Show & Tell


Austin folks, if you’re looking to add a bit of  literature and libations to your Valentine’s Day plans, stop by Farewell Books tonight for their opening ceremony. Farewell is a progressive new and used bookshop located at 913 East Cesar Chavez. Sharing space along side Farewell, will be Las Cruxes, Dress Smart Alterations, Schmaltz, and Flat Track Coffee. The party is from 6 – 9 p.m. See ya there!

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Disney’s Oscar nominated short animated film Paperman is a wonderful return to their old hand drawn methods. The description of the YouTube video doesn’t go in to much detail about how exactly it was produced, but it does mention that it’s a blending of both hand drawn sketches and computer animation.

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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.


Over the Christmas break I was perusing the internets and stumbled upon an artist named Hanksy who spoofs the street artist Banksy by replacing the heads of his work with the head of Tom Hanks. Like every normal freedom loving American, I love Tom Hanks so thought it was a nice spoof. In addition to that work though, he does a lot of other pop culture referenced street art, which you can see by perusing this Tumblr collection.


Big thanks to all yall that made it out to our Christmas party on Thursday. The photo booth was a big hit and we raised $450 thanks to your generous donations as well as a generous donation from our friendly neighbors/friends at Marketing Matters. The gallery of images is over on our Facebook page.

If you’d like to get a full sized non-watermarked version of the images all you have to do is make a donation to our East Austin Christmas Donation Fund through PayPal and afterward click RETURN TO PUBLIC SCHOOL to get the link to the images. You can use them however, wherever  you’d like. Donate fifty cents or fifty dollars. It’s up to you. All the money goes towards helping give Christmas dinners and presents to those living on the East Side who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

Merry Christmas yall!

Note Cards

I’m all for this kind of nuclear proliferation.

Let’s all have a meat machine dance party!

Shredder wants you for the foot.

Whoa, some weird cows.

Awesome People Hanging Out Together.

Great short on Winterhouse.

All it took was 6.24 seconds.

America looks like a shark or something.

Amazing Iron & Wine poster by Landland.

You missed the top. “Oh ah!

Those fine fellas over at The Post Family have a fresh new redesign!

I’m a pretty big fan of this beautiful typeface called Helmut.

We’re getting closer and closer to terminator days.

No one wants to be that bored couple.

You don’t need more closet space. You just need Magritte Hangers.

What can I say? I’m a glass half full kinda guy.


The White House flickr stream is pretty neat.

It’s been a long time since someone has actually yelled, “stop the presses!”. has officially released an iPhone App.

I used to have an airedale, he couldn’t do this.

The world’s smallest horse, no you can’t ride it.

Please let this be the new Lil Wayne cover.

Nothing to see here, folks.