Thursday, January 27, 2011

Non Sequitur: Repent

See more comics by Wiley Miller here.

Savage Chickens: Neighbor Noise

Visit Doug Savage’s site here for more of his humor.

Xavier Antin’s Just in Time, or A Short History of Production

via printeresting

I’m pretty sure that this was one of the last posts in my previous blog, but I wanted to include it in the new version as well.

“Like a waterfall of printing technologies, Xavier Antin’s Just in Time, or a Short History of Production is an installation that was used to produce a book about production. Each of the four printers is from a different era and each is set to print one of the CMYK colors. The stencil duplicator does magenta, the spirit duplicator does cyan, the laser printer does black, and the inkjet does yellow. The resulting book is like a misprinted dream (or nightmare depending on how compulsive you are about registration).”

Find out more about it here.

George VI: The Reluctant King


“The last king of England (so far), George VI was an unlikely monarch, ascending to the most high-profile throne in the world when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in December 1936. The tale of his kingship -- and of his struggle to overcome a lifelong stammer while inspiring Britons during the bleak early years of World War II -- is told in the Oscar-nominated 2010 film, The King’s Speech. . . ”

Visit Life here to read and see more about George VI. Official site of The King’s Speech, a movie I highly recommend.

Typefaces of the World

via swissmiss

“Typefaces of the World is a poster Shelby White created to show the typefaces that are most commonly used in a lot of today’s design. The poster includes information for each typefaces such as the year it was made, the location and the typographer. These 50 typefaces were chosen based on popularity and usefulness in present design.”

Read more here.

Sleeping Protects Memories From Corruption

via wired
“Replaying memories while people are awake leaves their memories subject to tinkering. But reactivating memories during sleep protects them from interference.”

Read the rest here.

Jake Shimabukuro: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ On The Ukulele

via npr

Bohemian Rhapsody is high on the list of songs least likely to be covered by a solo ukuleleist. Yet when Jake Shimabukuro delicately yet assertively plucks out the opening notes of the quasi-operatic, hard-rocking power ballad, the 34-year-old Hawaiian is clearly out to show that there are no limits in the world of covers, and that even a seeming stunt can sound both musical and emotive.”

Read more about Shimabukuro, and listen to his version here.