Spontaneous street art by Brad Downey

19 May

Spontaneous street art by Brad Downey. I heard he is inspired by Duchamp using Dadaism to minimalism constellations. Very interesting way of communicating things that we take for granted og just changing our everyday landscapes into something new…
enjoy :-)

All images © Brad Downey

Source: http://www.ignant.de

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From The Past that shows you how life was

4 May

The oldest known selfie. (1839)

Robert Cornelius took this photo outside the store his family owned. It became famous for being the first self portrait or as its commonly now known, a “selfie.”

People posing next to the Statue of Liberty as it’s unpacked. (1886)

This funny portrait of a woman was taken while she was mid-sneeze. (1900)

A “knocker-up” waking up clients – the early 20th century version of alarm clocks.

Nine kings gather to mourn the death of King Edward VII (1910).

This may very well be the most kings ever photographed at once. Represented are Norway, Bulgaria, Portugal, the German Empire, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Great Britain, and Denmark.

Before automatic pinsetters were invented, “pin boys” worked to manually line them up. (1914).

Sarcastic photo taken by anti-prohibitionists to mock their opponents in 1919.

A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell. (1921)

An early example of “horsemanning”, the 1920’s version of “planking”.

Two winners of a 1922 Beauty Pageant, when beauty standards were much different.

An beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren’t too short (1920s)

Suits were not allowed to end more than 6 inches above the knee.

A couple enjoys an old fashioned zipline on a weekend afternoon. (1923)

This bizarre helmet supposedly helped focus by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny slit. (1925)

Hitler rehearsing his speeches in front of a mirror (1925).

The LA Public Library’s bookmobile program for the sick. (1928)

A zookeeper gives penguins a delightful shower from a watering can. (1930)

The One Wheel Motorcycle, capable of reaching a top speed of 93 mph. (1931)

A cat poses for a cigarette card, found in Army Club Cigarettes. (1932)

How makers of the famous London Double-Decker buses proved they weren’t a tipping hazard. (1933)

Baby cages for 1930s apartment families who wanted their children to get enough sunlight.

The iconic photo of a concerned pea-picker and mother of seven children during the Dust Bowl (1936)

These glasses were specifically made for reading in bed

The 1930’s version of a GPS: This auto scrolling map was supposed to help people with directions in real time.

Model T “Elevator Garage” in Chicago. (1936)

Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel sharing a smoke. (1938)

“Face Cones”: a fashionable way to protect oneself during snowstorms (1939).

A bicycle that fits a family of four, including a sewing machine. (1939).

Babies wearing the gas mask hood system during a 1940 London bombing drill.

WWII soldiers get their last kiss before deployment.

A tiny puppy sleeping comfortably between Russian soldiers. (1945)

An Austrian boy couldn’t be more excited about his first pair of new shoes in years. (1946)

A baby bear drinks a bowl of honey in a cafe. (1950)

A man dresses up his dog in a suit, then puts a cat in his lap. (1950s)

An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. (1950s)

The winner of the 1950 “Miss Atomic Bomb” pageant.

Afghan women at a public library during the 1950s.

The Afghanistan government was shifting towards democracy in the 1950s and 60s before the Taliban took over. Women could work, become educated, dress casually and use many of the modern day services that men could.

A young Paul McCartney takes a mirror selfie. (1959)

[Colorized] Young women hosting a 1950s house party.

Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial. (1959)

Fritz the bulldog, a TV celebrity, is groomed by a barber. (1961)


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The Cat-Mew Machine. (1963)

This Japanese machine meows times per minute to scare away rats and mice. The eyes light up too.

A young woman takes her pet lobster out for a walk.

Young boy attending Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, 28th Aug 1963.

The “TV Glasses” that never quite caught on. (1963)

“The Kiss of Life”. This iconic photo shows a utility worker receiving mouth-to-mouth after being electrocuted. He survived. (1967).

A young Osama Bin Laden with his family in Sweden during the 1970s. He is second from the right in a green shirt.

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham playing volleyball in 1971.


All sources: Distractify.com,StumbleUpon, shorpy, reddit.com, misslucifer

14 huge trends that are changing the face of design and advertising

29 Apr

Brands can use the ‘sharded self’ trend positivelyThanks to the internet, everyone has a voice. But it’s not always the nicest voice: “There are a lot of trolls out there,” pointed out Walker.One trend seen in the work submitted to this year’s D&AD Awards is that brands are starting to reformulate the negativity into a positive message. A standout project mentioned by both The Future Laboratory and the White Pencil panel was This Is Wholesome by Honey Maid, a traditional American snack brand that wanted to reposition itself as progressive.Last year, Honey Maid launched a bold campaign featuring divorced, interracial and same-sex families. It brought the company a lot of attention – not all of it good. So this year, the brand responded to its trolls with another ad juxtaposing the hate with the love.It took the negative tweets, printed them and made an instalation that spelled ‘love’, which it surrounded with positive tweets [above]. “If you want to be relevant, you have to be able to exist in the world that’s happening around you,” said Google Creative Lab executive creative director Steve Vranakis, who was on the White Pencil jury.

Source: 14 huge trends that are changing the face of design and advertising | Advertising | Creative Bloq

12 inspiring art directors and designers you should follow on Instagram

29 Apr

This is an interesting blog post I saw about 12 inspiring art directors you should follow on Instagram. Do you need inspiration and are you tired of only seeing selfies on Instagram? Find new people to follow here – you can read more below. Follow me myself and I on (warning: som occasional selfies might appear): Designer & Tech guru, Mark Barner on Instagram

12 inspiring art directors and designers you should follow on Instagram12 inspiring art directors and designers you should follow on Instagram12 inspiring art directors and designers you should follow on Instagram12 inspiring art directors and designers you should follow on Instagram

12 inspiring art directors and designers you should follow on InstagramWant to source more daily aesthetic inspiration? Look no further than the digital visual diaries of these 12 top creatives.

Source: 12 art directors to follow on Instagram | Inspiration | Creative Bloq

Top 40 free fonts for designers

28 Feb

The Best of free Fonts in 2014

Here is a list of nice and free fonts for designers that was popular in 2014.

Squares Font

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Taurus Mono Font

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Primiterus Font

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Kraftstoff Font

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Garnata Font

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Coco Puff Font

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Separator Font

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Hans Kendrick Font

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The Medic Font

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REN Typeface / Font

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Monarc Font

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Gasalt Font

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Bandung Pride Font

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Nulshock Font

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SkolaSans Font

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Marcus Font

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Aina Mono Font

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Eligible Font

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Block font

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ATViCE Font

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Recharge Font

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Vagtur Font

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Eligible Sans Font

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Choplin Font

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AXIS Free Font

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Phantasm Free Font

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Anders Free Font

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AENEA Free Font

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Asgalt Free Font

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Prosto Sans (Bold) Free Font

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Zona Pro (Thin & Bold) Free Font

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Gafata STD Free Font

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Meticulous Ariel Free Font

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Aaram Free Font

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Certa Sans (Medium & Italic) Free Font

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Silent Lips Free Font

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Loew (Heavy) Free Font

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Kirvy Font

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Reckoner Font

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Duma Font

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