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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).

Brian Gossett: New Site


My buddy, Brian Gossett, has a great looking site with loads of new projects! Get inspired. Also, if you’re in need of some new jams, check out his Since78 mixes here.

A One Line Portrait


One portrait drawn from one continuos line with one marker. It’s a fascinating thing to watch, especially for someone like myself who can’t draw a portrait with any number of regular lines and markers.

The Anatomy of an Ad Agency


This Anatomy of an Agency Infographic is hilarious. It was created by The Big Orange Slide and features some great generalized stereotyping of our industry. Check out the full graphic after the jump.

Museum of Conan Art


Though I’ve always considered Conan O’Brien to be the funniest guy on late-night TV, I never really watched his show religiously. It wasn’t until seeing Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop that I became a “true” fan. The film won me over partly because it revealed how truly upset Conan was about how NBC’s handled the time slot debacle with Jay Leno.  Even though Conan was by no means struggling to survive, I can get behind anyone with a creative vision who acknowledges and fights for what they are worth, tooth and nail.

During the six-month period that NBC banned Conan from appearing on TV, he was flooded with fan support—a lot of which came in the form of artwork. This past week, the New York Museum of Conan Art curated a selection of those gifts from fans to be shown at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

A few of my favorites after the click. 

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.