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Good Design: San Diego Coalition of Reason Billboard

Good Design: San Diego Coalition of Reason Billboard

We complain a lot about bad designs in advertising, and OW MY EYES there is just SO much to complain about. But today, I am happy to give a shout-out to a team that managed to take a difficult topic and make it both beautiful and accessible. Aesthetics and immediate positive messaging is never more important than when it is used in advertising and specifically in billboards, as such little time is... »

The New Symbol of Love

The New Symbol of Love

Here at MAL we love love, but we love pragmatic solutions to illogical social tropes even more. That’s why this Valentines Day we’re bringing you a new, more practical symbol for True Love™. Even better, we’re presenting it in the form of a poem. *Ahem* »

MAD Quickies 10.12

MAD Quickies 10.12

Blackboards in porn. With so few entries, the only problem is that we’re left wanting more. {a tip o’ the fez to J.C. Hutchins} It’s great to be alive! The ultimate nerd guide to Manhattan? Not so sure about that, but it’s a decent start. Earthscraper! All 65 stories of it. {via Geo} A gallery of Lego images so awesome, you might cry. And the talented Chris McVeigh who crea... »

Mad Quickies 9.14

Mad Quickies 9.14

The Chester Zoo in the UK was recently rebranded. And the specially created font? Critter Type! Terada Mokei makes punch-out people and shapes for use as architectural models. And they’re pretty precise about it. The Metallization of a Dream — on sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi. Fantastic narrative contraptions. (I promised you robots, didn’t I?) Adhesive tape gorgeously becomes unglued in t... »

Meet Ms. Info

Meet Ms. Info

Well, hello there. I’m Donna Mugavero, aka Ms. Information, and I’m the most recent addition to the Mad Art Lab team and I’m delighted to be part of this amazing group! »

Symphony of the Subway

The subway system of New York City is good for a lot of things. Like making you late for work/movies/dinner/dates, basically anything you can name. Subway tracks are a great place to find interesting… occurrences. I found this, well, I guess it’s a wishing fountain in the middle of the tracks (Nassau Ave. G train if anyone wants to marvel at its glory). Yes, that is water bubbling and ... »