Other Ten Percent 8/26/10

Aug 26 2010

Hey guys! How is everything going with you? Because things over here are going OK. …Did you guess that I have nothing to say today really? You must be a genius. Let’s begin.

*Typography* *Video*
Typeface of the Day
http://thedailywh.at/post/1006071503/typeface-of-the-day-moshun-a-gorgeous
Man, in the future when there’s actual e-paper everywhere and so all typefaces are animated, what do you think the animated equivalent of Comic Sans will look like?

*Science Fiction* *Pranks*
This Year’s MIT Prank on Harvard
http://i.imgur.com/QLGLK.jpg
Kinda high concept but, obviously, I’m a fan.

*Science Fiction* *History*
Star Trek Casting
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2010/08/star-trekcasting.html
Quick, who else is thrilled they don’t live in the universe where Wesley Snipes was Geordi?

*Biology* *Video*
Tripod Fish: a Fish that Stands
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/25/tripod-fish-a-fish-t.html
Could it be that Japan is so weird because so much of it touches the ocean? Because I mean the ocean is basically the weirdest thing ever.

*Cryptozoology* *Graphic Design*
Poster Series of the Day
http://thedailywh.at/post/1009753884/poster-series-of-the-day-scary-adorable-monster
I think Yeti is my favorite but it’s so hard to decide really.

*Weapons* * Accessories*
Archival Pocket Knives
http://www.archivalclothing.com/2010/08/archival-pocket-knives.html
Maybe it’s just me but something about knives as fashion objects makes me view fashion in just the right way to think about how utterly weird it is.

*Infographics* *The Internet*
Infographics: The History of Google’s Acquisitions
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/25/infographic-the-hist-1.html
This is cool. Also, who else is excited by today’s announcement that the wizards at Google have figured out a way to turn your privacy into free phone calls? Because OH BOY.

*Projection* *Liquids*
Reactive Cube: A 3D Projector Tank
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/08/reactive_cube.html
Want to live in this future.

*Urban Planning* *Photography*
World’s Fastest-Growing Megalopolis Hides in Fog
http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2010/08/chongqing/
China weirds me out but not really in a fun way. Just like, jesus christ, are they just trying to do the most vicious parody of 1950’s America they can imagine? Actually if I thought they were intentionally doing that I’d be put at ease sorta. I mean, biting social satire of other countries writ that large is the sorta thing I’d do if I had control of one of the largest nations on earth.

*Storage* *Design*
The Stoaway Bathtub Breaks the Mold
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/bathroom/the-stowaway-bathtub-breaks-the-mold-125440
I think more interior design needs to rely on lies.

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