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Mark Hamill's getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Mark Hamill—an actor who’s given life to some of Hollywood’s most iconic characters, including Luke Skywalker, The Joker, and Cocknocker from <i>Jay And</i> …

Fragmented Figurative Sculptures Pay Tribute to Human Emotion and Strength

Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Díez Fernández creates magnificent figurative sculptures out of steel. His growing collection of shiny metalwork includes various detailed depictions of the human form that brilliantly capture the essence of each subject. In 2016, the artist made a sculptural tribute …

Art

Science takes a step toward real-life lightsabers

Researchers from MIT and Harvard in 2013 managed to get photons, which are basically particles of light, to play nice with each other and create a new state of matter. Harnessing such a breakthrough could lead to actual quantum leaps in computing and perhaps even give us a real-world lightsaber.<p>Now …

Quantum Physics

Landlord Who Destroyed 5Pointz Must Pay Graffiti Artists $6.7M

The building's owner trashed the country's "largest collection of exterior aerosol art" to build luxury condos.<p>Money can’t bring back 5Pointz—the bright yellow warehouse in Queens that became a "graffiti mecca" for street artists from around the world. When the building's owner, Gerald Wolkoff, …

Charles and Ray Eames: The couple who shaped the way we live

Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th Century. William Cook looks at how the pair worked together to create designs that still inspire today.<p>Charles and Ray Eames are most famous for their iconic chairs, which transformed our idea of modern furniture, but this …

Design

Creative Studio Releases Five Coveted, Free-To-Download Graphic Design Books

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images via Rationale Design<p><b>San Francisco-based</b> design studio Rationale Design has unleashed five PDF …

Graphic Design

How Harrison Ford Convinced Mark Hamill to Return to Star Wars

“Can you imagine if I was the only one to say no? I’d be the most hated man in nerd-dom.”<p>To most actors, doing a <i>Star Wars</i> movie is essentially a no-brainer. But <b>Mark Hamill</b> is not most actors. After starring in the franchise’s first three films—pop-culture juggernauts determined he would be Luke …

'Star Wars': The Most Important Character Barely Appeared Onscreen

Author Meg Cabot has an interesting take on who the MVP of the entire mythology is.<p>The most important character in the entire <i>Star Wars</i> mythology? …

The Star Wars Extended Universe's Coolest Jedi Could've Been in Rogue One

When building a prequel to <i>A New Hope</i>, the writers and producers of the Lucasfilm top brass had a lot of possible material to work with. In the old …

Star Wars

FireSigns: a semiotic theory for graphic design

Semiotics is the study of signs and significations, and as graphic designers we create visual signs (dubbed in the book as “FireSigns”) that are …

Graphic Design

Vegetarian White Bean Chili Recipe - Health

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 8 …

I Make These 4 Recipes Every Sunday to Help With Weight Loss

Prepping food for the week is one of the most effective ways I stay on track when it comes to eating healthy and avoiding overeating. If I don't prep meals and snacks, dinner will end up being an entire bag of chips with guacamole or a pint of Ben & Jerry's almond milk ice cream (or both!). So to …

Breakfast

How to Work Faster With Layers in Photoshop

As you can imagine I spend a lot of time in Photoshop. And when you spend as much time in Photoshop as I do, you want to work as fast and efficiently …

Tutorials

Ron Howard Once Defended THE PHANTOM MENACE’s Jake Lloyd

Turns out Ron Howard‘s relationship with <i>Star Wars</i> far predates his current involvement with Lucasfilm. Because long before he was tasked with taking …

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

This Website Reveals How JPEG Photos Were Edited in Lightroom

As photographers, we’re always interested in how other people edit their photos to achieve a certain look. Pixel Peeper is a new website that can …

These Roasted Chickpea Recipes Are A Dream Come True

Make these roasted chickpeas 4 ways for a tasty, high-protein snack<p>View this post on Facebook

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

UI Design

From the archives: 1977 'Star Wars' review

<i>‘Star Wars” was released 40 years ago, on May 25, 1977. In his review, James Meade, theater writer for The San Diego Union describes a story that has</i> …

Frank Lloyd Wright's textile designs from 1955 available to buy now

The architect designed them for home design company Schumacher<p>Ahead of what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, home design company Schumacher, in collaboration with the Wright Foundation, has revived a collection of geometric-print textiles that the world-famous architect designed …

Frank Lloyd Wright

This Adorable Jyn Erso Cosplayer Spent Star Wars Celebration Handing Out the Death Star Plans to Every Princess Leia

When you go to a massive convention like <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration, it’s best to have a game plan. Where are you going to go first? What panels are you …

Star Wars

Vader’s Castle Could Return In Future ‘Star Wars’ Movies, According To Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang

Among the Easter eggs hidden in <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> is a nod to one Ralph McQuarrie’s original <i>Empire Strikes Back</i> sketches that had Darth Vader living in an evil castle. The Sith Lord’s fortress on Mustafar was imposing even if you didn’t know the backstory, but <i>Star Wars</i> has always been …

Star Wars

The World's "Mattest, Flattest Black" Acrylic Paint Is Available to All—Except Anish Kapoor

Artist Stuart Semple responds to Vantablack 2.0 with Black 2.0, making it available to anyone who wants it. Anyone, of course, but Anish Kapoor.<p>The ongoing saga over the artistic rights to Vantablack, the blackest black on the planet, continues. As a quick refresher for the uninitiated, British …

Easy Vegetarian Dinners for Every Night of the Week

March is nearly over, Easter is just around the bend, and spring will be here any day, right? (Right?!?) Although the farmers' market—with its apple, …

‘Rogue One’ Originally Had A Jedi In It, And That Answers Some Questions

<i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> releases on digital HD this Friday, so the crew have been making the rounds talking about the film, revealing new details like the drastically different ending in the first draft. But that’s not the only part of the movie that underwent a huge rewrite before the final …

Star Wars Anthology Series

Enchilada Lasagna [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Recipes

The Story Behind The Most Successful Crowdfunded Font In History

Thanks to a 10,000-person waiting list, Futuracha Pro has broken previous records.<p>Up until this week, the most successful crowdfunded font was an almost predictable winner: Black Tie, a flexible, sans-serif typeface that scales from web CSS to apps with all the seamless utility of Helvetica. It was …

Free typography resources: The big list

Everyone, even non-designers, can agree that the smallest typographical change can make a world of difference (*cough* <i>Warren Beatty</i> *cough*). …

The Under-Sung Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois

The early Black academic who understood the value of pretty lines<p>W.E.B. Du Bois is famous for both his powerful academic research on race and class …

Superman’s dog: A history.

<i>Unedited transcript of the July 12, 2012, phone conversation between Glen Weldon, author of</i> <b>Superman: The Unauthorized Biography</b><i>, and his editor, Eric</i> …