A sculpture from series “People of the river” along the Singapore river in Singapore by Chong Fah Cheong. Makes you want to jump into water, then you look to the water and think “What a pretty sculpture”. (photo)
Typically when you think of a greeting card, you associate it with something thoughtful, deep, uplifting and cute. Someecards, however, have stuck to “deep” only. Deep deep sarcasm, that is.
Founded “by Brook Lundy and Duncan Mitchell and a dollar and a half-assed dream,” Someecards parody the sentiments found in the traditional Hallmark greeting card. As stated on their website, today it “may or may not be the greatest thing since ecards,” and the best part is that you can create your own funny greeting cards using their e-card generator.
I put together a selection of funny ecards based on their most popular list with a couple of my picks from pinterest.
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You've heard of Pantone, you may have heard of its booze-related buddy Beertone... now Chicago-based designer LunchBreath has created Mantone, described as "five exciting colour palettes for the complex modern man".
The 2013 colour forecast features five easily recognisable male stereotypes, each with their very own descriptions and colour palette: the hard-working hipster; the angsty alpha; the unemployed underachiever; the timid technophobe and the paranoid prepper.
Even though I'm sure that this project was just a bit of fun for the designer, I can't quite help but find the palettes rather useful. The complementary colours are beautiful, with the accents and graphic elements providing a nice little extra.
BLOKK is a font for quick mock-ups and wireframing for clients who do not understand latin.
Parents who leave their kids alone with seemingly innocuous items like glue and sticky tape will certainly live to regret it, but professional photographer Wes Naman’s antics with adhesive have landed him in a pretty sweet spot.
What began as a silly experiment born out of Christmas gift wrapping, turned into a full-fledged viral hit. Looking for a break from his flood of commercial work, the 37-year-old New Mexico photographer gathered a group of friends and plenty of Scotch tape and went to work, wrapping their faces to the point of crazy contortion.
Getting lots of mileage out of sticky eyebrows and noses, Naman discovered the best shots came when he asked the subjects — 33 men and women in all — to try to remove the tape using only their facial muscles. The result was the kind of extreme expressions that make for outlandish art, plus enough momentum to attract the attention of the Scotch brand itself — the company has reportedly given its stamp of approval by supplying endless rolls of tape for future projects. Perhaps a series of ads is in the works? With a little stick-to-itiveness, such a campaign could really take off.
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Toronto-based commercial cinematography company 2D House added a twist to the concept, challenging the machine to work against gravity.
The chain reaction begins when a ball rolls across a table and hits a lever, switching on a fan. The camera pans from left to right, following the movement of gadgets along the table's surface in typical Rube Goldberg fashion.
But what makes this particular design extraordinary is the change in perspective around the video's 00:30 mark. The camera flips, making the viewer question which way is up. Using magnets, 2D House was able to mask the fact that the machine is actually working against gravity.
Prepare to have your mind blown.