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Barcode Art is AMAZING!

Barcodes are an ugly, but unavoidable, fact of packaging design. That’s what most people will tell you, anyway. But does it have to be like that? Design Barcode doesn’t think so. For the past ten years, the Japanese design group has been turning barcodes into brand messaging elements. Check out some awesome examples of their [...]

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Smart Rope: A Personal Trainer in your Jump Rope

The jump rope is a tried-and-true staple of fitness. It’s great exercise, cheap, takes up no room, and you can do the exercise basically anywhere. But if you could make it part of an interactive gym suite that can do everything from biometric tracking to counting your jumps in the air right in front of [...]

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m a s k z: Reimagined Images

Artist Cosmic Nuggets collects magazines. But not to learn how to lose 5 pounds in just 3 days, and not to keep up with the Kardashians. Instead, the Edinburgh-based artist uses the images as bases for his m a s k z project, turning them into something entirely new (and in our opinion, far more [...]

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San Fransisco’s Secret Tunnels

Not many people know about San Francisco’s abandoned sewer tunnels, but there’s a whole world down there. Photographer Evan Thompson decided to explore – camera in hand, of course. Check out his urban cave diving adventure! Would you be into checking these tunnels out yourself, or are you happier looking at the pictures above ground? [...]

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MONO: Custom 3D Printed Glasses

If you wear glasses, you’re probably familiar with the many annoyances involved. Nothing fits, except for the weird 90s math teacher frames you definitely don’t want. Color choices are hit and miss at best. And once you find your unicorn, there’s the part where your glasses keep falling off until you tighten the microscopic screws. [...]

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Visualizing Data on the Web

If you didn’t make it to OpenVis Conf 2015, you missed out on a treasure trove of data visualization content. Luckily for you, they’ve posted some videos from the conference. In one of the best from this year, Microsoft Research’s Danyel Fisher discusses a headache we’ve all experienced: wrangling data that doesn’t quite fit. Check [...]

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Fragmenta: Visualized Identity

As some guy once said, “I contain multitudes”. Artist Micaela Lattanzio had a similar idea in mind for Fragmenta, her latest project. Starting with portraits, Lattanzio dissects and then re-assembles them in new ways, both representing and disguising her subjects to make the point that identity is neither a monolith nor an absolute. Also: philosophical [...]

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6 Bad Digital Habits Infographics

It’s hard to imagine a world without internet anymore. We rely on it for everything from term papers to cat pictures. And as any histrionic think piece will tell you, that’s exactly why we’re all doomed. In fact, for 60% of things, it’s ruining everything. Okay, that wasn’t a real statistic. And the internet isn’t [...]

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InfoGIFic: Most Common Jobs By State

If you’re wondering where the economy is going, this infogific might be for you. Check it out: the most common jobs in each state, from 1978 to 2014. If you’re in trucking, congratulations! Also, please don’t read this behind the wheel. If, on the other hand, you were a recreation attendant (whatever that is) please [...]

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Volvo Life Paint

One of the most dangerous aspects of biking is the no headlights thing. Sure, there are those little LED flashers, but they don’t even come close to matching the power of a pair of car headlights. So maybe it’s time to stop trying to outgun them. Volvo (yes, the car company) has created an amazing [...]