Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 15th (August 2008)

Who do u see when u go 2 Music Festivals

I was pleasantly surprised to see that after all the sites were collected for this week’s Link Drop, graphic design and humour had a good showing. Over here the blog has been growing on a monthly basis for quite a while, but the boost that sent me this week was quite noticeable (merci). I’ve also been having a number of interesting conversations via email about other sites, some contained in this set – some not. I have no idea where that’s going to lead but those conversations have been invaluable (merci x2). I’m taking next week off from regular work and heading to Canada. I’m not from Toronto but thought it might be time to visit some friends. I’m planning to do a lot of writing while thinking about how I want to finish this year and how to start the new one. I also want to get a couple book outlines completed. That should mean one of a couple things. A. there should be as many posts next week as there was this week, B. there will be less posts, or C. way more posts than usual. So if you happen to be in Toronto and see some guy typing away madly w/ a negroni in hand mid afternoon on the top of the Drake – that might be me.

– m


Who do u see when u go 2 Music FestivalsWho do u see when u go 2 Music Festivals?
[hipster runoff] EXCERPT: “Did I miss n e 1?, Is n e demographic over/under represented? Do u like live music, or is it better on ur iPod?”

Museum of Art for the ArtsMuseum of Art for the Arts
EXCERPT: “The Museum of Art for the Arts was founded in 2008 as an international institution, and is dedicated to being the foremost art & image museum in the world. Through the leadership of its Trustees and staff, the MofAA manifests…”

designs | TUKAANI | Kayiwa Oy | Scandinavian Product Design and InnovationTUKAANI
EXCERPT: “The sterling silver TUKAANI is a hand made eating device for Asian food consumers in the West. It may be held as traditional chopsticks. But unlike the disposable wooden chopsticks, TUKAANI is hand washable and much easier to set on – and use at table. The matt surface and taut…”

The Art of the Stain in Modern T-Shirt DesignDirty Laundry: The Art of the Stain in Modern T-Shirt Design
EXCERPT: “Dirty Laundry is a gallery show devoted to the concept of potential. Using stains as an integral part of the design and fashion of a t-shirt, the show seeks to shift our perception that something (or someone, for that…”

EXCERPT: “A bunch of us got together yesterday morning to start planning Interesting New York. We discussed the spirit of Interesting:Interesting is a goal, not a claim, It is an opportunity for people to share their passions and what they care about…”

 Heart of Hundreds BlawgShotgun Approach
[Heart of Hundreds Blawg] EXCERPT: “Dig Greg Ball and Shoko César’s Violent Art Collaboration. If there ever were the perfect sign you were in Alberta, this is them. Reminds me of the area down the river by where my friend Raymond and I used to make up stories about living out on the acreage when we were kids…”

How To Demo Your StartupHow To Demo Your Startup
[tech crunch] EXCERPT: “For the past 10 days I’ve sat through 200 company demos for the TechCrunch50 conference. These demos are mostly done over the phone for 10 minutes using the phone and web conferencing software like WebEx or Adobe’s wonderful new “Connect” service.”

Guilloches | The Ministry of TypeGuilloches
[ministry of type] EXCERPT: “Banknote patterns fascinate me. I can get lost for hours in all the details, seeing how the patterns fit together, how the lettering works, the tiny security ‘flaws’ – they’re amazing. Central to banknote designs are Guilloche patterns, which can be created mechanically with a geometric…”

PIG 05049.PIG 05049.
[bb-blog] EXCERPT: “Christien Meindertsma has spent the last three years researching all the products made from a single pig. Amongst some of the more unexpected results were: Ammunition, medicine, photo paper, heart valves…”

News on Japan - Double-wide anime look for your eyeballsDouble-wide anime look for your eyeballs
[News on Japan] EXCERPT: “That is, contact lenses with extra-wide tinted outer ring to give the look of a bigger, wider iris. To quote the sales copy, “Wanna get big, watery shiny eyes without any surgery? CRAVE AND ENVY NO MORE!””

Complex Shit Wreaks Havoc in SwitzerlandComplex Shit Wreaks Havoc in Switzerland
[Dog Art Today] EXCERPT: “”A giant inflatable dog turd by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed…”

random thoughtrandom thought
[nooka]: EXCERPT: “this has been stuck in my head since i’ve had an apartment full of nieces and nephews the whole summer and taking them out to restaurants etc. always brings up this issue: why do people freak out when a man uses a women’s…”

20cL Whiskey Bottles20cL Whiskey Bottles
[the dieline] EXCERPT: “I like the look of these 20cL mini bottles of whisky from Glasgow-based Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd. Maybe it’s a diabetic thing, but they caught my eye on account of their resemblance to the crimped vials that injectable medicines (like insulin) usually come in. Also, the labels…”

Aerial music over BeijingAerial music over Beijing
[city of sound] EXCERPT: “Although I’d been meaning to post the previous note on the Terracotta Army for months – in fact, since I’d first read the article in the LRB back in January – I actually hit the ‘save’ button in the middle of last night’s…”

Rickrolling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRickrolling
[wikipedia] EXCERPT: “Rickrolling is an Internet meme involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The meme is a bait and switch: a person provides a Web link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Astley video…”

Logomania is back - for the iPhoneLogomania is back – for the iPhone
[big secret pizza party] EXCERPT: “I saw the Chanel iPhone application when it first came out, but I was a little late to add it due to raging technical issues with my crappy mac book pro (long story). Anyway, my co-Nakedite Joe and I got to talking…”

2008 Trends article on LogoLounge.ComCurrent Logo Trends
[logo lounge] EXCERPT: “Trend-watching, until recently, has largely been an exercise in watching connections form between direct associations. Photoshop releases a new filter, and voila – entire raft of logos take on that effect…”

AIGA Gain ConferenceAIGA Gain Conference
EXCERPT: “When design and business work together, brilliant things happen. At “Gain,” hear today’s success stories from a select group of business and design leaders from a variety of industries, who will team up to share their…”

Eye blog » Eye, the international review of graphic designEye Blog
[eye] EXCERPT: “Welcome to the new blog for Eye, the international review of graphic design. We’ll be asking a wide range of writers to contribute notes, reviews, work in progress, rants, praise and other comments to help us understand…”

Engage Your Audience | Text The Mobtext the mob
EXCERPT: “The easiest and most entertaining way to collect feedback from your audience. Project polls or message boards on a large screen, have everyone send their input via their cell phones and see results instantly!”

Inhabitat » Announcing the winners of the ‘One Good Chair’ CompetitionAnnouncing the winners of the ‘One Good Chair’ Competition
[inhabitat] EXCERPT: “Back in April we announced the One Good Chair Design Competition, where a $4500 challenge was set to design a chair that ‘Does Good, Feels Good, Looks Good’. Designs for this competition were judged on…”

Cake WrecksCake Wrecks
EXCERPT: “Here at Cake Wrecks, we do our best to poke fun without being mean-spirited. It is never our intention to offend, only amuse. Please bear that in mind while commenting.”

Infographics News / Infographics News
[flickr] EXCERPT: “Space where we can upload our favourite graphic or anything interesting to comment”

Superlocal » Blog Archive » stair climbing trolleystair climbing trolley
[superlocal] EXCERPT: “perfect for HK’s endless stairs.”

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  • tinku gallery

    The Jen Stark site is awesome, not only because of her work but the site itself. Love how you can rollover to see details in an image.

  • mxaxm

    thanks for including Dog Art Today in the link drop this week. (Given my post — “link drop” has a whole new meaning — sorry to be crude).

    Also, I have Wegman's Fay on my site today. Photo I have never seen before, not as contrived/posed as some.

  • michaelsurtees

    no worries – i'm sure that post was quite funny to anyone that is used to seeing that stuff on a daily basis. you might find my post that i wrote about maddie and me meeting Wegman to be kind of hilarious too at