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A 'Mortal Kombat X' Review For People Who Don't Play Mortal Kombat

When I was 15, I discovered a game called <i>Street Fighter II: The World Warrior</i> at my neighborhood 7-11. It was my first blush with Capcom’s fighting series, but it sparked a relationship that’s lasted nearly 24 years. Every day after school, I’d take a slight detour to stock up on Skittles and plunk …

Album Review: The Bloody Beetroots – Hide

B<p>Peering out from behind his custom Venom mask, Italy’s enigmatic Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo has spent the last seven years creating a dirty, streetwise …

Walking Papers Jam With Mike McCready Live – Premiere

With “The Whole World’s Watching,” heavy hitters Walking Papers make clear that vitriol and art still go hand in hand. The band’s special performance …

Nirvana: The 1993 ‘In Utero’ Cover Story, ‘Smashing Their Heads on the Punk Rock’

<i>[This story was originally published in the October 1993 issue of</i> SPIN<i>. In honor of</i> SPIN<i>’s 30th anniversary, we’re repromoting this piece as part of</i> …

Domestic Violence

‘Actual Size’ by The Royal Oui – Free MP3

<b>Artist:</b> The Royal Oui<b><br>Song:</b> "Actual Size"<b><br>Album:</b> <i>Forecast EP</i><br>"'Actual Size' started out as a moody little acoustic number but it quickly took on a life …

Readers recommend: songs about nerds and geeks – results

We are the outsiders – but not your cool, edgy outsiders whose only real grudge with the world is that they have to do homework and be in by half-ten. No, we are the real outcasts and misfits, the despised and the scapegoats, whose only defence against rugby players and cool kids is superior …

Watch Nirvana’s Still-Unsettling ‘Rape Me’ Performance From ‘Live and Loud’ DVD

Kurt Cobain addressed <i>In Utero</i>’s fiercely anguished “Rape Me” in SPIN’s 1993 Nirvana cover story. The alternative-rock legends’ frontman said the …

Universal Music

Fashion X Technology: Naim Josefi

Blending minimalism with a touch of whimsy, Swedish designer Naim Josefi has broken new ground on the runway. Drawing comparisons to icons like Alexander McQueen, Josefi has already established himself as a name synonymous with incredible innovation. Back in 2012, Josefi won an opportunity to …

Mercedes-Benz

Cork Wallets And More

Someone once told me that wallets are best when designed in red; the color attracts money and keeps the coffers full. I am on the lookout for my …

Google Ara Phonebloks Modular Smartphone Might Reduce Electronic Waste

A modular concept smartphone called <b>Google Ara Phonebloks</b> might reduce electronic waste. Do you know that millions of mobile phones are throw away …

Photographic Artworks by Matt Wisniewski

Photo Collages.<p>Matt Wisniewski is a New York City based photographer and artist. He creates photographic collages made from portraits mixed with …

Typography Mania #202

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to …

Piccola Officina – Visual Identity Design by de:work

Piccola Officina – Brand Identity.<p>Belgrade, Serbia-based graphic design studio de:work was commissioned to develop the visual identity for Piccola …

Fruit-Wall: A Smart Way to Store Your Fruits & Veggies

Traditionally fruit gets stored in a bowl leaving them to get bruised and moldy as you forget about them over time. Now there’s Fruit-Wall, a minimal …

Step Inside ‘Truth,’ a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa | Colossal

<p>Features on interior design here on Colossal are few and far between, there are times when a space is so wholly original it’s just too hard to pass …

The Story Behind the Love Sign Made of 2,500 Matches

About three years ago, I wrote a post about artist Pei-San Ng's beautiful matchstick art. Her signature piece is called <i>Matches: Passion</i> and it's made up of approximately 2,500 matchsticks that are individually placed and glued onto reclaimed plywood. The retro type is hand-drawn and it takes Pei a …

Expressive Combination of Ballet Dancers and Calligraphy

<i>Rurubu</i> (meaning “to dance and flow slowly” in Japanese) is a collaborative project by Toronto-based photographer Haley Friesen and San Francisco-based calligraphy artist Nobuhiro Sato that explores the powerful expressions of body movement coupled with energetic strokes of ink. The multiple mediums …

Calligraphy

Top Ten Greatest Hits in Materials Science, Part 2

<i>Image by deviantartist Ham549</i><p>Last week we revealed the first half of the top ten greatest moments in materials' science history, according to The …

Artist Creatively Reveals Pop Culture Portraits Within Coins

<i>Tales You Lose</i> is a creative art project by Frankfurt-based Brazilian designer Andre Levy (aka zhion) that started on Instagram. The unconventional artist began painting over the figures on various international coins collected from his travels, transforming presidents and monarchs into pop culture …

Art

Fascinating Paintings by Zhang Linhai

Contemporary Art.<p>Zhang Linhai (張林海) is a contemporary artist from China. He was born in Shanghai in 1963 and graduated in 1990 from the Tianjin …

Amazingly Realistic Figures Sculpted with Marble

It is hard to believe that these incredibly realistic pieces are made out of marble! <i>Elegy on Resistance</i> is a series of sculptures that look soft enough to touch. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is a talented sculptor who molds the classic substance into all kinds of unexpected forms. In this …

Art

Articles about viva italia modern homes we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a …

Lofts

The Pretentious Beer Glass Company's Dual Beer Glass

In Kentucky, a revolution is brewing—literally. "Craft beer is encroaching on bourbon territory," says Louisville local news station WDRB, "and a …

John Dolan Photography – Branding by Bluerock Design

Photographer Brand Identity.<p>Graphic design and branding studio Bluerock Design from Boston created the visual identity for John Dolan, a New …

Graphic Design

Photography: Genetic Portraits

Today's post may strike you as a little eerie at first scroll but we're excited to share Genetic Portraits, a photographic research project exploring …

Adrián Villar Rojas at London's new Serpentine Sackler gallery - video preview

Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas gives Jonathan Jones a sneak preview of his exhibition titled Today We Reboot the Planet, the inaugural show at the new Serpentine Sackler gallery which opens in London's Hyde Park on 28 September. The young artist talks about why he wants to capture all human …

Phonat – Ride The Prejudice – Video and Motion Graphics by Hello, Savants!

Motion Graphics.<p>Are you also obsessed with stunning motion graphics? Or maybe you just love electronic beats, then you should watch this video. …

Motion Graphics

Orée Touch Slab Trackpad - The Fox Is Black

As a person who’s quite interested in wabi-sabi, the idea of the beauty that exists in things that have aged naturally, the Orée Touch Slab is quite …

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …