The Minimalist

Also Known As: The Puritan, the man who never wears color.

  • Dress code: Gray or black suits, white shirts, basic ties.
  • First known sighting: Plymouth Rock, 1620.
  • Recent sighting: Mad Men, Sundays at 10 (9 Central).
  • Hall of Famers: Mies van der Rohe, Malcolm X, the Reservoir Dogs.
  • Signature accessory: N/A.
  • Pickup line: “You’re wearing my favorite shade of black.”
  • Favorite book: The Big Sleep.
  • On his iPod: Explosions in the Sky.
  • In his driveway: Lexus LS Hybrid. In black, obviously.
  • In his closet: One-button wool suit ($1,295) and cotton shirt ($275) by Calvin Klein Collection; silk tie ($125) by Hugo Boss; leather shoes ($530) by Prada

via American Men Style – How American Men Dress – Esquire.


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The Element of Surprise

On the last page of my science textbook is the periodic table. Today I saw that someone had drawn a new square for the element of surprise.

via MyLifeIsAverage – Life is pretty normal today.


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Can you afford dinner?

“Apple requires stability in the world. People aren’t going to worry about which laptop to buy if they can’t afford dinner, can’t afford to send their kids to school, can’t afford textbooks. There are things much bigger than us that are out of our control. So we try to just do the best we can.”

Steven P. Jobs

via Apple focuses on green at shareholder meeting | Mac | Macworld.


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Go Tell It On The Mountain

via YouTube – Crazy Organ Solo Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas.


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Facebook, I Just Don’t Understand

Facebook, become a fan

via The Josh Spurlock

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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Saw this link as a WordPress template that I designed. Love the art. Would love the whole set on a wall.

Art Hound » Blog Archive » Media Mash-up: Manfred Naescher’s Film-inspired Watercolors.


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Google Facts and Figures

Google Facts and Figures

Google facts and figures (massive infographic) | Royal Pingdom.


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Amazing Barack Obama

Barack says: Not on my watch!

Amazing Barack Obama | SadAndUseless.com.


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Ctrl+Z

Ctrl + Z

What a fantastic card.  Sold out by PaperWheel, on Etsy.

Via Pixstory’s Tumblr, a catchy little collection of graphic goodness, where on the first page they have 1-2-3 guns and a link to this site.  Subscribe.  Why doesn’t every site have a “click to appreciate” like Behance?

via Ctrl+z « jasonlynes.com.


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Cloaked Humanity

“There is no escaping from ourselves, the human dilemma is as it has always been and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.”

For whatever reason, tonight I ended up staying up till 2:30 AM doing nothing particularly important.

Inspired by a few letterforms I saw on a newspaper cover by Mark Manders and Marije Langelaar, I ended up making a typeface that I don’t need, a poster with a great quote from Neil Postman, and a few sketchbooks to go along with the theme.

via John Dilworth Art & Design: Cloaked Humanity.


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