Pop Culture Typography

Pop Culture Typography

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Designer Isaac Moores (aka Izac Less) created this fun animation which provides typographic lyrics to Madeon’s dance masterpiece Pop Culture, using logo graphics based on just that – pop culture. Don’t know where they’re all from? Watch this version of the clip.

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The Iron Giant Mondo Tee-kis

The Iron Giant Mondo Tee-kis

Price: $28-$40  | Buy

Mondo’s The Iron Giant tiki mugs feature a cute rendition of the titular robot. It holds up to 16oz – roughly the amount of tears you’ll shed while watching the film. It’s available in three colors, with a fourth one exclusive to the Alamo Drafthouse.

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Of grimoires and glyphs: the history behind RPG magic

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Imagine you’re on a quest for a powerful artefact in Divinity: Original Sin 2. Perhaps you conversed with a ghost who pointed you in the right direction. Now you see demons close by. You cast Chameleon Cloak to try to sneak by, but alas! you are spotted. The fight begins. You draw your weapons, inscribed with runes. You weave protective spells. You summon your cat familiar to enter the fray and confound your enemies. A fireball scroll sets a puddle of oil ablaze, but you misjudged and now you’re on fire as well! But a potion you concocted earlier heals your wounds just in time.

It’s a typical scenario for D:OS2 and similar fantasy RPGs. Magic is everywhere, and you could barely swing your cat familiar by the tail without hitting a fellow Sorcerer (don’t do that though, it’s cruel). But where do these spells, demons and artefacts come from? Games have so inundated us with magic that it’s easy to forget that even the most outlandish, videogamey spectacles have their Source-drenched roots in historical beliefs and practices. (more…)

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Rapid Whale Mini Boat

Rapid Whale Mini Boat

Price: $950  | Buy

Bay Area maker Joshua Tulberg is imagining you on the high seas with his kit for a 6′ long electric mini boat. Picture yourself building it with ease, thanks to marine-grade plywood and cable-tie and epoxy construction. Then imagine being the most popular fellow at the flotilla.

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Twofold Shelf Desk

Twofold Shelf Desk

Price: ~$430  | Buy

Designed by Michael Hilgers, Twofold is a brilliantly simple space-saving piece of furniture. When folded, it looks and works like a normal wall-mounted shelf. But you can bring its top half down and outward to create a desk.

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