Monthly Archives: September 2014

3D for all!

Have you seen one of these “3D printers?” It can make a three-dimensional object (like your very own pink coffee mug) on your desktop, based on a scan or a schematic. It extrudes plastic (or metal) onto it’s platform, which

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thanks for giving

Sept 25 was the birthday of prolific author, cartoonist, and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Shel is best known as the author of many children’s books, like “The Giving Tree” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. But according to biographer Lisa Rogak in “A

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the end of “church and state”

Publisher Time Inc. has created a new eight-person unit dedicated to creating native advertising. Native ads, also known as sponsored or branded content, are ads that are designed to look like editorial content. Meanwhile, this study, at least, suggests readers

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wardrobe for woody

saw the movie Magic in the Moonlight from director Woody Allen. The best part was the 1920’s wardrobe from costume designer Sonia Grande. The magical pistachio, peach, ivory and lemon frocks on “spiritualist” Emma Stone contrasted with the darker suits on

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type Face

Neville Brody (born 1957) is an English graphic designer. He designed The Face magazine (1981–1986), Arena magazine (1987–1990), and record covers (remember those?) for Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode. He is best known for creating and mixing modern type faces

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reduce, reuse, recycle

To encourage the reuse of empty plastic bottles, Coca-Cola is giving away kits (called “2ndLives”) of 16 special caps which can be screwed onto empty coke bottles, to transform them into paintbrushes, water squirters, hand weights, etc. The kit is

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“grunge” typography

Sept 8 is the birthday of graphic designer David Carson, art director for the music & pop culture magazine Ray Gun (1992) and the surfing magazine Beach Culture (1988). Carson is known for his innovative, fractured (sometimes called “grunge”) typography.

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make mine marvel

I was treated by my wonderful family to “Marvel Universe Live” at the Nassau Coliseum. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc, (which also produces Disney on Ice and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus), Marvel Live is an “original, live-action arena experience”, featuring heroes

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tv from your game console

Powers, the new tv show based on Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book series, will debut in December on the PlayStation Network. You can watch the first episode for free on your PlayStation device. PS Plus subscribers can watch the entire

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