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June 16, 2008

Eames stamps

Eames stamps

Today's a great day to mail a letter, cause starting today you can pimp out that letter with one of the new stamps celebrating the work of the great 20th century designers Charles and Ray Eames. The Eames were astonishingly versatile, with a portfolio that ran the gamut from architecture to furniture to film (they made one of the greatest short films in history, The Powers of Ten) to photography to toys to museum exhibits. They were a national treasure, and they're a great choice for the honor.

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June 12, 2008

7 in Seven

clam gum image from 7 in seven

New York University's Interactive Telecommunication Program (NYU ITP for short) has always sounded like one of the coolest grad programs around, with students coming up with all sorts of mind-bending projects that blur the line between art and technology.

This year a group of ITP students are doing a fun project... each day for seven days each student has to execute a new creative project. The project runs the gamut from videos to strangely modified clothing to my favorite... hand made clam-flavored gum.

The 7 in Seven Project is still underway. Check back and see what they come up with today!


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June 10, 2008

Photos recreated in Legos

lego photo by Balakov. Available under CC license at http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/2377782949/in/set-72157602602191858/

It's a basic truth... everything looks better interpreted through Legos. Photographer Mike Stimpson obviously agrees. He re-stages history's most famous photographs using Lego blocks and tiny Lego people, and then photographs his recreations.

They run the gamut from funny, to cute and innocent, to disturbing (whether or not the photo of a Vietnamese monk burning himself to death should be Legofied is left as an exercise for the reader). Check out his flickr.com page for the full Lego gallery. Stimpson also offers some of the images for sale as large prints.

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