Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Serif fonts are widely used in traditional printed material such as books and newspapers. Playtype | Typographer's Glossary
Technology I have always been fascinated by futuristic architecture and seeing as it’s the weekend I was browsing around checking out some amazing designs today. I have picked out my favorite ten for your perusal – as a bit of a respite from text-heavy lists. So here you go – ten of the most amazing futuristic buildings – some which are actually in the process of being built or will be built. Click the images to see a larger version and tell us which one you like the most in the comments. The Khan Shatyr is already a reality! 10 Stunning Images of Futuristic Architecture | Listverse
Nobody loves bullshit more than the art world, and nobody tolerates bullshit less than the world of science, so when the two do meet it should be a knock down brawl to the death. That's just not always the case: Sometimes they get along quite well. Sometimes they even improve one another. Sometimes when they get together, they make sweet, sweet love. And sometimes their children are shithouse-rat crazy. Listen: We give artists a lot of shit here (mostly because we miss all of the girlfriends we have lost to them) but honestly? 5 Works of Legitimate Mad Science Passed Off as Art
Tourbillon watches are the most expensive in the world often costing $500,000. They became fashionable in the last decade as non-forgeable status symbols for billionaires, but that is now being threatened by Chinese imitations.The style of these devices is baroque in the truest sense, but becuase their aesthetic derives from the rational world of mechanics the style jars and they are, to my mind, as grotesque and kitsch as their diamond encrusted counterparts in the luxury watch market.After facing the existential threat of digital which made accuracy cheap, the Swiss watch industry turned to making high end jewelry either directly with diamond encrusted gold watches or indirectly via those that fetishised complex mechanics for the sake of it, such as these. oobject - Daily User Ranked Lists
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Most Fine Arts majors will tell you, while serving your Double-Tall Latte, that all true artwork is dangerous. What they will not tell you, however, is that in some cases it could also win a war single-handedly. The definition of what constitutes art now apparently contains giant roving robots, terrifying autonomous skeletons and flaming metal snakes. 5 Works of Art That Can Probably Kill You
The history of the paper clip: It was invented in 1899. It hasn’t been improved upon since Getty Images/BananaStock via Thinkstock. The paper clip is something of a fetish object in design circles. Its spare, machined aesthetic and its inexpensive ubiquity landed it a spot in MoMA’s 2004 show Humble Masterpieces. This was a pedestal too high for design critic Michael Bierut, who responded with an essay called “To Hell with the Simple Paper Clip.” He argued that designers praise supposedly unauthored objects like the paper clip because they’re loath to choose between giving publicity to a competitor and egotistically touting their own designs. Bierut might be right about his colleagues’ motives, but he’s wrong about the paper clip: It’s not all that simple.
This sculptor builds incredible dead sea monsters trapped on land SExpand The artwork of Argentinian sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas evokes such themes as fantastic adventure in the otherwise normal material realm, the passage of time, and the last days of humanity. Perhaps his most striking series of sculptures depict giant dead sea leviathans beached far from any bodies of water. Here's an interview with Rojas about his artistic ethos (in which you can see some of his fantasy landscapes) and examples of his many mysterious inland monsters.
Wooden Train Dining Table Redefines Playing With Your Food SExpand You know those wooden Brio train tables you see at toy stores? The one's designed specifically for children that are set so low to the ground that grown ups who are still young at heart can't possible use them? That 'problem' is exactly what these TrackTile dining tables were designed to solve. Created by Paul Mottram, the adult-sized tables feature a series of flippable wooden tiles with toy railway tracks on one side that make dinner time about a thousand times more entertaining.
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All the Private Space You’ll Ever Need, In One Little Box Everyone needs (or demands) their own bit of defensible space. In an increasingly urbanizing world with living conditions becoming ever more dense, that space may not amount to much. Still, the diminutive dimensions of this private cloister (the smaller, the better, says the "good" urbanist) need not be boring, nor spatially simplistic. On the contrary, such limitations give birth to innovative new designs, like architect Sigund Larsen's "Shrine" project, a small wonder of cabinetry that maximizes style and function despite its negligible footprint.
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I'm Mark Stafford. Thanks for digging up some of my older LEGO creations. It's been a while since I last built any Cthulego though I've had the next big one planned for a long time, I just have to find the time to build it! And for all those curious about the bricks - they are all standard LEGO pieces from sets, I just have a lot of them. The Doctor Who cameo's in almost all of my Cthulhu diorama's are because my route into all things HP Lovecraft began with Tom Bakers 4th Doctor and his many encounters with nameless horrors (of course being the Doctor he knew their names, but you get the inference.) 7/07/12 2:43am These Cthulhu LEGO sets will drive you insane with little plastic bricks
Mind-Bending Body Painting Work by Craig Tracy by ibby Tue, 07/17/2012 - 03:11 Craig Tracy, a New Orleans native, has been a professional artist since the age of sixteen. Never satisfied with conventional contemporary art, Craig was always searching for a form of expression that would amplify his unique creative perspective eventually leading him to take his expertise in bodypainting into the realm of fine art. His work encompasses a bevy of techniques from traditional paintbrush for the majority of the work mixed with airbrush, finger-painting, sponging, splatter and dripping as part of the process as well. Often inspired by a specific body's shape or perhaps a unique pose, Craig takes inspiration from daily doses of culture, nature and intellectual constructs. We hope you have as much fun as we did in trying to decipher the living from the faux in this visually stunning gallery.
Clockwork love paper - Tjep. - Think, amaze. Clockwork Love builds further on the Bling Bling pendant designed by Tjep. for Chi Ha Paura...? Launched in 2002, it was constructed from several layers of overlapping logos. Clockwork Love is a jewelry collection evenly and consistently combining a great multitude of graphic elements in a ... Read more >
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Fictional Landscapes Colossal has seen its fair share of commendable book and paper work the last few weeks, but this was too good to pass up. UK-based artist Kyle Kirkpatrick constructs these wonderfully tiny dioramas using the topographies of carved books. Via the artist: My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made objects and natural materials simultaneously to form carefully and meticulously composed installation works.
If you can overcome the sacrilege of carving up big, heavy reference books, Guy Laramee's paper and binding sculptures are nothing short of stunning. He transforms heavy tomes into mountains, waves, and rock-face monuments. Even though Laramee is effectively destroying these books for his art, it almost seems as though he's discovered something hidden inside the pages, landscapes waiting to be uncovered. Breathtaking landscapes and monuments carved from books
SExpand We're giving you plenty of gorgeous gifts this week. There's a dreamy bungalow in Brazil, some stylish magnets, a handsome juicer, and much more in this round of the most beautiful items we've seen lately. Secret Passageways, Origami Sculptures, and More
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