Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

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I have been seeing HTML5 used in increasingly interesting ways recently for the purpose of storytelling. The New York Times’ new piece titled Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek does just that and is simply amazing. Using parallax design, it blends photography, flyovers, and animations to push long-form journalism in hopefully the direction that more stories will go.

The Clock Clock


Happy Friday y’all! While you’re sitting there watching the arms on the clock slowly move toward 5PM and happy hour, imagine yourself staring at this beautiful clock by Humans Since 1982. It was created using 24 Analog Clocks.

The People’s Pennant

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We had the pleasure of meeting Timothy Hoover and Jessica Heltzel a few months back when they were touring Austin and a few other cities around the country. Before they left, they asked us to participate in a rad new project called The People’s Pennant. Rather than simply celebrating sports, they’re elevating the pennant to celebrate every day things. Every “season” they elicit the help of 12 designers, and release one pennant a month. We’ll be contributing in the coming months, but right now you can grab one from The Heads of State, Mikey Burton, and a couple other designers.

Check out the factory tour after the jump to see the pennants in the process of being produced (say that three times fast).

Frank Public Art Mural


Recently our friends at Frank asked us to contribute to the Frank Public Art wall. Rather than try to compete with the amazing illustrations that the previous artists have done, we decided to take it in more of a conceptual direction. The end result was our solution to the parking shortage downtown. Here are a couple extra spots that folks can use free of charge. You’re welcome Austin.

Jon Calleja


I really like the type work of Jon Calleja. His Health over Wealth design, which you can see after the jump, is my favorite. He just launched a new portfolio site, so head on over there and see the rest of his work.

Note Cards

Vaquero y’all.

Let’s jump rope!

The internet, it’s open.

Not your typical Walgreen’s pharmacy.

It’s called the spoon prank, and it is hilarious.

Brine Icicles don’t mess around. They’re killer.

Would you ride a giant spoke-less ferris wheel?

Stop annoying your neighbors with these cheap soundproofing techniques.

One of our favorite Austin spots receives FFFest praise for their “Slayer Dog”

One used time traveling DeLorean for sale. $600,000 OBO.

How good at Kerning are you? Why not test yourself?

It’s October, so why not celebrate with some Dia De Los Modernists posters?

While we’re talkin’ food, how about a pencil sharpener that dispenses parmesan pencil shavings? Yum!

Need to peel an entire head of garlic in under 10 seconds? Do it with two bowls.

This is the kinda Garden Gnome that lets people know you mean business.

Darth Vader blows some hot air.

You really need to be following Adam Garcia’s sketchbook blog.

That’s a really cool fountain. I want that in my yard.

Hey Portland! Cheat Local!

Marty McFly and Doc Brown have a backstory finally.

It’s the cartoon color wheel.

What if Charles Schulz wrote Jaws?

If there’s anything you learn from this, it’s that you shouldn’t get a discount taxidermist.

Not that you don’t already, but keep in mind that chain emails are bad.