AHH! Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Reblogged the Video we made for the Little Daylight Remix of Man on Fire! Check it out!
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via havanaland)
— Christopher Barzak (via killheji)
it’s been a journey, but it’s right now all about self-forgiveness. Bipolar has made me totally unwell, and it’s easy to get caught up in shame, to get stuck in that uncomfortable feeling of being ashamed of what the illness did, to feel like you’ve got to explain yourself, like you’e disappointed everyone. It’s truly difficult to forgive yourself for being unwell, but I’m starting to get there, see the long road. The simple truth is it’s just going to take time and to reach out for help when I need to. I’m just really glad I’m doing well now and I’m set up with support.
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
love concept civic design, just love it, thinking about how we could design the things we all use everyday.
The Simpsons writers picked their ten favorite obscure characters over at Vulture today. We were happy to see that their list overlapped with many of ours (see above) but what of our love for Hugh Jass? What of our love for Hugh Jass?! (Note: We got in trouble for shouting this in the office earlier.)
this is great, kids in retro time suggesting the future we take as totally banal is a trip, the way they say “”we can research a paper!” next to “visit the planet jupiter!” is pretty funny, though it ends with an exact obsession with cats and or cat food. some kid saw that coming a mile away.
OK, you guys…time to get serious. It was announced today that Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s running mate for the presidential election, but no one’s asking the important question: Who is going to play Ryan on SNL? It has to be Bill Hader, right? What do you think?
I officially now can not wait for the debates
-Would you let a person on board with a boarding pass like this? It’s dated today, but it got blurred in the rain. I don’t know where it’s taking me. Do you?
-No idea, but I’ll give you another.
-Where do you want to go?
-Wherever you want to take me.
Chungking Express (1994)
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Icecream
tom waits in jim jarmusch!
Fall semester is coming up quick, and I’m ready for a fresh start. The past few days, painting has cleared my head, and gotten me recharged for a new chapter. I’ve got a few projects that I’m sure will keep me busy along with a course load, but what I’m focusing on this year is finding where I make sense. I’ve worked on projects that are my singular vision for years now, but what I miss, and where I think I’ll find the most growth is with other passionate people. I’m not sure where I’m headed, I don’t know where I make sense exactly, and that’s what I hope to find out.
“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”— S.E Hinton, The Outsiders
“”Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can....”
“Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.”— Christopher Barzak (via killheji)