Here’s an amazing infographic of popular books vs. SAT scores (popularity pulled from facebook). Apparently the smartest books to enjoy would be Lolita and 100 Years of Solitude. Of note, between “the Bible” and “the Holy Bible”, the latter is enjoyed by less intelligent people. Interesting. Link [via Boingboing / image via Abhishek]Read more "Blip Post: Booksmarts"
Typeworkshop is an amazing/beautiful/fun example of experimental typography. It was started by the people over at Underware (who also have an amazing book called “Read Naked,” meant to withstand saunas, with parts that can only be read actually within a sauna). Acting as a web platform for real-world type classes, the site displays the amazing […]Read more "Font ♥: Typeworkshop"
If you’re a Half-Life fan and haven’t seen this you’ll appreciate it. Coast to Coast AM is a nationally syndicated talk show that deals with paranormal and alien activity, cryptozoology, and conspiracy theories. It’s basically a bunch of tin-foil hat wearing kooks blabbing about the chupacabra that ate their dog and chemtrails. Anyway, our favorite […]Read more "The Cake is a Lie: Dr. Freeman Pranks Coast to Coast AM"
Awkward jump suits and Baywatch references aside, Bogotá, Colombia has a pretty cool program going on. Here’s the basic idea: each Sunday, every week, the city shuts down an entire 70 miles of road, pushing motorists out of the way to let pedestrians and bicyclers invade the city. It’s called “Ciclovia” and it looks pretty […]Read more "Revolution in the Streets: Ciclovia"
Sitting here in the cold and austere Michigan winter, I often find myself almost salivating to be back in a sultry New York summer. Yes, salivating. It’s one of my quirks, but my memories are almost always inexplicably linked to food. So thoughts about summer = thoughts of heat = thoughts of refuge via gelato […]Read more "Post of Summer Longings: Grom Gelato NYC"
The vandal squad (and ghost squad) was a thing I heard a lot about while in NYC last summer. This NPR clip does a nice job with an expose on their relationship to the world of graffiti and how the two interact. I’m not sure the laws are still the same. Either way, it’s worth […]Read more "Cat vs. Mouse: A Portrait of Graffiti and the Vandal Squad"
Unfortunately, I missed out on being introduced to the Cool Kids when they rolled through Detroit this fall with M.I.A. Thankfully their video found its way to me anyways. Now I can’t seem to get enough. Check out their crisp electro-beat-laden ode to BMX below. The Cool Kids: Black Mags Black Mags [pic via nialler9]Read more "Bikes on My Mind: The Cool Kids"