I’ve packed my bags and moved everything here to my new blog on Tumblr: http://jruck.us.
I’ll post more on the logistics of moving an 8-year-old blog and all its content and comments from WordPress to Tumblr soon, which is actually a little harder than it sounds given Tumblr’s API limitations.
But in the meantime, help me in bidding farewell to the sometimes-buggy-but-usually-loveable WordPress site that first introduced me to the joys of blogging and building websites: Centripetal Notion.
Anyway enough of that, subscribe to my new feed already, or just follow me on Tumblr if that’s your thing.
Catch you on the flip side.
This is my response to an image recently promoted to the top of social image bookmarking site, FFFFOUND!. Full sizes of original and response below, and links to the entries on FFFFOUND! for your bookmarking pleasure.
Text from the original was:
i’m using ffffounddotcom.
i am a graphic designer.
therefore, i love design.
and i’d like to tell you something:
the pussy, the boobs, the whatever
of your girlfriend body has
nothing to do with design.
graphic design ≠ sex.
your sister anatomy: no, thanks.
IMAGE [my response]
LINK/IMAGE [original on FFFFOUND!]
LINK/IMAGE [my response on FFFFOUND!]
Update: some recent responses in FFFFOUND!
IMAGE [“I’m not one of those puratans”]
IMAGE [“(…) I really enjoy using Comic Sans MS”]
IMAGE [“each time you enjoy ffffound, think of the monkeys”]
IMAGE [“i’m also not very good at knowing what i want”]
I have been catastrophically remiss in not posting about this much sooner than I am now. FFFFOUND! is a new-ish image bookmarking site, kind of like del.icio.us for whatever badass photography/art/design/etc. you find around the internet. Not only that though, the website itself is an aggregate cornucopia of beautiful, stimulating, cortex-crunching imagery taken from everyone else’s submissions. I subscribe to the RSS feed and it usually pulls in about 200 new items a day, all of which I flick through in a few minutes, letting the visuals wash over my subconscious and picking out favorites to bookmark myself.
Right now the service is invite-only and unfortunately I’m fresh out of invites. What makes this place so good though is the quality of the content that rises to the top. Where else will you see the paper sculptures of Jen Stark, classic Josef Müller-Brockmann posters, scientific illustrations of micro-organisms, field shots of nuclear mushroom clouds and sexy/artsy nude female photography all side-by-side? Member or no you can still browse everything on the site, and if you ask them nicely they might send you some invites, that’s what I did.
I’m including some images from my own FFFFOUND! stream inside this post to give you an idea of what you can expect. Much more at my profile and the site itself.
Update: See FFFFOUND! Redux for a debate over the appropriateness of content.
Continue reading “FFFFOUND!”
Our conventional alphabet contains 19 letters having dissimilar upper and lower case symbols (such as ‘A’ and ‘a’) and 7 letters (c-o-s-v-w-x-z) having symbols that are identical.
It is misleading for a letter, or for any graphic symbol, to have two different designs. Confusion might set in when school children are taught to recognize words even before they have learned to recognize different symbols for the same letter.
To remedy this, Alphabet 26, a plan based upon the logic of consistency, proposed that of the 19 letters that have dissimilar symbols 15 letters should use the uppercase designs [black letters below] and 4 letters should use the lowercase designs [green letters]. The other 7 letters already have identical symbols [blue letters].
LINK [aLPHaBeT 26] (via SvN)
This looks familiar but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Some really nice work (and a lot more on their website, not to mention a higher quality version of the video here) from Machine Molle.
LINK/VIDEOS [Machine Molle] (via zefrank)
LINK/AUDIO/VIDEO [Kasabian website]
A wall chart about 6.5 x 4.5 feet in size, containing an overview of nearly 13.7 billions years of universal history: biological evolution, culture, literature, religion, philosophy, science, technology, art and music. Authored by Tom Schoepen and four years in the making, it will soon be published and sold. Unfortunately, I can’t find any version online that is readable.
LINK (via infosthetics)