Month: August 2015

How Hot Lips Happened

“It’s really the most evocative logo of any band,” said Mash Bonigala, who runs image consulting firm Spellbrand. “By distilling the essence of the band into one single visual reference, the designer was able to create a logo that worked superbly well for 50 years.”

Jesse Von Doom, via Instagram

Soylent Tastes Better Without the Utopianism

The New Republic

Soylent isn’t actually all bad

“It is easy to gently mock Rhinehart’s idealistic, odd proselytizing, and, in turn, Valley culture itself. Soylent and other solutionist ideas are hyper-efficient in ethos, but also joyless and self-righteous in their asceticism. Yet the scorn laid upon both Soylent and Silicon Valley in particular might better be aimed at those creating the products, rather than the actual products themselves.”

Bryan Kenny, via Instagram

Ambassador Scratchy, via Instagram

Maggie Vail, via Instagram

Victor J. Webster, via Instagram

Eat the New World Diet

Whole30 is one of many diets that heavily restrict what you eat and claim, with varying amounts of garbage science and armchair anthropology, that by cutting out the more processed parts of your diet, you can improve your quality of life, and also get skinny. I find this frustrating, because I also spew garbage about food and yet I live in a two-hundred-and-eighty-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn in which the ceiling occasionally falls onto the floor after heavy rains. So I have decided to create a diet myself. It’s called The New World Diet™.

Time Is a Privacy Setting

The Awl

on deleting your online past

“They watched (Twitter) become a machine that manufactures a thousand new contexts a day, urges users to fill them with messages, and moves on as soon things slow down. Imagine explaining to a Twitter user in 2007 what the service would be like in 2009, or to a user then, 2012.”

collages from a chicago bodega

“Every day I make,” says Kong, who immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea nearly 40 years ago. “Big and small, large and narrow, wide ones, high ones, low ones, different colors. I can’t remember how many I’ve made—maybe a couple of thousand.” He began making the collages simply to pass the 12 hours a day he spends working in the store, but it quickly blossomed into a passion.

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