Posts by: Walter Green

Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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This artist, Ben Wilson, paints great “miniature pictures on pieces of discarded chewing gum.” “The Earliest War Photography From Afghanistan” taken during the late 1800s. These pop-up books are totally nutso. Peep at them! The internet has so much good stuff. Like The Pac-Man Dossier. This doesn’t even really count as a link, but the designer […]

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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This is fun. Is life about having fun? Spot the fake smile. This website of — I guess — design-inspiration makes for a fun scroll through. An Ambitious Project Collapsing. Isaac Fitzgerald, of The Rumpus, sent me this tumblr of Hungover Owls. Owls look funny, huh. Peep this billboard that “advertises nothing but clean air.”

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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Some people wait a lifetime to find a website full of cool-looking old cassettes. (via John Gall) This tumblr collects “funny tombstones from around the world.” (via Jason Arias) To commemorate the Giants winning the World Series, McSweeney’s is selling a cool limited-edition poster of Giants-related Dave Eggers drawings. The headline for this is, “Nicaragua […]

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“Model Release”

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William T. Vollmann’s invoice to Penguin for “four street prostitutes’ modeling time,” from Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad…). Larger version here.

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Morning Coffee

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Hello, today is my final day filling in for Dan. That Dan Weiss of yours, I hope, will always treat you well, because otherwise my specter shall come at him, like black smoke, like a demented giant, and pull him apart nerve by nerve. Really amazingly ugly website. David-Lynch-directed-Twin-Peaks-themed-ads-for-coffee-in-a-can. Nice pictures of animals. We can […]

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Morning Coffee

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Oh hey, here’s the crazy map of botched police raids you asked me for. “Leaders and their moms.” A lot of dumb people rank the most dangerous cities in the United States. #383: Gotham City. “With the Joker and Penguin this city is full of criminals” The great book jacket designer Peter Mendelsund found out […]

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Morning Coffee

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Roger Ebert recounts meeting Bukowski. The Complete History of the Fallout Shelter sign (via boingboing). Google Chrome vs. Potato. Everybody/nobody wins. Kids get sent home for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco De Mayo.

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The Geocities-izer allows us to “make any webpage look like it was made by a 13 year-old in 1996.” “The reason the parents have done this is because they do not have time to look after their children yet are afraid of their children running around and getting into an accident. As it is understood, […]

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Morning Coffee

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Dan, please come back soon. I didn’t read this, but a skim reveals that it’s about wooly mammoth hemo-goblins, whatever those are. (via Angela Petrella) Look at these horses, so tiny and unride-able. A bunch of pigs take on a deer. Why did I type that? Kottke brings this amazing paper art to our attention.

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This might make you cry. A brief illustrated history of voting. (via brainpicker) Gather round this internet link to see some of the world’s ugliest statues. Let’s all quit Facebook (or can I atleast get a poke? Hi-yo!)

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To ring in my final week filling in for Dan Weiss, today is Three-Portfolios-One-Blog-of-Accidental-Dongs Day. Kelly Blair designs book covers for Melville House Publishing. Lala Albert draws a lot of evil stuff. Kevin Van Aelst makes stuff look like other stuff. Non-penis things that look like penises.

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Morning Coffee

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Does the iPad have an app that can simulate this walking bookshelf? Thing I have never wanted to see: Charles Burns’ Black Hole in real life. Starlee Kine wants you to cry. People in infomercials can’t do anything right.

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This guy died doing what he loved. Oh, sorry, that was a typo. I meant to say this guy is dead and his dead body is on display riding a motorcyle. Volcanos sure do eff ess up. Boingboing brings us a “gallery of real and imaginary pest killer packaging.” Look at this whole thing, why […]

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Old Robots. New robot. Or maybe we’re the robots, man. Maybe we’re the robots. Apollo 11 launch in slow motion. The Best Show on WFMU gives us Rambocky.

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“An outrageous conversation” between Playboy and David Bowie, from 1976. “An Oral History of the Insane Clown Posse Parodies.” “The 100 oldest registered dot-com domain names.” (via brainpicker) The end.

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To celebrate my second week filling in for Dan Weiss, I present this tote bag. There are drawings in here of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a jazz combo. We should leave aliens alone because they are probably “nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach,” says Stephen Hawking. Kurt Vonnegut […]

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Morning Coffee

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Banksy visited Valencia Street in San Francisco. (You can read the Rumpus conversation with Banksy here.) Our new hundred dollars bills are so ugly. Someone out there could probably make them look nice though. Pictures of people who have sit with Marina Abramovic during her performance at MoMA, The Artist is Present. (She sits there […]

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I don’t even drink coffee. This is Walter Green still, filling in for Dan Weiss. “Connecticut mayor donates kidney to Facebook friend.” And I can’t even get poked! Hi-yo! Crows are smart. I would like to get married to this wedding invitation from over two years ago. I just barely glanced at this but I […]

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Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon clears a few things up about Ke$ha. There are pictures here of: Salvador Dali jumping, Audrey Hepburn jumping, a dressed-up monkey jumping. The canine as a canvas. Yikes. Maybe you’ve seen it, but this dude redesigned some Jules Verne books and oh boy are they nice. This blog about chopping […]

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Apple employee inadvertently reveals the next generation iPhone by losing a prototype in a bar. Also, in future news, did you hear that the guy who lost the new iPhone in a bar was fired and then killed? Dan Weiss recommends pictures of bikes in Scandinavia. Do you want to read an article about “retrosexuals“? No? Nobody? […]

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I’m Walter. I’m going to be doing this while Dan Weiss is on vacation. But also, Dan Weiss told me to tell you to “look at this dang ol’ ant.” Last words. “You all brought me here to be executed, not to make a speech. That’s it.” Designers sure do love to pay “homage.” Magicians’ Secrets […]

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