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CosplayCraftingGeekeryWork in Progress

WIP Weekend: Death Eater

For the next installment of “My Friends Make Cool Stuff,” this Death Eater mask styled after the ones from the later Harry Potter films is just one part of what will eventually be a full costume.

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ArtMarketingPhotography

…And Your Little Cat, Too

How does a “semi internet famous cat” named Captain Pancakes violate Facebook’s terms of service? When he happens to be owned by a photographer who uses Facebook to promote her work.

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Crafting

I Tried It: Origami Star Wars X-Wing

When is the best time to try your hand at an overly-complicated, yet nerdy, origami fold? Close to midnight on a Sunday, of course! There it was in my Facebook feed last night: a friend had shared a link with a big ol’ enticing image of a paper X-Wing. In …

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An orange flag with a black horizontal stripe, alone on a beach. The view is toward the sea, with the flagpole stuck in the sand near the surf.
ActivismDesign

Do You Have a Flag?

The ten athletes of the Refugee Olympic Team, originating from four different countries, have been competing under the Olympic flag and anthem in this year’s Games. But a nonprofit called The Refugee Nation has organized to give them a flag and anthem of their own. The flag was designed by …

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"Stranger Things" styled title created via makeitstranger.com
DesignFeatured

Make It Stranger

It is a sure sign of my age that (finally) watching Stranger Things was an exercise in Nostalgia For Days. The music! The clothing! The cars! So much wood paneling! And then I found out even more fascinating things about the production of this series that made me love it …

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DesignEvents

The STA 100 Show Returns

An inclusively-exclusive design competition showcasing the top 100 examples of exceptional graphic design and typography, the STA100 competition has been relaunched by the Society of Typographic Arts after a many-year hiatus. After extending its call for entries through August 1, this year’s competition was open to professional, student, personal, and, for the …

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DesignWork in Progress

WIP Weekend: Don’t Boo, Vote!

I’ve been super-busy this week and only able to keep up with the chaos that is American politics via the occasional social media break. And maybe a quick speech here and there, or more often just a snippet. So when I saw the incredible reaction to the phrase “don’t boo, …

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Featured image: danbar87
ActivismDesign

Berlin’s #boycottairbnb Targets Tourists and Rising Rents

The latest in a string of cities with grassroots movements against the adverse effects of online property rental services, some Berlin residents have hitched up to the #boycottairbnb wagon in a rather noticeable way. Over the last week, advertisements have been pasted on walls and over other ads throughout Berlin in …

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