Joshua Bloch

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Molly Crabapple Is The Writer Who Made Me A Writer

The freedom of Molly Crabapple's self-expression in both her paintings and her new memoir Drawing Blood has catalyzed writers like me to dare say we have a right to space on the page.<p>“Babies are cute so you don’t kill them” are words that hit me like ice water to the face. They are the words that …

Computer-Controlled Spray Paint Lets You Print Graffiti

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on buildings, box cars, and overpasses but were too self-conscious of your non-existent graffiti skills? …

Customized "Momentary Ink" Lets You Try Out a Tattoo Before a Lifelong Commitment

Many people avoid getting a tattoo because its permanence can be daunting. Now, thanks to Momentary Ink, you can wear your desired design without the lifelong commitment. The Philadelphia-based startup creates custom temporary tattoos that look and feel like the real thing. Thanks to the company's …

Adventure Scents Bring Fantasy To Life With The Sweet Smell Of Geekery You'll Love

Adventure Scents Bring Fantasy To Life With The Sweet Smell Of Geekery You’ll Love<p>Jason Lazarus October 14, 2015 270<p>As lifelong geeks of deeply …

De Staat: Witch Doctor

<i>(PG-13: Language)</i> Even if De Staat’s intense track isn’t your musical cup of tea, Studio Smack’s mindblowing music video will pull you in and won’t …

Stevenson and Greene’s Runaways sparks an exciting Secret Wars rebellion

One of the best things about this summer’s big event comics from both DC and Marvel has been the gleeful enthusiasm with which scores of creators …

Comics

Communications researcher examines comic books, 'geek culture' | Penn State University

The saying goes, "If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life." That couldn’t be more true for one Penn State College of …

Fantastic Concept Work from the FZD School of Design

There is a parallel field to industrial design—and it looks like more fun<p>Practicing industrial designers: Are you getting sick of doing ID? Maybe you …

Satan's fall from heaven retold as an animation for David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock music video

<b>Music:</b> hand-drawn imagery depicts stormy and celestial scenes in Alasdair + Jock's intricate animation for David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock (+ movie).<p>…

‘Watching People Do Stuff’ Is A Business Model And Sywork Is The Twitch For Illustrators

Watching people play video games. Check.<br>Watching people play with apps. Check.<br>Watching people do earnings. Check.<br>Watching people draw things? Check. Now, anyways.<p>Today, a company called Sywork (shorthand for “Show Your Work”) launched its new live-streaming service for artists and illustrators. …

Can Cutting Letters In Half Help You Read Faster Online?

Designer Masato Nakada’s experimental website, Type Snap, allows users to create words and sentences using only half of letters. The result is surprisingly legible.<p>Visit the website Type Snap and you’ll find the all of the letters in the alphabet laid out side-by-side, with each letter split …

A Hedonist Bar In London Where The Air Itself Is Alcoholic

Designed by Bombas & Parr, Alcoholic Architecture is a tiki-style bar which gets you drunk without ever ordering a drink.<p>Most bars require you to actually order a drink to get drunk. Sam Bombas of Bombas & Parr thinks that’s just wasting time. The U.K. architecture firm has just unveiled a new bar …

Basic Visual Guide for Creating Pixel Icons in Illustrator

A set of basic visual guidelines on how to create minimalist pixel icons using Adobe Illustrator.<p>Do you remember M.A. Kather’s Illustrator Vs …

Graphic Design

Disney To Release 'Collected Works Of Hayao Miyazaki' BluRay Set

In a very welcome move Disney announced that they plan to release the <i>Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki</i> as a set on BluRay, this being the same set that was released in Japan in June of last year.<p>Hayao Miyazaki is one of the world’s premier animators and directors, so this set is very much …

25 comic books for nerdy newbies to read first

Every comic book nerd has an origin story, and it starts with opening that first book.<p>There are so many titles with so much history, so it's natural …

This is How Photoshop Artist Erik Johansson Creates His Mind-Bending Images

Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is well known for his mind-bending photo-manipulations and optical illusions, which are all made …

Top artist reveals the secrets of painting hair

There's a revolution taking place. Massive industry sectors such as music and books, which used to require a middleman – a record company or …

The Sims

Here's how those impressive Hot Toys figures are made

Although this brief video from The Story Plus certainly won’t answer all of your questions about Hot Toys, it offers a fun glimpse behind the scenes …

9 Novels the Author of 'A Game of Thrones' Thinks You Should Read

Does anyone care about the artists on comics any more?

Art by Jillian Tamaki. Story by Mariko Tamaki, from This One Summer<p>Yesterday’s retailer poll results, as revealed at Sktchd, made for fascinating …

Website Wireframe KIT for Illustrator

A well designed website wireframe kit for Adobe Illustrator.<p>Mehmet Reha Tugcu is an Istanbul based graphic and web designer. He recently designed …

That's One Massive LEGO Space Fleet

LEGO builder Tim Schwalfenberg overkilled it again with a giant, amazing-looking fleet of blocky spaceships.<p>The flagship is a huge Hurricane …

See Star Wars' Coolest New Vehicle: Rey's Badass Speeder

When the first ever trailer for J.J. Abrams’ <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> debuted last year, it gave us our first look at one seriously awesome new …

Star

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Joss Whedon Just Explained The Meaning Of Life To Us

No kidding. Here at San Diego Comic Con, the creator of <i>Buffy</i>, <i>Firefly, Dr. Horrible</i> and <i>Dollhouse</i>, and the director of two <i>Avengers</i> movies, just told us …

The Gist: Felix Salmon and Amy Adler on porn, Richard Prince, and Suicide Girls.

<b>Listen to Episode 295 of Slate’s The Gist:</b><p>Today on The Gist, something none of us know anything about—porn. Mike Pesca is away, but Felix Salmon from</i> …

5 Favorites: Artists Who've Mastered Photorealism - Michelle Phan

There are endless types of art that blow my mind, but one that drops my jaw on the reg is photorealism. The ability to mimic photo qualities in …