Boston Public Library Travel Posters

18 Sep 2009, 12:43pm

Grand Canyon Travel Poster

The Boston Public library has posted an amazing collection of old travel posters on Flickr. I have seen other collections of travel posters but each one in this collection is especially top notch. Here are a few I like:

Austria Travel PosterCalifornia Travel posterMontana Travel posterNew Zealand Travel posterJapan Travel posterNational Parks Travel posterBele Ile Travel posterQueensland Travel posterCleveland Travel posterTransatlantic Travel posterConnemara Travel posterUSSR Travel posterNew Haven Travel posterPacific Northwest Travel poster

Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear (SMA)

31 Aug 2009, 11:47am

This is a beautifully created fan-created video for the song ‘Two Weeks’ by the band Grizzly Bear. The song already has an official video but this one by Gabe Askew is just plain great.

The QLOCKTWO Clock by Biegert & Funk

20 Aug 2009, 12:33pm

QLOCK Clock

I dig the QLOCKTWO  text-only clock from Biegert & Funk. It comes in six colors and six different languages. It will only set you back about $1,300. Might as well get two, right?

Or you can get the iPhone app for $.99.

(via BoingBoing Gadgets)

Ink Calendar by Oscar Diaz

5 Aug 2009, 9:48am

Ink Calendar by Oscar Diaz

It’s too bad this is only a prototype but it is still pretty cool nonetheless.

The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.

By Oscar Diaz

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Solar Hybrid VW Westfalia Camper by Alexandre Verdier

29 Jul 2009, 7:37am

Solar Hybrid VW Westfalia Camper by Alexandre Verdier

I am begining to hate the word “eco-friendly” but I am gonna give this custoized VW bus by Alexandre Verdier a pass. It has a bio-diesel hybrid engine, sun tracking solar panels, a media center and Wi-Fi. Apparently he is looking for a partner to actually put these into production at $69,000 a pop.

Yes, please!

(via @Dooleeedoo on Twitter)

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Top Secret Diet from Lunchbreath

28 Jul 2009, 5:22pm

Top Secret Diet

Yes. This works. A nice illustration from Lunchbreath.

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Papercraft Taco Trucks

28 Jul 2009, 9:02am

Taco Truck

I love my mobile mexican food. Many people do. Over on Flickr you can download these great papercraft templates to honor your favorite mobile food. They really work, too.

Taco Truck

Danger Dog Signs From Nepal

5 Jul 2009, 12:29pm

Danger Dogs

Captivated by the hand painted metal “Beware of Dog” signs that she saw all over Nepal, Michelle Page decided to start Danger Dogs from Nepal. Just send her a photo of your pup (or cat, or bird, or goat, etc) and she will have one of the numerous Nepalese artists the she has befriended recreate your pet as a Danger Dog.

Cost is a mere $250 per sign plus shipping. From your photograph, Michelle will commission three paintings from three different Nepalese artists. You chose the one you want. The other two are sold on-line and in a few galleries. This is a great deal and really helps artists in need.

“American Dogs, Nepali Jobs” has become her slogan– even though her project is international in scope as she has had orders from Canada, Denmark, England, Bangladesh, France, Switzerland and Jordan.  “This project is about keeping the artists’ dignity and giving work to the artists — keeping art as a viable profession in this digital age. Signboard artists are under-appreciated.   It is a dying art in one of the last places on earth where it is still widely practiced.  This project shows the broad spectrum of talents in Nepal.”

We may have to this for Hurley…

(via The Presurfer)

Saturday Morning Animation – Bendito Machine

20 Jun 2009, 11:13am

PART I

PART II

PART III

Dollar Bill Collages by Mark Wagner

15 Jun 2009, 10:46pm

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Mark Wagner is an artist who understands the hidden beauty in the often overlooked one dollar bill. He manages to take the great features of the American dollar bill and cuts them up and rearranges the pieces into incredible art pieces. (He even takes meticulous notes on each project. Seriously.)

“The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers-striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.”

This man really knows his way around an xacto knife that is for sure…

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I recommend going to his site to check ’em all out and wreck an hour or so like I did.

(via kickthebobo on Twitter)

There is more after the jump…

Ora ilLegale Clock

10 Jun 2009, 8:00am

ora-ilegale-clock

The easiest clock to change for daylight savings. Ever.

It is going to be produced by these guys. Good luck finding any other info on it. Let me know if you do.

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Melli Compact Lounge

9 Jun 2009, 8:00am

Compact Lounge

Whew! Thank god someone created an awesome first aid kit that fits in to modern decor. Wait…it’s filled with what now!?

Compact Lounge

*rushes to get credit card….*

(via Design Spotter)

Candykiller

8 Jun 2009, 6:21pm

spacecom2

Quality of line? Candykiller has it. And then some.

Japanese Man Hole Covers

2 Jun 2009, 7:40am

Man Hole Cover
Once again the Japanese have shown the importance of detail in the usually overlooked items one passes by every day.

First here is a set of over 1,300 covers over at Flickr.

Don’t have an hour to waste? Fine. Just check out these choice gems over at Quazen.

Saturday Morning Animation – This One Time…

23 May 2009, 8:00am