansen picks up terrible Thomas Kinkade rip-offs and other paintings seemingly made for cheap hotel rooms and spices them up with Navy Seals, Street Fighter, Godzilla and other pieces of pop culture. A ...

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The Only Cake Shop with an Age Limit

“Eat Your Heart Out & The PRETOX Potion” is the world’s only cake shop with an age disclaimer. It’s pretty much the R-rated bakery. Each cake is mixed in with something called an ALIBI ‘potion.’ This ‘potion’ of herbal supplements is a pretox, preparing your body to absorb toxins and even prevent a hangover. But that’s not all that makes ...

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Taking a Fresh Look at Jewelry

You’ve worn it all over your body all of your life. Fingers, wrists, ears, nipples. Jewelry. So common among both men and woman that without it the world’s economy would sink into a diamond-filled abyss. What we’ve come to know as “conventional” jewelry really wasn’t always that conventional. It takes time for normalcy to kick in. Imme van der Haak ...

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Communication Prosthesis: Why So Serious?

You want to know how I got this prosthetic? My father was a designer… and a fiend, and one night he goes off artsier than usual. Mommy gets the Tupperware lid to defend herself. He doesnt like that – not one bit. So, me watching, he takes the plastic to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me ...

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If Tetris Had a Final Boss…

It’s like trying to fit an alien sized peg in a round hole. Alad Lewis created this Tetris/Space Invaders mash-up with every intention of scaring the living shit out of traditional Tetris players. You think your tough because you can fit a few blocks into conveniently-sized spaces? Try this on for size. Keep in mind that to reach the final ...

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Special Edition Peanuts Moleskine

Since I was a kid I’ve had an odd fascination with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew. I don’t know whether it was the innocence of the strip, the underlying consistency of Charles Schulz or my ability to relate to Charlie Brown and his dark cloud mentality. Regardless, Peanuts is one comic that will always be read and will always ...

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