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It was once a place of untapped power and hidden knowledge. Yet, despite having conquered this vast online kingdom, using it for our own good, there are still hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

It was once a place of untapped power and hidden knowledge. Yet, despite having conquered this vast online kingdom, using it for our own good, there are still hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOL

iPods and Cell Phones in 1977

In Alex Varanese’s Alt 1977 reality, the technology of today was transported and given to ourselves in 1977. Rather than being designed by the likes of Johnny Ives, they are given the faux-wood look of so many other consumer products of that era. See what cell phones and laptops would have also looked like if they existed back then.THE DIELINE

Biltema Moving Boxes

Love the illustration of these x-ray inspired moving boxes, designed by Emanuel Sendel, an in-house designer/art director for Biltema, the leading Nordic company in the area of car accessories, spare parts and tools.RAW TYPE

For moustache lovers…

Will it be a pencil-thin Didot? How about a handlebar Futura? A walrus Hoefler perhaps? Or maybe something a bit different? Moustaches, like typefaces, come in all shapes and sizes and the brace (aka. curly brackets, flower brackets, birdie brackets, or chicken feet or chicken lips) bears a striking resemblance to the upper-lip monster when rotated 90º.DESIGNBOOM

Tim Vinke: kruikantoor

‘kruikantoor’ is a portable office made from EPS foam and covered with a coating of polyurea hotspray. The office, consisting of 2 chairs, a table, light, electricity connection and storage, can be put together into one entire unit or taken apart to create a complete office environment. Equipped with wheels, ‘kruikantoor’ allows users to swiftly change work locations.LAUGHING SQUID

Underwater Cartoon Characters Get Hit By Oil Spill

LandlineTV takes a look at what happens when underwater cartoon characters get hit by the oil spill.KITSUNE NOIR

Mark McGinnis

Somewhere between the worlds or illustration and design lies the work of Mark McGinnis, a Brooklyn based artist who creates some really strong images. I use the word strong because everything I saw seemed to tell some kind of story, like they were way more than just pretty images. He has a great sense of color, as seen evidenced above, and the paint-y textures everywhere give his images a nice depth.

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