A Little Inspirtation

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Chronicle Book’s has come up with a game called Menu Mashup. It’s colorful and beautifully designed, and it reminded me a lot of what we were doing in Vis-Com class this week. Theming a restaurant simplified to a game. Take a look at it here. 

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I never thought that I would see a fashion label named after one of the stinkiest breakfast foods I’ve ever encountered, but Natto+Franco has done it. With graphic tees and sweaters priced up to 90 euros, I don’t know how on earth a fashion designer gets to that point. But the imagery is interesting and the origins are too. Check out an article about it here. 

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When I went to Turkey I ate quite a bit of Turkish Delight. I rather like the taste of the nuts in it, and it’s pretty good all in all. It’s very sweet, a tough jelly like substance that’s dusted in powdered sugar and filled with dried fruit and nuts. The first time I heard about it was from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, where the Edmond character pretty much sells out his family to an evil ice witch for it. I don’t know it’s THAT good. Learn how to make your own here.

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This is terrifying and fascinating. Some designers reengineered a 3D printer into a tattoo gun. You can download your image into the system and then get ready to go under the needle. No doubt this would create beautiful, perfect tattoos, but god, I would be scared. Watch the video here.

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Russian illustrator Nadezhda Illarionova makes these wonderfully creepy and beautiful paintings. They evoke a sense of fairytales and something larger and darker than what’s on the surface. Take a look for yourself here.

That’s it for now!

Erin

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A Little Inspirtation

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